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A Booke of the Hidden Novel
Jeri Westerson
Urban Fantasy
EverAfter Romance
October 23, 2018

Things were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into the world, it’s up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help, Kylie’s determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog’s history leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is turned upside down.

Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

I did not read book one in this series and I believe that put me at a disadvantage since in spite of the author doing a pretty good job of updating me on what occurred in the first book I still felt at a loss.

Kylie Strange is the owner of Strange Herbs & Teas in Moody Bog, Maine and the one responsible for opening the Booke of the Hidden releasing monsters on the town and putting her in the unenviable position of having to destroy the monsters and close the book for good. Fortunately she has had the help of a local coven and Erasmus her demon guardian who is attached to the booke. Now two monsters have been released on the village and she has her hands full trying to find a way to destroy them.

As if things weren’t bad enough Jeff, Kylies’ ex-boyfriend, the one who stole from her and cheated on her has come knocking. Jeff wants another chance and in spite of her insistence that they are finished Jeff refuses to take no for an answer and that puts him harms way, another worry Kylie doesn’t need right now.

Kylie is trying to have a normal life and dating Sheriff Ed Bradbury seems like the very thing she needs to make her feel normal but she still can’t put Erasmus totally out of her mind and heart. Doug, Ed’s brother and his biker gang are up to their old tricks and causing trouble and Ed is still totally in the dark about the paranormal goings on in his town.

Kylie is searching for answers about the Booke and it leads to her discovering things about her past she had forgotten or was made to forget. She is lead to her grandfather’s home and his ghost and she remembers coming there to visit, obviously her coming to Moody Bog was not just a random decision she could have been led there to save the town and her grandfather.

As I stated before having not read book one I was at a disadvantage and probably was unaware of a lot, in addition to the fact that I found the book a little slow moving and the ending just left you with unanswered questions.