BOOK REVIEW: The Allure of Julian Lefray & The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey


The Allure of Julian Lefray

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.


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…


The Allure of Dean Harper

A standalone romantic comedy from USA TODAY Bestselling author R.S. Grey with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately.

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.

Regretfully yours,

Melanie’s Review:


Never one to disappoint, R. S. Grey has once again and again won me over after I read The Allure of Julian Lefray and Dean Harper. There are only happy vibes when I pick up one of her books and this duo was no different.

 The Allure of Julian Lefray:

Josephine and Julian were straight out just made for each other. From the moment that they laid eyes on one another, you just knew that there was no other way their story could end but with a happily ever after. I absolutely adored Josephine. Determined and yet so utterly soft and sweet. She’s cotton candy through and through- eye catching and cavity inducing. Julian will make your panties melt, he is everything that one could possibly want in a man. Successful and ridiculously sweet. Their instant attraction lured me in and I found myself lost in their story until the very end. A light hearted, slow burning romance Julian and Josephine are a power couple you won’t soon forget.

 The Allure of Dean Harper:

 Oh goodness, I loooooved these two. Both passionate to their core. The tug ‘o war between love and hate was so perfectly written. Their attraction was undeniable even to them but because they are both so hard headed and proud, they spend most of their time at each other’s throats. Lily’s sass is one of my most favorite things about her and most of all, I loved how confident she was about her know how of the food industry. I very much liked that she always stood her ground and never let anyone step all over her—this included Dean Harper. Known to be the youngest, most successful restauranteur in NYC, he chases after one restaurant opening to another. It isn’t until Lily stirs a part of his guarded heart that he realizes just how empty his life is. This one had a touch more sexiness when compared to The Allure of Julian LeFray and I so very much loved it. The more they bottled up their feelings about each other, the more intense it became when they finally do give in. I felt like there was more of an emotional aspect to this book and I thought that added more to their story.

 Thank goodness for both of these books because they made my hour time on the treadmill fly by. I enjoyed these 4 characters and their stories. R.S. Grey is the perfect feel good author. Perfect for the summer and for all seasons. I can’t wait to fill my Kindle with all of her books.

About the Author:


R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including four #1 bestselling romantic comedies. She loves yoga, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs. Visit her at or on Instagram: @authorrsgrey.


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