"Outrageously Funny Contemporary Romance"
This is the first book I have read of Ms Hill's and if this
story is any indication of what she is capable of, then I
have to say I have been missing out on some fantastic
books. I am truly hooked on this author now and I am going
to dig her other books out and read them as soon as
Lucien LeDeux has been labeled 'bad boy of the bayou' since
childhood and for good reason, as he has made the label a
self-fulfilling prophecy with his audacious teasing of the
Creole-born Sylvie Fontaine. He issues a threat to her at a
school dance when they were both thirteen, that they would
one day slow dance in the nude. Now twenty years later, he
still feels a strong urge to shock and dismay her.
Luc is a lawyer and his brother's dilemma demands that he
seek Sylvie's expertise as a chemist to test contaminated
bayou water for oil spillage from his father's company.
Upon his arrival in her lab, he encounters her in the midst
of a secret experiment and as always he 'rattles her cage'
and in the chaos he unintentionally eats her jelly beans
that is loaded with a love potion that she has invented.
She was on the verge of testing it on a human subject and
is freaked out when her childhood nemesis gulps down the
potion that she knows will make him sexually hungry for
her. At this point is when the fun begins!
I absolutely loved this story!!! It is outrageously funny
and the romance is wonderful. Not only was the story of the
hero and heroine great but the secondary characters were
enjoyable as well, from Luc's lovable little aunt Tante
Lulu to Samson and Delilah, Sylvie's 'in love lab rats',
this story held my interest from the first to the last
page. This book is a romance reader's dream!
Elizabeth Benway / December, 1999
Copyright © 1999 for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 26, 2002