Book Review – Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper – 5 stars

Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Love and other wild things” focuses on Zed, the bear shifting mayor of Mystic Bayou, and Dani, a newcomer to the area sent to investigate the mysterious rift that’s leaking energy from another dimension. We see the softer side of Zed in this book, and I adore Dani and her llamas. They make for an adorable but feisty pair. 

This is book 2 in the Mystic Bayou series, and I can’t rave about it enough. They’re adult, urban fantasies that create a series but are also individual stories that could be read separately. They’re on the shorter side for fantasy, but that’s what makes them so easy to read, and they’re super fun. We follow a blossoming romance in each book, plus the bigger story of the rift that’s getting bigger and causing problems in Mystic Bayou. 

What I liked…

I love how the story of the rift continues but we get a new story in each book with new characters as well as more on the existing ones. 

I loved how Dani isn’t desperate for a man from the start.  I’m not a fan of female MCs who feel like they can’t live without a man in their life. But when a character meets the right guy or is just in a particular time of life where they’re ready, then it’s fun to see the romance grow.

The existing characters make an appearance, so we don’t miss out on Jillian and Bael as their relationship becomes more settled and serious.

What I didn’t like…

Just pretend I wrote something here so I don’t sound like I’m hyping this book, but… I’m hyping this book and series. 

Final thoughts…

If you love a fun urban fantasy with a dollop of romance and some sexy shifters, then I definitely recommend this book. And if you’re too busy to read, then it’s included in an Audible subscription.


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