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"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 elementary school.

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.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 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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