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My musings…

4 Unique CROWNS

The Fortunate Ones is another great read from R.S. Grey! With an incredibly down-to-earth and relatable characters, readers will get caught up in the romance between Brooke and James as well as fall in love with a heroine who refuses to give up on her dreams.

The character I connected with during this novel is Brooke, which is often unusual, but I though R.S. Grey did a wonderful job developing a character in her twenties who is searching for her place in the world. Her hang ups from her past, while motivating her present choices, help to develop her complexity. No one can fault her for wanting to experience life and travel. Although it hurts the reader, James, and Brooke, the maturity she uses with her actions after making her decision and how she attempts to lessens the hurt makes me adore her more.

James is a hero who is pretty aloof for me as a character, and I found myself feeling a bit disconnected from him. He is the standard attractive, rich, and successful man. There is a deepness in his eyes, and he is an incredibly serious character. The complexity of his character, though is not really explored, and I found I knew little about his background to truly connect with him. What makes him a likable character when he is with Brooke. He comes alive with her, and we get to see more of him when he is with her as his emotions are more exposed. These are the moments readers will love James.

This story is surprisingly low angst, especially based on the synopsis. There are also several areas that the author could have made incredible angsty, but she didn’t and I found I liked the story more for it. The tone of the story and low drama fits these characters who are trying to navigate their timing, their feelings and their desires. The author’s choice of character who will be making amends and rectifying the conflict is also another aspect of the story I absolutely adored. Add to that the epilogue and R.S. Grey has created another great romantic comedy.

This light and fun romance will have readers reliving their romances of their twenties. They will connect with the heroine and rejoice in her journey to self-discovery and love.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review


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.

About R.S. Grey:

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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