After catching her fiancé Jack in bed with her sister the day before her wedding, New York socialite Lily Baron escapes to Rio, her honeymoon destination—alone. There, Marcelo, the dark and sexy hotel masseur, releases a heated passion Lily had never experienced with Jack. When Lily meets handsome and powerful Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, she can hardly resist him. There’s just one problem. He’s married. In this uber-sensual city, will Lily’s reluctance to be with a married man, in light of her own fiancé’s betrayal, give way to her burning desire for Gustavo?
Vivian Winslow’s “Gilded Lily” is an attention-grabbing first tale in her Gilded Flower Series. It’s very much a cross between “Sex and the City” and “Under the Tuscan Sun.” There are several different sexy males in this one. Each sex scene is a little steamier than the last. It’s a quick read, so be ready to read the next installment. 4 out of 5 mustaches.