Title: Kiss & Ride
Author: Teodora Kostova
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, Christmas/Holiday Romance
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?
Vin wanted to get Luca something for Christmas, and he managed to do so while
Luca was engrossed in a detailed nativity scene on a shop window. They took pictures of
nearly everything, numerous selfies wearing Santa hats, deer antlers, or huge, fluffy garlands
tied around their necks like scarves. Looking at the pictures, Vin had to remind himself he’d
only met Luca yesterday. They seemed so comfortable around each other, their body
language reminding him of a couple of close friends.
Vin couldn't deny he found Luca incredibly attractive, and if faced with the
opportunity to do something about it he wouldn't be able to resist. And why should he? They
were both single, consenting adults, their life paths intertwining for a fleeting moment in time
before going their separate ways again. What was the harm in a little pleasure, a little
comfort, no strings attached?
God knew Vin would appreciate the distraction. He hadn’t thought about the reason
he was in Rome all day, appreciating Luca’s efforts to make the holidays fun and homey for
both of them, and distract him from the real world for a while.
Vin needed that. He needed to take a few steps back and allow himself to let go of all
the anger and hurt he’d been holding on to for far too long.
“D’you think it’s too big?” Luca asked, startling Vin out of his thoughts.
“Size doesn’t matter, it’s how you use it,” Vin said with a smirk.
Luca rolled his eyes at him and, palming to back of his neck, turned Vin’s head
towards a six-feet- tall, bushy Christmas tree.
It was definitely too big. But Luca was looking at it as if it was the Holy Grail and
they were in a Dan Brown novel, and Vin knew they were getting that tree.
- Kindle Fire 7″ WiFi 8GB tablet
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About the author
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 a few years ago 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 more 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 Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid.
Don’t be shy and get in touch – I love connecting with my readers.