Book 6 in the series is as much fun as books 1 through 5, but finally Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle managed to pull one over on Carter. Of course that may only be because he is still recuperating and not actually officially working... I have to admit I laugh out loud while reading this series, and race to the end in record time to find out what is going to happen. Now I am stuck waiting until summer for the next book to be written and released.
If you have never read any of the books in the series, stop right after reading this review and take care of that. This is a series, and while each book concludes the antics and excitement happening, the next book continues right where we left off. If you don't read them all and in order, you are going to be scratching your head and wondering what they are talking about.Most of the laughs in the current book are built on past escapades by the Swamp Team 3. So do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1) -free for kindle-and join in the fun. Unless you are a total sourpuss (and we know you aren't since you are reading this) you will be glad you did. Heck, these books are great to re-read while waiting for the next one to be released!
CIA Operative Fortune Redding is back in another fun-filled, hilarious adventure. Fortune is still in Sinful, Louisiana hiding out from Ahmad, a very bad man who wants her dead. When the vindictive new mayor (whose election is being contested) fires the sheriff and appoints her lazy, good-for-nothing cousin to the position, the townspeople of Sinful know they’re in trouble. Things go from bad to worse when an explosion rips through the air. At first, no one is too concerned because they’re convinced it’s nothing more than a swamp still exploding. However, when Fortune and her friends learn it was a meth lab that blew, they get very worried. Someone’s cooking drugs in Sinful and they want to know who’s involved. With Carter (a Sinful deputy and Fortune’s beau) still on medical leave, and the new sheriff sitting back with his feet up, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie once again team up to find the people responsible for the explosion before the drugs hit the streets of Sinful.
What an enjoyable read! Soldiers of Fortune is a laugh-out-loud story that keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end. Author Jana Deleon has developed a wonderfully wacky group of characters. Fortune has grown since the first book. She has gone from being a loner to caring deeply for her new friends. She is developing a relationship with Carter that both scares and excites her. It bothers her that she has to lie to him about who she really is, and she worries that things will change when he finds out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things work out for them.
I’m not sure I’d want to move to Sinful permanently, but I sure do love my visits there. LOL I can’t wait to see what’s in store next for Fortune and the gang. I do recommend this series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy reading!