Narrator: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
Series: Mystic Bayou #1
Published by Audible Studios on 2018-01-23
Length: 6hr and 24min
Reviewing Audiobook from Audible
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge, Beat the Backlist 2019
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....
How to Date Your Dragon is the first book I’ve ever read by Molly Harper, and it won’t be the last! A laugh-out-loud adventure in a small town in the Bayou, Harper gives readers a sassy paranormal romance they can sink their teeth into.
Jillian Ramsey is an anthropologist on a mission, but it isn’t a normal mission. She is tasked with studying the citizens of Mystic Bayou, a town that houses both humans and the supernatural. I like Jillian. She is curious and respectful of the supernatural citizens all while being a professional.
Bael Boone is the town’s sheriff and isn’t all that happy about Jillian being there. He’s gruff, rude, easily angered, and fiercely possessive. Why he’s possessive of Jillian though is another matter entirely. I like Bael too. He’s an interesting character, and his shiter is well everything the title suggests 😉
When people start turning up dead, it’s up to Bael and Jillian to crack the case before she becomes the next victim. Fast-paced, I listened to this one in one sitting. I enjoyed Ronconi and Davis’s narrations. The alternating chapter POV held my attention and gave insight into the motives behind the characters’ actions, setting up some great irony.
Overall I really enjoyed How to Date Your Dragon. It’s a quick read (whether you listen or pick up an e-copy of the book), funny and quirky with an interesting world. I can’t wait to read more. If you enjoy paranormal romance, I highly recommend it.