A Sip of Rio

A Sip of Rio Liam Young has a problem he s booked a romantic holiday to Rio de Janeiro months ago but when he breaks up with his boyfriend all his plans fall apart Not only is his dream holiday slipping through

  • Title: A Sip of Rio
  • Author: Teodora Kostova
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  • Page: 464
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  • Liam Young has a problem he s booked a romantic holiday to Rio de Janeiro months ago, but when he breaks up with his boyfriend, all his plans fall apart Not only is his dream holiday slipping through his fingers, but Liam is tired of getting his heart broken.Blaine Reed has a solution that can save Liam s plans Recently divorced, Blaine needs a break, and a couple of sLiam Young has a problem he s booked a romantic holiday to Rio de Janeiro months ago, but when he breaks up with his boyfriend, all his plans fall apart Not only is his dream holiday slipping through his fingers, but Liam is tired of getting his heart broken.Blaine Reed has a solution that can save Liam s plans Recently divorced, Blaine needs a break, and a couple of stress free weeks in Rio with a sexy guy like Liam sound like heaven.Liam and Blaine hit it off right from the start, becoming good friends even before they ve left London Despite their efforts to ignore the simmering attraction between them, it boils over when they end up sharing a room in one of the most romantic cities in the world.Being together in Rio is easy, and it s exactly what Liam needs no feelings, no drama, nobody getting hurt.Until someone does.When the holiday bubble bursts, it s up to them to find a way to be together outside of Rio s seductive magic.

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    1. Teodora Kostova

      Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son I ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I ve tried bores me to death and I have to do what I ve always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace I ve been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it It s the only time that I m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for than ten minutes at a time my son has a bigger attention span than me.When I m procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals and eat them , read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re runs Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a very inventive kid.

    969 thoughts on “A Sip of Rio”

    1. A Sip of Rio is like a tropical vacation: SWEET, low angst, and sexy. I really enjoyed this strangers-to-friends-to-lovers story about Liam, who catches his boyfriend cheating after booking a once-in-a-lifetime couple's holiday to Rio de Janeiro, and Blaine, a DJ who fortuitously has the same name as Liam's cheating ex. Blaine is bisexual and has finally signed his divorce papers. He's not looking for love, but he can't help but fall for Liam, freckles, curly hair, and all. Liam is more cautious [...]

    2. Promising at first. Very predictable though. And then the ending was ruined when the "wronged" MC wound up doing the groveling instead of the one who done wrong. Ugh. Absolute deal breaker for me if I had any hopes of enjoying the book. It was a solid, enjoyable, 3 stars before that. Because of that shit show of an ending, it gets bumped down.

    3. All in all, this was a pleasant read, but there were some things that took a lot of my enjoyment out. Like:~The grand gesture in the end was amazing but (view spoiler)[IMO it was made by the "wrong MC". Liam should have grovelled instead of Blaine chasing him(hide spoiler)].~The ending felt abrupt.~I felt that Blaine's evasiveness to reveal his sexuality in the first 20% was manufactured. They had become such good friends, and there were a lot of opportunities. What stopped him?~Hayden, Blaine's [...]

    4. This was super cute and I thoroughly enjoyed it!I love how real Rio felt to me. I was frustrated with our little Liam, but affectionately so.Looking forward to moreybe we can get a little update on them while reading about Haydenease, please,pleasePerfect low-angst, sweet read.

    5. This is a very hard book to rate. There were parts I absolutely loved and other parts I disliked.EXPECT SOME SPOILERSWhat I liked:- The guys. Liam and Blaine were sweet and I thought they were really cute together.- The sexy times. The sex scenes were hot!- Rio. I loved reading about Rio and I could almost imagine me being there. This had a very nice holiday feeling.What I liked less:- The insta-friendship at the beginning. I liked how these guys met, but after that the start of the friendship w [...]

    6. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE3.75 StarsIf you are looking for light, sweet and very low on the angst then A Sip of Rio will hit just that spot.This is a friends to lover’s story with a twist – friendship happens quickly but when these men agree to go on holiday together they are strangers brought together by a name.Liam has kicked his cheating ex to the curb but it has left him with the problem of having no one to go on his planned trip of lifetime to Rio de Janeiro. I liked Liam – he h [...]

    7. My favorite part was the imagery of Rio. A trip to Rio is now on my bucket list (and after the Olympics, that's a feat itself). The story was okay. Liam was a bit of a pain in the ass, I couldn't really enjoy him. Blaine was a sweetheart, but I couldn't really grasp why he wanted to deal with Liam. Because of this, I didn't feel the relationship. The author isn't a fan of Americans. That was loud and clear. Meh. It was fine. 2.5 stars.

    8. **** 4 Rio de Janeiro stars ****----------------------------------I promised you a sunset over Rio de Janeiro," Liam said. () "Here it is."----------------------------------Liam and Blaine were characters I really enjoyed. I liked the reason for why they met up, and went on the trip to Rio together. I liked Blaine's easygoing nature, and quick smile. Liam was a sweetheart, adorable with his curls. I loved how Rio de Janeiro was like a secondary, or almost main "character" of the book. The descri [...]

    9. *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***Liam Young booked his dream romantic vacation for him and his boyfriend to Rio de Janeiro, only to later break up with his cheating boyfriend. But it turns out his dream vacation has to be used by the actual names the vacation was reserved for. In a stroke of genius, Liam goes to a local radio station seeking anyone with the name of his ex-boyfriend, offering a free vacation with him. By a stroke of luck, radio DJ [...]

    10. 4 Stars! Both Liam and Blaine have recently gotten out of longterm relationships. But Liam booked a couples' trip that's non-refundable, but also has a clause that he cannot substitute another person or go alone, so now he has to find a Jonathan Reed to agree to go on a romantic trip to Rio with him. When he resorts to telling his story on the radio, Blaine, whose real name happens to be Jonathan Reed, hears it and volunteers to go with Liam. Liam and Blaine hit it off right away, but what happe [...]

    11. Oh wow I loved this book. It's feel good and romantic. Liam has been saving for a holiday of a lifetime which he was meant to be going on with his boyfriend. His boyfriend is now his ex and Liam risks losing the holiday if he can't find someone to go with him.In steps Blaine to the rescue. Blaine's marriage ended 2 years but the divorce just got finalised. He's looking for a change of scene so the trip to Rio is perfect timing.Liam and Blaine started out as strangers but bonded and become friend [...]

    12. 3.75 stars. I wish I was in Rio right now. This was such a cute and light read.Full review to come.A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

    13. Cute, quick read. I loved Blaine and the idea of changing your life in such a dramatic way. Wish that was more the focus instead of it happening at the very end.

    14. Rating: 3.75 starsReview to follow at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue WordsC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    15. *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***Liam needs to find someone that has his cheating boyfriend's name so he can take his place on the all-expenses paid vacation in Rio, he'd bought before it all went to hell. Recently divorced Blaine needs a change in scenery and what better than a trip to Rio? When he listens to Liam's advertisement at the radio station he works at and realizes he shares Liam's ex's name, he thinks it must be fate. Blaine and Liam [...]

    16. This story is told in third person and from both of the main characters’ point-of-view. Being my preferred style of narration that was a win right off the bat.Liam is a wonderful character, somewhat flighty, and also a little unsure of himself and insecure. My one irk with his character was the way he ranted about not getting a promotion he applied for, because the slag in the tight-skirt got it. (his words) To me, a gay man should be more sensitive to being labelled and/or judged on appearanc [...]

    17. 4.5 Rio Loving Stars!Damn. Teo has a real winner with this one. As my seventh book by her, I have to say this one may be my favorite. And with zero angst, a perfect vacation setting, hot sex and two adorably likable men, it is sure to be one that gets reread over and over again.The feel of Rio De Janeiro is captured unbelievably well to the point you can feel your toes in the water and the air in your lungs. And if you think you won't be wanting this destination on your bucket list, then think a [...]

    18. I kinda can't believe it, but this is the first book I have read from this author! (Several more are on my to-buy/to-read list, so I clearly need to catch up!) I really enjoyed the writing in this, the descriptions of Rio and what Liam and Blaine did on their trip was so vivid and well-written. Between this and the Olympics, it makes me want to go visit and see all these beautiful places!I thought that this was a sweet story, maybe a tiny bit predictable (of course they fall in love on their tri [...]

    19. ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~4.5* sexy and shiny starsMs Kostova has a writing style which works for me, and the imagination to create a world in which you can readily believe. It was really interesting at the end to read the author's notes, and understand some of the background too. I have to say it is a testament to her, that I read these notes, as I really didn't want the story to be over. In fact I would like to put in a plea that we meet these [...]

    20. 3.75 starsThis book features Liam, Blaine and Rio!Blaine and Liam end up going on holiday together as original plans go wrong. They hit it off straight away and gradually react to the attraction they both feel, so then you have Liam, Blaine, Rio and sexy times.The boys have a great time in Rio and their visit is well described and makes you want to go see it for real. Holiday romances are fun but could this be anything more, its a big jump holiday romance to partner.Both characthers are likeable [...]

    21. Actual review 3 1/2 but rounded up for solid writing. I was provided with one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Review first posted on Nautical Star Books . A Sip of Rio by Teodora Kostova is a fairly low angst and predictable gay romance but it is a quick and easy read, perfect for the beach.Liam has just recently been dumped by his boyfriend. He is left with a romantic trip for two to Rio that he will lose unless he can find someone to go [...]

    22. A Sip of Rio by Teodora Kostova is absolutely fantastic and I read it from start to finish without stopping. I knew before I finished the first chapter that I was already hooked by the way the author had me smiling from ear to ear with the effortless and natural way Blaine and his best friend, Hayden bantered back and forth. Blaine just finalized his divorce after a three-year separation so even though it didn't just happen it has stirred up some bad memories. Liam just broke up with his boyfrie [...]

    23. A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsAt a time when my own life is full of drama, A Sip of Rio provided me with the perfect escapism. This is very much a feel-good story that is low on angst, but has just enough sweetness and romance to give the reader that comfortable ‘awww’ feeling. Blaine and Liam are not deep characters, but it is the fact that they are genuine and ordinary that makes them both so lovable and relatable. The issue between them arises when neither man wants to admit his true feel [...]

    24. When Liam is ditched by his boyfriend he needs another man to go with him on the vacation he already booked and paid for. By accident, Blaine hears about this and steps right in. They end up in Rio de Janeiro as friends but neither want to take it further as they are both coming fresh out of a relationship. But Rio is not the place to keep it casual.This is a delightful story, exceptionally well-written with flowing and almost poetical prose. The descriptions of Rio are so vivid and vibrant that [...]

    25. So much to love. Liam and Blaine are great characters. I fell in love with Blaine and wanted to adopt and mother Liam. I have never been to Rio. Teodora Kostova made it seem like I was there. The respect and love she has for the country comes through not only from her descriptions but also with the characters' actions, especially Liam's. Alexander Doddy did a fabulous job. You felt the emotions and the way he was able to convey different characters and the personality in what they said was spot [...]

    26. Voici une histoire douce et romantique qui vous fera voyager sans bouger de votre transat !Ce roman, c’est l’histoire de la rencontre entre Liam et Blaine, deux inconnus que le destin va rapprocher. Liam, il y a de cela plusieurs mois, s’est offert le voyage de ses rêves, pour lui et son amoureux, à Rio de Janeiro. Seulement, au moment où le roman débute, Liam découvre que son compagnon est infidèle, le voilà donc célibataire en clin d’œil, avec ses projets de vacances qui tombe [...]

    27. This is a great romance book. The only problem I have with it, is that the author kind of skipped the part, where the MC's became friends at the beginning, but that didn't take away form the experience.I tried read the book, like I was there, in Rio, tried to see it in my mind's eye, tried to feel it. Rio must be beautiful, and to experience with someone you love, that would be exceptional.I enjoyed it! :) *waiting for summer to come* *sigh*

    28. What a fun light read. I needed this, low on angst, but high on sexy. This book took me back to my homeland and made me feel all of the romance and excitement that I associate with Brasil not the doom and gloom that gets reported usually on tv. really enjoyed this book. Liam and Blaine are great and I enjoyed the concept, strangers, to friends, to lovers. Liam has just been burned by his ex and now needs a guy with his ex's name to go on this once in a lifetime trip to Rio or he loses it. Taking [...]

    29. *** 3.5 Stars ***Liam was a bit bratty (and not in the fun, sexy way like the subs in some BDSM books), but overall, I enjoyed this novella. Who doesn't want a handsome stranger and a quirk of fate to sweep them off their feet?!

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