Audiobook Review: Love and Other Wild Things (Mystic Bayou, #2) by Molly Harper (Narrators: Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis)

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Love and Other Wild Things Book Cover Love and Other Wild Things
Mystic Bayou, #2
Molly Harper (Narrators: Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis)
Paranormal Romance
Audible Original
September 04, 2018
6 hours and 41 minutes


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.


Love and Other Wild Things is book two in the Mystic Bayou series by Molly Harper and Narrated by Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis.

With the Mystic Bayou series we are treated to two POV’s, hero and heroine. I like this set-up for the series. As a standalone romance, it can be enjoyed without reading book one first, however the world building and overall series arc are established in How to Date Your Dragon. 

Danica is an energy witch and a headstrong woman who knows what she wants. The mystery surrounding her is a little dis-jointed and not set up well. The dynamics between her and Zed where great. 

Zed is a bear-shifter, major of Mystic Bayou, and a sweet and caring guy. I like his friendship with Bael. I loved how he respected Danica and her space and was also straightforward with her about what he wanted. 

Dani and Zed experience a mutual attraction at first meet, but both must meet a balance. Dani is dealing with financial issues and trust issues while Zed knows she’s his mate and he must take it slow. We continue to dig deeper into the rift and its mysteries. The ending is sweet and yes, predictable, which isn’t necessarily bad. 

Narration: We are treated to a duel narration, with Amanda Ronconi reading the parts told in Dani’s POV and Jonathan Davis reading the parts told in Zed’s POV. Honestly I loved Jonathan Davis and wish he could have narrated the whole book. His voices where the best and appealing to my ear. The voices that Amanda Ronconi did for Jillian and Dani sounded similar as did Bael and Zed, which caused confusion and it took away from the story, which slowed things down. These two narrators styles and sounds are so different that it took time to readjust to the narrators when the switch came. 

In the end, I enjoyed Love and Other Wild Things. I like the mystery around the rift and Mystic Bayou and the romance is sweet and adorable. 

Rated: 3 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: Love and Other Wild Things (Mystic Bayou, #2) by Molly Harper (Narrators: Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis)

  1. Yes! I experienced the same with this series when it started out – that the narration styles, while both independently wonderful, did not mesh well. But by the third or fourth book, I noticed that it didn’t bother me any longer. Glad you are enjoy the series so far. Lots of fun.

    • I had the same perspective on the audio you did. I enjoyed it more in the later books then the first few. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. I enjoyed book one and liked Zed’s part in it. I really need to keep going with the rest of the series. Neat how they learned to find balance and Zed was waiting for her because he already knew they would be together.

    • The series is sweet and fun. I’ve enjoyed the audios and the supernaturals. Zed was fun in book one and I was looking forward to him finding his mate. This was a nice listen. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. I love the Harper / Ronconi combo and always have meant to read this series. No luck on managing it yet.

    • I audios are a lot of fun. My library has a few of them, but I bought them with my Audible credit. I hope you enjoy.

  4. everything about the book appeals to me. i love the supernatural, vamps weres and anything else an author likes to throw at me. 🙂
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • This series is sweet and fun. I really enjoy the audios. I hope you enjoy. Thank’s for visiting.