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"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- fashioned way.

Sylvie and Luc have great chemistry -- pardon the pun -- with 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 way.

Great amusing drama set amidst sexy intrigue, and good old fun down in the bayou.

Reviewed by: Author Gracie C. McKeever

Reviewed by Gracie McKeever
Posted March 16, 2003

SUMMARY

What if a chemist invented a real love potion?

What if the elixir were put in jelly beans?

What if a man...the wrong man...ate the jelly beans?

Dr. Sylvie Fontaine...chemist extraordinaire.

Lucien LeDeux..."The Swamp Solicitor," AKA "Bad Boy of the Bayou."

Holy Crawfish! The South might indeed rise again...

If the rebels could just stop laughing.

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The Love Potion
(Cajun: Book 1)
by Sandra Hill

Love Spell (Time of Your Life)
December 1, 2003
Available: October 1, 2003
ISBN #0505523493
EAN #9780505523495
391 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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