Some Kind of Magic

Some Kind of Magic

by Mary Ann Marlowe
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Queenbethanny More than 1 year ago
Charming Debut Novel by Mary Ann Marlowe... Biochemist, Eden, is concerned that maybe the attraction between her and Adam, a rock star and friend of her brother, Micah, is all due to the perfume her company is testing. She doesn't reveal her secret until the truth is about to come out and Adam is not sure he can trust her. Will Adam forgive her and will they both reveal their love?
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I love the idea of a rock star love story and since we have friends in a band, I'm always curious to see how touring is portrayed. I really liked Eden. She smart and doesn't hide it. I loved her devotion to Micah and her desire to play music coupled with the fear of it felt realistic. As for Adam, I don't even know where to start. He's adorable and I loved the chemistry between them. The conflict was avoidable because of course it was all based on miscommunication and sometimes the lack of communicating at all. But I can see both sides of the story, so that made it sort of forgivable. Overall, the story was fun and mostly fluffy. The bit of angst there wasn't didn't last long and I absolutely loved the grand gesture. I'll definitely be looking forward to future books in the series. **Huge thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing the arc free of charge**
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Some Kind of Magic, Mary Ann Marlowe Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  romance, women’s fiction  So, a debut book- its always a gamble not knowing what writing style you’ll get in a debut book, could be perfect for you or could be something you hate – I got lucky here, I love it. Actually I’ve had several really good, well written and fun debut reads this year. I had several on my TBR list for review as usual, and like to read what I’m in the mood for. I passed over this a couple of times for some reason thinking that a) it was a flirty chic lit lite – I like those sometimes, when I want a bit of mind numbing, easy reading.. b) that it was some kind of fantasy read. I’d got the cover in my head which let to the chic lit connotation but all I can say was it was the work Magic in the title that caught me out. It is a magical read, but as in wonderful, not the fantasy paranormal kind! I was soon pulled in. There’s some great but subtle humour, I adored Eden and loved her friend who was later so star struck. I could just see that happening, when Eden and Adam are eating and Stella gets out her phone. Eden's gentle “Stella, what did we talk about?” or words to that effect was perfect. Eden is a “good” girl, always striving for parental praise, works hard but is cautious, ultra cautious. She has a list of “suitable”  men and tattooed musicians don’t make the grade. She’s 28 though and her mum is always setting her up with dates, dentists, doctors etc leading Eden’s list to get longer on the No column. She loves her brother Micah, is a fervent supporter of his music and meets Adam one evening when Micah is playing. She gets chatting to him, thinking he’s interviewing for her brothers band...she’s wrong though, so very wrong :-) Adam, he’s an international rock god, but though she supports her brother she’s not one of those rabid followers of bands, so she knows what music she likes, but she doesn’t always know the people and stories behind it. Adam loves that about her, that she treats him as someone “normal”, isn’t fazed by him, and they have a great time, ending up to the surprise of both in a hot and steamy night. Thus begins a torrid and erotic romance. All seems well until Eden learns about the scent she wore before meeting him....to tell or not to tell, that is the question? I love band stories, but lately its been hard to find one that actually feels like a proper band book, that has the music and how it happens, the touring, the venues, the pressures of fame, the media intrusions and the way everything is turned into something, regardless of the truth. This book does all that and more – it was totally unexpected. Its not a heavy dense read, but also not the chic lit lite I expected from the cover. Its for me a perfect balance, an easy to read story, solid romance but with some real issues here, how we perceive people that are famous, how press warp the truth, how difficult it is to trust someone when there are huge barriers waiting. I loved the way the drama played out, was dragged along to really extend the misery of them both at the break up. I kept wondering how – how would they get past this? What would they do? Who would make the first move? That Was Perfect, as it covers a good part of the book, not just a couple of pages. I love to wallow in the sad parts, really feel maybe they can’t work things out, even though I know they will. Stars: Five, ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is the classic case of right thing at the right time. It's sexy at the right times. Romantic at the right times. Smart, witty, clever, serious, funny, sad, hopeful, honest, all at the right times, and the story gripped me from start to finish. The progression of the story felt natural and realistic, even when the premise is centered on the idea of a 'love potion' bringing Adam and Eden together. I enjoyed the touch of music and original lyrics, and I was excited to see there will be a second book featuring Micah, Eden's brother. A very satisfying and fun book!