I signed up to be a part of the early review tour for Some Kind of Magic based entirely on the cute cover of this book. Yep, pretty superficial, but check out this cover. Cute, right?
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
“An amazing first novel.” —Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author
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.
The excerpt above makes the plot sound interesting and fun, and the novel did not disappoint! What the excerpt does not tell is that the book is really well written and the characters interesting.
Eden is a bio chemist, yes. She chose that career because of her family’s rather vagabond lifestyle as a child, and she wanted the security of a 9 to 5 job, and a home that doesn’t move around. There are a ton of hidden depths to this girl!
Adam is a musician and rock star, but he actually had the lifestyle growing up that she wanted. When they meet, she see’s the superficial, grungy want to be musician (she doesn’t know he’s famous) and discredits him, but inside he is a suburb kind of guy.
I liked how the perfume bit, threw a little “Bewitched” did it or didn’t it affect us into the storyline and made that sideline fun. BUT, the grittiness of their characters as they explore their relationship and what it means to be a star who is a real person, and a girl who has dreams. That was the real story, and the real reason why I liked it so much.
I picked out this book because of a fun cover, and got so much more! Depth, emotion, story, and characters I genuinely liked. I cared for these characters and rooted for them to find happiness, and when they did, It Was Some Kind of Magic!
Copyright 2017 Deborah Kehoe A Chick Who Reads All Rights Reserved
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ABOUT MARY ANN MARLOWE:
Some Kind of Magic is Mary Ann Marlowe’s first novel. When not writing, she works by day as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms, plus she has a second-degree black belt. She has lived in twelve states and three countries and loves to travel. She now lives in central Virginia where she is hard at work on her second novel. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.maryannmarlowe.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
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