I rarely rate a book on Goodreads as a five star review. This book was worth all five stars I gave it. For months now, I have been searching for a good story that didn’t involve strife, alpha bossiness and a weak woman. This book gave me everything I wanted and then some.
The story: Girl moves to big city after college to pursue dreams. She meets guy, who then becomes her boss. A good friendship develops, flirting ensues, and a great will-they-won’t-they storyline emerges.
Hero/Heroine: Julian is everything I want in a book boyfriend. Charming, kind, flirty and smart. He isn’t afraid to be shot down multiple times. He doesn’t throw his money around town. He doesn’t try to buy the affections of the woman he is pursuing. He isn’t a man-whore before he meets the heroine. He is just a man who works and loves his sister and is willing to do what needs to be done. Josephine is funny, witty and cool. She is approachable and strong. She fights her attraction to her boss because she needs her job more than she needs sex. I loved the foreplay between them.
Characters: There were a lot of great tertiary characters. There was also some growth in them as well. Dean was a favorite for his attitude and friendship with Julian.
Editing: The editing was great. I found no errors which made me a happy reader 🙂
Final Thoughts: Any book that makes me smile is a win. The love story between these two characters was touching and honest. Sometimes, a love story is filled with obstacles and turmoil before the couple can find their HEA. But sometimes, a love story is just a love story. It starts with the meet-cute and follows a simple timeline that evolves into a great partnership. “The Allure of Julian Lefray” is that story. Read on!