Monday, June 23, 2014

The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes by Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, and Anne Stuart

If you liked Maybe This Time and Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie, then you’re going to love this book. I liked it, even though there were a few parts where I was just like, are you kidding me?

So, this book centers on the three Fortune sisters – Dee, Lizzie, and Mare – who are witches. But that’s not all they are. It turns out that their parents were also magically gifted and cashed in on their gifts by hosting a television show. When their parents died, Dee took her sisters and went into hiding. She has the assumption that her aunt Xan killed her parents for their powers and is coming after Dee and her sisters for theirs. She’s right, and Xan will stop at nothing to get them. The problem is, she already knows where the sisters are, and she has been watching them for a while. She knows that they are close to giving up their powers anyway, they just need a push in the right direction. Hence, she casts a True Love spell that brings the sisters’ true loves to town. The catch is that these True Loves can’t stand magic and the only way the sisters can be with them is if they give up their powers. Easy, right?

Wrong. The problem with true love is that the guys fall for the sisters even though they know about the magic. So Xan has to improvise…

So, compared to the previous two novels I mentioned above, I liked this one better. It was easy to fall into the plot – it wasn’t as outrageous as demons haunting an amusement park – and the characters were likeable, except for Jude who actually turned out to not be a real person. Given the final battle scene between the sisters and their aunt was sort of ridiculous, but other than that this was a rather enjoyable read.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Rather enjoyable and those sex scenes were pretty intense.

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