Passion Potion by Mary Beth Daniels

July 5, 2013 Review 0 ★★★

Passion Potion by Mary Beth DanielsPassion Potion by Mary Beth Daniels
Published by Casey Shay Press Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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Jet is a Nix, the daughter of an Enchantress who went outside her bloodlines. No one helps a Nix, and even though her father is in deep trouble with Dei Lucrii, a Dark Enchanter who paid her family an extraordinary sum to make a passion potion, Jet has no way to fix the powerful spell that killed her mother.

But someone is watching her. A very handsome someone whose face appears in a pewter bowl her mother always kept close by.

Could the boy be the secret to avoiding the curse of the Nix? Or is he the sort of distraction Jet REALLY can’t afford at a time like this?

Passion Potion is a paranormal new adult romance from the author of the romantic comedy hit Heteroflexibility.

Passion Potion is a very quick read at a mere 200 pages (okay, so that’s quick for me, but results may vary). Jet is a Nix, which is kind of a powerless version of an enchanter who everyone looks down upon and refuses to help. I imagine it’s because only a Nix can give birth to a Dark Enchanter. Her mom died in a chemistry accident that turned out to be a potion gone wrong and now Jet has been asked to create the potion instead. She quickly learns that the man who hired her mom is a Dark Enchanter and that not everything is what it seems.

Someone has been watching Jet, and his name is Caleb. An enchanter who is the son of one of her mom’s friends. Caleb is shocked when he meets Jet and realises that they are a Match (which, I guess is determined by eye colour?), because she is a Nix. But when they kiss the sparks fly and they can’t deny that there is something going on between them. But before anything can happen Jet needs to finish making this potion and get rid of the Dark Enchanter.

I would call this book more of a guilty pleasure kind of read than anything else. It’s too mature for a young adult audience, but definitely light reading, with a fast pace that doesn’t meander all over the place. It’s fun, though, and quick. The ending is far too easy, and the characters don’t mature at all throughout the book. But let’s be honest, if you’re just looking for something light then none of that matters. So enjoy the book for what it is and just have fun.

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