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Love Spell, Oct 2003, 5.99, 391 pp.
ISBN: 0505523493

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”.
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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

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

A female creole chemist has invented a love potion, which is accidentally ingested by the bad boy attorney of Houma, Louisiana, their hometown. There has always been a lot of tension between these two before, they thought because they didn't like each other. Now they're about to find out if might not be dislike they've been feeling all these years.
The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills

Chapter Analysis of The Love Potion

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Love potion/spell    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scientist Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   wild    -   blissful    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70%    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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