Sara's Review: How to Date Your Dragon (Mystic Bayou #1) by Molly Harper
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Original
NARRATOR: Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis RELEASED: January 23, 2018 GENRE: FANTASY, ROMANCE LENGTH: 6 hours and 24 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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... 3.5 (FOUR) 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.