Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Le grand amour! 4.5*'s
What is the best way to get over a break-up?
Move to Paris and start a new job.
What is the best way to get over grief?
Move to Paris for a year and learn to live life again.
That is how Griffin and Joy stubble across each other in the city of love. He is a British linguist who becomes American Joy's interpreter for her new job. This book is full of romance, filled with hope and copious amount of enlightenment. It was a joy to read - pun intended.
So many things made me happy when reading this book. I felt like I was there with Joy discovering Paris for the first time, and searching out with her the best places to eat and see. I even had to look up a map of Paris so I could get a better feel of where she and I were going. I also got a big kick out of Griffin and how he could speak fluent French, and I am sure I mispronounced many of the sayings, but had fun trying.
The story was one of a sweet instant love, and then trying to make it work with many obstacles in their path. It didn't have as much humor as I was expecting from a Lauren Blakely novel, but it was a pleasant change of pace. There really aren't many secondary characters, it is solely on Griffin and Joy's conte but her next release has Christian and Elise's histoire.
*I was grateful for the copy from the author for my honest opinion.
**Reviewed by Monique for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.
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