"Both comical and sensual with good old fun down in the bayou"
This is the first work of Ms. Hill that I have had the
pleasure of reading and it was a great enough read to pique
my interest in her previous works.
A hot sensual romance about a Cajun legal eagle and a shy
but capable chemist with whom he has a long-standing love-
hate relationship that dates back to their elementary
school days, "The Love Potion" is also a wonderful comedic
romp in the best tradition of "I Love Lucy".
Dr. Sylvie Fontaine is on the brink of making public her
findings for a breakthrough love potion -- the JellyBean
Fix, aka JBX. It is such a breakthrough, it may well rival
Viagra as the new miracle aphrodisiac of choice.
Enter Lucien LeDeux, the handsome "bad-boy" lawyer who is
representing several local shrimp fishermen in their case
against Cypress Oil (a company of which his abusive father
coincidentally happens to be a major shareholder).
He trusts Sylvie, despite their differences, and wants the
sexy chemist to test some water samples from the Bayou Noir
that he believes may be contaminated by petroleum wastes;
he needs the tests to make his case against Cypress. But
when Luc unwittingly downs a double-dose of Sylvie's potion-
laced jellybeans, all bets are instantly off for Sylvie.
For Luc, the bets are suddenly and irretrievably on.
What follows is a series misadventures as Luc enlists the
help of numerous faithful family members and friends in his
quest to keep Sylvie and her discovery safe from several
greedy and vindictive people: her bosses at Terrebonne
Pharmaceuticals, the media, her rich, controlling mother
and Cypress Oil. All of these want nothing better than to
get the straight dope on the JellyBean Fix, and/or
eliminate its inventor.
Why...To keep their secret safe? Or for their own gain?
Amidst threats and the more imminent danger of testosterone
overdose, Luc and Sylvie manage to squeeze in some sexy
romantic moments with room and time to fall in love the old-
Sylvie and Luc have great chemistry -- pardon the pun --
or without a jellybean fix. Both comical and sensual in
their physical couplings and verbal sparring sessions, they
give new meaning to the term "opposites attract".
The supporting cast of characters -- in particular, Luc's
grand aunt Tante Lulu, a quirky and wild sexagenarian who
is determined to marry off her rascal of a nephew and make
an honest man out of him -- are all hilarious in their own
Great amusing drama set amidst sexy intrigue, and good old
fun down in the bayou.
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Gracie C. McKeever
Reviewed by Gracie McKeever
Posted March 16, 2003