Monday, September 11, 2023

The Fortunate Son by Aimee Nicole Walker

Now Available. Aimee Nicole Walker’s The Fortunate Son.

Ivan Gallagher’s first and only attempt at love nearly cost him everything—his reputation, family, and even his freedom. Needing an outlet for his pent-up passion, the gruff foreman turns his beekeeping hobby into a successful business. Just when he’s on the verge of taking his liquid gold to the next level, a granted favor transforms his orderly life into a sticky mess.

Rory Snyder was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but wealth couldn’t spare him from loss and heartache. Finding himself at the center of a dangerous media storm, the social media influencer seeks refuge at Redemption Ridge. Too bad the Viking-sized Ivan seems impervious to Rory’s charms because he could use a sexy distraction from the chaos threatening to ruin his life.

Predawn collisions in the hallway lead to revelations, explorations, and something far sweeter than honey. Soon, living in the moment becomes living for the moment. But for how long? A future seems impossible for the humble foreman and the fortunate son until a common nemesis makes Ivan and Rory realize what they truly stand to lose.

The Fortunate Son is book two in the Redemption Ridge series. Though each story features a different couple, reading the series in order is essential. The Fortunate Son contains mature themes and is intended for adults.

Content Warning: homophobia, underage alcohol addiction, and intentional overdosing are briefly discussed in this book, though no graphic descriptions are used.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Redemption Ridge series!
For book one, Guys Like Him, click HERE.


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The Fortunate Son by Aimee Nicole Walker

Book 2
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“There is something you can do for me.”     Ivan chewed his bottom lip as his amber eyes darkened to the color of a hot toddy, and damn, Rory wanted to drink him down. “Name it.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and you do need to read them in order due to a continuing storyline. The first book was a miss for me, but I seriously LOVED this book. Ivan and Rory just melted my heart! We met Ivan in book one and I couldn't wait for his story, so I'm glad he was next! Rory is at the ranch for a different reason than most, he's there to lay low. When Ivan and Rory see each other the first time, you could feel the sparks instantly! Rory hit it off with resident chef Harry too. My favorite character from the first book, Hope, of course is in this one too and she is as amazing as ever. Add in three adorable kittens, lots of steamy, spicy time, and a relationship that wasn't supposed to happen, blossoms right before our eyes. I was swooning the whole time! Rory and Ivan are amazeballs together and Rory is a great addition to Redemption Ridge. I can't wait to see whose book is next!

This is the second book in the Redemption Ridge series and starts just where we left off – so if you haven't read the first book yet, I highly recommend that you do!

Just as everyone is celebrating Kieran's exoneration, Cash's 'friend' Nick turns up with his half-brother, Rory, in tow. Rory's father is a politician up for election and Rory's sexuality is causing him problems – and there is a real threat to his safety. Nick brings him to Redemption Ridge as a safe haven for now. Foreman Ivan sees Rory and is utterly smitten by the gorgeous man, completely unaware that he too has attracted Rory's interest.

I loved watching these two guys fight the chemistry between them, dig deep into their belief that it cannot be real or lasting, and yet find themselves utterly intertwined in their lives together within days. It is such fun watching them be teased by the rest of the crew, but also supported by them. Holly and her wonderful mum, Hope, are once again key characters in this book – soothing, supporting, and engaging both Rory and Ivan as they travel a path neither of them had ever considered in their futures. The honey business is an added bonus in this book – my imagination ran wild over the description of the bees' enclosure.

Lots going on, including more of the local cult causing issues, and although less animals than in Finley and Kieran's book, still plenty to ahhh over, especially Ivan's super cute trio of cats!

I am already looking forward to the next installment!

The Fortunate Son is the second book in the Redemption Ridge series. This picks up right where we ended with Guys Like Him, with Finley and Kieran, so you should read that one first to get the full effect of this story.

When Nick shows up at Redemption Ridge asking his friend Cash for a favor, Cash knows he can't turn his friend away. The favor – keeping his brother, Rory, safe and hidden at the ranch away from the paparazzi and public. Ivan, the ranch foreman, and Rory have an instant attraction and chemistry; one Ivan is trying to ignore but Rory makes it all but impossible.

The chemistry grew between them until it ultimately exploded in the best possible way. I loved seeing these two finally giving in and being together. Ivan's walls he built high, were slowly breaking down in those midnight confessions, while Rory was allowed to just be himself. They came together in the sweetest of ways.

I loved these characters and can't wait for more from this series!



Author Bio

Aimee Nicole Walker. Every love has a story. Every heart deserves a home.

Ever since she was a little girl, AIMEE NICOLE WALKER entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people. She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day. She’d love to hear from you.

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Would his touch be rough and firm or soft and teasing? A Viking-sexual such as he could hope for both.


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