5 Fang Review: Love Potions by Michelle Pillow

Love Potions

By: Michelle M. Pillow
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 200
Series: Warlocks MacGregor #1
Publisher: Macmillan
Published on: June 2, 2014
5 Fang Review: Love Potions by Michelle Pillow

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.

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.

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Melanie’s Review


Love Potions, by Michelle M. Pillow turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It’s not that I expected it to be bad, but that I didn’t expect it to be as entertaining as it was, if that makes any sense at all. This book really caught me off guard with the amount of humor and just general coolness found within its pages. I love a book that can make me snort-laugh.


From the beginning of this book, the chemistry between Lydia and Erik is steamy and hot. As usual, our heroine, Lydia is in denial that she wants a man, but seriously, who can really turn down a super hot Scottish guy in a freakin’ KILT for God’s sake. Especially if you haven’t had someone to snuggle up to in that way in quite a while. Who has that kind of self control? Not me, that’s for sure! Jump on him while you can girl, not all of us are immortal! You can feel the chemistry between these characters, and I like that. I also like that while they are immediately attracted to one another, there isn’t the dreaded “insta-love” that so many love to hate.


The family dynamic within the MacGregor clan was also something I enjoyed seeing. In so many books I read, it seems as though there is nothing but negative family interactions, so it was refreshing to see a family that can joke around with one another instead of constantly fighting.


This really was a great book. Love Potions is definitely worth the read for the humor, passion, and just general entertainment. I’ve heard a ton of good things about Michelle Pillows and her books since I started reading Love Potions, and if the rest of her books are anything like this one, I’ll be adding quite a few to my already too long TBR list.


I will recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a super steamy Paranormal Romance with some yummy Scottishness on the side. I’ve actually already recommended it to my mother in law and quite a few friends!


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