Audiobook review: One Fine Fae by Molly Harper
One Fine Fae brings listeners back to the quaint and quirky town of Mystic Bayou. Newcomer Charlotte wheels into town during the wedding reception for Jillian and Bael. She’s the new midwife who will be on hand for Jillian’s delivery, but plans to stay for a while due to the anticipated spike in pregnancies. She immediately notices Leonard, Jillian’s executive assistance who is cursed. The pair strikes up a fast friendship and more.
It appears that a lot has happened in the time between the previous book and the start of One Fine Fae. I’m not sure how much time has passed, but Jillian is close to her delivery date. The shocking thing is that the world now knows about the supernatural (Magick), which was just hinted at in the conclusion of the previous book. Not only are humans aware of the Magick, but also have come to terms with them, and the state of the world isn’t in complete chaos.
Charlotte and Leonard are both adorable characters. They are kind and protective of those they claim as their own. They hit it off, even after Leonard finds out Charlotte is a fae who can curse others (his family was cursed a few generations back). I enjoyed their fast-paced courtship, and I equally loved seeing favorite characters and experiencing life in Mystic Bayou. Much of the story focuses on Jillian and Bael and the impending birth of their baby, and I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting their relationship. Additionally, the engineer and planner in me appreciated and enjoyed the serious discussions surrounding the issues their growing town is facing.
Narration: As with previous books in the series, the story is shared in a dual narrative, with Amanda Ronconi (AR) reading the parts told from Charlotte’s POV and Jonathan Davis (JD) the parts shared from Leonard’s POV. Overall, both do a good job, and at this point, I find that I enjoy both equally. JD continues to expand his range for his male voices, giving each a unique and identifiable sound. AR’s voice for Charlotte is slightly different than the other female characters, but the range of difference isn’t tremendous. While I still feel the two narrators have narrative styles and voices that are a bit on the opposite ends of the spectrum, it works.
In the end, I continue to enjoy the Mystic Bayou series and hope the author and narrator continue to share tales from the Bayou.
About the Book:
Charlotte McBee knows she’s in for a challenge when she accepts a job as midwife for a dragon and a phoenix shifter. Being a fairy herself, it isn’t the supernatural world that scares her. It’s the thought of delivering a giant metal dragon’s egg, which has her gritting her teeth in pain for poor Jillian, the anxious mother-to-be.
While preparing for the big event, a handsome town resident catches her eye. Leonard is kind, charming, and a little bit mysterious. He’s also suffering from a highly unusual condition brought on by an ancient fairy curse, and he’s too wary of Charlotte to allow her to get close.
Will love overcome fear before the end of her assignment?
Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Mystic Bayou #4.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance, novella
Audiobook Release Date: December 8, 2020
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Audio Speed: 1.4x
Amazon/Audible (affilate link)
Reviews in the Series:
How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper (Mystic Bayou #1) – Audiobook Review
Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper (Mystic Bayou #2) – Audiobook Review
Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper (Mystic Bayou #2.5) – Audiobook Review
Selkies Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Molly Harper (Mystic Bayou #3) – Audiobook Review
Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper (Mystic Bayou #4) – Audiobook Review