Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: Some Kind of Magic

Author Mary Ann Malowe
Format e-ARC
Print Length 304 pages
Publisher Kensington Publishing
Published January 31, 2017

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 Opinion

Eden is a biochemist lab assistant, who is saving money to get her PhD. On the weekends, she is her brother’s number one fan- he is a rising grunge singer. So much so that she often ditches her friends to help him sell merchandise or harmonize on stage with him. One such a night a cute grungy looking guy hits on her, little does she know it is Adam Copeland- this year’s hottest star. Too bad a few hours earlier one of the doctors at her company used her on a test subject, one where the vial of perfume was supposed to cause insta-lust. When it didn’t work that meant that is was a dud and Eden got to keep it. She liked the scent and had no clue what the perfume was supposed to do. Atlas, when she finds out she has her answer- Adam liked her because of science. Adam isn’t too sold on the old science excuse though.

Eden is cute. She is a scientist who totally flaunts her brains. She isn’t afraid to be smart and wears it like a badge of honor. The only think I didn’t like about her was how much she hated her job. She seriously hated the 9 to 5 aspect of it. Yet she craved the stability of it. Which is the 9 to 5 aspect of it. Now you see why I didn’t like this part of her personality. They conflicted way too much.

Adam is sweet. He understands that his job comes with very little privacy. He tries to shelter Eden from that but that goes horribly wrong. He is protective of his friends and mentors her brother. He is even adorable with his fans. Yet, when conflict came about he was very quick to push Eden away. This was a bit of a let down, I expected more from him.

Some Kind of Magic is a cute fast read. I was looking for an easy escape that was completely uncomplicated. I got that with this one. Can’t help but wonder if Stacy or Micah will get their own book.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Somewhere between merchandise and paradise.”

Other People

Micah- Eden’s brother
Adrianna- Adam’s fake fiancĂ©
Stacy- Eden’s bestie

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