Blog Tour + Book Review + Excerpt: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

The Fortunate OnesTitle: The Fortunate Ones
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

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.

I love R.S. Grey and some of you who follow the blog might know we are fortunate (ha ha!) to be asked to tour her books. And this one was such a fun book, taking place at a country club which is so outside my world. The country club is meant to highlight the differences between those employed and those blue bloods that attend the club. It is also so out of touch with Brooke's world, who is ready to travel, to see the world, and get as far away from Twin Oaks as fast as she can.

Enter hottie James Ashwood. The elusive type who has everyone whispering the second he touches ground at the country club. This sets the stage for a budding, slow-burning romance between Brooke and James. Because as much as she can't stand him or his reputation, he gets under her skin and she intrigues him. And R.S. Grey has some great one-liners in the book that I couldn't help but highlight as I went through because there's just so much wit that shines through.

Unfortunately, as the relationship progressed, I couldn't really connect with the two main characters or their relationship. That's a bummer because like I said, she's one of my favorite authors. But of course, this is not to discourage any of you from reading it because it was still a great read and I loved the relationships between Brooke and her sister, and Brooke with her friends at the club. Those aspects were definitely the strongest suits of this book and I still can't wait from Grey's next one!

Happy reading!!! And check out the Book Excerpt below!

“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.
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! 


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