Published by Covet, Entangled, Macmillan on June 2, 2014
Genres: adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal
Source: eARC from Publisher
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 small cottage. 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.
Love Potions is the first book in the Warlocks MacGregor series. It follows one of the MacGregor sons, Erik. I think that each of the books will follow a different member of the MacGregor clan, which will be very exciting because it is easy to see from this story how tight knit their family is. It is also so much fun to watch them joke around with each other. The MacGregors are a bunch of pranksters. And throw magic into the mix, and well let’s just say that some of their pranks get a little inventive. And all of the MacGregors are as hot as sin, so you know their romances are going to be great. And Erik’s certainly was.
Erik is used to getting everything and everyone that he wants. Girls have a tendency to throw them him, so when he meets his next door neighbor and she doesn’t give into him right away, he seems to be a little off kilter. I liked that Lydia was so strong willed. She seemed to be the only one able to put him in his place. Not even his brothers were able to accomplish this. Lydia is just what Erik needs. But Erik and Lydia do not have an easy road. I honestly did not know if they were going to end up together or not. Lydia has a bit of a temper on her, and rightfully so! I mean, this family shows up out of no where and bring magic and spells into her life, not to mention evil spirits. Throw in a love spell and you have a hot mess. But it was hilarious fun!
I do wish I had paid a little better attention to the glossary of terms at the start of the book because I didn’t know some of the things that Erik was saying. Some were explained, but others weren’t. I also wasn’t super clear on what an Inthrall was. I know that they can suck a warlock’s powers from him, sometimes to the point of death. Which seems pretty serious to me, but the MacGregor’s never really seemed concerned. I wish that was explained a bit better, but it eventually gets explained and worked out.
Love Potions, like all of the books in Entangled’s Covet line, is set in a contemporary world but has some sort of paranormal, or supernatural elements thrown in. Love Potions has stubborn, yet charming warlocks, lots of magic, tons of chemistry and a plot that you are sure to enjoy. This book was a lot of fun, and the MacGregors are great. I love their family and I can’t wait to read all of the brothers, sister, and cousin’s stories.