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The Sex Tourist

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  185 ratings  ·  64 reviews

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
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published May 26th 2016 by Olivia Wild Publishing
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Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
dark, disturbing and gritty this books is definitely not for the faint hearted. I couldn't read it in one sitting due to its graphic nature and themes. looking at the grim world of the sex trade it is brutally honest, stark and real whilst also showing the strength of love between two sisters and the lengths you will go to for someone you love.

it was hard to read but well worth it
Frannie Cheska
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is incredible, and I could not put it down. Devoured this baby in 2 days, and it was amazing. The fact that this book is based on true events threw me off in the beginning. I was not sure if I would enjoy it, or find it hard to believe. Well let me tell you that it was believable and I was shocked through most of it. It`s a very sad story when you get to the end- Im not sure that it counts as a happy ending. Not to me anyways. The book is split into two parts, the foreword is where ...more
Angela  Mellor
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a though provoking book that delves into a distressing subject matter. It is a journey that is not for the faint of heart as it mixes some fiction with the real life of a sex worker. Lilian was persuaded to start stripping to pay her sick mothers bills. Unfortunately once she was brought into that life, she graduated to prostitution along with drug and alcohol abuse to cope with her new found life. The longer she stayed, the more she felt the pull of the money that can be earned and was ...more
Ana Garza
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
What an emotional roller coaster! I liked this book much,much more than I thought I would. It was a journey I couldn't help but be on as I didn't want to put my Kindle down. I'm looking forward to what's next from this author.

Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this novel.
Pauletta Baker
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by Olivia Wilde and I can tell you it will not be my last. I truly could not put this book down. Name it and this book has it. There are detailed graphic scenes throughout which might make you since and sick to your stomach. At the heart of this book is a story about a family and each of their life paths.

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
Melissa Killingbeck
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a complementary copy of this book.

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
Tammy McGowan
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is was spicy and sexy!
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
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The sex tourist by Wild. I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it. It is a lengthy expose on sex work, mainly in Hungary. The descriptions are excellent. Eg. I could imagine a pole dancer and the guys and girls lined up. One hates the punters and Lily's first boss. I was taken aback when Lily died. But this was not the end but the beginning of Vivian's revenge which took her round the world looking for her killer. A satisfying ending.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The raw feelings you get from this book are something else. I was a little confused at first since it starts out with Vivian and then switches to Lilian, but once that was over the book in itself was intense.
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.
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeps you interested from beginning to end

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.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Sex Tourist was a horrific but incredible tale of two sisters and their fight for love. I love how Vivian had the energy to carry on Lillian's book and find justice for her murder. I couldn't put this book down and it was beautifully written, to the point were I was almost crying on some occasions and that NEVER happens when I read. HUGE well done and congratulations to the author!!
Dawn Grace
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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.
Isabel Rivera
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written the story based on reality life was amazing,dangerous,darker ,touch, a thriller,romantic and sometimes hilarious.

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.
Shell Swinscoe
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It had me gripped after the first few pages....loved it, cried with it, smiled with it.....but wow what a story!!
Samantha Holtsclaw
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book with very heavy topics. Read at your own discretion.
Kelly C Draper
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is the best book i have read in years!

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.
Vivian Nikole
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Could not put this down!!!
Mervin O'Sullivan
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great read. This is a very touching account of 2 sisters who have been involved in the sex industry. We must think of these poor poor girls who fall victim to the people that just use them and in a lot if cases just kill them when they aren't needed anymore. Quite sad really. Great sad and a story well told.
Sarah Rife
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this ebook in exchange for my honest review! Thank you Netgalley.
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
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I cannot say enough about this book. The Sex Tourist is written in two parts. Book one is an unfiltered, graphic, and heartbreaking glimpse into drugs and prostitution. Book is a crime thriller and shows to what great lengths family will take to avenge justice. Sex, drugs, murder, abuse, suspense, love ... This book covers it all.

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
Philip Bailey
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Starting out I had my doubt as it seemed rather raw. Prostitutes, drugs, strip clubs, just not my thing. Sure enough the book evolved into a good story, albeit a bit far-fetched at times but again what do I know of such incidents. Sadly, just recently there was a news article about what young people are doing to pay for college and this made the story somewhat more realistic. As the story progressed it turned into a case of revenge and from that point in the story I became engrossed and found ...more
Nina DuBois
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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
Charlie Vasquez
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was the first book Ive read by this author Olivia Wild, but I certainly hope its not the last. She has an incredible talent for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that really bring the characters to life with natural sounding narrative and good action, even when being cringe- worthy or even downright shocking at times. I like that this book didnt feel stale or derivative of anything Ive ever read before, which I thought it might be as Ive read a few of these based on true story ...more
Sophie Anderson
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sex Tourist by Olivia Wild

Received the ARC in exchange of an honest review

5 Stars

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

Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book! I was expecting to like this book, but I absolutely loved it! It is so interesting to be able to experience everything from Lily and Vivian's point of view from the time they are 16. I also enjoyed the unfiltered story of what these women go through. We all have ouropinions about the industry but being able to understand the circumstances from a character you've already fallen in love with makes it so much more personal.
It was a book I found impossible to put down.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was sad. It is explicit and not for the faint of heart but think it could be used to show the dangers of prostitution. It also infuriates me at the lack of investigation in this girl's "suicide"!!! Everyone deserves justice and we are all equal and should not judge those that find themselves in this situation. They deserve respect and are someone's daughter, sister, Mother, etc. I hope she got her justice as the book portrays.
Good read and definitely worth it. I couldn't stop once I
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Wild instantly connects more with us, the readers. The whole book itself feels real life to me, even if it is marketed as fiction. It shows the dark side of the sex industry with great skill. The truly shocking facts of sex trade in Eastern Europe are masterly depicted through the eyes of a sex worker in the first part of this book. But what moved me profoundly was the second part. I didnt see it coming. As the scenes change from country to country and continent to continent, with ever ...more
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was blown away by Olivia Wilds' debut book Sex Tourist.
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
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