The Sex Tourist
When sex worker Lilian falls for a British guy she cant help but imagine a better life for herself, but the temptation of easy money will ultimately seal her fate.
After finding Lilians diary, her sister, Vivian, sparks a private international man hunt across three continents, using whatever resource she can and without any help from the authorities, in the hope of ...more
British-Hungarian author Olivia Wild works in veterinary medicine and is practiced in yoga and pole fitness. She also is an exciting new author in the Crime Thriller and New Adult genres. Her writing is inspired by true events in her own life, which enabled her to expose a darker side of the world we live in. Her first book, The Sex Tourist, took two years to write and allows closure on a tumultuous chapter in Olivias life. Whilst it is an honest and ...more
it was hard to read but well worth it
Wow this is he best book I have read in a while, whilst reading this you will go through every emotion you have from love to hate and shock to terror.
This is a well written book and to say I felt relief at the end was an understatement. The book is based on a true story that is split into two parts, the first part is from Lillian, and follows her life as a sex worker, from starting off as a dancer to stepping over the line to prostitution. This part of the book has some quite harrowing parts to ...more
Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this novel.
The profession of prostitute is detailed to the point you see each participant as a human being. No one wants to grow up to specialize in this profession but it is very ...more
The Sex Tourist is a mix of real life and fiction that is not for the faint at heart. Olivia Wild takes us on a journey into the life of a sex worker that leaves nothing to the imagination. Lilian Biro was lured into stripping by her boyfriend and commitment to pay bills for her ailing mother. Unfortunately it didn't stop there, she eventually ends up a prostitute using drugs and alcohol to cope with the life she's found herself in. Over ...more
The author gives us very detailed and explicit scenes and I loved that. Most times when I am reading an erotic read, I find myself wanting more detail to make more of an impact. While I know that is not necessarily needed to make a great read, at times I just want that and Olivia did not disappoint.
There are layers upon layers in this book and Olivia took the time to make sense of all these. Nothing was rushed. We see in our minds exactly what she intends, there is no ...more
The love of a sister knows no bounds and the things that Vivian goes through just to find her sisters killer is truly comendable. Heartbreak, mystery and a lot of sex make this book a must read, unless of course you are faint of heart.
I couldn't put this down. There were so many times in this book that I either cried, was angry or just wanted to punch someone in the face. The author puts you right there with the characters. You can feel what they feel. Don't let the title fool you or scare you away from reading this book. Read this and you will see the life of prostitution and call girls in a whole new light.
I am in awe of this writer. The bravery of sharing circumstances that most are unwilling to look at is very heart touching. People treat women as objects and don't even consider a prostitute worthy of justice. They just judge and hate. There are so many heart breaking reasons why women have turned or been forced into prostitution. Instead of judging we should be helping. Olivia if you ever read this thank you for writing this book. Very touching and eye opening.
Brilliant twin sister, and a brave strong woman,who follow his sister's path to investigate, who's killed her ,and at the same times finished her studies,became a Veterinarian Dr. Highly Recommended.
The characters and plot were heartfelt. I read this book in one day because I could not put it down. I called in sick so I could finish reading it. This love story is heart wrenching and must have some true meaning for the author. Please read Lilly's story you will feel the torment that real life can bring to anyone of us. Thank you for telling your story and I feel blessed with all of the love my family has given to me. Cudoos Oliva.
I feel it's not really necessary for me to give this review, I had a look on here and am not surprised how many good reviews this book already has, but honestly it's not like one more pat on the back will hurt!, Guess i am a little late in the game finding this one but I am just glad i did find it. At parts this book is a little hard to read, after cringing and wincing your way through the back half of this book, You find ...more
The Sex Tourist ranks as one of my top reads, I highly recommend for anyone interested in thrillers. You can't finish this book without being deeply touched and it's a ...more
I must admit this book was so hard to read. It was hard to read because I knew these events happened to a real person and was a constant reminder that many other woman have gone through and are going through the same things as the main character. It broke my heart and knotted my stomach to read what she went through.
This book will open your eyes. I felt almost too connected to the characters emotions and the things ...more
Received the ARC in exchange of an honest review
This book takes you on a mysterious and compelling journey into the darker side of the world that we live in. It's a beautifully written book about Lilian Biro, a girl who was lured into the world of prostitution due to her circumstances. It portrays a tender love story between Lillian and Paul and how easy money ultimately seals the fate of Lillian. The book shows how far one can go for the sake of their...more
It was a book I found impossible to put down.
Good read and definitely worth it. I couldn't stop once I ...more
It's a very provocative, explicit, gritty and unconventional romance. It's all a story of sororal love and compassion for those who must put themselves in inexplicable situations in order to maintain life as we know it.
I was also drawn in by the mystery/suspense aspect to this story, astounded by the ability of a select few who took matters into their own hands and with the conclusion in which they derived.
I was unable to put this story ...more