Monday, January 30, 2017

Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

Some Kind of Magic
by Mary Ann Marlowe

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @maryannmarlowe

Just released: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Romance (clean)
Paperback: 304 pages
Rating: 5

Flirting with Fame series:
Some Kind of Magic
book 2 - tba

First sentence(s):
My pen tapped out the drumbeat to the earworm on the radio.

In this sparkling debut novel, Mary Ann Marlowe introduces a hapless scientist who’s swept off her feet by a rock star—but is it love or just a chemical reaction?...

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland—international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she’s already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed…

Suddenly Eden, who’s more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates by her mom, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn’t being honest. She can’t bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn…

Smart, witty, and sexy, Some Kind of Magic is an irresistibly engaging look at modern relationships—why we fall, how we connect, and the courage it takes to trust in something as mysterious and unpredictable as love.

My two-bits:

Instalove at the get-go. But, not an easy path. Along with the question of the effects of a perfume to cloud the sincerity of love, Eden goes through all the doubts that come with initial attraction and coupledom.

Instead of push pull banter there are lovey dovey conversations, interactions and intimate sweet moments.

Loved the details on celebrity dating and romance. Learning about the behind the scenes doings and experiences of a famous band on tour was entertaining. Being on the flip side when at music concerts, it was fascinating to get the celebrity perspective.

The balance of Eden's lab life vs. music world was interesting to explore and wonder about.

The characters are a likable lot and interesting to note that the next book will focus on Micah's (Eden's brother) love life. He was described as an equally sexy musician as Adam. I am curious to see who he gets attracted.

--~ Blog Tour Giveaway ~--

One winner will receive a $50 Amazon OR Book Depository Gift Card (International). Three winners will win a signed copy of SOME KIND OF MAGIC (US only).

(a Rafflecopter giveaway here)


* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by JHPR


  1. Thank you for taking part in the tour, so happy you enjoyed it!

  2. This sounds fun, but also poignant that she has the dilemma of wondering if what they have is true.

  3. Excellent review! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Looking forward to checking out this book!


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