Title: The Allure of Dean Harper (Allure #2)
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Sept 28, 2015
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Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot
Good morning my dear, naive friend,
I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow.
Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c'mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama.
He's the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it's followed by “don’t stop.”
Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil…and before you say anything, I don’t care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn’t for sale.
The Allure of Dean Harper is a full-length standalone romance with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately. Chronologically, The Allure of Julian Lefray happens first.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
R.S. Grey has given us a laugh out loud romantic comedy that is sure to make you fall in love with her writing all over again.
Lily Black has just moved to New York City in hopes to get away from her small town in Texas and to be closer to her best friend, Josephine (Jo) Keller. Lily quickly finds that Jo is pretty wrapped up with her drop dead gorgeous boyfriend, Julian Lefray. So now? It’s Lily against the world. Or at least NYC. She runs a food review blog, but even that doesn’t pay the bills. It’s time to find a job to cover the expensive rent she cannot afford. One night she stumbles upon the perfect job, and it quickly comes to an end the moment she comes face to face with Dean Harper. Oh and the catch? He’s best friends with Jo’s boyfriend!
Dean Harper is a workaholic. He is very successful restauranteur with no signs of slowing down. The moment he meets Lily, he stumbles a bit. Caught of guard that someone as beautiful as she was also very confident and head strong. She is definitely not one to back down especially with that sassy attitude. And Dean has an ego the size of a ---well I don't think it can be measured. Let's just say he is will aware of his good looks and success.. Dean decides (against his better judgement) to do Julian and Jo a friendly favor and hire Lily. Because surely he feels no attraction to her and can do his job. Right? Ha. Nice try.
Dean and Lily are extremely attracted to each other, but very stubborn. Neither one wants to admit feelings of any kind. Especially when the feelings run deeper than the surface. Who has time to give in to those type of emotions? Especially when at this time in their lives they are career driven and focused. But maybe they are what each other needs after all. Dean easily becomes infatuated with Lily. He loves her spunk, but will never admit it. Out loud anyway. And Lily? She's attracted to how Dean challenges her. He doesn't let her get away with anything.. Their sarcastic banter had me laughing (embarrassingly) out loud. Their love to hate relationship was quite entertaining. If you enjoy this author's work, you will devour this one!
The Allure of Dean Harper had everything a romantic comedy should have and more. It was fun, witty, and sexy. I read it all in one sitting as I found it very hard to put down. The author is brilliant in her delivery and execution of this story and the characters in that she puts her own twist on this genre. She does not follow any formula. She simply makes her own. Her writing is engaging and you want nothing more than to become best friends with this group. I loved Dean and Lily, but I do wish we had more time with them. I am looking forward to what's to come from this author. I'd read anything she writes.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things...everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things funny. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
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