COME SWOON WITH ME: WANDERLUST by Lauren Blakely Review, Excerpt + GIVEAWAY!


I am a HUGE fan of Lauren Blakely and every time I read her newest release I think that that book is my new favorite, but I was just kidding myself because once I devoured WANDERLUST I knew in my heart that it would be one of my top favorite romantic reads ever. 

What happens when you place one hot British guy together with one fiery American woman in the city of love? Nothing short of AMAZEBALLS! It didn’t take me long to get sucked into this novel and all that it had to offer. Joy, let’s go of her fears and takes a job in France working at her dream job, yet the only thing that would make it perfect would be for her to master the language. Griffin is one job away from leaving France and heading out on a mission of his own, to fulfill a MUST do list from a loved one. On a chance encounter they meet and sparks fly but they part without exchanging numbers and stay on each other’s mind until a work commitment brings them together again, now this is when things get really interesting. Joy is determined to keep things on the level she refuses to let work get mixed with pleasure and Griffin is a gentleman that is complying with her wishes….yet, in the city of love that is an impossible task and so a romantic flight of epic proportions begins and it is heady with the mix of taste, sights and feels that Lauren plunges us into. I adored it.

WANDERLUST is that feel good romance with the right amount of angst to make your heart beat faster and then it beats a lot faster for another reason all together. Smexy cannot even begin to describe it how hot these two characters are together. I not only recommend reading this book but I HIGHLY recommend listening to it. OMG! Richard Armitage’s voice is nothing short of bliss and you will be transported to Paris and all it loveliness. 

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✦The audiobook is narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant! ✦ ✦Audible ➜



Why? you might ask. Simply read this excerpt and tell me why you can’t. 



There’s one word a woman can utter that gets a man’s blood flowing south instantly.

There are about twenty thousand that produce that effect, because when you fancy a woman, nearly anything remotely sexy can drive you crazy with desire for her.

Imagine if she says, I’m going to take off a sock.

Boom. Implied nudity. Hard as a rock.

Perhaps she asks, Do you like strawberries?

Obviously that means she wants me to eat them off her breasts. Flagpole raised.

But then there are some that are so direct, so spot on, she might as well be saying, I’d like you to fuck me hard all night long.

Which, for the record, might possibly be my favorite thing a woman could ever say to me. In fact, I might need to make that my own personal addendum to the bucket list.

At the moment, though, the word is proposition.

As I walk to the restaurant Joy has chosen on Rue de Bac, I keep replaying that deliciously inviting message.

I have a proposition for you.

What could it possibly be but some fantastic arrangement where we shag all night and still get along for work? No strings, no pain, no heartbreak. Sign me up right-the-hell now. That would be fantastic. A promise of orgasm-drenched nights, capped off by an uncomplicated good-bye when I take off for Indonesia in a few more months, finally visiting the places around the world Ethan and I marked on a map when we were younger.

As I round the corner, Christian’s words have the temerity to appear in the forefront of my brain.

Don’t you make the same mistake. You can’t mix business and pleasure. We’re lucky to have the jobs we have.

We are lucky to have our jobs. I don’t disagree with his basic premise, but I doubt Joy’s proposition will jeopardize mine. Besides, I really only need to keep my job for the next two and a half months. That’s all she needs me for at her company, and then I’m gone. Who knows where I’ll end up after I take off on my great adventure? We made so many marks on that map. If I found it, it’d be full of pinholes, I’m sure.

Travel everywhere, Ethan wrote.

There’s simply no way that Joy’s have hot sex with me every single night starting now will interfere with my bigger plans. I can juggle business and pleasure. I can enjoy the woman, the gig, and the checking off of each item on the bucket list.

When I reach the door of Gabriel’s, a restaurant started by a French-Brazilian cook who’s now become a rock star chef in New York City, I’m more certain than ever that I can have my cake and eat it, too. Preferably off Joy’s soft supple belly.

With that enticing image front and center, I smooth a hand down my black shirt, push open the door, and head inside.

“Wanderlust is the love story to end all! I laughed, cried, dreamed, and hoped. To say I was transfixed by this story is to underrate its power. I am a romantic at heart and this book spoke to me like no other.” -Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews


“Packed with flirty banter, a slow-building, yet scorching hot romance, and characters that are enchanting, voracious, and delightfully unreserved, Wanderlust is a hopelessly romantic, heart-meltingly sweet love story from Lauren Blakely.”-Yvette for Nose Stuck in a Book

“Loved this! Wanderlust is a delightful and utterly romantic read.”-ShawnaLovesRomance


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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 90 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In March she’ll release WANDERLUST, a sexy new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!  

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