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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
Publisher: Harcourt
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Age Recommendation: 14+
Length: Full Length (282 pgs)
Rating: 5 suns
Reviewed by Wisteria

Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents' rules--especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything--even Tristen's love--just for the thrill of being . . . bad.

Jekel Loves Hyde is a full of irresistible romance with heartbreaking courting, difficult situations — and the age old questions of what should you do versus what you want to do.

Jill Jekel never gave Tristen Hyde a chance, until a project pins the two together — not to mention the irony that their last names are Jekel and Hyde. When the two finally pair up, it ends in sparks. So many that I started wanting the next page to have the two of them be together. With strong basis on the classic Jekel and Hyde story, the two embark on an experimental journey that leaves them questioning their motives, their relationships and each other.

This book is full of plot twists; flirty romantic undertones, and heartbreaking decisions lace every page. I truly enjoyed this novel and wish it had been a series.

Jekel loves Hyde is a strong romantic novel with the makings of a classic novel. The characters will suck you in and hold you captive. The only problem with this book? There wasn’t more of it!

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