Kiss and Ride (Lili’s Review)

Title: Kiss and Ride
Author: Teodora Kostova
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 1st 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Holidays
Page Count: 133 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

What 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?




Kiss and Ride by Teodora Kostovawas exactly what I was looking for in my holiday reads:

Romance + Heartbreak + Feel good = Hurt/Comfort/Healing Gold

It hooked me from the get-go.

My highlights:

    -The plot. As the plot lets us know, they meet under unusual and sad circumstances. Luca takes Vin in and becomes his rock during this difficult time. Feelings grow quickly, but I bought it. I. Ate. It. All. Up.

    -Luca and Vin. They were wonderful. Sweet, level-headed, and loyal.

    -Chemistry. They had it in and out of the bedroom.

    -Relationship development. She did a great job here. Insta-love doesn’t often work for me, but because Teodora Kostova gave us glimpses of them beyond the bedroom- how compatible they were mentally- it clicked.

    -Dual POV narration!

    -Pace. It was easy and moved quick.

    -I appreciated that there wasn’t any stupid drama, which could’ve easily been used as a stupid plot point to build angst but the author didn’t. Thank you! Instead, we got two men who communicated- they respected each other.

    -Angst. It was there, and it made me cry.

    -Feel good. Although there were heartbreak and tears, there was also plenty of feel good vibes as well.

    -The end. I love epilogues that show us glimpses into characters’ futures without dragging on.

I have to recommend this one, guys. It gave me so many feels; I loved everything about it. If you’re looking for a holiday read- look no further. 5 Stars!


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Galley copy of Kiss and Ride provided by Teodora Kostova in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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