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How to Date Your Dragon

(Mystic Bayou #1)

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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 bi
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Published January 23rd 2018 by Audible Studios
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Holly
Cute book is cute. I only wish that the mystery behind the murders wasn't REALLY FREAKING OBVIOUS and yet the police officer is all 'I can't figure out what is the connection between these victims' *insert side-eye here*. Then there is the romance. I was enjoying the 'I think you're hot but I find your personality annoying' trope, until it suddenly ends with them having sex. And I don't mean that in the heat of the moment they put aside their logical feelings to give into their carnal ones. No, ...more
Jilly
Molly Harper knows how to write funny, quirky characters. I love having an author that I can count on to always make me smile.

In this book, we have Jillian (a great name, IMHO), and Bael (not as good - this guy is named after an evil god in the bible who demanded death sacrifices?). He's the sheriff of a town that has a mixture of all kinds of magical people and humans. She's a scientist who is there to write a report on how their town is able to blend this mixture of magic-kind and still get al
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Lover of Romance
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

How To Date Your Dragon is a fantabulous paranormal adventure that takes you to the sexy culture of the bayou, where various shifter species live in harmony and a killer on the loose and an enthralling tale between a dragon and a human researcher....

A couple days ago I saw this book in the featured Audible Romance Package titles, and i realized that I hadn't picked up Molly Harper in quite a while and decided that trying one of her audioboo
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
This book is an Audible Original. The print copy has yet to be releases, but I encourage you to listen to the audiobook.

Audio: This was my first time having two narrators. They did a wonderful job. It took some getting use too having a female and male narrator, but I did enjoy the different voices. I liked how it changes in each chapter; between the two narrators. It was different, but enjoyable. I will say I liked Amanda Ronoconi’s Cajun accent. Jonathan Davis did a good job too, but I did pref
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Stacey is Sassy
A thoroughly entertaining listen

Within five minutes of starting How to Date Your Dragon, I was wearing a big goofy grin on my face. Molly Harper is a very talented author and I absolutely love her sense of humour.

The characters were interesting, the storyline held a hint of intrigue which kept me entertained, and the connection between Jillian and Bael jumped off the pages. I was completely satisfied with this story and I will not hesitate to read or listen to more from this author.

Both narrato
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Cyndi
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Throw all the stars at this book!!! It is excellent!! Molly Harper, who I LOVE, BTW, has excelled in this book. She is introducing a new series of shifters and magic and romance. Our heroine is funny, confident and strong. Just the kind of girl we all love to invite into our book friendship party. You know, that party you would throw with lots of fattening foods and dancing, and has Chris Hemsworth tending bar. (If you’re gonna dream, make it big) Its the party you invite all the literary charac ...more
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Reread: September 2nd, 2018

4 Sexy Cajon Dragon Stars!!

Anthropologist Jillian Ramsay’s career has taken a turn south when she sent to the town of Mystic Bayou by “The League” a organization that studies paranormal creatures to study how different paranormal species and humans coexist peacefully, conducting interview with the townspeople and compiling data to use as a guide for humans and paranormal creatures to co-exist.

This is Jillian’s first big assignment, She was sent at the last minute b
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
How to Date Your Dragon is the initial offering in Ms. Harper’s new audiobook-first Mystic Bayou series. The book takes place in modern-day Louisiana, in a world where a limited number of humans know about the existence of the paranormal beings who live among us. The League for Interspecies Cooperation is one group who knows about the paras and is preparing for the day everyone else finds out.

Jillian is sent to the town of Mystic Bayou by the League to study how different paranormal species and
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Emma
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a story that is paranormal, mystery and romantic comedy? Well, here's one for you. There's one more thing, the story takes place in a small town. You Know, gossip and everyone in everyone's business. Funny and caring folks. And the most interesting thing, they are all different species.
Lindsay
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author has a formula for her paranormal romance books that suits the novella length very well.

Jillian is an anthropologist with a secret group who are aware of the existence of mythical creatures. She's been sent to the town of Mystic Bayou to research the success of a mixed community of paranormals and ordinary humans. There she encounters the town sheriff Bael, a dragon shifter and there's an immediate attraction between them that both are determined to resist. All with the backdrop of mu
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☕ Kimberly
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-2018
Shifters of every variety live openly with humans in the small town of Mystic Bayou while the rest of the world remains unaware. The League for Interspecies Cooperation studies these creatures and as concerns grow that the secret world of shifters will be exposed they decide to begin a study of Mystic Bayou, Lousiana. It is their hope it will be an outline for future societies. Anthropologist Jillian Ramsay's first assignment is derailed, and she is sent to Mystic Bayou after her mentor is injur ...more
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
This was fun to read but I thought the mystery element was weak. The sheriff and Mayor could not figure out what all the deceased had in common when it was obvious from the get go. I can't wait to see who Zed gets paired with.
Bonnie Shores
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
A super quick and fun read, How to Date Your Dragon is another well-written supernatural quasi mystery by Molly Harper. Her latest release is set in Mystic Bayou, a small town in Louisiana, where humans and supernatural creatures coexist peaceably.

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Jillian, an anthropologist and newbie with the League for Interspecies Cooperation, is sent to Mystic Bayou to research their success in peaceable coexistence. You see, the majority of people in the world have no idea that supernatural creatures exist
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I thought this story was just as cute and fun as all get out, but that is kinda what I expect from Molly Harper. I can't wait for the next books in the Mystic Bayou series to see what the magi are getting up to down in the Lousiana swamp.

This book is an Audible Original - so the print copy has yet to be released. But I encourage you to listen to the audiobook if you are able. The narrators did a great job... but I really really liked the female narrator Amanda Ronconi. She did a great (and beli
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Pam Nelson
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 How to Date Your Dragon Stars

I am a huge Molly Harper, but not just Molly I also equally love Amanda Ronconi so when I saw they added another narrator. I was a little worried but not too much and let me tell you Jonathan Davis’s voice is the voice of Bael.

Jillian and Bael meet because she is set out to record the why’s of this town. Why does it work and how can it be replicated.

She works for a cooperation that wants to make the coming out of shifters and other creatures that live among the
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Jacob Proffitt
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a more-or-less by-the-numbers paranormal romance, though since it's Molly Harper at least all the elements work. The world building is, appropriately enough, a kind of jambalaya of just about everything (except maybe vampires). The Southern Louisiana small town of Mystic Bayou has a mix of all kinds of shifters and fae and Jillian is sent by the sooper seekrit league to study how they get along so well because it's only a matter of time before supernaturals aren't so seekrit any more and ...more
Ezinwanyi
This is really a 2.5. I don't think I've listened to a Molly Harper book that didn't elicit a chuckle from me...until this one.
Sophia
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
My first Molly Harper book! I've said for a few years now that I was going to read her books. Well, I spotted this title (what a hoot, by the by) and then that it was the launch of a new series. So, I headed down on the bayou for some crawfish boil, anthropology studies, and a sexy dragon.

How to Date Your Dragon is part of the Audible Exclusive series. If it's like another I listened to, I suspect it will release in print and electronic on a delay so no worries for the non-audio group.

The book
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Jennifer
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I know some are not happy with the duet narration but I loved it. It totally made sense to add a male narrator for Bael's POV chapters. If you are use to listening to stories written in alternating POVs and have listened to them on audio you won't have an issue with the change up on narration.

Amanda Ronconi was great as always. Jonathan Davis brought a fresh feel to Harper's work. I really like how he narrated Bael and his BFF the bear shifter. He had just enough g
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Darcy
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, audio-book, pnr, shifters
I usually look forward to a new book from this author and pre-order them from audible as I love the narrator. This one surprised me a bit as along with my favorite narrator, Amanda Ronconi, there was a male, who I didn't really care for.

I liked the town of Mystic Bayou and the crazy citizens, but didn't care for the couple, which made it hard to root for them to end up with a HEA. Not sure why I didn't like Bael or Jillian, just didn't. I'm hoping other books in this series will be better.
Brandy
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, so I was pretty hesitant to read this because although I did read the Sookie Stackhouse series about 7-10 years ago, I'm not much on the fantasy/shifter genre. Plus, if I'm being honest, the title was a bit hokey for my taste. That being said, I saw it was included in the Audible romance package so I figured I'd give it a try.
Man, I'm so glad I did, because I loved it!
This was my first Molly Harper book and I'm definitely going to be reading more of her work. Not only is she skilled at c
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The_Book_Queen
4 1/2 STARS!

Another fun PNR from Harper! Plus, you know, DRAGONS, so A+. ;)
Bj
I gave this audiobook an A- for the story and narration at AudioGals.

Narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis

If you’re looking for a fresh paranormal romance series with a creative twist, engaging characters, and a good dose of humor to boot then I recommend you give How to Date Your Dragon a listen. I think this book had just the right balance of world building and character development without it being overwhelming for the first book in a series–something which I have noted in other UF/PN
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
This was a solid four read, had all the hallmark elements of a Molly Harper book. However, the suspense element was really weak. You have the hero pondering what the victims have in common and he doesn’t put together the human element. I felt my intelligence level begin tested because that was just dumb and it annoyed me. Because he should have figured that out before the heroine. The killer was as obvious as the red herring. Overall that detracted from the story. Then the ending with the sappy ...more
Meg
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Usually I love Molly Harper, but I was expecting a novel, and this was a couple-three hours shorter than her regular series books--so it felt less developed.

Another nitpick is that they used dual narrators. I really don't care for that. I adore Amanda Ronconi's narration of the other books and didn't think the man's voice added anything.

The Bayou has lots of potential though, so I'll probably read the next.
Lorna
Molly Harper is a treasure for all who adore books that are fun, romantic, and easily read. Not to mention flat out good and laugh out loud inducing. Her Jane Jameson books about a young woman learning how to navigate being turned into a vampire were a hoot. And topping it all off, after spending most of my life in Kentucky, it’s nice to read a Kentucky author for a change. Or in this case, listen to one. Now that I think about it, I’ve listened to all of the ones I’ve read so far an there’s a g ...more
Megan
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet. Like most of Molly Harper's books. Which is absolutely fantastic when I'm in a book slump or if I have been reading intense books and I just need a break. So I loved this book. Was is perfect? no. But it made me happy and really that made it perfect for me today.
Ninetailedkat
I listened to this on audio. It was recommended to me by a friend. Author was funny. Narrators were good choices. Story - predictable paranormal romance but amusing. The sex scenes could have had more going on for me - I guess I like more graphic ones. If you want a light, fluffy, quick romance this is for you. If you are looking for something with more meat to it you will probably be disappointed.

Two problems I had with the book however were kind of glaring for me. There were some big story/pl
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Mel
Absolutely loved this story!!! Did not like the dual narration. Prefer only Amanda Ronconi. Looking forward to more from Mystic Bayou.
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