“That was the day my luck changed. Somehow, a miracle happened. I was given a second chance. One I promised myself I wouldn’t waste.”
Fortuity is book one in the Fortuity duet by Rochelle Paige and is an emotionally charged, heart wrenching and soul searching story about second chances, faith, hope, love and the monumental effect they can have on just one person. This is my first book by Rochelle Paige and I’m both looking forward to and now dreading how this duet will end and the journey Rochelle will continue to take us on. I’m dreading it only because I hope above all else I get my long sought after HEA.
Faith (with her super appropriate name) has not had the easiest of lives by any stretch of the imagination. Faith has always been down on her luck pretty much from the moment she was born and I could only imagine living the life Faith has lived, it would so easy to just give up, but she didn’t and showed us how strong and inspiring she really is.
Love came along when Faith least expected it and it hit her hard. Faith was so busy making a difference in people’s lives she didn’t give love a second thought, that is until she met Dillon.
While Dillon is the complete opposite of Faith, they are both two tortured souls that have come together to become one. They are destined for one another and fate has most certainly played a part in bringing these two beautiful people together in the hopes that together they can start to heal.
While Faith and Dillon have endured a multitude of struggles and obstacles both as individuals and together, their love shone through with the beautiful and touching writing that most certainly pulled at my heart strings. Fortuity was such a compelling, inspiring and poignant story of faith, hope, strength and the ultimate power of love. I am really looking forward to reading book 2 in the duet, Serenity, because I am itching to see how Faith and Dillion’s journey concludes.
Dillon twisted his neck and flashed me an apologetic grin over his shoulder. Unwanted butterflies swirled in my belly, and I quickly yanked my hands away from his shoulders and took a step backwards. His eyes flashed with male satisfaction and his grin grew wider. Determined to ignore the impact he had on me, I shifted my focus to the students. “Your test date is coming fast, so you’ll need to squeeze in as much extra study time as you can without neglecting your regular coursework. Maybe set aside some time during Thanksgiving break when you don’t have as much homework.”
“Ugh. Studying over break sucks,” one of the girls complained.
“Yeah, but you guys are in the homestretch. This test score is one of the last things you need to get into college. Trust me, it’ll be worth the extra effort.”
“I guess if you could get into college while recovering from a transplant, then the least I can do is a little bit of studying over a holiday break that isn’t even that big of a deal since I don’t have a family to celebrate it with anyway.”
The other kids nodded in agreement, and I snuck a peek at Dillon while everyone finished packing up. His brown eyes were wide with shock. I quickly looked away before he could ask me anything, and focused on saying my goodbyes as the kids all headed out. We both kept quiet—for which I was incredibly grateful—as Dillon helped me clean up the room. When we were back on the road, I turned to him and asked, “Were you really teaching my kids how to count cards?”
His lips tilted up at the edges. “Maybe just a little.”
“It’s a good thing none of them have any money to gamble or else they might learn to enjoy blackjack as much as you do.” His lip tilt turned into a full-fledged grin, and I glared at him. “I don’t know why you’re grinning at me! Look at what your affinity for gambling got you.”
“What?” He pointed at his face. “The black eye?”
“Yeah, for starters.”
His grin grew into a blinding smile. “It was worth it.”
“Because it’s the reason I met you.”
Shit. Those damn butterflies took flight in my stomach again.
About the Author:
Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of more than twenty books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.
She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.