Published September 2015
Series: The Allure #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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 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.
The Allure of Dean Harper is the sequel to The Allure of Julian Lefray. It can totally be read as a standalone, but since the previous characters make an appearance here, I would totally recommend you read Julian Lefray first. You won’t be disappointed either, even though The Allure of Dean Harper definitely trumps the first book in the series.
It is about Lily Black, who is Josephine Keller’s best friend, and who is finally making her way up from Texas to New York to make a name in the food industry. She’s trying to review as many places as possible, but she’s also a trained culinary expert, so she tries hard to find a job in that field. Jo’s boyfriend is actually friends with New York’s most famous up and coming restaurateur, Dean Harper, and Jo is confident that Dean will help Lily out. But it turns out that through a misunderstanding, Dean and Lily already knew each other, and absolutely hit it off on the wrong foot.
But somehow, Lily still end up as Dean’s employee. But she’s sassy as all-get-out and can’t stand her moody boss, and he is just as hot-tempered and frankly didn’t sign up for the level of drama and complicated that she brings along. But as you can imagine, together they make the perfect pair, and their constant fighting and poking is like throwing oil into the fire.
“Dean Harper had some nerve. And a seriously toned physique, if you were someone who paid attention to that kind of thing. I, of course, could not have cared less.”
Honestly, I LOVED this book. There is not a page when I didn’t laugh my ass off. Honestly, it was entertaining and endearing through and through. I just loved Lily, who was the perfect heroine: sassy, determined, not afraid to stand her ground, curvy, and into food. Possessively. That’s the kind of attitude I love!
“Jo, I love you, I really do, but if you touch my crepes, I’m gonna have to stab you with my fork.”
She was also really smart, with a great deal of humour, and not afraid to self-deprecate herself. No wonder Dean couldn’t get her out of his head.
“Why is it customary for men to buy women drinks when they want to get in their pants? You know what will drop my pants? Crunchy tuna rolls.”
And the whole book wasn’t even “just” about Lily and Dean’s love-hate relationship – there were many other things happening in the background and making the story even more enjoyable! And the fact that Julian and Josephine from the previous book make regular appearance is also a big plus.
“I wanted the one man who now definitely wanted me locked up in a mental institution.”
It was by far one of the funniest reads I’ve read lately, and I literally devoured The Allure Of Dean Harper. So there’s just one advice I can give you: go out and pick up this book – you won’t regret it!
|All the feels|