Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am loving this new series, set in the lovely, weird world of Mystic Bayou. Having already read book 2.5 and book 1, I was in the unique situation of knowing where we get but not knowing how we get there. This filled in the gap quite nicely and I wish there were more of these books available already!
This story is about Zed. We met Zed in the last book – he’s the mayor of this unique town, centered on a rift that is acting up. It’s turning humans into magical creatures and is only getting stronger. To this end, the league calls in Dani, an energy witch. Dani has been raised in a family of “normals,” so this town is particularly interesting to her. It’s probably the first place she can freely be herself, and that includes all her relationship issues and baggage from a childhood of being tossed around. Zed, a big, hulking bear shifter is just blunt enough to find Dani a delightful vision (and tell her that).
These two could have made their lives very easy and just had a purely physical relationship (that’s what she certainly was hoping for), but it quickly grows into more, through pie and life threatening situations. There’s a bit of hiding, betrayal, and lots of high strung league employees in this book, which gives the world a much larger feeling. While I knew who survived and where they ended up, it was still a delight to read. I’m happy for Zed and Dani, and really enjoyed the liberal use of my neighborhood (Parsippany, NJ).
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