Ever wanted a charmed life? Meet the Miss Fortunes. First, Dee. Spends a lot of time trying to control her sisters, her passions and her shape-shifting… especially when gorgeous Danny James is about. Then, Lizzie. Determined to save the family from ruin, even if it means causing chaos in the cosmos (and messing with a handsome sorcerer’s heart). Finally, Mare. Possessor of telekinetic powers, self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe… and manager of the local Value Video. The last thing she needs is the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart to come strolling back into town. They’re about to have the worst weekend of their lives. Unless they can figure out how the hell to work their magic powers…
For years, the three orphaned Fortune sisters, each endowed with a different magical ability, have been on the run from their evil aunt Xan. Dee, the oldest, is their shape-shifting protector; sullen middle child Lizzie has transmutative abilities (her latest aim is turning straw into gold); and self-satisfied Mare can move things with her mind. Aunt Xan, up to old tricks, uses a spell to send each girl her one true love but if the sisters fall for these paramours, Xan will get her hands on their powers. What Xan doesn't count on is that the girls are wise to the plot and determined to beat their aunt at her own game. Unfortunately, the three novellas that spring from this solid premise are hobbled by too many characters (three sisters, three love interests, one freaky aunt) and too little space. As a result, exposition crowds out the story, giving each a rushed feel and a jarring conclusion. Despite the book's faults, it makes an enjoyable read; one hopes the authors' next collaboration will be on a single, full-length novel or better yet, three of them.