Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!
Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT's “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.
I GOT A JOB!
As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.
I know what you're thinking- "But Jo, what’s the problem?"
Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.
Lord, help us all...
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
When I am in the mood to be completely engrossed in a story full of fun, sexy, witty humor, I usually read (or reread) this author’s work. The Allure of Julian Lefray was no different. I loved every moment from the first page to the very last word.
Josephine (Jo) Keller leaves her small town in Texas for NYC. She is a fashion blogger and is determined to make it big in the city. Especially since she is super broke. She learns of an executive assistant position to Lorena Lefray Designs and gets it after she makes quite the impression. The problem lies in the fact that she will actually be the assistant to Lorena Lefray’s brother, Julian LeFray. Once you meet Julian you will understand why this is a problem. A big one.
As Jo and Julian begin to work closely together, the attraction does not go unnoticed. They easily fall for one another as time goes on. Their chemistry is intoxicating. Their banter will have you laughing out loud. You may think twice about reading this in public. The author is brilliant in her craft of truly developing her characters. She places you in their story. You become attached. Engrossed in their lives. And you may never want to leave. This is exactly how I felt about this story.
The Allure of Julian Lefray is not like any other girl falls for boss story. The author strategically puts her own fresh spin on their relationship. Jo is fun and sassy. She is also probably one of the funniest heroines I’ve ever read. If only I could be as quirky and witty like her. And Julian? Words fail to truly describe him. Not only is he devastatingly handsome, but he’s intelligent, funny, and caring. My only hiccup with this story was the time it took for Jo and Julian to truly admit their feelings. I would’ve liked to see them together more. However, I am hoping (begging!) the author for more Jo and Julian as I am not ready to see them go.
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 include 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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