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Love and Other Wild Things

By: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis,Amanda Ronconi
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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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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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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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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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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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Great Book, not so much on the Narration

As usual, I love this book ❤️. However, not as usual, I do not like the narration. First and foremost, Amanda Ronconi is masterful as always. However the male narrator, Jonathan Davis, I was not so entertained by 😏. I am sure in a different genre, he is wonderful, it just wasn’t working for me. I would like to have heard Amanda do the entire book, she has always done a great job on Molly’s other books.

Still worth the buy, but I will admit I am having a hard time listening to Mr Davis....

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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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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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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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Very Entertaining

I enjoyed this second installment of Molly Harper's Mystic Bayou series. The H and h were good and the storyline was entertaining. A quick easy listen with low angst.

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