Paris the city of love, and now l really want to go, it's on my bucket list! Love the slow burn, friendship to love! Love the journey that Joy & Griffin took! Swooning over both these characters! Awesome story and ending!
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.
I always enjoy Lauren’s books. They're light and fluffy with a tinge of angst, and a lot of fun.
The premise of this one, starting anew in a whole new country, learning to be yourself again, and living your dreams, is a fun storyline.
Joy and Griffin’s initial meetings are hilarious, and then when they realise they will be working together, watching them get to know each other, but fight their attracting is such a build up to the events you know are bound to happen.
It’s easy to connect with Joy and the fact she has a lot to adjust to in a new place, particularly the language barrier. And Griffin is so damn adorable, and even his name is sexy. Add in some fun friends, some serious past issues that they both need to work through, and you get a great story that for the most part is very easy to read.
I read this one fairly quickly and enjoyed it. I also look forward to seeing what comes for both of their best friends.
This will bring out the Wanderlust in us all, whether you have been to Paris or not, it will spark the inner travel bug in everyone.