The Fortunate Ones ~by R.S. Grey

Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

Synopsis (from 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…

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.


Ok, let’s get the embarrassing part of this review out in the open right away so we can get past the awkwardness. Deep breath, and . . .


Phew. I feel better already. And to anyone else out there who hasn’t read any of Grey’s work yet: I highly advise that you start with this book. It. Was. AWESOME! I absolutely loved Brooke’s no-BS attitude, her snarky one-liners, and her sassy sense of humor. She won me over on page 1 and I’m convinced she and I would have a blast if we ever met. (I am completely aware that she’s a fictional character and that it’s never going to happen. That’s beside the point.)

Then we add James to the mix, the unattainable, everybody-wants-him pretty boy from the club, and the spice level cranks up a notch (or seven). Obviously he’s hot and there’s major heat and attraction between James and Brooke, but there’s more than that. There’s also a highly entertaining back-and-forth of wits between these two, a banter that keeps you laughing, smirking, and on your toes with every page that’s turned.

So, it’s official: I have a new favorite author to add to my “rom-com escape” list and you should do the same if you haven’t already. ~Amber

Purchase links: Amazon

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