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Part-Time Lover

(From Paris with Love #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  5,133 ratings  ·  622 reviews
It was only supposed to be a marriage of convenience...

Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I'd have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed...well, I said yes.

But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather's busine
Published December 19th 2019 (first published June 1st 2018)
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3.5 stars

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Part-Time Lover was my first book by Lauren Blakely and I enjoyed it! It was adorable, funny, sexy, and romantic. I'm definitely going to read more by this author when I'm in the mood for a light read!

The way Christian and Elise met was memorable. What a way to start a book! Elise is on a holiday in Denmark with a friend and sees Christian while on a tour. They set up a date, but it works out that they never get to have that date. Fast forward a year or so later in Paris and fate
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
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
*** 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
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'
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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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!
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-v
Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely is the newest rom-com in a series of standalones.
Christian Ellison is the man who captivated Elise´s attention by unique sports demonstration. Yes, that´s 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 she´s his one, but also she´s skittish. They agree on a arrangement, but neither is happy about that. When fate decides to meddle they´re in for the ride of th
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
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
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 to E
Amo’s Book
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
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
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
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 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! ...more
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 it 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
Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
R A T I N G: 3 stars to Part Time Lover ★ ★ ★ 3

‘Good food makes you moan in pleasure. Seductive clubs drive you to dance too closely. And cocktails loosen lips. I don’t need my inhibitions lowered with a man this devilishly good-looking. It’s always the pretty ones who have deadly secrets.’

“You have a way of growing more handsome every time I see you, Christian. But I suppose the real question now is will you be more interesting than the last time?”
The gauntlet has been thrown.’

Christian El
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
book bruin
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Edited 6/20/20
Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4 stars

I loved revisiting Christian and Elise's story via audiobook. The updated duet style narration with Shane East and Vanessa Edwin was perfect. It really enhanced the story and there are even some bonus scenes as well. These two narrators have wonderful chemistry and Vanessa Edwin is fast becoming my favorite female narrator. The bloopers at the end were especially hilarious and it was fun to hear them laughing and having
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, steamy, romantic
“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
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Consuming fate' Stars!

I am surprised that it's been quite a while since my last reading of anything by Lauren Blakely. I was definitely curious about Part-Time Lover, especially after reading Wanderlust and meeting this wonderful couple that is Elise and Christian. I loved reading another story based in Paris, with all the magic that comes with it and all that amazing chemistry between these two.

As always, Lauren delivered a wonderful romantic comedy full of sexiness and an adorable ending.
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was just a lot of fun! I really enjoyed just about everything about this audiobook. This book had a lot of things going for it with a sweet and sexy story read by two excellent narrators. I have only had the chance to listen to Lauren Blakely's books twice before starting this book but I have found all of the books I have read to be remarkably well done. I am so glad that I had the chance to listen to this fun and romantic story
Jun 22, 2020 rated it liked it
*** 3.5 stars ***
It was an above average book. Actually I expected way more than this.
⚫The writing style was good but I am afraid the story wasn't as catchy.
⚫Character building too was good. But those characters fail to impress me.
⚫ Plotting was less than superb. I liked that idea of years gap between protagonists meetings. But those gaps made me feel as if few things were exaggerated.
⚫ Chemistry was hot🔥

The heroine is disturbed from the previous cheating husband and is 'extra cautious' with hi
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
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Audiobook Review:Narrated by: Shane East & Grace Grant

Lauren Blakely does it again as she has readers like myself swooning hard in her latest release, Part Time Lover. British accent. Check. Sexy storyline. Check. Charismatic characters. Check. So yes, you can say I am big fan of this book. It had everything I wanted in a light sweet, romantic and playful storyline. With sexual attraction brimming between the two characters, readers like my
Candace Tidwell
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is just what I needed. Part Time Lover is fun, witty and full of sass. The storyline was a great easy read. I actually would have finished it last night but I took a nose dive into my kindle and fell asleep. I was down for the count. (That has nothing to do with the book. I was just exhausted.)
Read the book, add it to your TBR list. You will not regret it. Get ready to laugh, and cheer on Elise as she dishes out sass left and right.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Adorable, funny & sexy romance. Lots of Paris & Copenhagen & NYC.
Christian was so sweet and swoony! Elise was adorably french-american.
I adored them both.
Great story with a few little things I would've changed - added or left out ... but I really liked reading it!


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Gabby (Bibliogabby)
This will be quick review: I just have to say that this book was a positive surprise. I thought I would passively listen to it while I did things around the house, but I was captivated by these characters.

Christian and Elise are not like every other couple out there. They are intelligent, ambitious, determined people, with amazing chemistry & banter skills. Elise is the furthest thing from a damsel in distress – I especially enjoyed how determined she was to overcome past traumas and rebuild he
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