Review: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

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I don’t have a lot to say about this book because unfortunately, I did not enjoy it. There were several times when I wanted to mark this as “Did Not Finish.” But I powered through it.

This book felt unnecessary long. I’m not sure if it was because I wasn’t entirely into it or if it was because of the inner monologues.

This was not a romantic comedy. I’m not sure why that is advertised on the book cover. It was not humorous or romantic. Quite frankly, it was messy, instalove, and angsty. If there were humorous moments, I missed them.

The two main characters severely lacked chemistry and it was hard to root for them. What was the thing that made them both fall in love with each other besides instant attraction? They maybe had one deep emotional conversation, and it wasn’t enough to convince me that they belonged together.

There was so much unnecessary drama and lack of communication. Brooke was 25 and James was 36, however, they both acted like teenagers.

Character development was nonexistent. The characters did not feel real or even remotely interesting. They felt, James in particular, cold and distant. Besides being this super attractive businessman, what else did he do? What’s his history?

I had trouble understand character motive. For example, did Brooke only want the things she wanted because of her mother? Or was it because she actually had a passion for tutoring overseas?

I’ve said it many times, R.S. Grey’s book are hit or miss with me. So although, this one was definitely a miss, I might enjoy her next. So I’m not going to give up on her just yet.