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Part-Time Lover (Part-Time Lover #1)

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A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely!
I’ll say this about Christian — he made one hell of a first impression.
When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I’d seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman wo
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Published June 1st 2018
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Jackie Wright
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love second chance romance Part-Time Lover will be a must read because this story is all about fate and second chances. This book starts off in the past when Christian and Elise first met but it quickly moves onto the present when they meet again but this time it’s in a different country. Once again Lauren Blakely gives us another couple to fall in love with, this book has it all it’s full of sizzling chemistry, passion and just the right mix of funny banter, this book is everything we lo ...more
Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
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This book...This book... Can I marry this book? Like seriously, Lauren Blakely keeps writing stories I can’t resist. Her stories are like the finest drug, they will make you an addict in no time. I’m one of the victims. And I’m happy get involved with everything she writes.

Part-Time Lover is absolultely my favorite novel of hers. I adored Wanderlust and the other books before, but Part-Time Lover is my very own Unicorn – Blakely – Novel. I’ve fallen in love with this book step by step. I lived e
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
He captured her interest as the highlight of her boat tour. Who would not admire a beautifully handsome man doing handstands and yoga completely naked by the canal? When she shouted to him "Bravo!", she caught his interest enough for him to ask her on a date. Was it Fate then, when they met again a year later? The chemistry was off the charts!

Two characters not looking for love or commitment make an arrangement that will have you laughing, swooning and wishing you could be in her place. Christi
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Jennifer Miller
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 little mermaid stars *

Part-Time Lover was truly a full-time joy to read. This newest story from the incomparable Lauren Blakely starts with one of my most favorite meet-cutes ever. It's deliciously fun and I gobbled up every fabulous moment of it. I believe that Christian and Elise are probably the most entertaining couple yet in Blakely's arsenal. Their casual, flirty relationship as well as their sizzli
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Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
This was a couldn't-put-down-sizzling-buildup-yummy-kind-of-read.

I don't know if it was the early summer heat, the holiday weekend, or that Lauren Blakely just gets better with each book I read.  Part-Time Lover checked off all of my boxes for a cozy up on the couch and do nothing kind of day. Christian and Elise were a fabulous pair and I loved reading every minute of their story.

Elise has been hurt by love before. Married and now widowed the walls around her heart are tall and thick. It doesn'
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Michella
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing read about fate and second chances... Christian is definitely swoon worthy, his personality is so sexy and flirty you can’t help but fall in love. A read you’ll devour from their first encounter until the last page. I laughed as my heart melted and fanned when the heat turned up. I highly recommend this read!
Konny
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely is the newest rom-com in a series of standalones.
Christian Ellison is the man who captivated Elises attention by unique sports demonstration. Yes, thats a bit vague, but lets stay it by that.
Elise is out of a bad relationship and lost her trust in men. She wants a no-string affair. Christian knows that shes his one, but also shes skittish. They agree on a arrangement, but neither is happy about that. When fate decides to meddle theyre in for the ride of their l
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Laurie
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fate, does it exist? Lauren Blakely’s newest book will have you pondering that thought. Part Time Lover is told in a dual POV (which I love). Christian is a man happy on life, who just happens to like to flash tourists on the canal in Denmark by doing handstands. Elise and Christian “interact” due to his antics on the canal, ending with a date request. Does “fate” intervene and prevent the couple from meeting that night? Does “fate” bring them back together a year later? Do Christian and Elise f ...more
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's all fun and games till someone falls in love...
Christian & Elise are fated to be together. I mean y'all know how I feel about a man with an accent. Christian is also hot, fit, charming, sexy, and very confident in himself.
Elise is a independent gal, she is gorgeous, funny, and a lover of life. Both of them have been hurt in the past and they both vow to never go through that again. They make a deal...
Obvi fate has other plans for these two "part-time" lovers.
Christian is so sensitive
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Cee Cee Houston
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aaaahhhh!!! This book made me so happy. I’ve just finished reading it with the dopiest smile on my face. It’s a warm and wonderful story of chance meetings and fateful destinations.
Elise Durand is enjoying the sights of the Danish canals when she spies a naked man doing handstands and gets propositioned by him.
Christian Ellison is a young, enormously wealthy and newly retired businessman, but life after the office doesn’t sit well with him and he needs a distraction. He thinks he found one in th
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Amo Thomson
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fate or a meeting of chance?

However you look at life fate I do believe has a hand in putting you in the right place at the right time.

Christian- fun flirty confident but not #cocky ;)
sexy as hell and taking life day by day.

Elise - hardworking, gorgeous, confident, living inside the lines, knows what she wants and taking life by the balls.

Both of these characters I love that they are strong and independent and don’t “need” other people but want to be wanted by other people.
It was nice to se
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Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Part-Time Lover is Lauren Blakely's new sexy, sweet, fun, light-hearted romance about how sometimes, part-time lovers can become more than you ever thought they could. Lauren knows how to pull at my heart strings, make me laugh and swoon and she always gives me exactly what I need when I need it. Part-Time Lover has the same feel as Trophy Husband (one of my all-time favorite books of Lauren's). We met both Christian and Elise in Wanderlust and they were both fun and sexy. Now we get their story ...more
Crystal
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, romance-2018
Oh Christian, how I love you! I liked you a lot in your friend's book, but in this one you really shine as one of the best of Lauren Blakely's boys. Sexy, sweet, smart, and shockingly handsome. Like there was ever a chance Elise (or I) could resist you. One of my favorite tropes done exquisitely well by one of my favorite authors! Bonus for the Paris details, which made me want to go back there even more!
Lauren Blakely
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Let Part-Time Lover be your full-time obsession!
Charming British hero ✔
Strong and clever heroine ✔
Escape into a delicious rom-com this weekend! ✔

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Wendy'sThoughts
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakely Fans, Romance
5 Fate's Timely Dance Stars
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Oh, how we never know what we have control over and how much is destined to be...I think there can be a mix of both and we just need to be aware and open to the possibilities. Lauren Blakley took that concept in her book Wanderlust and carried into Part-Time Lover. Wanderlust introduced us to people who grabbed life by two hands and lived.

We had Elise whose quote, "We should enjoy every day, and eat it like a fruit”, gave the push others needed to
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4.5 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Part-Time Lover consumed me in the best way possible! Lauren Blakely takes us back to Paris, this time with Griffin of Wanderlust‘s best friend Christian, and French-American businesswoman Elise. It’s a hopeful and romantic story of fate, second chances, and letting go.

A year after an unforgettable chance meeting in Denmark, fate or chance or whatever you’d like to call it brings Elise Durand and Christian Ellison together again, this time in Paris. They fe
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Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Ever since Griffin’s friend, Christian, and Joy’s friend, Elise, were introduced in Wanderlust, I had a sneaking suspicion we might be seeing more of them. The moment Elise mentioned her preference for a “part-time lover,” that suspicion became a certainty (of course, it helped that the title for Lauren Blakely’s next book was already released). Little did I know that Christian and Elise’s history was more complex than I initially imagined. A missed connection and a helping hand from fate pave t ...more
AJ
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romantic, steamy
“Yes. I believe in fate. But mostly I believe in you.”

4 fated stars


I have been so excited to get my hands on this book! Christian and Elise were introduced in the fabulous Wanderlust, both fun, confident, and a little wild, and from their unique first introduction and their chemistry-filled, all-too-brief interaction, I knew there would be fireworks - and I was not disappointed! Christian and Elise’s standalone story is full of fantastic chemistry and sexual tension. With two people adamant agai
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
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5 Hand Stand CROWNS

Lauren Blakely’s new romantic comedies set in Europe have absolutely swept me away. They all the have the witty banter and insane chemistry we have come to expect from her rom-coms, but they also have this essence to them, one that makes you want to pack your bag and travel the world. With each book my wanderlust only increases.

Like almost all of her couples, Christian and Elise have instant chemistry, and the one aspect of Blakely’s writing i
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Kim
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We met Christian and Elise in Wanderlust as they are friends of Joy and Griffin. Elise is French-American, lives in Paris, and owns a marketing company. She is blunt, bold, confident, caring, but also skeptical and guarded when it comes to love. She has been burned and does not plan for that to happen ever again. But she is not sure what would make her feel truly happy again.

Christian is Danish-British and shares time between Paris and Copenhagen. He retired from running his family's company ful
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Carlabulian
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,8. Achei que a autora descreveu vários lugares, me perdendo um pouco na história, e não gostei de como ela desenvolveu a história, sei lá, tipo, tem conteúdo mas não amei.
Não vi nenhuma conexão da história com o blog da personagem.
Não leria de novo.
bookbruin
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun and sexy marriage of convenience romance! Though the hero and heroine were introduced in the book Wanderlust, Part-Time Lover can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Christian and Elise are both driven and independent individuals. They each have some emotional baggage that has left them jaded about love. A chance encounter (or is it fate?) in Denmark throws them into each other's orbits, but a simple mistake keeps them from meeting until a year later in France. Christian and Elise hav
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No matter where the story takes place either in New York or in Paris you know Lauren Blakely is going to make you fall. Location is everything but when you meet the man in that beautiful location and he leaves you with a fantastic memory and an even better impression you can’t help knowing that fate brings him to you.
Elise Durand is a woman who has her own marketing company, great friends and family but what she never thought she would have is to find love again.
Christian Ellison is a young ma
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Marybeth
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lauren Blakely does it again and continues to be one of my favorite romance/romcom writers. She has such a wonderful writing style and great sense of humor which give her the ability to create such amazing characters you can’t help but fall in love with. Part Time Lover is definitely full time on romance, chemistry, sweetness, fun, and flirty sexy banter. I adore Christian and Elise and I love how they (sort of) meet for the first time. Unfortunately due to some miscommunication they do not see ...more
Laura
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Lauren Blakely spends more time in Paris, and in Copenhagen, in this title...and, as it was in Wanderlust, the scenes in Paris are a pleasure and you feel like you are in Paris. If you have been, there are moments that will give you a chuckle "rue something or other" was hilarious, and relateable if you have been to the city, and an amusing glimpse into it for those who have never been there.

Copenhagen is a city that is new to me, and while on my list of "musts"
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Laurie
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With her every book, I believe more and more that Lauren Blakely is a wizard. The stories that she creates and the chemistry that she conjures between her characters is pure magic. Her newest release Part-Time Lover is a perfect example of that. From the very first word, I fell under the spell of this glorious book and remain so now. This is a temporary marriage of convenience story (my catnip) between two people who share a yummy friendship and the best of intentions. What ensues is every bit o ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
In one of the Facebook groups I'm in, one of the moderators asked what would we bring if we were stranded on a desert island. My immediate response was "WiFi," which I clearly thought was really clever at the time, but the real genius is the woman that said "Lauren Blakely so she could just tell me new stories she makes up. Better than a Kindle!" Well, I wholeheartedly second that. I was done for within the first 15% of the book and Elise and Christian's love story just kept getting better. The ...more
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“He yanks me closer. “You’re distracting. You’re going to ruin me.”
Those words reverberate in my heart. I’ve already been ruined. Surely I can’t ruin a man like him, and he can’t damage a damaged woman like me. “I don’t think that’s possible,” I whisper.”
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“You’re going to give me a blow job in exchange for me agreeing to let you marry me to save my brother’s company?”
I look at him and flash my most wicked grin. “You are correct.”
“That hardly seems fair.”
I drag my nails down his shirt and cup his bulge. “It’s only unfair if you’re assuming that you’re the only one getting pleasure from the blow job.”
He groans obscenely. “You’re perfectly fucking dirty.”
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