Release Day Launch, Review, & GiveAway ~ Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely is LIVE!

‘Pack your bags and grab your purses ladies (and gentlemen?), this is one trip to Paris that you won’t want to miss!’

One fiery American woman and one hot British guy? The language of love knows no boundaries…

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the hot, new romance guaranteed to sweep you away while scorching the sheets, Wanderlust! A brand new, sinfully sexy romance, and it is now available on all retailers!



From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone romance!

The first time I met him, his sexy British accent almost talked me into giving him my number on the spot. The second time, he nearly charmed the panties off me with his wit. Then I learned he’s the key to success in my new job in Paris. The man who tempts me into fling-worthy dirty daydreams has turned out to be my personal translator, and his accent is the hottest thing I’ve ever heard.

My mantra is simple — Don’t mix business with pleasure.

I do my best to resist him as he teaches me how to converse with my co-workers, navigate the metro and order the perfect bottle of wine at dinner. But I also figure out how to tell the charming and clever man what I most want to say — that I want him to take me back to his flat — tonight.

Except there’s a catch…


One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure…

And it involves the toughest work ever — resisting the fetching American woman I spend all my days with. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon, we’re spending our nights tangled together, and I don’t want to let her go. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and before we know it I’ll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago.

What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing…unless one of you is leaving.


MyReviewThis is my favorite kind of romance! Fun, oh-so-passionate, and incredibly romantic, Wanderlust just had it all! Lauren Blakely captured every single one of my emotions in this intoxicating and dreamy journey of following your heart and finding yourself along with your true love, and there is no better place for this to happen than in the ‘City of Love’ itself!

Joy and Griffin are definitely one of my favorite storybook couples that I’ve found. They were so easy going and relatable, and I loved their zest for life!

Joy’s character was brave, bold, and honest. I loved how she took on her career, life, and later Griffin, like a bull by the horns. She was at that point in her life where it was time for her to take charge and live it the way she wanted. Like Joy, I am also from Texas, and I could definitely sympathize with her feeling awkward and overwhelmed at times while in Paris, especially since she wasn’t able to speak French fluently!

I’ve officially decided that Griffin Thomas is my new Book Boyfriend. Yes, I’m claiming him, and he is mine! British accent, well-educated, honest, charismatic, charming, thoughtful, sweet, sexy as hell (I had an incredible visual in my mind of what he looked like)… I really could go on forever with how adorable and amazing his character was, but pretty much, if I was to take all of my favorite male characteristics and wrap them in a big red bow, that would be Griffin!

Joy and Griffin just complemented each other perfectly! He was such an incredible flirt and she was so uninhibited, and their playful and witty banter together was so fun to follow. They were completely enamored with each other, yet I loved how unassuming their relationship was. As work colleagues, then friends, and later as lovers, they admired and respected each other, and their only expectations were for each other’s happiness.

This kiss is the reason kissing was invented. This kiss is the sky breaking open. It’s why we run through the airport to stop a plane.

The build of desire and passion between Joy and Griffin was off the charts, because seriously, these two were meant to be together! That being said, there were definitely challenges and complexity to Joy’s relationship with her handsome Englishman. Parts of their journey completely broke my heart, but it soared with happiness for them in the end!

Lauren Blakely has completely outdone herself with her writing in this story! I loved this unique storyline, which was incredibly fun, adventurous, and romantic. The story had so much personality with the way Blakely incorporated her witty humor along with her funny little nuances to make me smile. It was full of passion and emotion, perfectly placed to pull at my heartstrings, give me all the feels, and then completely capture my heart. Blakely’s descriptive writing captured all of the sights and sounds to bring the setting in Paris to life. I felt as if I could taste and smell all of the lovely flavors that she placed on every page, and her beautiful poetic prose made the story even more dreamy!

I purchased the audiobook when it was released back in February as an Audible Original and then received the ARC in March, so I was actually able to listen and read them together. The audiobook is narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant, and I hadn’t listened to either of them before. I can also be pretty fickle when it comes to audiobooks, but they did an amazing job of telling this story and bringing it to life! There was so much expression in their voices, which really conveyed all of the wonder and the excitement of travel, adventure, and falling in love. If you are able to get both, I highly recommend doing so, and there is also a great little interview at the end of the audiobook with Lauren Blakely on how she came up with the storyline for Wanderlust!

Gosh, this is the longest review ever, and I realize that it is filled with all kinds of emotions and a whole lot of adjectives, but I really can’t help myself. Reading Wanderlust just made me incredibly happy! I swear I went through the whole gamut of emotions in the story, not in the oh-so-angsty way but in the amazingly-feel-good way. Lauren Blakely totally whisked me away and made me feel as if I was on this truly fun, whimsical, and completely romantic journey myself!

I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it!

AND… Christian and Elise’s story is releasing on June 4th in Part-Time Lover, which I am definitely looking forward to as well!

5 Plus Stars (daisies), but I can’t figure out how to format it!

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** an Excerpt copy~JOY~

Forget oysters. Screw candlelight and champagne. A sexy accent is the truest aphrodisiac. I’m talking a weak-in-the-knees, flutters-all-over, fast-track to euphoria.

I’ve tried to analyze precisely why the sound of a man’s words can elicit this reaction in, frankly, millions of women. But when I break down an accent and study it like a chemical reaction, it’s nearly impossible to draw a logical conclusion. The ingredients in and of themselves don’t seem swoontastic enough.

And yet, accents have been known to induce major swooning.

That’s why, in my professional opinion, the sounds aren’t the rocket fuel for the tingles. Instead, it’s the associations evoked. Italian is food, wine, and days drenched in the pleasures of the senses. Australian is the laid-back twang of a surfer. A Southern drawl says a man will take his sweet time. Oh, yes, darlin’, will he ever.

But British? Dear God. A delicious British accent to my oh-so-American ears triggers wave after wave of goose bumps across my skin. My knees wobble. My stomach swoops. My skin heats. All the turned-on centers in my body are cranked to high.

A British accent is James Bond in a bottle. It’s sex, it’s style, it’s sophistication, and it’s the man who’ll find his way out of any jam, save the damsel, and do it all with silver cuff links on.

Wait. Make that platinum.

Charmed, indeed.

That’s why I say it’s a damn good thing I’m moving to a country that won’t be chock full of my personal vocal kryptonite, since I don’t have the time or inclination for distractions in my life right now. Look, I don’t have a single problem with the French accent whatsoever. A hot French man can voulez-vouscoucher avecmoi, if you know what I mean.

But it’s a British accent that turns me to Silly Putty, so in Paris I’ll be mighty fine.

Then, I meet him.




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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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4 thoughts on “Release Day Launch, Review, & GiveAway ~ Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely is LIVE!

    1. Haha – thank you! Yes, my hubs actually thought it was quite funny that I put that in there-LOL! OF COURSE, my ‘visual’ of Griffin looks JUST like him…little shorter, little less hair, little older, no accent… one in the same! 😂🤣 Real life always wins out, Daisy Guy is just the best!

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