Love Potions by Michelle M Pillow
4 out of 5 Licks
A Warlocks MacGregor Novel
Contemporary Scottish Magickal Romance
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.
If you like fun, paranormal romances….then you should pick this one up!
Now, I have never read this author before, but if all of them a filled with this fun, witty, snarky, dialog…sign me up for more of her books. So, I was sneaking reading this one at work and there were quite a few times, that I had to stop myself from laughing out loud while reading. Loved the part where Erik is been whammied with a love potion and he is singing outside of Lydia’s house.
The book is not all fun and games though, there are some nastys out to get at not only Erik’s power, but someone is obsessed with Lydia. This story is full of magickal beings; warlocks, witches, ghosts, and shapeshifters and though it has all these things the Author did a great job of blending them all into a cohesive world/story.
I loved the characters from Erik and his sexy, alpha male self to Lydia, who starts out shy and reclusive but comes into her own while dealing with Erik, his family and all the things happening around her. Erik’s family is fun, they are like a bunch of 10 year old’s living in adult bodies…they are always up to mischief but are right there to help each other out in a crisis. I am hoping we get to see more of Lydia’s best friend Charlotte, the poor thing gets put through the wringer in this book, so hopefully she will get a HEA.
Great story and I cannot wait until the next in the series!!!