Audiobook Review: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey
Series: The Allure #1 (full reading order below)
Audiobook Publication Date: June 7th 2016
Length: 7 hours and 40 minutes
Narrated by: Renee Givens & BJ Pottsworth
Links: Audible • EbookPaperback • Goodreads
Source: I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review

From: JosephineKeller@LLDesigns.com
To: LilyNBlack@gmail.com
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…

XO,
Jo

I adored reading this rom-com of R.S. Grey’s, but I enjoyed it just as much, if not a little more, as an audiobook! I’m totally the type of listener who likes to get audiobooks of books she’s already read and loved, so The Allure of Julian Lefray was right up my alley. It’s a sweetly romantic listen, with tons of laugh-out-loud moments and main characters who have great chemistry. Renee Givens and BJ Pottsworth were wonderful narrators for Jo and Julian – I’d definitely listen to them again!

Josephine Keller is a fashion blogger who has just moved to NYC in the hopes of making a career in the fashion industry. Landing a job is her first priority, as she’s practically broke and all alone in NYC, but she’s lucky enough to score a job working not for famous fashion designer Lorena Lefray, but Lorena’s very attractive brother Julian. Julian himself is highly intrigued by and attracted to his new assistant, though he knows he shouldn’t feel the way he does about her. A romance between is pretty forbidden, so they become close friends instead, trying to ignore the underlying chemistry. Jo can’t risk losing her job if she enters into a relationship with Julian, her boss, but they spend so much time together that their friendship quickly, genuinely turns into something more.

I loved Renee Givens’s narration! She does a really good job not just voicing Jo and her narrative, but also the different accents of people Jo encounters in NYC. BJ Pottsworth has a deep voice that’s easy to listen to and fits perfectly for Julian. Whoever chose the narrators for this audiobook were spot on!

A great narration and a fun story made The Allure of Julian Lefray a fantastic listen. It’s a feel-good office romance that is sweet and hilarious. If you’re in the mood for an quick, fun, sweet audiobook, you should definitely spend a credit on this one!

THE ALLURE OF JULIAN LEFRAY is now available on Audible: http://amzn.to/28QILxe

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lacey


Reading Order: The Allure series

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey

#1 ~ The Allure of Julian Lefray: Book Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Allure of Dean Harper: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads

Here’s an audio excerpt from The Allure of Julian Lefray!


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Release Day Review: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey
Series: The Allure #1 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: June 29th 2015
Links: EbookPaperback • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

From: JosephineKeller@LLDesigns.com
To: LilyNBlack@gmail.com
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…

XO,
Jo

What a sweet, sexy, hilarious book! The Allure of Julian Lefray was exactly what I was in the mood for – it was sweetly romantic, with tons of laugh-out-loud moments and main characters with great chemistry. I adored this latest romantic comedy from R.S. Grey!

If I was a provocative temptress from a James Bond movie, I’d have picked up my champagne, held his eye as I took a sip, and then seductively whispered, “Is there room for two on that flight in your pants?” or y’know, something equally as seductive. But since I am Josephine, weird-girl-from-the-country, I stayed silent and took another sip of champagne.

Our heroine, Josephine Keller, is a fashion blogger who has just moved to NYC in hopes of making a career in the fashion industry. Jo is adorable, sometimes awkward, but she’s a sincere kind of heroine – basically, she’s endearing as hell, and I adored her. Landing a job is her first priority in NYC, since she’s close to broke and her parents aren’t exactly supportive of her dreams. Nonetheless, she is determined to accomplish her dreams, and though there are a few fumbles and awkward moments along the way, she gets a job working not for famous fashion designer Lorena Lefray, but Lorena’s hot, sexy brother Julian.

Julian Lefray is highly intrigued by and attracted to his new assistant, though he knows he shouldn’t feel the way he does about her. I loved that we get Julian’s POV in this book – it was fun to see his side and his struggles with fighting his desire for Jo. I liked that he wasn’t the clichéd manwhore – he’s a workaholic, but he’s sweet and loyal to the people he cares about, one of which Jo is quickly becoming.

I’d gone thirty-one years without knowing her, yet now it felt wrong to even go one weekend without speaking to her.

Jo and Julian have serious chemistry together, and it’s difficult for them to resist, but they set it aside to form a friendly relationship. Jo can’t risk losing her job if she sleeps with Julian, her boss, but they spend so much time together that their friendship quickly, genuinely turns into something more.

“What’s gotten into me, Jo?” he asked with an incredulous tone.
He took a step closer to me, pulling his body flush with his. His hands gripped my upper arms and his mouth met my hair, just above my ear. His chest pressed against mine so that I could feel his wild heartbeat hammering a crazy rhythm.
“You,” he bit out.

It gets pretty intense between Julian and Jo, but what I really enjoyed about this book was that it never lost its easy humor. I found myself smiling so much at the banter between the characters, and some of the situations they got themselves into were absolutely hilarious.

The Allure of Julian Lefray is a feel-good office (even though they’re technically not in an office for the majority of the book) romance that I couldn’t help but enjoy. It had sweet, hilarious, endearing characters I loved reading about. I’m really hoping the author will be writing a book about Jo and Julian’s best friends – she set up their story perfectly in this book. If you’re in the mood for an easy, fun, sweet read, The Allure of Julian Lefray is for you!

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lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: The Allure series

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey

#1 ~ The Allure of Julian Lefray: EbookPaperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Allure of Dean Harper: My Review • EbookPaperback • Goodreads


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