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 was given an arc, in exchange for my honest opinion.
“He smelled divine, like he’d spent the morning in the woods building me a log cabin. I hated him.”
I love how R.S. Grey can take anything and make it into a light, funny read, but still manages to pack a story in pages that makes you not want it to end. I had no idea what to expect with ‘The Allure of Julian Lefray’, but I did know I would be entertained right up until the very last page.
“The connection between us was stronger than any willpower I could have mustered.”
Josephine Keller reminds me so much of my younger sister…. sassy with big dreams that you just know she’ll accomplish because she’s so determined. My sister also works in the fashion industry and lived in a shady NYC apartment when she first started out.
You just have to love someone who goes after their dreams, no matter how big. Josephine is from a small Texas town that doesn’t even get a cell phone signal. She leaves it all behind to move to NYC to work in the fashion industry. She ends up landing a job as an assistant to Julian Lefray after meeting him at a party (and sparks were flying). Can she work side by side with someone when she constantly has mental images of what’s under his suit? He is charming in a way that should earn him a Olympic gold medal (if it were a sport). Chasing your dreams has never been so tempting with Julian Lefray in the mix.
My only, very small issue, is it all felt so ‘easy'(for lack of a better term). You know right from the start how Julian and Jo feel about each other. There wasn’t angst or a struggle. Is this a bad thing? Not at all. It’s a great summer read when you don’t want complicated (and want some laughs as well).
All in all, this was a great read with a few laugh out loud moments. Seriously, how does R.S. Grey come up with this stuff??
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.