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Love and Other Wild Things

Series: Mystic Bayou, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (5,589 ratings)
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Molly Harper got the goods from her longstanding narrator Amanda Ronconi when they finally met.

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Tara
  • EDMOND, OK, United States
  • 09-15-18

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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Too damn short

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

27 of 30 people found this review helpful

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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!

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

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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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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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It was ok.

The second book was ok. I did like the first book very much. If Molly makes book 3 I will read.

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A little slow

Overall it was a good story. It just for slow to get started and then dragged at times The last 2 to 3 chapters much better. Worth a listen.

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a fun story, but not as good as the first book.

the performances were once again fabulous, but the storyline of book 2 was a little bit weaker then the first book. it did not capitalize on the character development established in book 1. not a bad book, I just didn't look forward to listening as much as the first.

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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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  • L
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • S. Lacey
  • 03-07-19

Amazing

I really enjoyed this book, Dani & Zed were great together! I loved them as a couple. I look forward to more in this series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-27-19

Loving this series!

Fans of Kresley Cole will love Molly Harper. I love Mystic Bayou and it's residents. This is the second Mystic Bayou book I have listened to.

I look forward to reading or listening to the whole series.
The narration is brilliant.
Thank you.

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  • Farnham_red
  • 01-16-19

Its OK but not one of Molly's best

This is the second book in the Mystic Bayou series and its not as good as the first.

The story is fairly typical but a bit weaker than usual and also seems to be lacking some of the humour I usually expect.
If you are a fan of Molly's books you will probably enjoy it but its definitely not one of her best, its more of a novella than a full novel as well so poor value for money.

I'm rarely a fan of multiple narrators - unless they are always used for different voices so had Jonathan always done the male voices and Amanda the female it would be OK but doing alternating chapters depending on who the main character is doesn't work for me - it would have been better to just keep Amanda for the whole book.

Summary if you are a real Molly Harper fan you will probably be OK with it but if you are trying Molly for the first time don't start with the Mystic Bayou series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-18

Performance.

both man and woman should be talking together in every chapter. Not nam and woman talking as both characters, that makes it sound weird.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-18

A disappointing follow-up novel

Having enjoyed listening to the first novel in the Mystic Bayou series, I had been looking forward to this one. The narrating was good (as before) and I found the story fairly entertaining, right up until the unforgivably corny "big reveal " towards the end. A wholly uninspired conclusion, which ruined the whole book for me.

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  • Rose-marie Weywadt
  • 09-19-18

Great new series

Love the narrators and the concept of telling the story from both main karacters view…(parden the spelling)

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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.