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?
Traffic crept agonizingly slow. Vin sulked in the passenger seat while Luca drove, neither of them too keen to speak. It had been an emotional night, and considering they hadn’t slept at all, talking required a lot of effort.
Luckily they’d left Luca’s apartment with time to spare so Vin wasn’t worried they’d be late, even in this traffic. His body couldn’t handle the added stress. He’d never been this tired, this emotionally drained.
The car kept crawling at five miles per hour when Vin noticed the signs for the airport starting to appear. That meant they were getting closer. The urge to tell Luca to turn around and fuck everything, he was staying, was strong. But he knew all he’d said last night was true. It wasn’t their time, not yet.
“’Kiss and Ride’? What’s that?” Vin asked when his gaze landed on a road sign right under the ‘Short Stay Car Park’ for the airport.
“It’s a drop off point,” Luca said, glancing at Vin uncertainly. “You’ve never seen one before?”
Vin laughed, not entirely sure Luca wasn’t kidding. “For real? Its actual name is Kiss and Ride? It’s not some lost in translation thing?”
“Yes, it’s the actual name.”
“I’m already imaging an Italian stallion opening the door for me, lips puckered for a kiss. I won’t be allowed out of the car if I don’t give him a nice, long smooch.”
Luca laughed, but there was an edge to his voice when he spoke. “I’m the only Italian stallion you’ll be kissing today, tesoro.”
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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.
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