Monday, June 29, 2015

Release Day Blitz: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 29, 2015
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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...


4 Star Review by Lisa Kane

You can not go wrong with a book by RS Grey. Her writing is witty and satirical and sexy. The Allure of Julian Lefray is no exception. 

Josephine Keller is a fashion blogger from Texas, who writes What Jo Wore.  She just moved to the big city-New York a few weeks ago and is struggling to make it. Her rent is high, her student loans are high but her prospects are short. Her parents think this is a phase and it should have ended after two weeks. But is creative and quirky and has a knack for what the hot trends will be and how the average girl can get in on the cheap. She has an invite in her hands for one of the hottest events of the year.  

But when she gets there-there seems to be a snag and they can't find her name on the list. So she has plenty of time to people watch. That's when she spots drop dead gorgeous Julian Lefray and makes some serious eye contact. He, of course, has no problem getting in and she loses him in the crowd.

This would be my luck. I was this close to really taking my career to the next level and then life decided to give me an ol' "not so fast sister" slap in the face. Life is an evil bitch sometimes. 

 Eventually they find her name, (it was misspelled) and she runs into Mr. Hotness once again. When she learns he is taking over for his sister, Lorena at Lorena Lefray Designs, she attempts to tell him she just applied for the assistant job. He is intrigued by her (the story is in both their POV's) and he arranges to interview her. 

"Julian! I Wasn't sure if you'd make it. I'd assume things were too hectic with your family right now."
"It was a last minute decision. You know how I like to fly by the seat of my pants."
If I was a provocative temptress from a James Bond movie, I'd had picked up my champagne, held his eye as I took a sip, and then seductively whispered, "Is there room for two on that flight in your pants?" 

Yep, she gets the job and she is more than up for the challenge. She is savvy with social media and that is something that has been lacking for the Lefray label. Julian has his hands full-his sister is dealing with some addiction issues and he is trying his best to get her company back on track. It's practically in ruins and is in desperate need on an overhaul. 

Julian and Josephine fight their attraction. The old adage of not sleeping with the help is first and foremost in their minds. Of course their naughty bits ignore that advice. Egging them both on are their friends Dean and Lily. Dean is a rich, famous restaurant owner, who has the Midas touch. Just about every restaurant and bar he opens becomes the "in" place to be. Lily, Josephine's best friend lives in Texas and is moving to NYC to room with her. She has a food blog and trained at culinary school. I smell a sequel with these two! 

Her lackluster finances cause Jo to seek a night job and that job is going to change her life in ways she never thought possible. A visit home to see her folks (via the Greyhound bus ride from hell) is going to be a catalyst for Julian to finally get a wake up call about Jo. 

Why did it feel like she was leaving for good? 

As usual, Ms. Grey's characters are so multi dimensional and seem so real that you will laugh and snort and hum to yourself about their dialogue. This author can write funny like few can. This one is such a pleasure to read! 

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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