THE FORTUNATE ONES – R.S. Grey – Release Day Blitz
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. 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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The Fortunate Ones
by R.S. Grey
Expected publication: November 1st 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
“I missed you today,” he says, his heated gaze lingering on my body.
I step back, and he follows.
He looks like he’s cornering his prey.
“Apparently not enough to make it to dinner,” I point out icily.
“I called the restaurant and told them I’d be late. Didn’t they tell you?”
I cross my arms and glance away.
“Brooke.” He steps closer and gently lifts my chin, forcing me to look back at him. “Fight with me tomorrow.”
I narrow my eyes, angry with him for shelving this discussion so casually. To him, it doesn’t matter that I sat in that restaurant alone, looking like a fool for nearly two hours. He’s brushing off my anger, stepping closer and forcing his way past my defenses.
“I think I’d like to talk about it now.”
I catch the beginning of a smirk just before he leans in to kiss my cheek.
“Are you sure there isn’t anything you’d rather be doing right now?”
He uncrosses my arms and brings them up over his shoulders then steps closer, towering over me. My arms tighten around his neck, but still, I turn away, keeping my mouth from him. His breath hits my neck and he pulls me taut against his hard body, growing more impatient with every moment I try to resist.
“Brooke,” he whispers huskily.
My eyes flutter closed as he bends and presses a kiss to my cheek, my chin, then lower, tipping my head back so he can reach the smooth recess at the nape of my neck. I shiver and he groans, obviously aware of what his touch is doing to me.
What a complex and emotional story.
What I enjoyed most about this story was the fact that I could see myself in Brooke. The desire to see the world, to live, to get out of town and experience different cultures filled with wonders and unique sights.
Lucky me I had nothing to hold me back.
Brooke on the other hand fell in love with a guy that had very different ideas and goals for his immediate future. James 11 years older, already experienced all of what Brooke was still dreaming about. He accomplished so much in life, that he couldn’t wait to have his own family, wife and possible children to come home to after a long day at work.
It was unavoidable that their ideas of what they wanted out of life clashed. Their fledgling relationship was threatened from the very beginning but I applaud them for trying, even though something had to give. It was just a question of when and who would do the compromising.
I love the direction the author chose to took the story.
It was the right decision for Brooke to follow her dreams. Otherwise years later regret would have reared its ugly head. The Fortunate Ones packed an emotional punch that will stay with me for a long time.
On top of that the all over feeling I got from The Fortunate Ones reminded me very much of my favorite book by RS Grey – Scoring Wilder. James was a wonderful guy, steady, successful, down-to-earth. He had it all worked out and so much faith in Brooke that I really truly swooned. He met her and was intrigued enough to keep on going even so they were at such different periods in life.
Brooke was spunky, self-assured, and goal-oriented. I loved her drive, her dreams, and her pragmatic personality. Even though it ended up being a much more difficult decision than expected, I was pleased that she followed her dreams.
I also applaud the author for giving two characters that had such different goals in life a chance for a happily ever after.
It was necessary for Brooke to go through with her plans to find herself, and I greatly appreciate that the author didn’t have her change her mind. It was so very important to the story but most of all to Brooke to follow her dreams.
I might not have LOVED their time apart, but it was a necessary step for Brooke and wonderful story arc.
As always I’m looking forward to the next R.S. Grey book.