Pints & Potions (The Unlucky Charms Book 1) by T.M Cromer

Rating: 4 out of 5.

From the award-winning author of The Thorne Witches series:

When the mighty Thorne pricks the heart of the Frozen, the end will be set in motion…Sick of the unwelcome attention that comes with being a member of an extremely powerful family, Piper Thorne longs to escape her magical burden and live a mortal’s simple existence. On a whim, she adopts an alias and jets off to Ireland, where she stumbles into the path of the enticing rogue, Cian O’Malley. But she’s ill prepared to deal with the onslaught of emotions his wicked grin stirs up when he oh-so-casually turns up the charm.

A hardened, down-on-his-luck warlock, Cian O’Malley is determined to change his family’s plight and restore their stolen magic. In the midst of his half-baked plan to woo the bewitching Piper, he finds himself in a death match with an old enemy who’s carrying a monumental grudge.

Before long, Cian discovers Piper might just hold the key to reversing a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old curse. He only has to keep them both alive long enough to solve the riddle written in the O’Malleys’ ancient grimoire and convince Piper to trust him with her heart.

My Review

This Irish paranormal romance has all the vibes from adventure to witches and warlocks, a charming pub owner, and some laugh-out-loud moments. Explore the magical side of Ireland with Piper and Cian as they battle unknown foes, family curses, and their fears. This book is Irish romance and paranormal fiction. I love how well the author blended the two in the book.

Piper is swearing off men and heading to vacation in Ireland; she’s a witch who dislikes using her magic. She is witty and has her heart set on being a mom in whatever way she can. Still, her biological clock is ticking, and she is also from a powerful magical family.

Cian is an astute and realistic Irish pub owner. He is smooth and lays the accent on heavy. He also seems to be a gentleman. He is a walking cliche, but see where the author goes with this.

This family Cian is a part of has had a feud for a long time with others in the and magically is having some issues as well. Tidbits are caught in conversation to direct this story more toward fiction than once, although I suspect it contains both.

They both have secrets, as well as some hot chemistry. I like the authors writing, mainly how it includes the accent and language of the locality in which the story is set. The magic is popping early with surprises. I like the character’s pov and how it switches seamlessly. This book is funny and a little absurd but colorful. Both characters have their reasons and have opposite perspectives on relationships.

The author’s randomness in this story cracks me up, like in chapter 13. That is just too good not to enjoy. I love the crazy bunch of people she calls family in this book. They are lively, intrusive, and magical. The riddle is intriguing and leads to more in this story than just the budding romance.

I love how this story reads like an interconnected stand-alone. Still, there are so many tidbits of info for each character and their significant others that I’m missing something, even though this is the first book in this series.

Amidst, the rollercoaster that is this story, we finally get a taste of a happy ending. Still, in the epilogue, we get the perspective of the evil people in the story. This book is part of a series, leading to the next step of the prophecy and more into the O’Malley family. I enjoyed this read but needed more to read further; however, I love that this had Irish romance and paranormal in one story.

If you would like to read Pints & Potions by T.M. Cromer, you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Assocaite, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Irish, Witches, and Opposites.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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