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Review: Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow

Love Potions (MacGregor Warlocks #1) by Michelle M. Pillow
Paranormal Romance, Category Romance, Magic
Ebook (218 pages, COVET)
A little magickal mischief never hurt anyone...
Erik MacGregor, from a clan of ancient Scottish warlocks, isn't looking for love. After centuries, it's not even a consideration...until he moves in next door to Lydia Barratt. It's clear that the shy beauty wants nothing to do with him, but he's drawn to her nonetheless and determined to win her over.
Lydia Barratt just wants to be left alone to grow flowers and make lotions in her old Victorian house. The last thing she needs is a demanding Scottish man meddling in her private life. Just because he's gorgeous and totally rocks a kilt doesn't mean she's going to fall for his seductive manner.
But Erik won't give up and just as Lydia let's her guard down, his sister decides to get involved. Her little love potion prank goes terribly wrong, making Lydia the target of his sudden embarrassingly obsessive behavior. They'll have to find a way to pull Erik out of the spell fast when it becomes clear that Lydia has more than a lovesick warlock to worry about. Evil lurks within the shadows and it plans to use Lydia, alive or dead, to take out Erik and his clan for good.

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A Kenyon-esque Funny, Sexy Romp (4 stars)

When Lydia Barratt discovers the hot Scot she met on her way to the post office is her new neighbor the last thing she expects is that he's just one member of a clan of warlocks. Erik MacGregor isn't looking for his true love when he meets Lydia but there's a pull between them he can't ignore. When an evil presence decides it wants to use Lydia to hurt the MacGregors, spells and sparks fly.

If you don't care for a man in a kilt then this one is probably not for you. But this nifty blend of Scottish charm and magic is a really fun ride. While I'll admit Erik did things I personally found unredeemable more than once it was the only big flaw. Lydia is a bit of a shut-in for some reason and Erik kind of pulls her out of her shell in ways so I enjoyed the contrast between them. Erik I kind of wanted to punch in the face regularly because he pulls a few stunts that I would throat punch a guy for doing IRL. If he hadn't pulled them it would have took the conflict out of the story but still... not cool.

The rest of the clan, however, were really amusing and if you love a good family-is-always-into-your-business situation in a romance you'll like the MacGregors. I don't think it's been decided yet if there will be more installments of the MacGregor Warlocks so keep your fingers crossed. There are a lot of secondary characters that would make for more fun with magical, funny, sexy times. It has a certain Kenyon-esque quality that I think a lot of readers will love. This was my first read from Pillow but I think I'm going to have to see what else she has out there because this was just plain good fun.

Notes: ARC received via publisher.

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