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Wanderlust (Modern Love Stories Series #3)
     

Wanderlust (Modern Love Stories Series #3)

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by Daisy Prescott
 

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Wanderlust was previously published under the title Missionary Position.

"Funny, sexy, and super-entertaining!" Vilma's Book Blog

Selah Elmore is a confident, curvy woman who knows exactly who she is and what she wants. She loves her life being a professor and popular pirate erotica author. However, when she leaves the Pacific Northwest to spend six

Overview

Wanderlust was previously published under the title Missionary Position.

"Funny, sexy, and super-entertaining!" Vilma's Book Blog

Selah Elmore is a confident, curvy woman who knows exactly who she is and what she wants. She loves her life being a professor and popular pirate erotica author. However, when she leaves the Pacific Northwest to spend six months studying sculpture in West Africa, she learns she doesn't know a thing about love.

Cocky, suit-wearing Gerhard charms her during a stopover in Amsterdam, but dashing, adventurous Kai sweeps her off her feet in Ghana.

Sparks fly on three continents when perpetually single Selah discovers there's more to love and life than she ever imagined.

Wanderlust is book three in the Modern Love Stories series. It's a spin-off/standalone from We Were Here and Geoducks Are for Lovers. It isn't necessary to read those novels prior to reading this, but you might want to read them after if you enjoy Selah's story.

Previously published under the title Missionary Position.

Editorial Reviews

Cindy Meyer
"Five romantic, exotic, and erotic stars."
The Book Enthusiast - Cindy Meyer
"Five romantic, exotic, and erotic stars."
Denise Milano
"Engaging, pulled me right in ... I loved the twists ... the sex scenes are layered with passion, lust, and ultimately love."
Shh Mom's Reading - Denise Milano
"Engaging, pulled me right in ... I loved the twists ... the sex scenes are layered with passion, lust, and ultimately love."
Vilma Gonzalez
"Funny, sexy, and super-entertaining!"
Vilma's Book Blog - Vilma Gonzalez
"Funny, sexy, and super-entertaining!"
Nicole Farley
"Reading Missionary Position felt like taking a fabulously sexy vacation."
Ficwishes - Nicole Farley
"Reading Missionary Position felt like taking a fabulously sexy vacation."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149214433
Publisher:
Daisy Prescott
Publication date:
06/08/2014
Series:
Modern Love Stories Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
278,028
File size:
675 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

To learn more about Daisy and her writing, sign up for her mailing list here (copy and paste this link): . Send her an email at: daisyauthor AT gmail DOT com Or chat with her on Twitter (@daisy_prescott) and Facebook: /daisyprescottauthorpage, and follow her on Instagram: /daisyprescott

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Wanderlust 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book titled Missionary Position. It sounded like a pretty steamy romance but not much more. Not that I don’t love a steamy romance, but this book surprised me by being so much more than that. At times, it read like literary fiction with some hot sex thrown in for fun. Daisy Prescott’s style is classy, as is her character, Selah, even if she can hold her own with the most foul-mouthed sailor. I became thoroughly engrossed in her story as she sets out first to Amsterdam and then to Ghana on an art expedition. The settings are authentic and beautifully crafted, and her characters are charming and three dimensional. Plot The story was engaging and kept my interest, but to really crank it up a notch and take it from four to five stars, I would have liked more conflict. In fact, there was very little conflict, and what there was came late in the story. There was also very little subplotting. That in and of itself isn’t a huge issue, but it could have taken the story to the next level for me. Characters The characters are my favorite aspect of the book. Every one of them is interesting and unique. Selah is a snarky, witty woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Kai is adorably endearing. His playful nature reminds me so much of my husband, I couldn’t help loving him. And the supporting characters are equally interesting, all with their own intricate backstories that make them really come alive on the page. Bottom Line Missionary Position, despite it’s name, is a story of so much more than sex and isn’t even a little bit about missionaries. It’s the story of a woman finding love mid-life when she least expects it and how that turns her whole world upside down.
esgute More than 1 year ago
Daisy Prescott simpy amazes me. She gifts us with characters that we instinctively want to root for!! The story of Selah and Gerhard/Kai is no excpetion! I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this story. I knew that it had an international flair, and the peaked my interest. I did wonder how Selah would be in front of a different landscape than Portland, and she absolutely shined! I have always felt a connection to Selah and was excited to see how her travel plans to work abroad would affect her life's experiences, and what would they do for her personal growth! Color me surprised that as I traveled with Selah to Amsterdam(where she met her hot Dutch man) to Ghana and all of Africa, I not only fell in love with all of her friends, but with the different cultures and customs as well! I found it incredibly refreshing to remember that your heart doesn't know different languages, only the language of love!! Selah has amazing friends, but she took a risk and opened her heart and mind to something new and different and changed for the better! It's a good lesson to us all, that a stagnant, regular routine may be keeping us from the happily ever after we all deserve! Well done, Daisy Prescott!!! I loved this book!!! Keep 'em coming!!
Butterflykisses More than 1 year ago
I loved this story by Daisy Prescott. She has a way of sucking you into a story. Ghana has been added to my bucket list. A definite must read.
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This story was a fun love story with some good steamy parts. While waiting in a sushi bar in the airport, Selah meets Anita. Anita suggests that Selah meet her "brother" while she is in Amsterdam and her way through Ghana. Selah met up with Gerhard and had a wonderful few days getting to know him, or so she thought. When he shows up in Ghana, she learns that Anita is he ex and they have a daughter together AND Gerhard might be his real name, but not the one his friends know him by. Selah never wanted marriage or kids. She was raised to only rely on herself. (Think, "I am woman hear me roar.") But when she lets herself see the truth, that she has fallen in love with him, she tries to talk herself out of the relationship. When she gets malaria, and her friends let Gerhard, he makes sure she is well taken care of, even though she is unaware it was him helping her. When she arrives back in the States, he is there waiting for her. She has to admit to herself and to him that she missed him and needed him.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book.  Selah is in her early 40’s, never married, no kids and has no problem with that.  She enjoys her life unashamedly.  Kai is in his mid 30’s, divorced, with one child.  He is redefining his concept of success.  When they meet something special is apparent from the very beginning.  Watching these two get together in this sexy funny story had me staying up late turning pages.  Highly recommended. 
GraceDZ More than 1 year ago
Fascinating with lots of unexpected twists! Missionary Position is one of those stories that if too much of the plot is talked about in a review, then it might reveal spoilers. I'll talk about the heroine instead. Selah Elmore is in her early forties, and, yes, she's the older one in the possible pairing. I liked Selah very much. She's single, smart and loves her work. She loves life and lives in the moment. The story and Selah's journey begins with a brief, chance encounter at the airport while on her way to Amsterdam. What happens next is fascinating and full of unexpected twists! This is my first read from Daisy Prescott, and I'm very impressed! Her writing has a way of beautifully pulling you into the story. You'll be wondering where she's going with this story, but really, just go with the flow. Your questions will be answered if you keep reading. The setting is highlighted with stunning descriptions. I felt like I was in Amsterdam and Ghana hanging out with Selah and going through all the motions with her. Missionary Position was a refreshing read for me.  It made me giggle, smile, and appreciate friendship and all the lovely moments life has to offer. *I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review.
NestledinaBook More than 1 year ago
I finished reading the last page of Missionary Position by Daisy Prescott and let out a contented sigh, a large grin on my face. I loved this book, and for so many reasons. The way that Selah first meets Gerhard and Kai is cute, fun, and different. Her adventures to Amsterdam and Ghana are enthralling, and you really feel like you're tagging along on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's a nice change of pace to read a love story about a 40-something woman who's independent, hard-working, and knows what she wants. It's also so much fun to see her be proven wrong. Selah Elmore is a professor of the human form and embarks on a six month expedition to Ghana to study sculpture and art, but on her way she makes a stop in Amsterdam. That's precisely where she's headed, still in the airport in fact, when she meets an intriguing woman who insists that Selah meet up with her brother when she arrives. Enter Gerhard. He's a sexy, suit-wearing banker and exactly what Selah has been avoiding due to her past experiences. That is, until she spends some time with him and realizes that underneath the suit, he's actually pretty great. He's extremely sexy, engaging, funny, and interesting. He sweeps Selah off her feet during her short time in Amsterdam, and when he leaves her at the airport, she's left wondering how she got so attached in such a short amount of time and if she will ever see him again. Selah arrives in Ghana, prepared to spend the next six months there. Ms. Prescott does a fantastic job during this portion of the book making you really feel like you're there. I saw the things Selah saw, tasted the food she ate, made friends with the people she talked to, and learned a lot about an entirely different way of life. When the woman she's staying with insists that she meet a man named Kai, who visits often, Selah doesn't show much interest. She's still thinking about a certain alluring Dutchman that haunts her dreams and graces her private fantasies. But when Kai unexpectedly shows up, she's powerless to resist his charms. He's adventurous, funny, smart, altruistic, charming, and sexy. He takes her on adventures and teaches her new things, not the least of which is something about herself. He makes all of her preconceived notions and foregone conclusions about herself go right out the window. He surprises and scares her. But the time for both of them to go home comes before long and now Selah is left changed by both Gerhard and Kai. Who does she end up with - Gerhard or Kai? Or is she merely left forever changed to write her own future, one she never imagined possible before? Missionary Position is a captivating story about life, love, supernova hot sex, and an exciting and unintentional quest for self-discovery. I loved Selah. She's funny, independent, strong, and a genuinely good person. I felt like I was her best friend quietly tagging along on her life-changing adventure. Daisy Prescott did an absolutely fantastic job with this book. I'm a huge fan of hers. I first read Ready to Fall and while it's one of my all-time favorites (review here), Missionary Position was by no means a let-down. I'm often afraid when I discover a book that I love that the author got lucky and struck gold once and any book that follows won't live up. But lucky for me, and you, and everybody else, it's Daisy who is gold. She's remarkably talented and I'm in love with the beautiful tales that she weaves. Don't miss out on this awe-inspiring, sweet, sexy, romantic story. You won't be sorry. Bravo, Ms. Prescott! You've wooed me all over again! This is a spin-off novel but you do not have to read Geoducks are for Lovers or Ready to Fall prior to reading this book.
Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
How many guys does one woman need? Selah Elmore is not everybody's cup of tea. Not everyone can tolerate a strong, independent woman who knows exactly what she wants out of life and doesn't need a man to achieve it. Luckily for me I fell in love with Selah in Geoducks Are For Lovers when she was introduced and because I am so much like her in my strength and independence from the opposite sex, I got her. I couldn't wait to read her book because I knew it would take a hell of a guy to bring down the S.S. Selah. Getting to know Selah in Missionary Position was a real treat for me because I have been wanting to know more about her. Like the fact that she's a doctor of women's studies on top of being a mildly successful writer of Pirate erotica. What I think is most relatable about her character is the fact that Selah is a little bit older than your average romance heroine but that's something I think a lot of female readers can identify with. The thing most of them won't be able to relate to but something I can totally grasp is that Selah has spent all these years an unmarried player of the field. I wouldn't call myself a connoisseur like her because I go into dating hibernation only choosing to dip my toes in every few years. It's a jungle out there. Anyway Selah controls the lovers she takes to her bed and when to cut them loose that way she never has to get closer to them than just a sexual thing. It shocked me to find out she's a real human being with feelings. You would assume from her snarky personality and ability to laugh things off that she was just a really cool chick. It turns out though she's just as real as you and me and those feelings she does have, got hurt by a boy when she was younger and is the reason for how she acts later in life. A fact we find out while she is on her trip to Ghana for a work assignment. I say older woman but Selah is barely in her 40's and while I have a little bit further to go before I can catch her in age I still felt a connection to her. The first leg of her trip brings her to an airport sushi bar where she meets a lovely woman named Annie. A woman who converses with her and ultimately wants to introduce her to her "brother" Gerhard while she's staying in Amsterdam for the week. Selah being the adventurer she is decides to give Gerhard a call and schedules to meet him after a charity function. When they discover they run in the same circles after seeing each other at the event they spend some time getting to know each other. Gerhard was a strong sexy guy and I would have thought Selah would be all up on that but the two spend her week there getting to know each other. There's a deeper attraction between them that is too good to ruin by jumping in the sack right away and that made me proud of Selah.  Gerhard was great and in the brief time he was involved in the story I had already decided I loved him and had hoped to learn more about him. He was perfect for Selah, that sexy mix of assertive, submissive, a little buttoned down and a little laid back. It was really nice to watch him woo Selah because my home girl needed the Woo. Taking her to eat as much food as she could experience before she left and taking time to talk and get to know her were all amazing qualities. Gerhard was an interesting guy having been all over the world in his business travels he was able to connect with Selah beyond the attraction between them. When it was time for Selah to leave her week long layover in Amsterdam I was sad to see Gerhard get left behind and hoped that the strong connection they formed would survive the months apart they would be spending. It's probably not a good idea to get attached to a vacation romance but this couldn't be helped for either me or Selah. We had already fallen a little bit for Gerhard.  I had just enough time to shake off the mild sadness of leaving our Gerhard behind when Selah arrived in Ghana to start her work which brought the sexy and adventurous Kai into the spotlight and all of a sudden I forgot about Gerhard.  That breaks my heart to say but what Kai brings to the table is nothing short of amazing. He's a gorgeous, kind hearted and fun guy who captures Selah's attention and spirit of adventure instantly. Kai stole my heart countless times throughout the story and made me love him so much. Completely opposite from Gerhard, Kai is laid back and knows how to have a good time. From elephant sight seeing to exploring the local culture and opening her up to new experiences I was quickly consumed by their whirlwind courtship. It was really difficult not to love these characters because finally seeing Selah open herself up made their relationship that much more special. As a woman I can vouch for the female population when I say we all want a guy who will love and care for us and goes out of his way to show it. When Kai drops everything going on in his life and rearranges his schedule to spend more time with Selah I took a big deep breath and totally swooned. We all want to be that girl a man will drop everything for and don't you EVEN lie to me!   To form a deeper connection with someone is, I think, essentially at the heart of our genetic makeup and can't be helped. Becoming a part of two is a big deal for Selah and I loved how she handled herself throughout. Thankfully though Selah found a guy who is willing to put up with anything she throws at him, and trust me, she throws a lot his way. Like I said she's not an easy woman to love but knowing that she found a man who could handle her leaves me with hope for myself. Kai basically shakes up her entire existence dropping several bombs on her in the process. It does leave her reeling and unsure about what kind of future they could have together but for the most part she rolls with the punches.  One thing I have learned from Prescott's writing is that she knows how to write and AMAZING male lead. From Gil in Geoducks Are For Lovers, who put up with Maggie's flaky back and forth behavior, to John, the hot lumberjack in Ready To Fall who I affectionately call "Ole P*ssy Beard". Her guys are these insanely delicious combinations of rugged, strong, and sexy pure male goodness. Men who support their women, who aren't threatened by their success, men who genuinely care for the well being of their lady loves. Basically... gentlemen. Yes these guys can tear your panties off and make you ride their faces while gripping the headboard but they are respectful guys who respect their women. They aren't neandertal jerks who beat their chests and growl commands. They're just laid back "Good Old Boys" who don't play games. These are the kinds of guys I love to read about because you don't have to wonder about them or bite your nails, scared of what kind of juvenile crap they are going to pull. Now the women Prescott pens are another case altogether. From Maggie, to Diane to Selah, her females are fierce, headstrong extremely stubborn and determined women who can sometimes make you want to strangle them but ultimately fall in love with them. Selah wasn't as hard for me to love as Maggie from Geoducks was but she did have her moments.  Two amazing men who would both make a great catch but only one can be chosen so... where does that leave the story? Being the kind of person who doesn't like to share, I am absolutely against triangles. So why was I cheering for both guys if that's the case? Hmm... I could tell you but I'd have to kill you! Naw, not really but Prescott manages to sooth the boo-boo of only choosing one guy because they are both such great guys with similar personality traits it's like they could be related.   As I have said before and will continue saying for as long as I'm breathing, I love a good strong couple. Chance encounters make for great stories and this was all that and more. I'm excited about where Prescott goes from here because her initial gang of characters from Geoducks have gotten their stories so I'm hoping to get Tom Donnelly gets his book next. The oversexed goofball from Ready To Fall, who I instantly fell in love with from his first corny pickup line, needs to have a book! Period. Missionary Position was full of laughs, steamy romance and personal issues that real people can relate to and understand. Selah is my favorite female of Prescott's and I couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out for her.
RedReaderReads More than 1 year ago
Missionary Position was a book I could not put down. I was torn between wanting it to be over so I could know how it ended and dreading for it to be over because I was enjoying it so much. We met Selah in Geoducks are for Lovers, and she's mentioned in Ready to Fall. And I must say the leading men in this book give John Day (main man in Ready to Fall) a run for his money. Selah is a free spirit who does what and whom she please and makes no apologies for it. I love this about her. She's strong, intelligent, and independent.  Selah is a professor on the west coast and she is traveling for work. First a stop in Amsterdam then on to Ghana for several months. While eating airport sushi she meets a fellow traveler, Anita, who mentions Selah should meet her brother, Gerhard. This is a new set-up for Selah, but she figures why not. After arriving abroad Selah travels the city, and bumps into a handsome man at a cocktail party she attends. She has to leave before finding out his name because she's meeting the mysterious Gerhard. Once she arrives she finds out that her blind date is none other than the hottie from the cocktail party. Selah knows her time in Amsterdam is brief, but she's intrigued. While this isn't how she normally operates, there is something about him. They part ways, and plan to keep in touch. Selah departs for Ghana, and meets some wonderful people. Kofi a driver, Ama who runs the hotel Selah stays at (and later rents a room from), and various other occupants from the hotel. You can feel the camaraderie amongst them from the off. Selah is still thinking of Gerhard while working, and the two exchange texts. Eventually Ama tries to set Selah up with Kai, a former guest of hers. Kai wasn't originally scheduled to visit, but surprises Ama and is also a surprise to Selah. He is rugged and fun, and a great match for Selah. They share much over their time in Ghana. Selah sees and experiences much on her journey. Her heart is torn as to what Selah really wants and what she's always believed her life would be. Surprises abound in Africa. When Selah comes back home early, she has decisions of the heart to make. I cannot stress enough how much I loved this book. (You don't really need to read the first two books, but I would recommend them as well.) Selah is such a strong, wonderful woman. The supporting characters are warm and inviting. Gerhard and Kai are being added to my favorite fictional boyfriends list! Swoon! Complimentary Copy provided!