{ARC Review} Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow

June 5, 2014 Adult, Reviews 12 ★★★★

{ARC Review} Love Potions by Michelle M. PillowLove Potions by Michelle M. Pillow
Pages: 200
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.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
My Thoughts

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.



About Michelle M. Pillow

As long as she can remember, Michelle has had a strange fascination with anything supernatural and sci-fi. After discovering historical romance novels, it was only natural that the supernatural and love/romance elements should someday meet in her wonderland of a brain. She’s glad they did for their children have been pouring onto the computer screen ever since.

Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it’s a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She’s addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be in a horror movie as 1. A zombie or 2. The expendable screaming chick who gets it in the beginning credits. But for the most part she can be found writing in her office with a cup of coffee in pajama pants.

Come say hello! She loves talking with readers on social media!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

12 Responses to “{ARC Review} Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow”

  1. kim { Book Swoon }

    oh, I really want this one now! I love it when the story includes banter between family and in the romance as well. Plus, the fact that it’s a contemporary wrapped in with paranormal sounds perfect. *looking a man in kilt & sighing* Adding to tbr pile! 🙂

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Kim! These men in kilts will make you swoon. I want a MacGregor of my own. I don’t even care which one, they are all so awesome. haha I hope you get a chance to read this one 🙂

  2. kindlemom1

    I have been eyeing this one and hoped someone I knew would read and review it. I am so glad you liked this although it sounds like checking out all the terms before reading this one is a must. Thanks for the warning and great review, I think I want to add this one to my TBR pile now. 😉

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yes, check out the terms. Don’t do what I did. I skipped the glossary bc I wanted to get right into the book. It wasn’t totally awful, I got by without it, but it would have made some paragraphs a lot easier. haha

  3. Lisa

    This is not my normal kind of read, but your review makes me want to read it. Now! 🙂

    The close family, hot brothers, and humor together makes me want to sign up right now.

    Great review!

  4. Christina R.

    This sounds so so good! LOVE how it’s a tight knit family and there’s magic and the guys are fun 🙂

    Lovely review 🙂

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      The family is great fun in this book, and I really like that the series is going to be about other members of the family

      I hope you get a chance to try this one Christina

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