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The first book in Molly Harper's uproariously funny, sinfully sexy new Mystic Bayou series!

Anthropologist Jillian Ramsay's career has taken a turn south.

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations. Mermaids and gator shifters swim in the bayou. Spirit bottles light the front porches after twilight. Dragons light the fires under crayfish pots.

Jillian's first assignment for the League could be her last. Mystic Bayou is wary of outsiders, and she has difficulty getting locals to talk to her. And she can't get the gruff town sheriff, Bael Boone, off of her back or out of her mind. Bael is the finest male specimen she's seen in a long time, even though he might not be human. Soon their flirtation is hotter than a dragon's breath, which Bael just might turn out to be....

©2017 Molly White (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Fun, but not the author’s best work

Having read all this author’s Jane Jameson series and Half Moon Hallow series, i find this is the weakest story i’ve read so far, by Molly Harper. It doesn’t have the depth of the other works. It has interesting characters, plenty of potential, and is fun to listen too though. I would like more stories from Mystic Bayou. This one just seemed light and a bit quick.

If you like this story and are new to Molly Harper, you will really get your money’s worth if check out her other series.

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better than usual

Molly Harper's books have become formulaic, but this one was much less so. The female character didnt even consider sacrificing her career. The male lead eas in the usual trope of cranky rude sexy guy, but he at least put his heart on his sleeve. So all in all a lot better.

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Quirky but fun

I have grown fond of Molly Harper's mix of small town charm, and southern quirkiness! This book was no exception! Harper's attention to certain details, and loving development of her characters: right down to their weird idiosyncrasies, makes her stories so much fun to read! No spoilers, but this was one of the more creative shifter romances I've ever read! The love scenes were very different, and not in a bad way!

The voice performances were good, although I've yet to listen to a Molly Harper book, that wasn't narrated by Amanda Ronconi, so I'm not sure how I'd respond to anyone else! Anyhow this was a good read/listen! I definitely recommend it!

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surprisingly good

first I must say the title of the book actually steals from this book. Well it's no secret the main male lead is a dragon the way that the book hints at it and the female lead is left to discover it, could have been a lot better if the title didn't tell you he was a dragon. Its a fun playful little piece. There's a couple of little audio issues at the beginning a few times where the narrator voice for the characters slip up at touch but nothing that would ruin from enjoying this entire story. I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would and I look forward to the next one.

Its a story with no consent concerns or sexual attacks or domestic abuse.

there are some golden moment and the characters are great this book gets better with a second read.

I like that they're still secrets in this romance and that even by the end we have not been given all the background to these dragons in their ways.

yeah I would recommend this story.

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loved this audiobook

Excellent characters and story. Very entertaining and cute. Crazy dragon and his horde. And a cool main character.

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Terrible

this is the worst book i've read on audible. i mean... look at the title... what was I expecting?

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  • R. M
  • 2019-08-24

Cute story, too much sex

Decent murder mystery & good intro to Mystic Bayou, but I'm not a fan of explicit sex scenes.

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 2018-02-05

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I liked the dual narration and the story line. I did confused as to the point in the story when the relationship actually got started. I felt one minute I was reading about an investigation and the next they were just ripping each others clothes off while looking at his gold. I didn't actually get that build up to a relationship like in other books, maybe I missed that part. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • WinMor
  • 2019-08-11

Romantic Penny Dreadful

I don't fantasize about having sex with other species, so I guess I'm not the target audience The concept of an anthropologist studying a community of shape shifters intrigued me. Until the protagonist started to focus on getting her daily dose of dragon dick. I'm no prude, but the literary value of discussing the temperature of spent dragon semen eluded me...

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  • Kristi
  • 2018-02-13

As someone from Louisiana...

As someone from Louisiana, let me say that I always panic when I pick up an audible set in the bayou. There's too much that can go wrong for me. If the writer doesn't understand the culture or the narrator doesn't understand the accent, I just get annoyed. However, Molly Harper as well as Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis do a nice job here.

Molly Harper has spun a well developed tale with conflict, mystery, interesting characters and an interesting community. I was impressed by the story and would definitely pick up something else from her. I fell like she's probably not from Louisiana, maybe watched a lot of True Blood, but she didn't try to overdo it and shove in a lot of incorrect, Hollywood-ized cultural references. The only thing I can say with certainty is that you don't have crawfish boils on New Years (it's not the season) and you don't boil shrimp with your crawfish because their seasons don't run together. If that's the worst trespass she has, she's in good shape.

Speaking of True Blood, Jonathan Davis' Cajun accent is straight out of Bon Temps. As a matter of fact, he sounds just like Rene from season 1. It's not exactly accurate but it's not a complete disaster either. I appreciate the attempt and the effort to keep it natural and not overdone. Kudos to the narrators for a great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-09

Disapointed

Decent book, but it did not feature any sex scene with a dragon in dragon form. Very disappointed.

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  • Galileo
  • 2019-08-03

Mediocre at best

Take something as intriguing as a dragon-shifter, add in some steamy romance, and you’ve surely got a recipe for some exciting and titillatingly story telling..... or do you? The connection between the two main characters falls flat- and without that main ingredient, there is no investment in the story. Forget the will they/won’t they- I went straight to- already? Why? What was the turning point from “it’s not professional to sleep with your study subjects” to “ok- lets do it”.
Unsatisfying and bland story telling.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-01-24

Great story but (UPDATE)

UPDATE : The audio issues below have been fixed! i love Jonathan's reading. His voice as Bael will melt your heart!

This story is spot on Molly Harper. The characters are great and the angst is not over done. Amanda Ronconi did a wonderful job. The main turnoff was Jonathan Davis's editing. I really enjoyed his reading! He did a wonderful job bringing Bael to life. there were times his re-dos sounded like they were recorded over the phone and other times the quality made it sound like someone else was reading. Did anyone listen to this production before it was published? I'm a huge fan of two readers, they really bring a story to life, but the constant fluctuation of Jonathan's sections was distracting. As a side note, I would love to hear more from Jonathan in the future, I hope more books in this series hosts him as a narrator.

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  • Laura NE
  • 2018-08-12

So Worth It

So I've hesitated to listen to this book - I saw the reviews and the Audible spotlight review and I love love love these narrators but I just couldn't bring myself to listen. Now I'm SO glad I did. It was an amazing listen - the realistic portrayal of the most unrealistic paranormal things made this a fun one and it was so well written that I was sucked in after only 10 minutes. I definitely recommend this as a jumping start for the shifter category - now I'm *HOOKED*. Love love love this one. GIve it a shot!

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  • KR
  • 2018-02-05

Reasonably Good

In general, I am really a fan of Molly Harper, but a few of her books (like the Bluegrass series), have been only marginally better than mediocre; this is one of those. The characters are likable enough, and the story is entertaining enough. But, the characters aren't outstanding, and the story isn't riveting. Perhaps I would have liked it better if I had never read the Half-Moon Hollow series, and so I wouldn't be subconsciously weighing this book against those books, but I have, and so I did.

These characters felt a little flat, like they had a lot of potential, but they just weren't developed quite enough to be all that they could be, and the plot kind of seemed bare-minimum; it was very uncomplicated. Sure, simple plots can become phenomenal stories, with clever and sophisticated crafting; I don't believe this particular simple plot quite achieved brilliance.

Nevertheless, it was still quite readable, and not regrettable.

A note about the dual narration: I have always appreciated Amanda Ronconi's contribution to Molly Harper's novels, and she was no less adept here. Jonathan Davis did a good job. My problem is that their narrations--that is, their respective interpretations--did not go well together, so much so that the shift from one to the other was jarring. Davis isn't (like many male narrators), particularly skilled at female voices, and this was further underscored by the dual narration, because, if he were the sole narrator, it's possible the listener could become accustomed to his female characterizations. Unfortunately for him, he shares narration with Ronconi, who is more skilled at voicing characters of the opposite sex (at least to my ear, anyway). I think the dual narration could have worked if the two narrators had read simultaneously, dialogue-style, but that seems to be done very rarely. Also, these chapters were actually written from alternating perspectives. Anyway, the narration wasn't ideal.

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  • Felicia The Geeky Blogger
  • 2018-01-26

fun new series

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Story/Character thoughts: This is a fun new series that brings everything I love about Molly Harper's quirky sense of humor into her characters. I love Mystic Bayou and how she has set the ground work for a fantastic series. Much like I claimed Dick in Jane's series, I am claiming Zed in this one :) However, you are really gonna love Jillian and Bael *snort* Bill! They are fun, hot, snarky, and perfectly imperfect which makes them fun. Also hot bedroom just saying :)

Audio Thoughts: Amanda Ronconi is perfect for Molly's humor and she does a fantastic job. Jonathon brings the perfect level of growly male to really hook you. They both did a fantastic job and it was a fun listen!

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