5 Cup ARC Review ~ R.S. Grey’s The Allure of Dean Harper

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Title: The Allure of Dean Harper (Allure #2)
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Sept 28, 2015
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From: LilyNBlack@Gmail.com
To: JosephineKeller@VogueMagazine.com
Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot

Good morning my dear, naive friend,

I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow.

Why?

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 the Dalai Lama.

He’s the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it’s followed by “don’t stop.”

Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil…and before you say anything, I don’t care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn’t for sale.

Regretfully yours,
Lily

The Allure of Dean Harper is a full-length standalone romance with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately. Chronologically, The Allure of Julian Lefray happens first. 

Review Cup
I honestly do not even know where to being. I am so in love with this book! The witty banter, steamy sex scenes, lovable characters, and fantastic plot make this one of my favorites for the year!
Lily is such a fun MC. Most of us have been in a similar position: out of work in a new place just trying to make it while looking for that dream job. I loved how with it and confident she was when it came to the food industry; she was more than willing (and able) to put those men in their place!
Dean, oh Dean! I know we’re supposed to be angry with him, but I connected with this character on such a deep level that I couldn’t bring myself to dislike him. Yeah, he does some bone-head guy stuff, but it’s all more than understandable if you put yourself in his shoes.
The chemistry between Lily and Dean was off the charts amaze-balls! The intensity of their relationship is like a black hole – it sucks you in and you are powerless against the pull until it spits you out on the other side, only God knows where. I literally could not put this book down, needing to see what the characters would do to/for each other.
No spoilers, I swear, but THE ENDING!! HOLY SMOKES THE ENDING!!! It was the perfect culmination of both characters fears, insecurities, and emotions. I JUST LOVED IT!!!!
5 cups ❤
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things…everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things funny. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
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