Monday, July 15, 2019

Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper

Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shapeshifters, vampires, witches and dragons live alongside humans.

Ingrid doesn’t ask for much. The solitary tree nymph just wants to live a quiet life running her ice-cream shop in peace. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to shake her new neighbor, Rob Aspern, head of the League’s data science department and so good looking it just isn’t fair.

If there’s one thing Ingrid doesn’t need, it’s someone poking around in her business. But the more she gets to know the hunky mathematician, the more she finds herself letting her guard down. Can she trust him with her secrets, or will her past destroy everything?
Series: Mystic Bayou #2.5  | Publisher: Audible  | Narrators: Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis  | Length: 3 hours and 3 minutes  |  Genre: Paranormal Romance | Source: Audible | Rating: 3 Cups                Literary Pickers: Flower Pot/Planter

Once again, I’m back in the fun and snarky world only Molly Harper can create and I enjoyed every minute of being there.
So, sadly, this one is a short at only a little over 3 hours but it was still a nice addiction to the series—even if it could have been a little longer.
Here’s what’s going on. Ingrid is tree nymph who has just moved to Mystic Bayou with the intentions of opening an ice-cream shop. Used to being on her own, she’s not sure what to make of it when Rob Aspern ventures onto her land. Sure, her neighbor is attractive but he also works for the League, which means he’s dangerous and to be avoided at all costs. Rob can’t shake the attraction to Ingrid but she’s not exactly the easiest woman to get to know considering most of their interactions abruptly end when she disappears into a tree. Although Rob’s determined to prove to Ingrid that while he works for the League, he’s not out to harm her. Will Rob be able to win over Ingrid?
Ingrid and Rob made an interesting pair. She’s been hurt in the past so she’s hesitant. She’s been on her own for so long, she’s not really sure what to make of the people who are now in her life and she not sure if she can trust them. We’ve met in the previous book when he was pining after Dani. He’s a loyal and persistent guy and I was glad he finally found someone.
So the romance was a little rushed but I was okay with that. Sure, I would have liked more but I always want more of Molly Harper snarky goodness. To me, this come across more as Ingrid finding her way in Mystic Bayou with a bit of romance on the side.
Overall, still a good edition to the series and a nice one to pick up between reads.

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