Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fortunate Encounters” as Want to Read:
Fortunate Encounters
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fortunate Encounters

by
3.72  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Sitting down at the wrong table in a bar turned my life upside down.

I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake. A mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City.

Clark is arrogant, straightforward and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me.

But he’s proposing friends with benefits.
And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that.

Aft
...more
Published September 20th 2018
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fortunate Encounters, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fortunate Encounters

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Kate's Corner
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet, sexy and light read.

Juliette is a young single professional who is looking for love unfortunately her dates are subpar at best. On one of those said dates she sits down at the wrong table only realising that her real date is standing at the table she sat down at. After she begs off early from her date she can’t stop thinking about Clark.

Clark is sitting at table minding his own business and then a woman who isn’t usually his type sits down in front of him he is amused by all of this bu
...more
Julia
Heroine was another boring Mary-sue that didn’t like and blushed at “vulgar language”
I’m sorry are you 80 years old..??

Hero was just another cocky frat boi that gets passed off as masculine behavior.
Avidez Literaria
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
“You are far from normal, Juliette. I’ve never met another woman like you.”

Juliette is an English teacher, addicted to cardigans, single, with a passion for dating apps, who seeks the Prince Charming, but so far only found frogs on her way. In one night, in another date, she ends up sitting at the wrong table and meets Clark.
Clark is rich, handsome, exudes sex appeal and relationships are not part of his vocabulary. When he meets Juliette, he is intrigued by this woman very different from the ty
...more
Alyssa
Review originally posted at A Lovely Book Affair.

* Received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
** Actual rating 2.5 stars.

Juliette is a high school English teacher who is an avid user of online dating apps in search of her Prince Charming. All she seems to have found are absolute duds who usually leave her with a less than memorable first date. On yet another first date, in a bar that was almost impossible to find, Juliette sits down at a table with a man who scolds her for being
...more
Isha Coleman
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
There are no straight lines when it comes to love. It's the detours that keep things interesting. Passarelli dares to be interesting. With humor, heart and honest emotion Fortunate Encounters is that melt in your heart kind of treat. Juliette is a woman with the world at feet until she discovers fate has other plans. A chance encounter has lasting repercussions for two unknowing strangers. Clark and Juliette remind that there is more to life than the serious moments. Sometimes life calls for sti ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM
What an enjoyable read this turned out to be! It was a quick, sexy and light read. I really loved the concept of Fortunate Encounters, which added a bit of comedy to this fun read.

Fortunate Encounters was a first time read from Caterina Passarelli and it won't be my last. Loved the premise so much, it was so damn comical. And I don't know when the last time I read a book with the same kind of premise, but can we just have more?! But I got to say,
...more
MRIDULA
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
|3.5 Stars|

The first book of “The Signs” Series, Fortunate Encounters is a romantic comedy with a sassy protagonist and a charming guy.

Juliette goes on a date and ends up sitting at the wrong table. That’s when she meets the guy he can’t keep her mind off- Clark.

Juliette is your average confused, somewhat annoying, over-thinking and believe-in-morals sort of gal. So when she agrees to be “Friends with Benefits” with Clark, she is naturally way out of comfort zone.

Clark, another average super-ric
...more
Sheri
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Juliette is a high school English teacher who is struggling to find love. She is having terrible luck with online dating and one night, she shows up for a date, late, and sits at the wrong table. She meets Clark, who intrigues her.

Clark is not interested in relationships. He is the CEO of a consulting firm. However, Juliette gets under his skin and he can't stop thinking about her.

Clark and Juliette run into each other across Manhattan, which should be a si
...more
Dimple
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
As anyone who has spent any time in the shark infested waters of the dating pool over a certain age can attest, it's slim pickings. I felt for our heroine in Fortunate Encounters; I can't tell you how many horrible dates I've been on where I secretly wished to have set down at a different table. Lol

Juliette is a middle age school teacher unlucky in love. She's beginning to realize how boring her life has become and she's trying to spice things up. After a series of disastrous dates via a dating
...more
Melissa
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided courtesy of InkSlinger PR**

The blurb for this book had me smiling and piqued my curiosity. I've read, and enjoyed, this Author before so I didn't hesitate when the opportunity to read this book presented itself. This book had me laughing and sighing and I enjoyed it overall.

Juliette's misfortune with men made me chuckle. Once upon a time I dealt with the world of online dating so I knew her struggle. I thought she was smart and fun; the type of character I could be friends with. I
...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review.

This a new author for me and it a little different than I expected.

This book stars Clark, and Juliet. Juliet wants to find love very badly and she goes on ALOT of bad dates. At one date she mistakes Clark for her blind date and that begins their sorta friendship. They have a loose family connection so when they run into each other again, the lust takes over and wants a friends with benefits relationship.

But Juliet wants lov
...more
Gavinsmommaloves2read
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This was my first book by this author and I'll definitely be reading her again and more from this series. Juliet wants love so very badly and on her way to finding it she goes a lot of bad dates so so many it's hilarious. In one date she mistakes Clark as her blind date and they form a friend ship. They have a familiar connection so they run in together again and that chemistry they had the first time got a them again. But Clark isn't looking for anything long term he just wants friends with ben
...more
Jocelyn Robinson
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read all of Caterina's books. I am also on her ARC team. As soon as I received the book I downloaded and started right in. Cat is an excellent writer. There were no obvious typos, which seems like a silly thing to notice but I do. She creates an excellent world that you have no choice to get wrapped up in. I read last night til my eyes were crossing and had to call it a night. Juliette is an amazing woman, strong though you can relate to her on a friend level. Clark is definitely a cocky ba ...more
Sara
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!!

I enjoyed this fun rom com read.

Juliette accidentally sits at the wrong table while on a blind date and mistakes Clark for her date. Through a series of "Fortunate Encounters" the two slow but surely move toward a HEA.

I liked the book. It was a fun concept and an easy read. The characters were likable, mostly. Clark was a little to jerky for me. I get was the author was going for with him, but I couldn't decide if he was a wealthy butthole or a frat boy with an attitude. Juliette was
...more
Jo
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is, on the whole, a pleasant read. It is reasonably short, and I think that as a result, the character development is a little limited.  However, given the word count, the author has delivered characters with sufficient depth to carry the story.

And the story premise is executed with a decent shot of humour and chemistry between the two main characters, even if I'm not particularly enamoured with Clark's arrogance.

Not a bad way to pass a couple of hours.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced rea
...more
Marika
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This is Clark and Juliette's story..a story that starts as a chance encounter when Juliette finds the wrong man for a date..and suddenly he keeps popping up everywhere!
This two amused me..but at times annoyed me too.
There were a few things that didn't add up and while I read it and ejoyed it, I feel like different dialogues or characters with deeper traits ( don't know how else to say it lol) would have made the story more enjoyable!
Jessica
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lov it

Really enjoyed this book fun easy reading with just enough dirty talk. Can't wait for the next book to come out.
Lhea
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I couldn’t set it down!!! Can’t wait to read the next one! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
Melliane
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I did not know about the author, but the synopsis seemed nice and it’s always a pleasure to discover a new writer!

Juliet is fond of dating sites but nothing happens as expected and her dates are usually terrible disasters. But then, one day she makes a mistake and introduces herself to a man she thought was the one who waited for her until the good one came in. Big blunder. Especially since she often meets him in town now. He intrigued her, and he offers he
...more
Abby
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
This was my first Caterina Passarelli book, but definitely not my last! I really enjoyed this read. I liked how Clark and Juliette met and it was laugh out loud funny. But then life had a funny way of putting them in the same place. Their chemistry was hot and their banter was entertaining. There's a fine line between love and hate. They had a pull between them and no one had captured their attention like the other one had. I enjoyed each encounter these two had and was lost in their story. This ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
3.5 stars

As anyone who has spent any time in the shark infested waters of the dating pool over a certain age can attest, it's slim pickings. I felt for our heroine in Fortunate Encounters; I can't tell you how many horrible dates I've been on where I secretly wished to have set down at a different table. Lol

Juliette is a middle age school teacher unlucky in love. She's beginning to realize how boring her life has become and she's trying to spice things up. After a series of disastrous dates via
...more
Samantha
rated it it was ok
Nov 10, 2018
Ann
rated it it was amazing
Sep 23, 2018
Gabriela
rated it really liked it
Sep 30, 2018
Nora
rated it liked it
Oct 21, 2018
Ailene Joelle
rated it it was amazing
Sep 27, 2018
Vicky
rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2018
jane
rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2018
Rashida Hussain
rated it liked it
Nov 07, 2018
Candy
rated it liked it
Sep 21, 2018
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I'm an indie author who is also a huge bookworm. I write in several sub-genres: contemporary romance, romantic comedy and romantic suspense ... all with an erotic touch.

My heroines do not need to be saved & won't settle for less. When they fall in love, they fall in love hard.

Outside of writing, I am a rescue dog mom who is obsessed with fitness, shoes, personal development and running online
...more