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The Allure of Dean Harper (The Allure #2)

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#1 Best Selling Romantic Comedy
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,
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published September 28th 2015
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4 Stars!!


Like the previous book in the series, 'The Allure of Dean Harper' was an awesome feel good story. It was fun, it was sexy and also hilarious at times and I had so much fun reading it. As delightful as the first installment, this second book was well written and so gripping. If you like to read an enemies to lovers story, look no further. This one was really great! 'The Allure of Dean Harper' tells the story of Lily and Dean, characters we previously met in the first installment in the s
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5 Funny Stars

Such a sweet,funny,super hot and fast passed story!!RS Grey has a way to make me love, making my heart melt with her sweet stories.This one is super good and the the characters have amazing chemistry, keeping you interested till the end.
Lily is Jo's best friend and she just moved in New York looking for a job!Dean is Julian's friend and he is a successful man who owns restaurants.Both have something in common they know about restaurants and food, but bot
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 01, 2015 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
4 Stars


R.S. Grey delivered a quick, fun read which brought the characters from hating one another to loving one another. Lily Black, the heroine, is hilarious and made this story a lot of fun. She has just moved into an apartment with Josephine from previous book and is pumped to get her career started in the Big Apple.


Dean Carter, restaurant owner and friends with Josephine and Julian is asked to give Lily a start in the field. Dean and Lily can’t stand one another and it’s a battle of wills f
Lisa Jayne
Sep 30, 2015 Lisa Jayne rated it it was amazing

"He thought he had me figured out. He thought he had the upper hand. How cute."


Have you been looking for your latest romantic comedy with a good portion of 'enemy to lovers' style plot thrown in for good measure? Then look no further, RS Grey has once again proved that she is hard to beat when it comes to knocking out a novel worth its weight in comedy gold. I felt like all my birthday's and chocolate treat days had come at once reading this beauty of a novel and if was
Dec 18, 2015 Salvatore rated it really liked it
4 ROAR stars

Lily is Josephine's best friend, who has just moved in New York and she is in desperate need of a job. Julian, Jo's boyfriend told her he would talk to his best friend, Dean Harper, one of the most known owner of restaurants to help her secure a job for now.

But things don't go as they were planned and their personalities seem to collide. They are both stubborn, opinioned while trying to take control from each other and the conflict is inevitable.

Somehow they will need to work to

"If only she and I could shut up for ten minutes, the sex would be the best of our lives. Angry. Hard. Fast. Not love. Not even close. War."

This book was just what I needed in between all the emotional reads; it was a fun, sexy and downright hilarious read! After finishing The Allure of Julian Defray few months ago, I was already looking forward to read Lily & Dean's story. Both of them are driven with passion and stubborn as hell, the snarky banters between these two had the sexu
Sep 27, 2015 Eliza rated it really liked it

Title: The Allure of Dean Harper
Series: The Allure, #2
Author: R.S. Grey
Release date: 28th September, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Subject: Rickshaws, tube tops & mind-blowing sex.

Dear Rachel Ms. Grey,

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the second instalment in The Allure series. Once again your blend of romantic comedy and quirky characters really hit the spot.

I'm a simple girl, give me a succ
The Allure of Dean Harper was everything I hoped it would be and more. I completely fell in love with Dean and Lily in Allure of Julian LaFray. Dean is Julian’s sexy, successful friend and Lily is Jo’s beautiful, spirited bestie. Both Dean and Lily are in the restaurant business. Dean is ten years older than Lily and has established a successful career. Lily is twenty-three, just moved to New York City and is just starting out.

Dean and Lily are perfect on paper. They have shared education, expe
Oct 07, 2015 Catarina rated it really liked it
4 Stubborn Stars.

Lily just left Nowheresville, Texas, to try her luck in NY and live with her best friend, Jo. A food blogger by day and a food lover 24/7 her dream is to make into the restoration business in the one of the biggest food center in the word that is NY. There she meets Dean. Dean is the best friend of Julian, Jo’s boyfriend and he’s one of the youngest and biggest restaurant entrepreneurs in the city. As a favor to Julian he hires Lily as his consultant for the opening of his new
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If only she and I could shut up for ten minutes , the sex would be the best of our lives. Angry. Hard. Fast. Not love. Not even close. War.

I was a little wary before starting The Allure of Dean Harper and I’m glad to report that I really enjoyed this one!
I have something like a rowdy relationship to RS Grey.
I remember really enjoying one of her first stories a while ago but being really disappointed with my last one, The Allure of Julian Lefray which is book 1 in this series.

Violina The Romance Lover
5 "Lirio" stars

“If only she and I could shut up for ten minutes, the sex would be the best of our lives. Angry. Hard. Fast. Not love. Not even close. War.”

Dean & Lily were the two stubborn, head strong, proud and cofident people whose world collide and the things would never be the same after that!
Their story was light, funny, sexy and entertaining . They would make you giggle and laugh like crazy and if you are (too) emotional person like me, they would me you cry as well! You
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
3.5 fun stars!

Fun, light...exactly what I needed. <3

A full review of this book can be found on my blog The Racy Lit Reader

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Smile inducing from start to finish. Even if oil and vinegar don't mix, these two fiery, head butting characters were delectable to read.

Dean Harper is a driven, controlling, workaholic who is used to getting his way. His goal, to be the best at everything he sets his mind to. His love, New York’s fast pace life full of women that aren’t looking for anything more than no strings attached fun and won’t hinder his efforts to reach the top. What will happen when he meets his take charge, won’t
Is it annoying? Yes! Is it drives me crazy? Yes! Did I freaking love it? Yessss!

***Quick Review:***

Series: Stand alone. But it can be read as a series. This is the second book in The Allure series.
Grade/Tag Tabs: Contemporary Romance, Romance Comedy.
Release Date: September 28th, 2015
Main characters: Lily Black, twenty-three years old, the culinary blogger. Dean Harper, thirty-three years old, the restaurant owner.
Secondary characters: Julian and Jo, from the first part, we have here a lot
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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I seriously adore and love R.S. Grey. She seriously knows how to write these fun, sex, playful, charming, sweet romantic comedies. Every time, I read one of her books I always end up loving it and having a big fat smile on my face. And in her newest release, The Allure of Dean Harper, Ms. Grey has once again got me addicted to her stories.


" For all I knew, I had hours to live. For all I knew, Lily would be the death of me. I smiled at th
Sep 28, 2015 Alice rated it really liked it

4 stars!

Lily Black has just moved from Texas to NY to follow her dreams. She wants to work in the culinary world and she desperately needs a job.

Luckily for her, her best friend Josephine (from the first book) knows Dean Harper who is the owner of many restaurants in NY.

This sounds like a dream and like she just hit the jackpot..except she didn't. Because Lily and Dean can't stand each other.They can't stay in the same room for more than a few minutes without looking daggers at each other and
Apr 22, 2016 Jen rated it it was amazing
5 Fighting Foody Stars!

Ok, so after reading The Allure of Julian Lefray and meeting the two main characters of this book, I couldn't wait to jump right in. As I've mentioned before, I love angst and with a description of "oil and water" for these two, I was hopeful that I would get my fill. R.S. Grey did not disappoint, because as much as I love angst filled stories, I also love the hate turned love stories too and in this book I got both.

Lily Black is Josephine's best friend who just moved to N
Ash Reads
Oct 18, 2015 Ash Reads rated it really liked it
I read this book via Kindle Unlimited. You can also find the first book there, as well as most of her other books.

As much as I thought I liked TAoJL, I thought this one was much better! I love Lily and Dean, omg! They were fantastic. I love the love/hate concept in books, they are always so entertaining.

I wasn't actually going to read today, but then I ended up reading this in one sitting! You can't go wrong with R.S. Grey! I have truly adored all of her books so far, and this series was really
Oct 05, 2015 Katerina rated it really liked it
To start,I don't think he and I have ever had a conversation without one of us yelling.He is rude and opinionated and a workaholic.He has the ego of Kayne West and I hate him.

Once again,R.S. Grey gave us a funny,sexy and sweet read (that had the potential to turn into a crime novel and you had to guess who would be the victim and who the killer.I'm surprised we didn't see any blood.)
For all I knew,I had hours to live.For all I knew,Lily would be the death of me.

Aren't they adorable?

The s
Vilma's Book Blog
Oct 01, 2015 Vilma's Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Sexy, witty and deliciously fun to read!

[4.5 stars]

There’s something special that makes reading R.S. Grey’s books so much fun. They put me in the greatest mood as I laugh and swoon over her character’s romantic escapades. Dean Harper’s story was as delightfully fun as Julian Lefray’s, but it ratchets up the tension—big time—as antagonism prevails in this enemies to lovers story.

We’ve met both Dean and Lily before. Dean is Julian’s best friend and Lily is Jo’s. Jo has just moved to New York City
Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)
3.5 Stars.

The Allure of Julian Lefray is the only other book I have read by R.S. Grey and I fell hard for it! The Allure of Dean Harper is the follow up story starring Julian and Jo's best friends, Dean and Lily. I had very high expectations coming into this book and sadly they weren't quite met. Don't get me wrong, I still really really enjoyed the book! The author is a fantastic writer, it just didn't fall in the same place as Julian Lefray did for me.

Strong, stubborn, opinionated, and funny
Norah Una Sumner
3,5 stars


Fun book with great,funny,dedicated,but a little bit too stubborn characters and a story that lures you in immediately.The chemistry between two main characters is undeniable but their relationship progressed a bit too quickly from hate to love for my taste.They are both kind of immature when it comes to relationships but I liked how much they love their job and I loved seeing them working together.Overall,a very entertaining romantic comedy.
Oct 19, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it
The comedy in this book was fresh and original and the pop culture references were witty and spot on! There were so many legitimate laugh out loud moments.
Dean Harper has to be one of the most infuriating jackasses ever. Pair that with Lily, a smart woman who takes no shit and you have one epic love-hate romance.
I absolutely loved watching the disaster that was their relationship work itself out in a spectacular way. This book was sexy, yet classy, funny, sassy and heartwarming.
Adorably sexy and very funny! This book is another fresh, modern, sexy and hilarious story from R.S. Grey.

The Allure of Dean Harper follows the story of Dean and Lily, the best friends of Julian and Jo from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Lily has just arrived in New York City and is opinionated, talented and very, very funny. She and Dean do not meet under the best of circumstances. Dean, a control freak and workaholic, arrives back from a business trip and his first meeting with his new bartende
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3 Stars

Review contains minor spoiler

I was so excited to read this, but I think I have too high expectation for this book and honestly I'm so disappointed.

This book is really similar with the first book, The Allure of Julian Lefray. I thought Dean and Lily were working together in one of Dean’s restaurants. I mean really “working”. Like, you meet everyday, 8 hours a day kind of working. Turns out it was just the same like Julian and Josephine, they “work” together with no actual “office”. Beca

4.5 stars

I pretty much love the hell out of this book! It's fun, sexy, corky, and I may love it a little bit more that the first book. It's interesting that I thought the fighting and fucking were some of the best parts, especially when a lot of readers disliked it. The sexual tension was smoking hot! And I do like a great enemies-to-lovers story. Freaking fantastic!!
Sep 30, 2015 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
Sweet, dependable, bellywarming goodness.

I'd be happy reading stories like this all day long. It was an opposites attract tale where he's her obnoxious boss and she's all sassy and snarky and takes no shit from him, so it was a satisfying read, with no annoying characters doing tstl stuff. It was also low on angst, but with some witty observations and laugh out loud scenes that really put a smile on my face. Actually, at one point I woke himself up with my snorts of laughter. He loves it when I
Oct 02, 2015 Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic rated it really liked it
~~4.5 HEARTS~~

I'll keep this review short. I really enjoyed this book. It was a mixture of love, hate, and laughter. Dean & Lily will never have a boring relationship because they are both stubborn and strong willed which is a recipe for a lot of ups and downs. R.S. Grey did a great job. I haven't came across a R.S. Grey book that I haven't enjoyed. I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I've read so many great reviews on this book and it definitely lived up to all those great review
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: It was kind of meh. Had some cute banter, some laugh out loud moments, but I didn't really feel the connection between the characters. I felt the dislike when they were fighting, but then it just changed to love all of a sudden, and I just didn't get it.

Storyline: This is Lily and Dean's story. They meet when Lily goes to a restaurant for a potential bartending job and starts right away. Dean owns the restaurant and is a major micromanager, so he likes to be the one
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