Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars from Ari
Narration: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
Length: 8 hrs, 48 mins
They say Paris is always a good idea…
You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can’t even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let’s not even mention how I’ll ever make it through a day at my new office.
Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he’s charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me. Soon, I can order a croque monsieur hold the ham, discuss perfume with my co-workers, and barter at the outdoor market. I can also tell the sexy Brit by my side how much I want him to kiss me under the streetlamps.
Except there’s a catch – Paris might be all we have.
They say Paris is the city of Love. Well move over Paris because Lauren Blakely can conjure up love with just a few strokes of her keyboard! She creates love and magic with Wanderlust with a little help from two terrific narrators, Richard Armitage and Grace Grant.
I swooned, I blushed, and I felt like I was walking the streets of Paris with this audio. The story is the most romantic story that Lauren Blakely has ever written. Griffin now holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite heroes in recent memory. He’s real, a bit fragile, and a lot swoon-worthy. Joy is delightful! I adored her as a character. She’s vulnerable yet fierce. She’s a woman who knows herself, can be uncertain, but still takes the leap. Together Joy and Griffin are magic. The slow burn from friends to more was perfectly paced. Their chemistry was unmistakable and made the build up so much hotter. The best part was that their story left me with a smile on my face and a warm buzz of happiness in my heart.
I don’t have much to say about narration except that it was flawless! Richard Armitage blew me away with the way he fluidly transitions from English to French to American accents! He brought Griffin to life in the best way. Plus, his voice! *Le swoon!* Grace Grant as always was superb. She’s one of my favorite female narrators because she always nails all the emotions and gives the heroine a special spark only she can bring to the character. She also happens to have one of the best ‘male’ voices a female narrator can have. Whoever was in charge of casting for this audiobook deserves a raise. 5 Stars.