Waiting for Rio by Marie Cole #BookReview @MarieColeBooks

Waiting For RioWaiting For Rio by Marie Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published October 11th 2016


Rio Levant growing up had a normal loving family. But one fateful night his mother was killed and the life he knew was gone. His father committed an unforgivable act and Rio blames himself for the outcome. Now, a recovering alcoholic, Rio is still struggling to piece himself back together. Nothing and no one has been able to help him. Until her.

Growing up, Stacy Hammond was taught that the best way to survive was to latch onto a man and hope he never let you go. Stacy is determined not to follow in her mama’s footsteps and is committed to making a life for herself without a man by her side. But a drunken one-night stand pushes Stacy towards a man who she never would have picked out for anything other than his hot body and his bad boy attitude. He seems like the wrong choice but she can’t seem to get enough of him.

Rio and Stacy are going to find out that sometimes what you believe is completely and totally wrong.

My Review

Waiting for Rio by Marie Cole. This is the 3rd book in the series and the first one I have read.
I felt the story started kind of slow for me. The story starts out with Stacy POV, she is in a taxi with a hot guy she met at a bar, had a one night stand and hoped to never see him again. Then to Rio his POV, who couldn’t believe he slipped up and got drunk and had a one night stand. Well it seems Stacy’s friend Elly who didn’t know about the one night stand was meeting up with Rio and his band to try out for a singing gig. Elly needed a ride and asked Stacy to take her. What a surprise when Stacy and Rio figure it out. I loved that part.
For me the story started slow but did get better. I loved reading the story in each of theirs POV. That did help me to like and understand their characters. I personally didn’t read the blurb before reading the book. I really had no clue where Rio was coming from, or what happened with his family. Even though the story of Rio did develop though out the story I felt some could have come sooner rather than later. I also like the fact that the book did deal with alcoholism and taking steps to recover. Both characters are strong willed people and that is good.
Best part of this book is when Stacy and Rio figured it out. This was a fun and enjoyable book to read. I also liked how they tried to stay away from each other to deal with their own issues but they still kept ending up in the same room. The ending is interesting but still good could have been more. I felt it was worth reading and will be reading the first two books in this series.
I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. I gave this book Four Stars.

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