The Fortunate Ones by RS Grey – Jenn’s Review


RS Grey is a must read for me.



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. 


“Because I’m crumbling. Because your face hurts— HURTS— to look at. Because I think you’re going to break my heart.”

RS Grey is a one-click author for me. She always does a great job of bringing humor and real life situations to her books. The Fortunate Ones is a bit different than her previous titles. The subject matter is more serious and I found my heart breaking throughout the majority of the book.

Brooke and James meet when Brooke is working at the most exclusive country club in Austin, Texas. She’s the cabana girl, and he’s the clubs most renowned member. Brooke and James don’t live up to their perceived stereotypes, and that was something I loved about this book. This wasn’t poor girl meets rich boy who is going to change her life and solve all her problems. This is a story of two people who want so badly to be together, but hit roadblock after roadblock. I really enjoyed Brooke’s resolve to stay true to who she was. To what she wanted out of life. Man or no man, she was 25 years old and she wasn’t going to give up on her dream. James doesn’t back down from his either. He’s tired of the single life. At 36, he wants to settle down. Too bad the girl he wants to settle down with has no interest in being tied down.

As always, Grey’s writing style kept me engaged in the story. The plot is well thought out and executed. Never once did I anticipate the way it would go or how it would all come together. The Fortunate Ones is a genuine, honest look at why a large age gap can be detrimental to a relationship, and why love isn’t always enough.



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