The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

The Fortunate Ones

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 ...

Details The Fortunate Ones

TitleThe Fortunate Ones
Release DateNov 1st, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Reviews The Fortunate Ones

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    TW : Sexual assault (played down as romance, because of course)Wow, thank YOU for making me reacquainted with rape culture on page, I've missed it so much!!! - Says no one ever. So, you'll have to excuse me if this review isn't exhaustive and if I don't mention everything that annoyed the fuck out of me, but somehow I had convinced myself to let the flaws go in the beginning. Let it go, Anna, enjoy your damn book, Anna. Isn't it what so many read...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}I blink my eyes open to find him staring down at me with undisguised emotion—in fact, he’s looking at me as if I’m the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and it’s too much.THE FORTUNATE ONES is going on my list of top favorites written by the talented R.S. Grey! Fans of this author are sure to fall hard for this story and for those of you who haven’t tried one of her books yet, ...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    4.5 stars!Review and Excerpt at Of Pens and Pages.R.S. Grey sure can write rom-com! The Fortunate Ones is the kind of story that creeps up on you and fully puts down its roots in your heart until you're sure it would stay there, and you don't even notice it until the deed is done. That's how I felt when I finished reading this book. The story is engaging, sexy, and hilarious, and I devoured this from start to finish. Twin Oaks is an exclusive cou...
  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    ➦Well, my review was due today. I was so sure I wouldn't be able to post it. But then I started reading the book last night and I completely DEVOURED it.➦R.S. Grey just knows how to write a great romcom with enough steam and angst to keep you engrossed in it from cover to cover. I LOVED this hero. But then again, put a suit on it and I'll probably love it. ➦But let me tell ya, if you're into rich heroes who are NOT absolute douches, then yo...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    I absolutely adore this author and her stories!!I’ve always throughly enjoyed her writing and her books always grip me with emotions.Simply loved this sweet book. Hated the little break in-between but dang it I want more James & Brooke pretty pretty please.
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    LIVE AMAZON AMAZING Stars ❤I devoured it. Such a fantastic story.It has everything I want in a story, slow burn,angst,passion,intensity and hot moments.I didn't want to end it, because it was so good.I cannot express how much I loved it.Brooke and James rocked this story.I was so intrigued with both of them, I couldn't wait to see how things will end up for these two.Their chemistry is off the charts ho...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    Audiobook Review at Of Pens and Pages.Overall Rating: 4.5 starsStory: 4.5 starsPerformance: 4.5 starsThe Fortunate Ones had R.S. Grey’s signature humor and fantastic banter, and while it feels familiar, it’s also more mature and a little bit angstier than her past works. It makes you laugh then punches you in the face with feels—happy and sad—before wrapping you up in love and sexual tension and the best happy feels a book can give.Full ...
  • Maria...
    "2,5 Quite Disappointed Stars"The only thing I liked about this book was James! And not always!This book was so damn frustrating!!! I was in such a bad mood while reading it. You may ask why I kept reading it, I don't know to tell you the truth! No idea! Ohh I know because I had enjoyed the books I have read from this author and I wanted to see where the hell this one was going... Nowhere! Same old shit during the whole book!First of all WHY DIDN...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4.5 Stars! Brooke Davenport is a gorgeous 25 yr. old woman living in Austin, Texas. She graduated from UT & majored in French & Spanish, and then spent a year traveling. She wants to work for a family & tutor abroad as an au pair, but until she lands her dream job, she still needs to pay rent. She comes from a wealthy family, but wants to make it on her own. While she looks for her ideal job, she makes ends meet at the Twin Oaks Country Club wher...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    While this was overall a really fun and sassy read, I couldn’t help but notice how controlling and physical the love interest was when he couldn’t get what he wanted. It rubbed me wrong and ultimately ended up affecting how much I enjoyed this :(I will be reading more from RS Grey in the future though because I LOVED her book Anything You Can Do and I’m hoping this one was just a fluke.
  • Dali
    When Austin’s most eligible bachelor, James Ashwood, saunters into her life, Brooke Davenport is struggling to find the job of her dreams that will allow her to do what she studied for and fulfill her wanderlust as opposed to being tied to a job she hates serving snooty club members. But James has a five year plan of his own. Can this ill-suited couple overcome their age gap and find a way for their different life paths to intersect in order to...
  • Mara
    Dear authors: stop passing off forced kisses as ‘romantic’ and ‘sexy.’ Instead try this for size - ‘ABUSE.’ It’s 2017, I’m tired of this shit. How to identify said assault/abuse? Pro-tip: if a kiss involves phrases like “I struggle against him” and the character has to “try to shove him off” AND - I can’t believe this - “I know I won’t be able to outmaneuver him, so I resist in a simpler fashion by holding completely...
  • Diana
    I really liked this one, despite me yelling at my kindle, apparently loud enough to interrupt my husband watching the news (why would you even want to watch the news anyway!!) Brooke is a 25 years old, and is currently working at a country club as a cabana girl. She is waiting to land her dream job and hopes to travel the world. What she did not plan on was to fall for James Ashwood, a rich tech mogul who is drop dead gorgeous and has taken an in...
  • Jayme
    This is my seventh book by the author and I can admit that I am a big fan. Her books are just like her. Sweet, funny and most charming. They have a lot of warmth and entertainment. I really love it, and it was no different with this book. Or even better, because it’s a pretty good rollercoaster.***ARC kindly provided for an honest review. Thank you!
  • Liv ☾
    SO excited for this!
  • Hanne
    Brooke works at a country club. She doesn’t like working there and she hopes to be a tutor again soon. James is a member of the country club where Brooke works. Every woman at the country club talks about James and they all want him. Brooke is attracted to James, but she wants to travel and see the world more than to be in a relationship. James and Brooke keep running into each other and they love to spend time together. On the one hand I liked...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    3 It was okay starsThis is my first R.S. Grey book. I should have done some research prior to reading and gotten one with higher ratings, because the ratings on this one is true.The Fortune Ones isn’t a bad book, it just had elements that didn’t get properly executed. The first 75% of the book was a decent 4 stars, but the last 25% of the book was (and I hate to say it) was pure rubbish. I skimmed mostly the boring parts and only read the int...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    Brooke has dreams of travelling the world and working as an au pair after graduating from college with fluent French and Spenish. She is trying to secure a new job but in the meantime she is working at the Twin Oaks Country Club as a cabana girl serving the ‘fortunate ones’ – self entitled, privileged people of Austin.Spending her days running around after snobby bitches and their spoilt kids, being leared at by old balding men and proposit...
  • Catarina
    3,5 Fortunate StarsJames Ashwood is the country’s club millionaire that everyone’s talk about it, Brooke is the person that interests him.That interest soon peaks into something else but everything from their different lives, age difference and Brook’s restlessness don’t make things easier from them. And when things start to get more serious than they expected, can Brook goes at James speed? If you usually read R. S. Grey this book may su...
  • Vilma Iris
    Loved it! Review to come!
  • Jessica
    I have been a huge fan of RS Grey for over two years now and have read a countless number of her books. I'm shocked to say that The Fortunate Ones is unlike anything Rachel has ever written and a new favorite of mine by her! Brooke Davenport's five year plan includes traveling the world and tutoring students in the variety of languages she's fluent in. It doesn't include working as a cabana girl at Twin Oaks Country Club. With the way things are ...
  • Marilena ⚓
    *2.5*Το πρώτο μισό του βιβλίου δεν μου άρεσε,αλλά το δεύτερο μισό ήταν αρκετά καλό.
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    View this review and many others on: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Thanks to R.S. Grey for allowing me to be one of The Fortunate Ones who was able to read this book in advance. I’m bowing down to the master of Rom-Com!When my favorite Texan Indie author is going to release a new novel, you better believe I’m all kinds of fidgety and jittery until I have a copy in my hands. Her novels always come at the right time, after I’ve been in a reading slump...
  • Eliza
    ★4.5 STARS★ The Fortunate Ones are the affluent who look to Twin Oaks Country Club as their personal playground. They flaunt their wealth and excess, and in a world where money reigns supreme, it’s Brooke Davenport’s job as cabana girl to meet all requests with a smile. Pampering over inflated egos is tough work when you’re as snarky as she is, but the upside is it pays the bills as she searches for her perfect position as an Au Pair. T...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    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 ...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    I've been waiting for another 5 star book from R.S. Grey ever since her Summer Games series, and THIS IS IT!!! I can't even explain how much I simply loved The Fortunate Ones. I'm blown away by the heart and humor that's in this book. It's the perfect slow burn romance that I couldn't put down.Full review to come!Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
  • Shayna
    What a sexy, hilarious, and just all around BRILLIANT romance! RS Grey blows me away with every new release! It’s like she knows exactly what I need at that point in time. Everything from the writing, to the flow, to the character development, was just PERFECTION! If you’re a fan of a slow burn romances, then THE FORTUNATE ONES is right up your alley. Set aside a full night for this read, because you are NOT going to want to put it down for e...
  • N O V I
    11/1/17 I FINISHED IT IN A DAY BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD !! & now Im kinda sad that I did read it this fast ARGH! (Ill post more thoughts later)10/9/17 THAT COVER I LOVE IT ! IT MATCHES SO WELL WITH THE OTHERS 😍9/7/17 I'M SO EXCITED FOR THISSS, I LITERALLY LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER BOOKS SOO MUCH !
  • Sarah/DragonflyReads
    Where has this book been all my life?The Fortunate Ones has skyrocketed to one of my favorite reads of the year. It's a complete standalone with no interrconnecting characters and I think you're going to love it! TFO includes a mixture of tropes, but is mainly romantic comedy. R.S. Grey's signature one-liners are ever present in Brooke and James' story and it's truly fantastic. Brooke Davenport is going through the motions post-college and even m...