"A delightful Bayou romance"
Research chemist Dr. Sylvie Fontaine is ecstatic over her
scientific breakthrough that she believes is the greatest
since Viagra. Sylvie created the Jelly Bean Fix (JBX), a
love potion that uses female enzymes to attract males,
albeit after he has swallowed the sweet "pill".
Attorney Luc "Swamp Solicitor" LeDeux heads to Sylvie's
lab to ask her to test a water sample that he believes has
been polluted by Cypress Oil. Sylvie and Luc have
been "enemies" since she rejected his offer to dance at a
Houma, Louisiana sixth grade event. He informed her then
that one day they will dance naked together.
Sylvie agrees to look at the sample. However, she panics
when he eats the jellybeans containing her enzymes that
were targeted for her boss. Not long afterward, he
accuses her of trying to kill him with over testosterone
production as he cannot get Sylvie out of his head. As
they fall in love, Sylvie believes it is her sugar pill,
but Luc knows otherwise for he has loved her since
Though love potions sound inane, Sandra Hill provides a
delightful Bayou romance that will bewitch the audience
though mindful of the Bullock movie Love Potion #9. The
story line is filled with double entendres as Sylvie and
Luc, supported by a cast of eccentrics, debate chemistry.
Their dynamic relationship is so much fun to observe that
the strong pollution subplot involving Luc's estranged dad
seems out of place except for bringing the hero to her
lab. Throw in a Samson hunk on the cover of this fine
tale readers will be seeking the JBX or green M&Ms.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 2003