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....
A POTLUCK OF SUPERNATURAL CREATURES
I’ve read/listened to some of Molly’s other series featuring Jane. While I loved it, I think this one is going to be my favorite. The narrators did such an amazing job! I loved having a male and female narrator. Amanda was spot on for the main character. In her Jane Jameson novels, I never liked Jane’s voice in the audiobooks. But the books were great. Anyway, I loved all the characters in this debut of Mystic Bayou and I would so love to live there. Now that Bael is taken, I would like to get ahold of the mayor. He’s a bear shifter. I liked how a lot of the town folks played a big part in the book. Jillian has trouble guessing what kind of shifter Bael is. I felt like the pace of the romance part was just right. But if you don’t like romance in your books, this also makes for a great suspenseful murder mystery. It is equal parts romance and mystery. That’s what I liked most of all. There’s a serial killer on the loose but none of the victims have anything in common. Jillian worries it’s because of her being there to interview them for work. They are so accommodating and feed her so well that she’s really going to miss them when she leaves. There were a few twist and nice surprises at the end that I didn’t see coming. I can’t wait until the next one comes out. Please hurry!
3.5 Boundless stars.
This has been in my TBR forever. Finally, I decided to give it a whirl. It is a cute fun read; the only downfall is the mystery aspect is predictable, which drives me nuts.
I enjoyed all the characters in the story; they are fun and lively. I especially liked Mayor Zed, and I may have to read his book.
The love story between Jillian and Bael takes a bit to get going and honestly not, what I was expecting. However, it was cute, and I enjoyed it. I am giving How to Date Your Dragon 3.5 Boundless stars.