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Molly Harper got the goods from her longstanding narrator Amanda Ronconi when they finally met.

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Available in audio first, this hot, hilarious stand-alone will keep you wildly entertained!

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. 

Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed. While working on the case, Zed falls head over paws for Dani, but she’s reluctant to engage in anything beyond a roll in his cave. Dani’s family is counting on her to get the job done, and she has no time for distractions. But when an ominous presence begins stalking Dani through the bayou, they’ll need to band together to make it out alive.

©2018 Molly Harper (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Disappointing Follow Up

I'd never read anything by Molly Harper before I listened to How to Date Your Dragon - and I really liked it. It was funny, and the community of Mystic Bayou was interesting and unique. I also thought the narrators voices were awesome - they added so much to the story. Unfortunately this second book doesn't measure up.

First, there's almost no humor here. The clever dialogue is missing, and Zed's personality disappeared. He was my favorite character in the first book, but here I just found him embarrassing. As far as the community goes, it's an exact repeat of the first book, from the crawfish boil to 'Why can't I choose my own pie?' Worst of all, there's no plot. At the 30% mark literally nothing had happened. At all. Oh, there's lust from Zed and angst from Dani, and lots of talk about pie, but that's not plot.

Finally, I had to look and see if the male narrator had changed. He hasn't, but Zed's warm drawl is completely gone. I don't know what happened but it sounds like a different, less talented reader.

I'm so sad about this book. I'll just have to re-listen to the first one whenever I want to visit Mystic Bayou again.

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Adorable story

Molly always writes such cute and funny books. I always look forward to her new releases. The book is a continuation of the series and keeps all the original characters involved. I always hate when authors steer away from the characters in previous books. I like to know what happens to everyone, not just new characters. Molly really makes the story come alive. You can always close your eyes and picture each person and see the town. She does such a great job with just enough descriptive information to make a picture, but not enough to make you need to skip forward. Lol. Great job, and adorable story Molly!!

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Good book, but too similar to the first

It was good, but I liked the first audiobook in this series better. I guess this one was kind of redundant, and too similar to the first. It was almost the same story, in the same place, with the same people, just starring a different couple. Would've been nice to have different narrators than the first book. Not that these ones are bad, they're actually awesome. It's just that you're used to them being Jillian and Bayou. Would've at least changed things up a bit. Don't get me wrong though, it wasn't a bad book at all. I enjoyed it and I'll definitely be continuing on to the last audiobook in this series and then others by Molly Harper.

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Too damn short

The two narrators really worked in this case. Zed is so adorable. I loved his relationship with his mom.

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Repeats More Than Builds

This second installment repeats more than builds off the first book. It doesn't bother me enough to put me off from reading the next in the series but I did feel disappointed. The main couple of the romance stars Zed, who I adored from the first volume didn't seem to hold the same luster, banter, and play he did in book, and Danica whose concept intrigued me but never seemed to fully come out into her potential. The mystery in this felt predictable but also belabored. This books had periods where it felt like it dragged some and didn't hold the same fun pace I found in book one. I really love what was established about the Mystic Bayou in book one but didn't feel like we saw any growth in this volume. I do enjoy the dual narration and what they do with the characters however. I will continue to read the series but this one left me wanting after such a good first book. Again this is a lighter shorter style supernatural romance from Harper's other books, but this one lacked in the story, humor, and details that the first one displayed so well.

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cajun vernacular pronunciation

I am an unabashed fan of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi, and Jonathan Davis seems fine. But for the love of all that is holy, please get your cajun pronunciations correct. It's incredibly distracting. For example, there is no "boo-deen" in Louisiana. The pronunciation of (what I presume was intended to be boudin) is "boo-dah", where the "dah" has the 'a' sound like the name Dan. I love the Louisiana setting, but when it's peppered with Cajun lexicon, the words have to sound more authentic. Please and thank you!

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Another Stellar Listen!

Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are the most perfect combination! Jonathan Davis is N excellent addition to the alchemy of Harper and Ronconi.

Molly Harpers humor and willingness to let her characters be imperfect, humorous and genuine makes her books a great go to time and time again. I can’t wait until the next time she lets us go to Mystic Bayou!

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Love this series ...

I’m soooooo sad the 3rd book is not out. I even think I know who our next heroine will be ;) This story was even more fun and adorable than Jill and Bael’s story. Zeb has a lazy sexy vibe and an Dani was intelligent and sassy. Again I was not overwhelmed by the paranormal-ness of this little world MH has created. It’s just enough para-facts to get legit and allow the town, the quirky characters, the pies and the love to shine. There is also not and over abundance of waxing poetic about para-hotness. The hero’s are of course tall and dreamy but you fall in love with their wit and determination the banter is really enjoyable between all the characters. The mystery continues from book one into this and was left open enough to move into another novel. But it’s not a cliff hanger. The mystery unfolds quietly almost in this one kinda an unimportant character it seems until it’s boom front and center and your like omg all the neatly placed little clues have just come together. Can’t wait for more I’m really enjoying these.
Again the audio was very well done the many characters voices and accents preformed by just two readers was really something lots of talent and a quality recording.

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disappointed in this one

This was almost painful and I quit listening after 3 chapters. Slow and dull even at 1.5 speed.

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Too disappointed to enjoy!

I got this series for two reasons. It was free. It reminded me of home. so the first book was great soft cajun accents funny eccentric characters. however if you're looking for those things in this book you're slowly disappointed. maybe it's different if you read it instead of listening to the audio. but this audiobook is a great big disappointment. Cajun accents are gone even when they're speaking French words, weird. The plots the same as the first book. so why even read it at all. I'm going to continue with the rest of the series because like I said again free but do I recommend this particular book no am I less inclined to recommend the series at all yes very much so.

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  • 09-12-18

Not as good as first book

I have to say I was sadly disappointed by this book. I had been really looking forward to this as I usually love Molly Harper's books, and the first book of this series was great, but this fell short for me. I didn't really like Danica as a character, I found her rather tiresome and annoying, which meant I didn't really care about her at all, and the story itself was rather slow and lacklustre. The book was over halfway through before it felt like something actually happened, then it went back to just dragging along for a while before anything happened again. A real shame as, like I said, I'm a huge fan of Molly Harper and this could have been great, but it just wasn't.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 11-08-19

Love and Other Wild Things

This book had me crying with laughter, the story of danger and rescue, moves along side fulling in love and trusting each other.
Read brilliantly and with emotion by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis.

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  • Mrs. N. Craig
  • 03-08-21

Loved it!

Book 2 in the series was good as the first. It nice to see characters from the previous book as well as meeting new ones. The book had a few well written 'adult' moments and was funny too in places. The narrators did a great job. Looking forward to the rest of the series

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  • Fred Jones
  • 01-14-21

Really fun story with great narration

Loved it a great fun story with some laugh out loud moments, great characters Dani and Zed compliment each other perfectly,. she is ballsy, relationship adverse with a sarcastic sense of humour, he is a neat freak bear shifter with wants a mate. Loved the narration they both do a wonderful job. Highly recommended and I hope to see more in this series as some questions remain unanswered.

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  • M. J. Bartrop
  • 03-25-19

Enjoyable characters that make you want more

Having listened to and enjoyed the first book from this series I thought it only right to listen to the second. Whilst I think the story plot of the first was better than this one as far as stand alone stories go I still enjoyed this one and think it sets up for a bigger future plot well. The narrators are great and make the characters enjoyable. I loved Zed in the first story so it was good to see plenty of him in this one.

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  • Sharon_888
  • 11-03-21

The series is lovely

But sometimes I could do with a little less buildup for me to enjoy it.

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  • Rossana V
  • 09-12-21

original and funny!

good no.2 to the series. i am loving all the books in it so far! great characters and the story is original and funny! narration was faultless. running to download the next one!

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  • Fiona Morley
  • 08-10-21

A fun listen.

Short enough to listen to in a day whilst doing other stuff. Laughed out loud at times. Overall a good, fun, easy listen.

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  • kris
  • 07-30-21

good story

loved the story, easy to listen to.
I don't mind the different points of view but the narration by different people is not necessary for me. Especially because it's written in he/she said and not I said.

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  • Roobarb
  • 03-26-19

Love this but now I need more

I so enjoyed this book and once again, as with my 1st reading of the last book I'm left bereft needing another book set in this universe

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-30-21

doesn't disappoint for a bk2

I loved everything about it... highly recommend it, narrator so fun, brings the story to life

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  • Imee-B
  • 11-12-21

***ANOTHER GOOD ONE***

I loved Bael Boone but i adore Zed Barron aww he is so icorrigible and an absolute honey *sighs* Thank you audible for the included books with my subscription, im loving it. Amanda and Jonathan you are both brilliant in your narratives thanks guys.

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  • Yve James
  • 10-27-21

Great listen, love the characters the world.

Both Narrators are fabulous! really easy fun listen. Never would have guessed who the "attacker" was! Great little world with sexy adorable funny realistic characters. will continue with this series!

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  • karen grave
  • 10-04-21

I'm in hysterical awe

i want to be Molly Harper's neighbour, honestly, her sense of humour is exactly like mine. I normally listen to to books on the other end of the spectrum , black ops and military but book 2 of this series is better than book 1. not as much detective work to be done but the characters are brilliant. Zed is hilariously dry in humour and hats off to Jonathan Davis, he delivers this man superbly. the voice the tone and the inflection absolutely makes this character totally enjoyable.
the pace, flow and rythymn of the friendships with their own personalities is so entertaining you just get immersed in the story.
the finer points to a in depth nitty gritty novel is not here but it's Mystic Bayou, it's not meant to be that technical.
comedy, a bit if steam, whodunnit and sassy Danni is just a perfect recipe for this book. thank you Molly Harper for a wonderful story.
and chapter 8!!! what a scream, I laughed to tears at 11.00pm....at night, I don't think I woke anyone.... it's Zed's chapter and oh boy Jonathan Davis did you deliver. that chapter was the highlight of the book and simply the bomb!
But please don't read it without knowing Zed and his friendship with Bael, it won't be near as funny.
Amanda Ronconi, you are fab, your voices are terrific and you bring these characters to their full potential

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  • Kelly
  • 09-15-21

Story = 3 1/2 stars

I'm enjoying the performances of the 2 narrators for this series, happy to see that the same 2 perform across all books in the Mystic Bayou series.

Love and Other Wild Things was a fun, entertaining read. Back to Mystic Bayou with this being the second book in the series. I didn't quite love Dani and Zed as much as Jillian and grumpy Bael from How to Date Your Dragon, but I enjoyed seeing all the quirky characters again and the small amount of suspense in the storyline.

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  • Phoebe
  • 05-02-21

Enjoyable but weaker than the 1st book

Still worth the listen with interesting developments but not as wonderful as the first book, which was full of wild imaginings. I think Harper unfortunately has fallen prey to a publisher's time pressure, forcing her to pump the rest of the series out too fast for Harper to refine her work and cook up super creative ideas. I will leep listening to the next book but may not last the whole series.

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  • Kathryn
  • 09-13-20

😀

well written.
such a fun and funny story.
you will chuckle many times so be warned if you are reading in public

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-20

Loved it!

A very entertaining read. Molly Harper has a knack for writing amusing stories that leave you smiling. Great characters and the narration by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathon Davis adds another level.

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  • Kirren Woods
  • 12-15-18

Love, humour and magic, what more can you ask for

I'm a new fan of Molly Harper, and it was the first book from the Mystic Bayou series that got me hooked on her books. I fell in love with Zed in the first book, and came to love him even more in this book. I just wish the book was longer, not because there was anything lacking, just that I didn't want the story to end.