A Sip of Rio

Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: LGBT, LGBT Studies
4.3 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 sick and 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 sounds 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.

©2016 Teodora Kostova (P)2016 Teodora Kostova

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Sweet romance

This was a sweet, no angst romance with a cute set up. Great narration. Enjoyed it.

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Love happens

Teodora Kostova did an amazing job with this story (listen to authors note at the end). It felt like i was there with them. Would have loved to taste "A Sip of Rio", must be heaven. Alexander Doddy gave Liam and Blaine the perfect voices. Loved it.

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Starts Well - Ends Well - The Middle? Not so much

I had high hopes for Teodora Kostova's 'A Sip of Rio'. Unfortunately, even though I wanted to like this audiobook, it just didn't work for me. Alexander Doddy's narration was inconsistent, at best. For me, even his narration of the protagonists engaged in sex were boring. Others clearly disagree with my assessment. You may as well.

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I think I need a trip to Rio

I loved the way Liam's and Blain's relationship started. it didn't feel forced to me. The way Teodora described parts of Rio reignited the desire I already had to see Rio. I listened to two of her books back to back because I couldn't get enough. I highly recommend her books!!

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Amazing!

This is such an amazing listen! Liam and Blaine are amazing characters and I just love their story. I love see the development of their relationship throughout this story. Then Alexander Doddy does an amazing job in this narration. I couldn't stop listening. He made is story even more amazing.

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Wow!!!!

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 on. Plus the accent OMG I could listen to him all day...sigh.

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Loved it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I received an ARC in exchange for a review and I loved this book.

Both Liam and Blaine are feeling down. Blaine recently divorced and Liam recently went through a breakup.

Liam is in a bind because his dream vacation is slipping away from him because it is a couples vacation. In comes Blaine to save the vacation.

These two develop a friendship before they even leave for vacation and starts the journey of falling in love.

I felt like I was on vacation with them doing all of the sightseeing. I loved it. You watch them both try to fight the chemistry and feelings but as you and I know, that never lasts.

In the end, they realize thy need to be together and move forward with a huge change in life to be happy. gotta love Rio

I loved this book. I want more of these guys

I loved the narrators voice and brought the book to life

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 04-08-20

Blaine and Liam

Liam books a holiday of a lifetime for him and his boyfriend before they leave they split, and the holiday has to have them both go. Liam decides to call the radio station to find a guy with the same name to get a no expense pd holiday. Blaine is the perfect one for Liam

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  • AL
  • 01-21-20

Contemporary fairy tale

Story: Wow! Picking up the book I have not expected to be transported into a modern fairy tale! I loved everything about it! Absolutely everything! Narration: Easy to follow and pleasant voice.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 01-21-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • Cassi
  • 08-11-19

Loved it

Super cute sweet and low angst. These guys were adorable together and I loved seeing them fall in love!!!

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  • Alan
  • 02-20-20

A sweet holiday romance!

After a breakup, Liam has non-refundable tickets to Rio and needs someone to holiday with. Blaine, still reeling from his divorce, joins Liam for a trip of a lifetime. I liked the sweet characters, the gentle story, and the experiences of Rio a lot. Great narration by Alexander Doddy!