FORTUNE'S WOMAN (3) by RaeAnne Thayne: An inauspicious first meeting between P.I. Ross Fortune and counselor Julie Osterman is soon forgotten when his brother-in-law is murdered -- and his sister, Frannie, is accused of the crime. Ross is attracted to Julie from the start but makes it clear that his focus is on his family's situation. Julie offers friendship and support, but soon that's not enough for either of them. Connecting emotionally with anyone is difficult for Ross; could being with Julie change that? A straightforward plot with a lovely, intriguing slant keeps things moving quickly, but it's very hard to warm up to Ross, and that hurts the story.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer