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My name is Mabel, the girl who “wouldn’t hurt a fly".

Of course I wouldn’t.

I’m an entomologist for goodness’ sake. I work in a nature center. Bugs are my jam. 

It’s the humans in my life who are starting to get me down. I’m used to them calling me sweet and innocent. I can even handle them calling me naive. But when they lie and keep secrets from me? That's when my proverbial pincers want to come out. 

Trouble is, I'm not the girl who fights back. 

Not until a handsome groundskeeper with a dirty mouth and secrets of his own shows up and lights all sorts of fires in me. 

In the bug world, the female is always the fiercest. The praying mantis doesn’t worry about being a “good girl". Nope, she follows her instincts no matter how crass or crude they may seem to others. 

Turns out I could learn a thing or two from her. 

I’m not necessarily looking to tear anyone’s head off, but after decades of being nice, it's high time for me to return to nature and unleash my wild side.

©2021 Erin Mallon (P)2021 Erin Mallon

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I didn't think it was possible to enjoy Lovebug more than I enjoyed Flirtasaurus but I totally did! I was so excited to hear Mabel's story and it was better than I could have hoped for. This book had a ton of funny scenes but it also had a great story line and characters growth. My favorite thing was probably hearing Mabel become confident and strong throughout this book. Mabel was so naive in the beginning and her interactions with Wally were hilarious. Wally was so grumpy in the beginning but once Mabel caught his eye he was so fun & the way he teases her was awesome. Mabel & Wally are so much fun and their love story was sweet and so perfect. I wish I could comment on all my favorite scenes, especially ALL the funny scenes that had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt but I would have to write a book ;) I will be listening to this again when it releases so I can enjoy all the funny scenes with my friends. All of the characters in this book have many levels and the side characters really were great additions to the story. Erin is truly great at writing a story with real issues and struggles but she makes the journey so much fun too.
Lovebug is also narrated by Erin which in my opinion makes it even that much better because she knows these characters so well. It was PERFECT ALL AROUND!!!!

*Warning: I am a little biased about this book because Cyndi is named after me!!! I had no idea until I started listening that Erin used my name and created a fun loving best friend name Cyndi. The *Backstage Pass* at the end of the audiobook made me cry happy tears! Erin has been my favorite female narrator for years but now she is becoming one of my favorite authors too. Thank you Erin for being so amazing!!! Lovebug will ALWAYS be special to me!!!

#ILoveCliterature
#Cuntilingus
#DontBeASheep

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I love this book

I’m still blown away by Erin writing. She really writes like no other author I have listened to. What a gift she has. Really Really enjoyed this book and then there the narrator Erin to WOW what a combination. I’m really looking forward to more. Great job on everything

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Cannot debug this!

Erin Mallon just writes to make me feel good. At least that’s what I tell myself. This story of Mabel the Entomologist and Wally the groundskeeper is just a well written and narrated tale of love, bugs and finding your own voice amid a pyramid scheme.

I have found the Natural History series to be quite good so far and Lovebug is currently my fave. How I love Wally’s desire to be an eco-responsible human. And how I adore Mabel’s love for bugs.

I honestly don’t know what else to say. For me, this book is just the right amount of fun, love and quirkiness that I think romance needs. I loved it.

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Lovebug

It has taken me a few days to get my thoughts together after getting this wonderful book early.
Erin’s voice shines through in her writing, I loved it. Just as much as I loved the first book.
Mabel and Wally are fun and funny. I had a preconceived notion of who I thought Mabel was from book 1 but I was so wrong she is so much more.
I like that she knows herself even when she isn’t always confident in her choices she figures it out. Her love of all things bugs is pretty freaking great. I truly believe she grows the most in this book because she learns that she is a pretty cool lady and people will accept her for herself if given the chance.
Wally is AWESOME! I like that he just liked Mabel for who she is. Wally is probably my favorite character Erin has written so far.
Again the narration is phenomenal as always.

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So fun!

This book is adorable! I laughed out loud multiple times! She is also one of my fave narrators! I literally just finished listening to this. My heart is happy!

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I want to know Erin IRL

Cute. Nothing too heavy or dramatic. Lots of funny dialogue and hilarious situations Mabel finds herself in. I didn’t have a crazy connection to any of the characters but it felt like a very inspired story and i loved it all the same. Erin Mallon is one of my favorite narrators and she did a fantastic job on this one. How she came up with some of these scenes (Wally taking down “the business” with baahhing like a sheep!) The authors note at the end made me love it even more.

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So cute!

This was a one day binge listen for me. It was super cute and funny.

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What a funny, wild and entertaining romcom

Erin Mallon, the narrator, is amazingly talented at bringing so many different romantic tropes and characters to life. Erin Mallon, the author, has an amazing sense of humor that is truly unique, sometimes wildly subversion, but always wildly entertaining.

Mabel and Wally are quite the pair. Without giving too much away, Mabel, our female lead, is leading a life that is full of secrets and twists and turns, but she doesn't know about that at all! She thinks she leads a totally ordinary, totally normal life with little drama, little change to routine, and little controversy. Suffice it to say, it all comes out in this book, and the rollercoaster ride that our dear Mabel is on is such a trip!

I loved every minute of this listen. Expertly narrated, wonderfully witty and humorous, this was such a great ride.

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Why Did It Have to End!?

When I first met Mabel, I knew she was a character that I would never forget. I knew when we got her story it would be an unforgettable one. Love isn’t even a strong enough word for what I feel for this story. Erin Mallon had me crying delightful tears because this story was absolutely ridiculously hilarious. Mabel was... well to be honest she is pretty indescribable. Meeting her in the first book and reading her story I lived for seeing her finally come into her own, speak her mind and made sure people recognized how unforgettable she truly is. Oh and Erin Mallon narrating? I mean does it really get any better. Her narration is good I don’t even miss the guy’s POV like legit don’t even need it because then it’ll mean less Erin and who wants that??

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Who knew bugs could be so fun

This story was so much fun. The inner monologues of Mable were the best mix of hilarious and awkward.

Erin Mallon brings all the amazing words as Author and all the depth of performance I always expect from her as a narrator.

Even though this is the 2nd book of the series it can totally be read/listened to without any other exposure. However, it makes me really interested in book 1 (Flirtasaurus).

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Glorious, glorious fun!

Erin Mallon is so bloody talented! She writes, she narrates, she friends and she mother's...I'm sure there's even more to add to that list! Lovebug is an unalloyed joy from start to finish, filled with wonderful, off the wall, humour, fabulous characters and lots of very useful bug information, though the only things I 'usefully' remember are lovebug mating practices and to never watch tear moths on the TV!
With her zesty charm and confident, fluent narration, Erin has been, as always, a complete delight to listen to. Thank you Erin for bringing joy into this challenging world. I love you for it ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

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  • 03-01-21

Super fun Rom-Com

LLovebug is a very cute Romantic Comedy written and narrated by one of my favorites, the insanely talented Erin Mallon! This is the story of a young entomologist figuring out her life. It’s a beautiful connection of Women’s Fiction and Romance with a lovable hero who can be both grumpy and funny, and a wonderful all-around HEA. I had a ton of fun listening to this audiobook!