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  • Writer's pictureLilac Mills

Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe


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.


For me, this book was rather unexpected. I'd never been into rock stories, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one, even though I was anticipating more from the pheromone side of things...

It was a little raunchier than I normally read (a plus for some) but I didn't feel the sex was gratuitous. It was well-handled and added to the story. Also it was nice to see that rock gods have their insecurities too.

I breezed through to the end, and it proved a welcome distraction from the repeats on Christmas TV! I'd definitely read the next novel from this author.

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