The Allure of Julian Lefray
– R.S. Grey
Genre : Romantic comedy, Contemporary romance
Rating : ♥♥♥♥
My review :
I really liked R.S. Grey’s writing style in her previous book « The Design » as well as her funny characters. I remember laughing so much while reading Cammie’s thoughts. But now ! Now, I must admit she surprised me with this book, it was a totally whole new level of hilarious, sweet and cute !
Joséphine, aka « Jo » Keller is so damn funny ! She is real, authentic and represents ordinary people so well we can identify (Well, I meant very stunning ordinary people who has the chance to work with a very good-looking man, but still…).
She works hard to achieve her goals like anybody else, she lacks self-confidence like anybody else, her situation and her debts are real too ! Her phone calls and emails with her best friend Lily who stayed in Texas are ones any ordinary girl has with her own best friend and I loved the closeness it gives us with her character.
Some quotes of Joséphine that made me laugh :
“The first email, sitting right at the very top of my neglected inbox, was from Mr. Fuck-Me himself. Er, I mean, Julian Lefray.”
“He didn’t even know the effect those dimples had on my girly parts. One word : Ijustgotpregnant. Yeah, that’s one word.“
Julian’s appearance is as its supposed to be : « dreamy ». He’s described as gorgeous and smart with this gentleman touch. That’s what I really liked about this hero. I found it refreshing, it was different from the « bad-boy » male character, who’s rough and wants the girl in his bed right now. Even if I don’t have anything against that kind of hero (you can see it from my previous reviews :D) but it’s true that this little change was good and I loved Julian.
R.S.Grey gives us a real story, full of romance, a real friendship between those two characters. That doesn’t help the growing sexual tension that they both try to surpass due to their professional relationship. And that is really entertaining 🙂
“That is, us pretending to be friends while subtly eye-fucking the shit out of each other”
The author also gives us conversations full of humor between Joséphine and Julian, but not only. To sum up, this book is fun, fun, fun and tells us a story about such an adorable couple. I recommend it to all lovers of a good romantic comedy.
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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…