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The Allure of Dean Harper

(The Allure #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  12,660 ratings  ·  994 reviews
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 t
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published September 28th 2015
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Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
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
Sep 29, 2015 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 •
Jul 23, 2015 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 w
Sophie's Reading Corner
Sep 11, 2015 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
4 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."

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 se
Jul 24, 2015 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
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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, wo
Jul 24, 2015 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
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay! This was awesome.
I loved Dean.
But I prefer Julian.
I absolutely adore Lily! She’s so funny and cool.
These 2 books were great!!💜
By now I will probably read anything this author writes.
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 wel
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
There were enough funny scenes in this to make me give it a 3-star rating, but basically, I hated the main guy in the story. He was a total douche!

Dean Harper is the hero, and he is one of those fussy guys who needs everything to be just so, done exactly as he says, when he says. He thinks he is absolutely perfect and that he knows everything. He is the kind of boss that belittles his employees in front of everyone and expects them all to bow down and cower before his greatness.
Yeah, one of thos
Geri Reads
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
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

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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
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
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I mean, hello to my favourite author I probably will discover this year. These books are drugs of the best kind. Reading them has made me stupidly happy.

And as much as I want to marathon them all, I want to save some as well so I have something to look forward to. Books I know won't let me down.
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Ahhh! This was so cute and funny. I'm really sad that this book wasn't longer. :(

I tried to read The Allure of Julian Lefray but I admit, I got a little bored with the characters so I just jumped straight to the second book without finishing the first. And right from the very first chapter, I knew I was going to love Lily and Dean more than Josephine and Julian.

I just loved the tension between the two and their love/hate relationship. I laughed so hard so many times that I actually lost track of
Sep 22, 2015 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
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hardcopy-needed
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
Vilma Iris
Jul 23, 2015 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
Aug 15, 2015 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 the
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Shannon Moore
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This deserves 5 stars simply for how much it made me laugh! Wow, it was absolutely hilarious. Oh and you know, add in some fun friends, a shady guy and plenty of confusing feels, you've hit the jackpot! Oh and it's um, an ENEMIES TO LOVERS romance! One of my fav tropes!!!!! I was sold immediately. Loved the fight between these two. <3 ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
I definitely enjoyed this book a little more than the first book in this series because I connected to Dean and Lily a lot more than to Julian and Josephine. However, The Allure of Dean Harper was very short and thus the story often felt too rushed and the ending was way too abrupt.

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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.
Jul 27, 2015 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.
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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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