Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW!

R.S. Grey's next romantic comedy, THE FORTUNATE ONES, is available now! Read a sneak peek below and be sure to pick up your copy today!



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…
James Ashwood.
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.
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“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.


REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

The Fortunate OnesThe Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know you have enjoyed a book immensely when hours later you are still thinking of the characters and what they might be doing now. I wish I could open up my kindle app and read one or more chapters on these two, I adored them both. The story line was authentic, realistic and didn’t feel fabricated at all. It wasn’t rushed and flowed really well. The dilemma felt genuine and was handled with maturity and unpretentious outcomes. There were also some one-liners that had me snorting out loud, especially about baking pies and sitting on it!

James is every girls dream spouse. He has women literally hanging off him trying to win his affections when he is out and about. He needs a partner who intrigues him and to have a reason to leave work for every night. He is CEO of his own company and enjoys spending his down time at the Country Club where he meets Brooke. She is in between jobs as an au pair working at the club as a cabana girl. One night filling in for her sister Ellie in the dining room, these two hit it off. It’s not insta love, but the sexual tension is all-powerful. Together they are otherworldly.

To date, I feel this is the best book I’ve read from this author. It’s delivered in a different perspective that is pulled off brilliantly. It is told in Brooke’s POV and her wit and sass is divine. Her self discovery was delightful and moving, and working out the difference between needing and wanting was profound. Even though she could be considered one of “The Fortunate Ones”, she likes hanging out with all walks of life. James was as down to earth as she was, which made them the perfect pair. It wasn’t just his good looks that made me want to read more about him, or the fact that I swooned right along with B every time he appeared. I was enthralled with his ethics and supportive nature. And ok, I am partial to dimples!

I feel that Ellie might have an excellent story to tell, which is being set up nicely in this book. Her adventure is something I’d love to read. She is very similar to her younger sister, but a little bit more vulnerable which is touching. Fingers crossed. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

*I received a copy for an honest review.
**Reviewed by Monique for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.

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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

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