Wanderlust - Lauren Blakely

Wanderlust

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 58 Ratings

Description

A charming British hero, the woman who tempts him, and a hands-off arrangement that's oh-so-hard to maintain. 

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go. All I have to do is board a plane, and I'll be on my way to fulfilling a promise I made long ago. Bonus points -- my last week in Paris looks to be even better when I meet a gorgeous, clever American woman and make plans to take her back to my flat that night.

But before we can get together for what would surely be a fantastic final fling, my boss hits me with a double whammy. My previous client didn't pay, so there's no trip, and the new client I now desperately need is none other than the tempting American I'm about to take home. 

Have I mentioned this timing bloody sucks? 

***

I'll admit it -- I have a big weakness for a hot British accent. As in, they make me swoon, sigh, and want to toss my panties. Good thing I can avoid that kind of temptation in Paris. So it's just my luck that the man who's the key to success in my new job is the man whose voice makes me melt. Oh, and we have to spend all our days together for work.

Thanks a lot, fate. 

To top it off, I quickly learn he's witty, kind and has a heart and mind I'm falling for fast.
All I have to do is resist him every single freaking day. That's so easy. Not.
But then I learn that's nothing compared to the real hurdle we face.

What could go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nearly everything, it seems...

Reviews

  • Loved this book

    5
    By MWardLB
    This was such a pleasure to read!
  • Loved this one.

    5
    By rayktay
    Great book, that had me chewing my nails until the very end. I loved it!
  • So Swoony!!

    4
    By Amanda Koziczkowski
    So swoony Brit living in Paris, yeah I am all about that. I love that Wanderlust takes place in Paris and that its a good part of the story and not some side thought. I loved the romanticism from that. Joy and Griffin meet in such a romantic place, but things aren't that simple. They have a professional relationship first and that creates some wonderful tension and budding friendship. I really enjoyed their build up a lot, it was a little slow burn and I loved it. They have a fun energy about them through out. I really liked their storyline and loved reading in this world!
  • Romance and Paris

    5
    By Ldjazzy
    I absolutely loved this charming romance. I don’t have a way with words but this book took me to Paris and the characters where smart and funny and I laughed and cried and could not put it down from start to finish. Thank you Lauren for another great story.
  • Heartwarming Romance

    5
    By Lisa Somerville
    Lauren Blakely doesn't disappoint with her novel Wanderlust! Wanderlust is a heartwarming story told in DPOV by Joy and Griffin. "I believe Paris is where you go to reinvent yourself." Looking to start over after getting out of a bad relationship, Joy takes a job that brings her to Paris. A fresh new lease on life, a change she desperately needs at this point in her life. What she wasn't expecting was to fun into a hot and sexy man! The banter and chemistry between Joy and Griffin is off the charts, until they realize that he has been assigned to be her translator at work. They come to an agreement that they can just be friends, yet they have a hard time being just friends, as the both want so much more then just friendship. "This woman might be the toughest client I've ever had, since I'm going to spend every second resisting her." This is a sweet romance novel about taking chances and living your life to the fullest!
  • Wanderlust

    5
    By Bshksuhwb
    I really enjoyed this book, it’s a fun and sexy read. It’s cute how Griffin and Joy met (using fakes names too). As they become friends, will they cross the line? Oh yes, it’s so HOT when they finally kids and finally be together. But he’s got his bucket lost to finish, and I felt heartbroken when she gets a job off and might leave. Is there love enough? I highly recommend this book.
  • 4 Wanderlust Stars!

    4
    By Ms.Meesh
    Wanderlust was an absolute gem. It was sweet, heartfelt, swoony, and sexy. Lauren Blakely makes you want to pack your bags and travel to Paris. I know for sure, I want to go back to Paris and retrace the steps of Joy and Griffin. P.S. How could anyone not fall in love with these characters and of course the city of love, Paris. Did I mention a British for a hero? Yup, sexy accent for the win.
  • Wanderlust is Lauren Blakely’s Best Book to Date!

    5
    By EscadaMama
    Reading a book by Lauren Blakely is like drinking a fine wine where each taste just gets better and better. Wanderlust takes you on a journey which captures your imagination thru all of your senses. The readers can smell the fragrances crafted by Joy, a Texan fragrance chemist, who has relocated to Paris for her job. The readers can imagine the taste of the chocolate in the croissant as it melts on Joy's tongue. This reader could hear the sexy British accent belonging to Griffin, assigned as Joy's French translator. This reader felt goosebumps when the author shared Griffin’s reaction to Joy when he said: “I dip my head toward the crook of her neck, bending until my nose is inches away from her bare flesh. The scent of lush gardens floats into my nose as I close my eyes and draw a deep breath. My skin heats, and my bones hum. My nerve endings snap to attention. Along with other parts.” Oh my! I wish Griffin would sniff my neck! 😉 This reader enjoyed discovering Paris thru the eyes of the author, who traveled to the City of Lights when researching for this book. In Wanderlust, Lauren Blakely avoided the tourist traps, instead focusing on sundials and angels hidden in plain sight throughout the city. She brought Paris to life in this reader's imagination, with her descriptions of the sites, smells and ambiance unique to Paris. But this story is about so much more than the location. It is about a man hoping to fulfill the list of promises he made to his dying brother. A dream they both shared to see the world together. It is also about forging ahead after a toxic relationship almost broke Joy's spirit. Joy hopes that she will be able to reinvent herself by embracing a new language and culture. Instead Joy finds her true self and the love of her life. I received an advanced copy to review and have provided an honest opinion. However, it is not difficult to be honest when reviewing books by Lauren Blakely because she never disappoints! This reader highly recommends anything written by Lauren Blakely.
  • This story grabbed my heart!

    5
    By Lelypop1
    In this charming standalone romance, Griffin and Joy meet in Paris, after she has moved there for a job. Griffin is hired by her company to be her translator, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Unfortunately, Griffin has a plan to travel the globe, and Joy doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure. Blakely writes a heartfelt romance and lightens it with her trademark humorous style. The characters are so very likable; Griffin is my new book boyfriend— I can’t resist a man with a sexy British accent. This story grabbed my heart and wrung it out just a bit. Paris is a third character in the story, so well described that I could envision it as if I was there. A lovely romance!
  • Wanderlust will seduce your senses and leave you wanting more!

    5
    By Shelly062498
    I don’t know how Blakely does it, kicks out so many books so quickly and never makes them repetitive or boring! Quite the opposite, they draw you in and keep you interested. Wanderlust will seduce your senses and leave you begging for another whiff, another taste of all the sensual pleasures Paris has to offer. It was like I was right there with Joy and Griffin as they explore all the sights and pleasures of Paris. I’ve never been but have always wanted to go. And if I can’t go, reading this book was the next best thing, satisfying a small craving I have for the history and wonder of Paris. It was that good! The characters are amazing. I love Joys quirkiness, and lust for finding that next chapter in her life. For finding pleasure in all the small things around her. A pastry, finding hidden gems all around Paris, she does with the with wonder of a child. Each new thing thrilling and exciting to her. She’s a character I really enjoyed reading about. And Griffin, oh my. Griffin stole my heart. With a heartache that he is desperately trying to mend, he is on a mission to fulfill a list. He’s passionate, sexy and fun. The banter between these two is incomparable to any other. And the attraction sizzling between them is intense, from the very first moment. ****The truth is she doesn’t owe me a thing. As I walk home, I let my mind replay the afternoon with her. Someday, when I’m searching for lost hours, these are the ones I’ll want to find. Ah, such a romantic story set in one of the most romantic cities on the planet. This book definitely was a fantastic read, one I enjoyed every single word of!