The Fortunate Ones
– R.S. Grey
Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey was one of my most anticipated release of this year. Every time this author releases something I have to get my hands on it ASAP. It simply means a guaranteed good time for me. And once again she did not disappoint. I don’t know how she does it every single time. She’s truly talented.
Also, I had the great honor of receiving an ARC of this book for which I thank the author again, in exchange of an honest review.
♥ The story ♥
Brooke Davenport works as a cabana girl at Twin Oaks Country Club for sometime now, thanks to her elder sister Ellie. But that is not her dream job. She has a diploma and a talent for languages she actually plans to use. Having spent some time in Europe as an au pair, she wants to find that kind of job again and be able to teach. The only positive point in working at the country club is the gorgeous James Ashwood. She can admire him from afar and be content with that. Until the moment he asks her to “Come and have a seat“. Then, everything changes.
♥ My review ♥
As soon as I had this beauty on my Kindle I dived into it. I was into the story from the very beginning. and couldn’t put it down. That is how addictive the story is.
I felt like The Fortunate Ones was a bit different from what I’ve read by R.S. Grey until now. You can obviously find her humor in it, as well as her wonderful writing. But the characters and the story felt really like nothing she’s written before. It was still a romantic comedy but the romance was a slow burn one. Let me tell you, it was absolutely delightful! I was awaiting their next scene together with eagerness and that’s part of why this book is so addictive.
Another thing is : James Ashwood. I. fell. in. love. The guy is perfect. Unbelievably handsome and confident but still really humble. Rich but generous. Mature but sometimes childish (just when really needed). I’m sorry but I really couldn’t find any flaws to this character. I wanted him to come out of the book and EXIST. He reminded me a bit of Davis in Arm Candy but on a whole new level.
Brooke was young, passionate and driven. I liked how hard-working she was and like every female character of R.S. Grey, she was really inspiring. The fact that she made it a point to take care of herself and not depend on anybody (whereas she could have) was admirable.
Now I need to talk about what I loved the most in this book : the romance. It was mind-blowing! I don’t know how to express how I felt during this read. It was truly beautiful and emotional. Like you can feel Brooke and James fall in love. The writing was so good, it was absolutely well described, you could almost see it all happening before your eyes. It made me wish they would do a movie about these two. But then, I’m too afraid it wouldn’t do this book justice. This story is pure romance : the attraction, their eagerness to see one another, the fear, the heartache, their inability to stay away. I loved every single word of their dialogue, every interaction. Brook and James made me feel so much. I laughed and cried with them.
I can only recommend this book. This is an experience you won’t regret. If you love R.S. Grey’s previous works or if you’re a lover of great, contemporary romance, go for it now!
Have you read it ? What are your thoughts ? I’m curious to know 🙂
More about The Fortunate Ones (Goodreads) :
At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…
He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.
Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.
On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.
“Come have a seat.”
Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.
When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.
And the thing about the fortunate ones?
They’re used to getting what they want.
*ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review
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About R.S. Grey:
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com
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