Witch Under Wraps (Mythmatched Book 2) by E.J. Russell #Audio #Paranormal #LGBT #Review #MM

Erryn reviews Witch Under Wraps (Mythmatched Book 2)’ by E.J. Russell. The ebook was released October 26, 2020 and is 250 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Greg Boudreaux.  It was released July 21, 2021 is 8hrs and 28min. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I loved Book 1.

When supernatural secrets collide, it’ll take more than coffee to brew the perfect love. 

When Ky Hernández bonded with his familiar, Zuri, his life changed forever. Their connection turned him into a practicing witch and led him to his calling as a medimagical professional. However, it totally tanked his love life – what guy would settle for eternal second place behind a parrot? 

So, Ky keeps his witchy nature under wraps and sticks to hookups with humans, which can never go anywhere. But the mouthwatering barista at the coffee shop next door makes him thirst for more than a caffeine fix. 

The charms Ewan Jones uses to appear human are inconvenient, disorienting, and necessary. Ewan and his siblings are achubyddion, metaphysical healers whose powers are coveted by unscrupulous supernatural beings.

And let’s face it: All supes are unscrupulous, given the right incentive. He’s grateful for the protections that hide his little family and for the barista job that keeps them housed and fed. He’s just so lonely. And his regular Ky, the super-hot, commitment-averse EMT, seems like the perfect candidate for a one-night shot at intimacy. After all, humans are no threat.

It takes a clumsy coffee shop intern, a mysterious werewolf epidemic, and one snarky parrot to unravel their pasts – and give them a chance at a future.

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My Review: 

I don’t read many paranormals, although that seems to be changing of late.  I’m on an E.J. Russell kick, and this is my fifth book by her.  I’m immersing myself in these stories, but parts are still very new to me.  Like a witch’s familiar.  Kentucky (Ky) Hernández is a witch and his second is a mouthy parrot named Zuri.  I loved Zuri.  Apparently a familiar takes top billing in a witch’s life, so Ky only hooks up with humans – hiding his real nature of course.

Ewan is an achubyddion.  I only found out what that was from the last series, Fae out of Water.  A type of mythical healer.  Ewan believes he and his siblings are the only ones left in the world so they must block their true nature.  But a guy’s gotta make a living, so Ewan toils away in a coffee shop instead of healing like his soul is demanding he do.  He’s naïve and inexperienced, but when Ky offers to show him the way things are between men, he’s game.  Except when he discovers Ky’s true nature, he runs.  Because supes and witches and all other creatures will destroy Ewan and his family – or so he believes.

Then one of his co-workers is injured and Ewan has to make a choice – save someone he cares about and risk discovery, or let the young one die.

Add to this chaos a virus taking out werewolves and things get very complicated.  I got to see many of my old friends (Alan and David as well as Tanner and Chase) and meet some new ones as well.  I got my happy ending and I hope there will eventually be more books in the series – hello, Jordan HAS to get a happy ending! I remember Jordan from the last book.  The clumsy young werewolf who loves frisbees.  It’s nice to see he’s making his way in the world, but he’s also a bit of a disaster.

Loved Greg Boudreaux’s narration.  Loved the book.  Can’t wait for more.

My Rating:

10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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E.J. Russell–grace, mother of three, recovering actor–writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings.


Eh, not so much.

She’s married to Curmudgeonly Husband, a man who cares even less about sports than she does. Luckily, C.H. also loves to cook, or all three of their children (Lovely Daughter and Darling Sons A and 😎 would have survived on nothing but Cheerios, beef jerky, and Satsuma mandarins (the extent of E.J.’s culinary skill set).

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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