Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancé into the witness protection pro-gram would land her in a haunted house in a town that’s downright creepy. She’d have laughed if she had been told the guy who lives down the road might be her soul mate, not the man whose ring she’s wearing. Life in West Virginia is nothing like life in Los Angeles, but between bean ball battles with Marilyn Monroe, remodeling a crumbling farmhouse, and starting a new online business, life in the country is anything but boring.
Length: 190 Pages
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Release Date: January 27, 2016
I LOVE the cover of this book. That, coupled with a premise that had the potential for awesomeness (I mean, witness-protection program coupled with falling for someone other than your fiancee? AWESOME), got me really excited to read Fortuna.
Unfortunately, the writing did not match my expectations. I felt the first chapter started out strong, but it quickly spiraled into a story I just couldn’t believe. I didn’t feel the interactions between characters were realistic, as well as the situations they were placed in. Aimee’s fiancee, Rocky, didn’t seem to take the fact that he was in witness protection very seriously , and since we never experience the incident that puts him in the program in the first place, neither did I.
There is no chemistry at all between Aimee and Rocky at any point in the book–she never seems to like him very much, and is, in fact, annoyed at him most of the time. Why would someone give up their whole life and enter the witness protection program for someone they don’t even like? So it wasn’t a far stretch that she would be attracted to someone else. Rocky doesn’t seem to really care though, because most of the book he’s busy flirting with someone else as well.
Overall, the book was okay, but I am giving it 2 out of 5 Stars.
Language: No vulgarity, though Aimee says “Oh.My.Goodness,” way too much.
Sexuality: Kissing, but no sexual situations
Fortuna is available digitally and can be purchased by clicking on the image below.