Book review: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey


Fashion blogger Josephine Keller has just moved to New York City.  In a city of over eight million people, she knows exactly no one, but she’s determined to make it work.  When she shoots off her resume to Lorena Lefray Designs, she knows that she’ll excel as Lorena’s assistant.  But surprise, surprise – the job is with Lorena’s older brother, Julian.  Julian might be exactly Josephine’s type, but she’s not going to let his dimples or his muscles or his adorable personality get to her.  She needs this job and no man is going to jeopardize her future.

My specific reason for reading this book was my 2017 challenge, which prompted me to read a book on a favorite author’s backlist.  I’ve already read the entire catalog of books by several of my favorite authors, but I only started reading R.S. Grey’s books this year.  I’ve loved everything of hers that I’ve ever read and already plan on reading her entire backlist, so this prompt really wasn’t difficult.

I might have actually died while reading this book.  R.S. Grey manages, time and time again, to kill me with sexual tension.  And despite the fact that she does this in literally every single book, it always feels fresh and new.  I’ve never seen her recycle a scene or a feeling or a personality.  Every one of her books is different and every one of them is amazing.

R.S. Grey is one of those authors that never fails to make me happy.  Reading her books feels like sinking into the perfect bubble bath after the longest, most hectic day.  Her books are cute, they’re fluffy, they’re funny, they’re romantic, and they’re sexy.  The Allure of Julian Lefray didn’t disappoint.  Next up is The Allure of Dean Harper and I cannot wait.

And, just wondering, why isn’t Julian Lefray my boss?  It wouldn’t be such a struggle to get to work by 7:30am if I were heading into his office…

Final rating: ★★★★★

#mmdreading: a book in the backlist of a new favorite author

Cover reveal: Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you probably know that I love Krista & Becca Ritchie.  I’m a little late on this, but yesterday they did a cover reveal for Lovers Like Us, the second book in their Like Us series, which follows the children of the main characters in their Addicted series.

I loved Damaged Like Us and I cannot wait for Halloween so that I can finally get my hands on this beautiful book. See the brand new blurb below:

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent:

Keep your relationship secret from the public.

Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients.

On the road.
In a sleeper tour bus.
For four rocky months.

Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check.

But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves.

Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim.

I’ll actually be on an airplane on October 31 and I’m trying to decide whether it would be a good idea to read this book in a small, enclosed space with a bunch of strangers.  Regardless, I’ve preordered it and I hope that you’ll consider doing the same ➜