The Allure of Julian Lefray is the first book in the Allure duology by R.S. Grey. This review will be spoiler-free.
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…
XO, Jo (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Adorable. Hilarious. One of R.S. Grey’s best books.
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of R.S. Grey. I have read about half of her books and am excited to read the rest of them! Well, I have to say this one is probably one of my favorites. She is a very talented writer and her characters are always unique and well-rounded.
Josephine and Julian. I was skeptical about this couple at first, but they really grew on me. They were well matched and made a great team. Josephine was funny and she tugged on my heartstrings. She was trying so hard to make her dreams come true and nothing seemed to be working out for her. Julian was compassionate and understanding, not to mention sexy.
I loved watching their relationship blossom from strangers to coworkers to genuine friends to something more. It felt very natural, but at the same time, it was special. There was tension and chemistry between them as they got to know each other.
This story would not have worked in any other setting. New York was the perfect place for this romance. They didn’t do very many “New York” things, but I think that was a good thing.
Unfortunately, the timeline of this novel confused me at times. It was mostly in the beginning, but there were several times throughout the story that I didn’t know how long had passed. I know at one point I thought several days had passed but only one night had. This really pulled me out of the story.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend this book. I really enjoyed it.