A Stella Review: Kiss and Ride by Teodora Kostova

RATING 4 out of 5 stars

kiss-and-rideWhat happens when you meet the right guy at the wrong time?

When Vincent Alesi’s estranged father dies, he gets on the first plane from New York city to Rome to be at the memorial service. Even if he has to max out his credit card. Even if he hates the man for leaving him. Even if it’s a day before Christmas.

Everything that can go wrong does go wrong, and Vin ends up trusting a complete stranger with all his secrets, even the ones he didn’t know he had.

Luca Romano’s job as a flight attendant takes him all over the world. But a jet-setting lifestyle is not what he wants. His dream of opening his own restaurant is being placed on hold over circumstances beyond his control.

Timing is everything…

When Vin bursts into Luca’s life, both men fall fast and hard. But their lives, their dreams, even the cities they live in couldn’t be more different.

Their few days together in Rome are romantic, emotionally intense, and leave them both wanting more.

Can a fleeting love affair change their lives forever?

I enjoyed Kiss and Ride very much, I was curious about it as soon as I read the blurb cause the story is set in Rome and I’m always on the look out for Italian settings in my mm romance. I have to say the author surprised me, the story was really well done and the relationship between Luca and Vin was hot and strong from the beginning. And most of all it felt real.

I saw in Luca a lot of Italian traits, the hospitality, the openness and the inclination to help and host Vin, a stranger he has just met in an elevator. The love for the good food and the cooking, the love for the traditions and the beautiful story of our Rome. I loved the main characters, both of them with a troubled past and with a strong determination to realize their dreams, both deep anchored to the blood links of their imperfect families.

I adore “love at first sight” books and Kiss and Ride was so romantic, how Luca and Vin met, how they helped each other and most of all how they wait for each other and for the right moment for them to be finally together and this time forever. The ending was perfect and deserved.

I feel to highly recommend this new holiday romance by Teodora Kostova, you won’t be disappointed.

I liked the cover art too, Jay Aheer is a guarantee with always well done and eye catching covers.

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Kindle Edition, 133 pages

Published December 1st 2016

ASIN B01N054R33

Edition Language English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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