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Love Potions

(Warlocks MacGregor #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  2,521 ratings  ·  342 reviews
Love Potions
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
ebook, 277 pages
Published June 2nd 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Covet)
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May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entangled
4.5 - "I'm going to woo ya, lass." Over the top Scottish Stars!

Too say that I was surprised by Love Potions would be an understatement. By that I mean just how much I enjoyed it. I know I am pretty much ensured a good read when I pick up an Entangled book, but Love Potions went over and above my expectations.

Her eyes raked over him. The crewneck black cotton shirt he wore moulded to his flesh, leaving no mystery as to the fine shape of his body. The long sleeve bulged at the shoulders; leading
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: june-2020
This one was good! It had it's really creepy parts (ghosts) and entertaining parts but for the most part, I was confused as to what was happening (I listened to the audiobook) and I didn't care for the characters. ...more
Marta Cox
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been a fan of this author since I first discovered her Dragon Lords series and have to admit that Ms Pillow writes seriously sexy stories so was quite keen to see what she would do with something a little more Earth bound! So with delight I chose to read this story about warlocks and magic with the added bonus of men in kilts! Erik and his family are seeking a new home and when they find one Erik discovers that his new neighbour Lydia Barratt is one woman set to drive him to distraction! Ly ...more
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I really liked Erik (H), Lydia (h) was exhausting to read though. There was too much push-pull and not enough relationship building actually. Most of the time they were arguing and that was just tiring.
Brittany Duncan
Problematic at its worst and humorous at best. I did laugh out loud in parts but it wasn't enough to overlook the other two characters mentioned almost every other chapter: The hero and heroine's respective anatomy. Also slut-shaming. I won't continue reading the series. It was Hallmark cute. ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
I don’t review books I don’t finish very often, mostly because I usually stop fairly early in the novel, but I read 60% of Love Potions before I decided to give up and I taught it deserved a review.

Love Potions is about an immortal warlock who falls in love at first sight with Lydia, mortal granddaughter of a self-proclaimed witch, and his terrible attempts at seducing her. I have some big issues with this novel, and the first signs of trouble appeared when Lydia first met Erik. She was all wet
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny with a sexy modern day kilt wearing scot who also happens to be a warlock. I'm only complaint was the heroine was a little to stubborn. ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Sexy, Scottish, brogue, warlock and oh my. I loved Erik. I loved Lydia. I really enjoyed getting to know the MacGregor clan. This group will make small town life that much more interesting. There was much her to keep me entertained. Ghost, shadows, possessions, warlocks, pranks, tricks, passion and then some.
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Erik and his family! They were a close knit group and so freaking hilarious! Lydia was a sassy introvert, and her poor friend about a run of bad luck!

Warlocks and magic.. gracious that combination was potent! The story was cute. There’s magic, ghosts, love potions gone awry, and the humor! I loved the humor! I really enjoyed the MacGregor family and look forward to seeing who’s up next!
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Robin by: Michelle
Love Potions is I hope the first in a series about the MacGregor clan by Michelle. Pillow. Michelle is one of my favorite authors and this book just solidifies my love for her books even more.

A take your breath away handsome, hunky modern day Scot, Eric is our hero. He part of a paranormal warlock family that has well adapted and thrived throughout the centuries. They are now a good size powerful wealthy clan that is needs to relocate. Erik is the oldest brother (one among several hot hunky bro
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not only is Love Potions a fabulous PN romance, it is easily one of the funniest books I have read this year. I enjoyed it hugely and with a sexy Scottish warlock, a stubborn likeable lady, a crazy bunch of relatives and magick it brought perfect laugh-your-socks-off humour and I sat here making very unladylike snorts with tears running down my face. Exactly my type of humour.


Lydia Barratt is a bit of a hermit, happiest making her beauty products with her BFF Charlotte and enjoying the quiet lif
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love Potions is a magical romance story that had me laughing out loud.

Erik MacGregor is an ancient warlock who moves himself and his immortal warlock clan next door to Lydia Barratt, a lotion making home body.

A few spells gone wrong, an ancient evil enemy and a magic wielding family that loves to play pranks makes Love Potions a marvelously delightful read. If the steamy chemistry doesn't grab you the hysterical antics of the MacGregor clan will have you caught up in their eccentricities. Pill
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Magically Good Enough

I have recently fallen into the category of fantasy romance. Not one I have often dabbled in, but I figured I would give this a try. I had a hard time at places in here. I often did not even like our dashing hero Erik. I found him arrogant and domineering, not endearing and protective. I initally picked this up because I have a soft spot for guardian type figures and love interest in mortal danger. (I watch too many movies, lets move on.)

I also found visualizing the magic sc
Overall rating: 3 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Plot: 6/10
Ending: 7/10
Writing: 7/10
Hero: 8/10
Heroine: 7/10
Humour: 7/10
Steaminess: 5/10
HEA: (view spoiler)
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Love Potions by Michelle Pillow

This is a great read with lots of humor, lust and family foolery. It also includes a touch of light evil for suspense and drama. Without getting into spoilers, the scene where Erik's sister plays a trick on Erik is fabulously funny and touching. He's so in love! Great entertainment.

Lydia Barratt has lived in her small home town all her life. The townspeople may think she's a little reclusive but they forgive her for the great lotions she makes and the fact that she
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Delightful! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It has more complexity than I expected and it included everything I did expect. A sexy Scottish warlock, a sweet heroine, lots of evil things, and lots of good things. I especially liked the MacGregor family. The family relationships and humour had me laughing out loud. The writing is excellent, the plot is well planned and the editing is very good. A wonderful read and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys this genre or Michelle M. Pi ...more
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: genre-pnr-uf
3.5 stars!!
The story was buried under the mounts of words. You cannot say someone is funny and not give examples. Overall it was a boring read.
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 13%

FYI: I received this book as part of a Halloween giveaway, along with thirty or so other books. The ONLY reason I'm giving this book one star is because due to a flawed copy, I did not get to finish the book. Each second to last and last page of every chapter was missing...see flawed. I did reach out to the writer and the giveaway team voicing my concern but have yet to hear back from anyone, which is a shame as the pages I did get to read were interesting and funny..naughty too! I do h
Deb Diem
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Potions is a fun paranormal romance by Michelle M. Pillow. Ms. Pillow has delivered a book that will keep readers entertained with a smile on their faces. Erik has found a property that will suit his family of warlocks...but he needs to get the neighbor to sell out and move. Lydia loves living in her grandmother's house and would never sell it. Erik and Lydia's story is loaded with drama, humor, spice, action and magic. I enjoyed reading Love Potions and look forward to reading more from th ...more
Sydney M Neblett
I cast a spell on you

What an adorably fantastic start to a series. I love the constant back and forth of family, of course the fact they are all pranksters and magical takes it to an entirely different level. I think I laughed just as much as I teared up while reading this book. This was such a fun adventure to reach the HEA. I can’t wait to read the next book. I hope Charlotte finds her a mate among the crazy family, the girl seriously needs an anchor in this world.
This story started out promising for me but somewhere along the way it became only about the attraction between the main characters and boy was it ever steamy. Which is fine but I really wanted more because there were many exciting elements that could have done with greater exploration.
Heather Gilbert

The best part of this book has to be the MacGregor clan - they are hysterical! The actual story was a bit stilted and lacks quite a bit of explanation, but the family? Yeah, they rather make this tale.
Charlotte Lowe
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Potions

A great paranormal love story that had me reading late into the night. I didn’t want to put it down.
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
What can I say.
Michael Ferraiuolo does a superb performance, but the book was shite.
Had I read it myself it would have landed on 1 star.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic
I am a bit confused. Was this supposed to be a funny book or a scary one? Dramatic? It had everything in it and it wasn't exactly very well executed. The main couple got together without any real interaction. One that didn't include magic, love potions and near death experiences. It was an ok book, but I couldn't really connect to any of the characters so won't be reading the next one. ...more
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Zzzzzzzzz. I enjoy a humorous story with a touch of romance. (Shelly Laurenston is a master). This was slow and odd and not funny.
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I do not know how I just now discovered this series . I will be making quick contact work of all of them . Absolutely marvelous read
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite series. Lydia makes lotions she sells. She lives down from an old mansion no one has lived in for years. She soon has a new neighbor in a Scottish man who bought it with his clan. Strange things start to take place , along with her grandmother’s ghost appearing. The new neighbors are warlocks. This was so hilarious at times. Intense at others when her life is threatened. It was also steamy hot! I loved the narrator.
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lydia and Erick are meant to be

If it can go wrong it does. Lydia just wants to process her orders for her business and live in peace. The Erick shows up and all sorts of mysterious and magikal things begin to happen. Can they live to share their lives? Can they learn to trust each other enough to figure it out. Must be 18. Totally a great book!
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