Audiobook Review: Shifters in the Night (Mystic Bayou, #5). ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shifters in the Night by Molly Harper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A chance meeting leads to a wild ride in this irresistible audio-first romance by Audie Award-nominated author Molly Harper! 

Lia Doe came to Mystic Bayou for one simple reason: to get her job done. Namely, to build a housing complex for all the new residents flocking to town since word of its supernatural population got out. But from the moment Lia arrives, it’s clear that nothing about the job is going to be simple. 

First, there’s the mysterious guy she meets in the middle of the night while they’re both cavorting in their alternate forms. Spending time with shape-shifters is nothing new to Lia, but there’s something special about Jon Carmody…and the magical pull she feels whenever he’s near. There’s also a sense of homecoming and belonging in Mystic Bayou that makes her want to stick around – despite the dangers brewing from mysterious forces. 

Will Lia complete her project with her heart unscathed, or will her life shift forever?

Shifters in the Night

Meeting naked!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😚😌😉

The heroine: Lia Doe – She is a deer shifter (hind) and has come to Mystic Bayou to work on the new housing development. When she first gets to town she goes for a run in the forest in her Doe for and ends up in front of John’s place where he sees her shift into a beautiful naked woman at which time she punches him in the face.

The Hero: Jon Carmody – he is a Selkie shifter (half man half seal) brother to Will, the new town doctor. He has been kind of a hermit until Will moved to town. He used to have the same groceries delivered every week and rarely left his place in the bayou.

The Story: Both Lia and Jon are attracted to each other from the start. Though like I said, Jon has been a bit of a hermit until recently and has no game with the ladies. He also has some hang ups about his scars from a tragic tussle with a Kraken. Lia keeps thinking about Jon, but doesn’t know what she wants and is entrenched in her job where she basically moves from town to town working on different construction projects.

Like the rest of this series, this was told in dual narration and narrated by Jonathon Davis and Amanda Ronconi. I loved their narration and both of their abilities to do a bunch of different voices and accents. However, I did not like Jonathon’s voice for Jon. He sounds like a old man and a redneck which wasn’t at all romantic or Heroic. His voice for Zed has a cajun accent and sort of red-neck-y as well. But is is tempered by the fact that it is a booming voice and the bear shifter is just redneck enough to be adorable, not dumb sounding. I just didn’t like this voice.

I have to say, though I am still loving this series and I am gaga about this town and all of its inhabitants, I wasn’t as invested in the lives of Lia and Jon. Maybe because they were both kind of tame shifters (deer and seal) amidst all the others where the participants had cool powers and were things like phoenix shifters, fae, bear shifters, alligator shifters, dragon shifters. Though the book was still good, it wasn’t one of my favorites of the series.


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