An Alisa Review: Love Potion #9 by Tinnean

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

All quiet and friendless high school student Drey White wants is to create a formula that will give him the confidence to talk to a guy. With the encouragement of Artemas Beaumont, his favorite teacher, Drey thinks he’s succeeded.

The opportunity to test it arrives when he’s invited by the cool kids to their party. After mixing the powder with his beer, he barely has time for a sip before another teen grabs the bottle and drinks. Drey is unsure if the potion will work, but then he’s kissed by the guy. Pleased, Drey retrieves the bottle and drinks the remainder himself, only to find it gives him a case of the giggles.

Now an adult, the effects of Love Potion #9 still reverberate through Drey’s life. Will things ever return to normal? And what will Artemas, now his friend — and hopefully more — think when he discovers what Drey has created?

This was an alright story, though even giving myself a few days I’m still not completely sure how I feel about it.  I can’t say I would agree that Drey’s potion was the cause of his problems, it was stupid teenage drama.  I mean it was cute but something felt off.

I felt a little weird about how Drey went to Artemis when he had to leave college and from then on it seemed to be status quo with Drey going back to work at the pizza place but gaining friendship with Artemis.  I thought it was strange that they didn’t change anything for years and only after Drey kind of throws a hissy fit.  I felt very disconnected from the characters though Drey would be the only one for the reader to get to know.

I think the cover art by Written Ink Designs is a nice and good for the story.

Sales Links: JMS Books | Amazon | B&N

Book Details:

ebook, 56 pages

Published: July 27, 2019 by JMS Books

ISBN: 9781634869829

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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