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The Allure of Julian Lefray

(The Allure #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  17,387 ratings  ·  1,430 reviews
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As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray D
Paperback, 366 pages
Published June 29th 2015 by CreateSpace (first published June 28th 2015)
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May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
4 Stars!!


I love this author! Besides her flawless, engaging writing, what I love the most is her ability to create unputdownable stories that sucks me from the very beginning from one reason or another. My first thought after I finished this first book in the series was – What the hell I waited so long to read this one? Needless to say if you have it in your TBR pile read it ASAP because it’s totally worthy it, if not, don’t hesitate and add it. I guarantee you won’t regret it! 'The Allure of Ju
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

He didn't even know the effect those dimples had on my girly parts. One word: Ijustgotpregnant. Yeah, that's one word.

Clearly I have been living under a rock lately, because this was my first book by this absolutely fabulous author. I know, right? I'm shocked myself! If I could spank my own ass for not reading her sooner, I would. Better yet, I'd like Julia Lefray to do it for me because if you haven't met this hero or have immediate plans to, you deserve a thorough spanking.
Geri Reads
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
You know what I really liked about this book? It doesn't pretend to be something else other than a sweet, funny, and light read. And for that, I give this one 4 stars!

I really enjoyed the characters. On paper, they weren't the type of characters I would ever thought of enjoying reading about but RS Grey made Jo totally lovable and relatable. And Julian is probably her sweetest hero yet.

Jo is someone who has big dreams for herself and she's desperate to get out of the small town she grew up in.
• Lisa •
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it

"Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning."


An RS Grey book is like a rainbow that appears just at the right time on a gloomy day. They never fail to make me feel good and I'm always left with a ridiculously, huge smile. This is exactly the type of book that I adore spending my time with. And I love this particular author's perfectly easy reading style that is happily combined with a killer sense of humour. (
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
✻This is not a review.This is the raving of a fangirl.✻ book was fan-fucking-tastic!!A sweet,funny,sexy read that left me grinning like an idiot!!

“Ignore the tall,dark,and handsome vibe.Book boyfriends exist for a reason.”

Julian Lefray exists for a reason.To melt your insides into goo and destroy your chances at finding Mr.Perfect.I don't mind,I'd take Julian any day.

Josephine left her small Texas town and her overprotective parents and moved to New York chasing her
4,5 Alluring Stars.

Jo is the author of a popular fashion blog and she just moved to New York with the hope of making a name in the fashion industry. She’s lucky to get a job with a known fashion designer, Lorena Lefray as her assistant. But Lorena is going through a personal situation and his brother, Julian, came from Boston to take over the business for a while, so Jo is actually working directly with him. Despite they both feeling attracted to each other they all know better than giving int
3.5 STARS! ★★★☆

"Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning."

The one thing that I can expect when I pick up a RS Grey book is that I'll find myself reading something fun and hilarious with a dose of sweet romance. This one was no exception here and as I was flipping through the pages, I found myself chuckling at this author's witty, humorous writing!

Josephine is a small-town Texan girl with a big dream who runs a fashion blog called What J
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

Such a sweet and funny story!This is why I love Rachel so much because she knows how to make her stories so lovable!!I don't need to read a synopsis,I just know her books will always leave me happy!!Her stories always make me laugh and swoon!!

Jo has her dreams...She is a fashion blogger from a small town!Now she is in New York and she is looking for job!She has an opportunity and she doesn't give up!!She will work as an executive assistant to Lorena Lefray!But because she isn't
Sophie's Reading Corner
4.5 stars

Josephine is a girl that moved from Texas in order to make her dreams come true. She was always fascinated with all things fashion and she's a blogger, but moving to New York isn't easy, especially when you have loans and rent and no support from your family.

One day she applies for a position in Lorena Lefray's Designs and she discovers that she will be working for Lorena's brother, who by the way is a very handsome guy with dimples and a killer body.

Jo tries hard to resist his charm,
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Series: Standalone
Author: R.S. Grey
Release date: 29th June, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

The Allure of Julian Lefray is a sweet and hilarious one.

Josephine Keller may have been raised in a small Texan town but she has always had big dreams. Her love of fashion developed at a young age and New York is the place where she always envisaged her dreams becoming reality. As new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs, embracing t
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
More of a 3 1/2 star read, but I rounded up because there were a couple of pretty funny moments including an old person swinger party. As the heroine said, "not enough eye bleach in the world."

This chick-lit book is about Small Town Sally who is wide-eyed and fresh off the Greyhound Bus from Shit Creek, Texas. She always dreamed of moving to New York City to follow her fashion-loving dreams. And, somehow she made the trip and found a craphole apartment without becoming a prostitute, but it stil
Natasha is a Book Junkie

“He was sharp lines, hard edges, subtle lips, and inviting eyes. Every detail blended into an alluring combination, one that called to me like a bad habit.”

There are some authors who never fail to make me feel happy while reading their books and R.S. Grey is one of those authors, as I’ve come to rely on her distinctive sense of humour and ability to pen sexy, light-hearted romances that make me swoon though fits of giggles time and time again, not to menti
Yusra  ✨
remember when I brutally dnf’ed this book? remember how much I hated it? I think I hate myself more; because I ended up finishing it. For what, I have no clue. The most I’ll do is grant it an extra .5 stars
please keep in mind this is the worst review I’ve ever written, to match an even more horrible book! :)

what i liked
-jo’s passion, drive and commitment to her work, it was pretty admirable
-i loved how she was stubborn and determined to make a life for herself in new york no matter what
-men w
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
“I looked up and met the eye of a man standing in line.
My gut clenched.

I’m in love with R.S. Grey writing, is so funny.
And the romances? I ADORE THEM SO MUCH! Is like watching a romantic comedy, just perfect, sweet and cute.
Julian is goals💛(I want one).
Reading his POV was everything. I absolutely loved it! The best part of the book.
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think some books have perfect timing and this was the perfect book for me this weekend. The Allure of Julian LeFray is a fun, sexy read and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Lily has just moved to New York City to pursue her career in fashion. She is broke, lonely, but resilient. Lily is a great character, she is the type of girl you want as your best friend. She is witty, fun and super genuine. When she runs into Julian LeFray at her first big fashion party she decides to step outside her comfort
R.S. Grey
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m so happy that I tried another RS Grey novel after not loving The Fortunate Ones. The Allure of Julian LeFray is so much better! I loved it! This book has amazing characters, great humor, sweet times and sexy times.
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This sweet and sexy book made me laugh, smile and blush. It hooked me from the start and kept me engaged, turning page after page without wanting to put it down.

Josephine “Jo” Keller’s home town is too small for her dream of making a name for herself in the fashion industry. With her goal set and not caring that she’s almost drowning in debt, she leaves her disapproving parents behind along with her very supportive and quirky BFF Lily.
Hannah G
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm rating this book 4.25 stars. So I've been waiting to read this for a while. And I wasn't disappointed. The biggest reason I liked this book so much was because it was very different and unique from the typical boss assistant romance. The dynamic between the two love interests was perfect. It wasn't tense and the dialogue flowed naturally. This book was also funny at times which made it that more enjoyable. So the female love interest I really liked. I didn't have any problems with her. And I ...more
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wait a minute...wheres the rest???? I feel like that totally cute and adorable book just...dead ended...

I enjoyed this! I've come to love R.S. Grey, this is her 4th book I've read, and I've loved them all, not like I love Scoring Wilder though...but this is possibly my 2nd favorite. I loved the characters, they were all funny, and amazing.....

I did not like how it ended, the words that were written were awesome, but I feel like it kind of just ended, no epilogue...nothing more on the characte
chan ☆

it seems like everyone I know that reads romance pops a chub for r.s. grey, and I seriously don't get it.

I can't even remember how much of this I read, but it wasn't much. But girl shows up to Met Gala-esque event and gets flustered af upon seeing the dreamy mcsteamy man of her dreams and practically creams her ballgown. I mean yeah I understand being excited when a hot guy is around but I knew I wasn't going to buy into this romance. No thank you.

buddy read with t
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Good grief...

I am




with these RS Grey contemporary romance reads.

I'm loving her books right now!
This one was no exception. Good stuff!

Very joyful reading. Lots of laugh and fun. It's very simple, and lightweight. Absolutely loved the heroine of this book.

"Even if I ended up on the streets, I’d be the only homeless person in New York wearing vintage Chanel footwear. Because I have priorities."

***Quick Review:***

Series: Stand alone. So far.
Grade: Chick Lit. Contemporary Romance. Office and fashion theme.
Main characters: Julian Lefray. Thirty-one years old. Investor and businessman. Josephine Keller, twenty-four. Fashion bl
Violina N
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 " I am Josephine, hear me roar! " stars!

What I loved:

First of all I am so happy that I decided to finally read this book! I was in a mood for something light and funny and THIS book delivered alllll!
I laughed or swooned during reading this book! The banter, the smut, the cleverness, sassynes, cockyness.. everything was awesomeeee !
I loved how they laughed together, shared they dreams, helped each other and yes, their sexuall tension was off charts and after aaaa litleeee fee
As far as romantic comedies go, I think R.S. Grey just about nails it. The Allure of Julian Lefray was my first novel by this author (although at the time of actually writing this review, I’ve now read another four of her books because they are just that addictive). Admittedly, the colloquial writing style felt a little extreme at first, but I ended up enjoying the eccentric humour. Even though I tend to prefer romance books with a deeper conceptual focus, there was something really refreshing a ...more
Beatrice Masaluñga
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
Josephine Keller left an annoying impression to me for the first three chapters and I thought she's an overconfident wannabe fashionista. I misinterpreted her personality and she proved me wrong. She's a fashion a blogger on What Jo Wore from Texas and moved to New York City to pursue her dreams. Coming from a small town and broke, she badly needed a job to pay her bills and keep up with fashion trends. So, she attended this event to seek Lorena Lefray and hoping she'll secure a job in her compa ...more
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully fun, flirty and irresistible. The perfect summer read!

Fun, fun, fun! This book was a joy to read. It touted great humor with some enjoyable tension and banter. Between giggling, swooning and flipping the pages as fast as possible, I couldn’t put it down. I loved the framework of the story. Loved that our protagonist, Jo, was a struggling blogger from small town Texas, trying not only to make it in her industry, but also in New York. And of course, as soon as our dimpled and alluring
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

This was an enjoyable lighthearted romp.

There wasn't any needless drama or women that needed a good slap to come to their senses.
Julian was pretty hot, despite his enlarged blue balls. And you got enough time with the side characters to want to read their story next. It was simple, but it worked.

All I'd moan about is the lack of details. Sex details. When half the book consists of the two main characters trying to resist each other, you would expect the sex to be explosive. What you actually g
Aisling Zena
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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