• by Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Available exclusively in audio for the first six weeks - and narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant - a breathtaking new romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely that will sweep you away!
A British accent is my weakness...
Good thing I can avoid that kind of temptation in my new job in Paris. And when my company hooks me up with my own personal translator, I should be on the fast track for success. Except, he's charming, witty, and, oh yeah, he just so happens to be British, which means everything he says melts me.
Don't mix business with pleasure. I do my best to resist him as he brings the city to life for me. Soon, I can navigate the streets, discuss perfume with my co-workers, and barter at the outdoor market. But I also learn how to tell the sexy man by my side how much I want him to kiss me under the streetlamps.
Except there's a catch - I can't have him.
One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure...
And it's a good farewell gig too since my newest client is a fetching American who loves to explore the cafes and cobbled streets while I teach her the language of love. We fall into a fast and flirty friendship, doing our best to resist each other. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon we're spending our nights together too, 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.
*Includes a special bonus interview with the author!*


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Customer Reviews

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Similar to Fifty Shades without the tense plot

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you like this kind of surface romantic fiction then you will like this book. I found it ok but this kind of Mills and Boon fiction isn't my cup of tea, I just wanted to hear Richard doing something different.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I found Grace's narration wooden and slow. I kept checking whether I had accidentally slowed it down but I hadn't. The story was actually ok; a simple love story with one layer. They meet, a few complicated things occur, and then love conquers. Although Richard usually has the most entertaining and wonderful voice I found his narration quite stilted too which is unusual for him. I felt that he sounded as though he was just reading the book instead of feeling it and inhabiting the characters.Maybe soft-porn really isn't his kind of thing after all.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Richard's narrations were better. I found the simulated, fantasy, shower scene quite uncomfortable to listen to coming from Richard's voice as he's usually very articulate and puts great energy into inhabiting his characters and I thought he sounded uncomfortable. If you ignore the sex the story was ok.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I think the book would probably translate better into a film but the script would have to work hard to tease out all the things that were shallow in the book or not given greater depth. It would need a script writer like the Fifty Shades one or the Me Before You one to manage the sex scenes and bring out the conflicts of being torn between job and love and the pain of losing a loved one.

Any additional comments?

If you like this kind of fiction then you will like the book. If it's not really your cup of tea then even Richard can't bring it alive in his usual masterful way.

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- G. Pickavance


Would you try another book written by Lauren Blakely or narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant ?

No, Lauren Blakely's writing is shallow. I found Grace Grant's narration irritating. Richard's fans are known for saying they would listen to him read anything, even the phone book, but although his narration of Wanderlust is up to his usual excellent standard I feel that is voice is wasted on this low grade fiction. Whatever were you thinking of Audible? Richard Armitage is worthy of better!

What will your next listen be?

Outlander book 7 - An Echo in the Bone narrated by Davina Porter and The Tattooist of Auschwitz narrated by Richard Armitage.

Did Richard Armitage and Grace Grant do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Grace Grant did not.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nothing that jumps out at me. I will be returning it.

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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2018
  • Publisher: Audible Studios