Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper

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.
Series: Mystic Bayou #2 | Publisher: Audible | Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi  | Length: | Release Date: | Genre: Paranormal Romance | Source: Publisher | Rating: 4.5 Cups

Challenges Read For:  Literary Pickers  - Hammer
I’m such a sucker for Molly Harper’s paranormal romances. I can’t get enough of them. They pull me in and keep me entertained. And they have me gigglesnorting in public places, which has earned me a few rather peculiar looks from random strangers.
Sparks fly when Dani, an energy witch, and Zed, a bear shifter, meet.
When the League sends Dani to Mystic Bayou to mend the energy rift, she never thought she’d fall for the town’s mayor who also happens to be a bear shifter. Although Dani plainly informs Zed she’s not interested in more than sex, they both know she’s lying and Zed’s determined to make her his, especially now that someone or something is out to harm them.
I liked Dani and it seemed to me she had a bit of all of Harper’s characters wound into her. She’s very independent and determined to make right the wrongs her father did to her grandfather. Zed, I loved him in book one and I love him more now. He was such a zany man and it was interesting seeing what he was going to say next.
Dani and Zed were brilliant together. I loved their banter; they knew just the right buttons to push without going too far. Neither was willingly to back down and neither was afraid to stand up to other, which made for some entertaining situations.
The romance was nice. Of course it was all lusty-lusty from the start but I didn’t mind that seeing as their relationship grew as the book progressed.
As always, Amanda Ronconi is a genius when narrating a Molly Harper book—she truly brings the characters to life. While I felt like Jonathan Davis did a good job narrating the first book in this series, I felt like he was better suited for this one.
Overall, another great addition to this fun and unique series.

Mystic Bayou Series
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