Title: Jekel Loves Hyde
Author: Beth Fantaskey
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Released: May 3,2010
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.
I’d read some mixed reviews on Jekel Loves Hyde but I’d really enjoyed Beth Fantaskey’s book Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side so I decided I’d give this one a try.
Jekel Loves Hyde was very different from Jessica Rules. If you are looking for more of the snarky, arrogant, irresistible Lucius found in Jessica Rules you’ll be disappointed. Tristen is a completely different type of guy. If you don’t expect him to be like Lucius and give him a chance you’ll probably end up pleased with him.
I think Beth is a great writer. Her stories keep my attention and are enjoyable to read. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and I flew through this book in a couple of sittings. It contains a good mix of romance, adventure and mystery.
Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book!
Content: Some language including a half dozen uses of the F word, talk of sex, some crude comments.