The Allure of Julian Lefray (Allure, #1)
by R.S Grey
Book 1 in the Allure series. Each book, although interlinked, will be standalone reads.
Josephine Keller or Jo, as she prefers to go by, is a small town girl trying to reach for her dreams in New York City. A upcoming fashion blogger from Texas, she has left the boring future her family had mapped out for her and has jumped in with both feet ready to set the world of fashion alight. Now it's time to sink or swim as she gets behind on her student loans and is just scraping together her monthly rent. So when a assistant job becomes available at Lorena LeFray designs, she is determined to secure the job and not the man... isn't she.
Julian Lefray is back in New York to support his designer sister Lorena who is battling an addiction in rehab, and to sort out her business that needs stripping back and rebuilding. When he comes across an inexperienced but enthusiastic Jo, he knows that she is the person that could help him turn things around. Little does he know that she will turn things around more than he thinks.
I had heard massive things about this book. That in itself always makes me nervous. When there is a huge buzz about a book you go in with such high expectations. I went in differently if I'm honest. Described as a romantic comedy, I didn't know think it would be my type of book. Would it cross over to far into chic lit territory, rather than staying firmly planted in my preferred genre NA? And the biggest question... Would I find it funny? Let me tell you now, this book is an absolute bloody hoot. Most certainly NA, but with a hint of chic lit. It is a light, fun, sexy and angsty at times story with loads of LOL moments.
Both characters, in fact all the characters are bloody superb. The storyline is engaging and just good old fun. If you need a break from angst heavy and darker reads, this is the perfect tonic. It has a buzz around it because quite frankly it is a well thought out story by an talented and very funny author. It was my first book by R.S Grey, but it certainly won't be my last.
If you haven't jumped on the Allure bandwagon, time to do it now. With book 2, The Allure of Dean Harper around the corner, this is book that shouldn't be missed - A MUST READ!
Emma - 5 Crowns
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...