Okay, let me start by saying that under normal circumstances I DO NOT like paranormal romances. As a matter of fact, this is my first book in this genre, and my first by this author. I've typically found paranormals to be long on weirdo stuff, and very short on character development. Well, Love's Potion proved me wrong in my prejudices. These characters are deftly crafted, and so interesting that from the very beginning I cared what happened to them.
Ms. Jackson did what many authors fail to do; she created a hero that the reader can't help but fall passionately in love (and lust) with. I mean, what normal woman wouldn't love to have a totally hot genie (pardon me, djinni) grant her one wish? Sounds like the stuff of my fantasies anyway. But of course, it doesn't quite pan out that way (does it ever?) The course to true love never runs smooth, but poor Jasmine and Raziq have a bit more to contend with than usual; demons and sorceresses and even an honest-to-goodness succubi. But no incubi, oh well, maybe in the next book Ms. Jackson?
And did I mention that not only is this book hot and steamy with an engaging story that I couldn't put down, but its also mad funny? Ms. Jackson has a rapier wit that comes through in this story that had me laughing out loud at times (when she wasn't scaring the bejesus out of me!) All in all this was a great book, and I can't wait to get my hands on her backlist.