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Love and Other Wild Things

Written by: Molly Harper
Series: Mystic Bayou, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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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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perfect narration

series narrators are perfectly suited for the characters making it seam like they are part of the story and not just reading off a page. Great story.

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the story continues and stays enjoyable

while the main characters have changed the characters in the book have not we meet a new couple people but the first book is not a solo this is a sequel and with that comes a lot of delightful information the title of this book is much better and AIDS the light of the story that is adorable honestly I find the best part about these books is the male perspectives and I almost enjoy those more but this was a fun time I couldn't stop listening. and I would recommend it

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Loved it. It made me smile and made me laugh. It makes me want to go to Louisianna. ( sorry if I spelled that wrong) Narrators were the best. Tone was perfect. Accents to die for. Am definitely looking forward to the next one. Well done

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more... more more!!

Love the new stories. Can't wait for the next one. Awesome Outstanding Funny Sarcasic Yumminess

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Continuation of a fantastic series!

These two narrators together make for a wonderful experience. It is a relatively short story but totally worth the $ or credit. I am loving this series!!

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  • Teri-K
  • 2018-11-09

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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  • Tara
  • 2018-09-15

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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  • 2018-09-06

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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  • sam wood
  • 2019-08-14

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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  • Alyssa Reid
  • 2018-09-06

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-19

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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  • Wynne
  • 2019-12-01

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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  • peacock pal
  • 2018-10-06

disappointed in this one

This was almost painful and I quit listening after 3 chapters. Slow and dull even at 1.5 speed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-11

Discovered by accident

Discovered Molly Harper through the monthly Audible Original. I've literally listened to her whole Mystic Bayou series in less than two days.
Very light hearted with humour that everyone can relate to. Her writing style helps create some amazing "Mind Movies"

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  • Michelle
  • 2019-08-02

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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