Hex and the City

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Pub Date 03 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 08 Sep 2023


Something wickedly sexy this way comes…

A laugh out loud witchy romcom for fans of Lana Harper and Erin Sterling !

Things you should know about Poppy:

1. She’s a witch

2. She has magical hair like Rapunzel from Tangled

3. She lives with Iris, the head of her coven, in a beautiful, ramshackle house next to Highgate cemetery

4. She works at Hubble Bubble, a magic shop in Covent Garden. Though none of it is real magic as that would be highly irresponsible. Until…

…Poppy accidentally sells gorgeous celebrity magician Axl Storm, all six-foot-four of him, a cursed pendant.

When all hell breaks loose can the guy with fake magic and the girl with real magic fix the chaos they’ve caused? Or will sparks fly both in and out of the cauldron?

Readers can’t get enough of Poppy and Axl:

‘I absolutely adored this’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Magic, hunky vikings, time travel, chaos, romance and sentient hair, I mean, what more could you want?!…I devoured it in a few days’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A hilarious, magical romance… I fell in the love with the characters and the story immediately and laughed out loud in many places’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Something wickedly sexy this way comes…

A laugh out loud witchy romcom for fans of Lana Harper and Erin Sterling !

Things you should know...

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hex and the City is a hilarious, magical romance. I fell in the love with the characters and the story immediately and laughed out loud in many places. Kate Johnson is a very talented writer and I can’t wait to read more of her work.

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Flirty and fun. Exactly what everyone is going to be in the mood for in September. I hope to see more like this soon.

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Hex and the City is the second novel in the 'Hex ... ' series by Kate Johnson and although there is some overlap of characters, is it not necessary to read the books in order. The first novel is Hex Appeal and introduces us to Essie Winterscale and her family (found family mostly) as they try to live in harmony with the non-magical world around them.
In Hex in the City, our protagonist is Poppy, a witch with hair that Rapunzel would envy and magical powers that are usual chaotic. And of course, being a romantic comedy, we have the 'romantic interest' in one celebrity magician Axl Storm. Our intrepid duo are drawn together to retrieve a amulet that Poppy has accidentally cursed and their problems seem to escalate with every adventure.
I did laugh out loud while reading Hex and the City - the novel is exactly what it claims to be - a funny, magical romance, the type of lighthearted read that lifts your spirits and makes you feel good.

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This was such a fun read! I loved the fast moving plot points and crazy adventure that was still sweet and managed to develop complex characters.
A great read for when you want something light hearted but still a unique story.

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Poppy’s chaos and the antics of the witches of London had me constantly grinning. Kate Johnson’s writing has you fully immersed in the characters and scenes. Hilarious and fun, pandemonium-inducing protagonist + a quick highly entertaining read. Cauldrons are optional 😉

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Hex and the City is about Poppy who is a witch who accidentally sells a cursed pendent to Axl Storm a celebrity magician. I really enjoyed this book! This is the the second book I’ve ready by Kate Johnson and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading both of them. I really liked the premise and was hooked from the very beginning. I didn’t want to put this book down. This book is released September 14, 2023. Thank you to Netgalley, Kate Johnson and Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter for an opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book.

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Hex and the City by Kate Johnson
5/5 stars

This is a story about a young girl who works at a magic shop. She meets a 'famous' man who she accidentally sells something to that she did not intend to. In trying to get that item back, chaos ensues and follows wherever she goes. It's not just a story about a witch.

It's a story about a woman and man learning to navigate their world, their truth, together and truly accepting and trusting one another.

I absolutely adored this story and cannot wait for its release September 2023. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then go to Amazon or where ever you purchase books and add this to your wish list immediately.

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I loved Hex Appeal by this author and reading this one has made me want to go back and read it all over again!
Magic, hunky vikings, time travel, chaos, romance and sentient hair, I mean, what more could you want?!

This book was so easy to launch into and I devoured it in a few days. Poppy was a great character as she’s all mess and chaos which greatly adds to her appeal. And Alex also wasn’t such a bad edition…I mean, the imagery I have in my head of him now… not such a bad thing I assure you.

There were plenty of twists and turns (some that I definitely wasn’t expecting) and I can’t believe how quickly the book seemed to end. I can’t wait to read more from this author as everything I’ve read so far has been more than enjoyable.

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Poppy is a witch with difficult to control power. She struggles with her self confidence often. Alex is an illusionist who has had his own issues with self worth. They are wonderfully flawed but accepting of each other. Their romance is delightfully mixed with magic, history and chaos. I loved the sense of sisterhood and community. I read this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Sex and the city meets hocus pocus.
The characters are so witty and charming and adorably awkward at times. I loved them!
There's the usual dose of drama that has lead the main characters to where there are now, and it feels like it could be plucked right from a sitcom. Humorous, but not so far-fetched it couldn't have really happened (if you remove the fantasy element of course!).
This leads to one set of chaos after another and an eventual journey around great Britain with our leads roommates (also witches).
Honestly, this book had me laughing out loud and there were enough twists and turns, and palpable tension to keep me turning pages all the way though. I'd highly recommend!

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Not trying to brag or anything, but when I finished Hex Appeal last year, I did use all of my will power and summoned for that wonderful and whimsical book to turn into a series - just saying.

I was hoping to return to the ever changing Beldam House where Essie fell in love with Josh - if you haven’t read Hex Appeal, Josh is the house owner who finds out that his tenants haven’t paid any rent since 1700 in the first book (also, if you haven’t read Hex Appeal, run to your bookstore, like NOW and don’t miss out on the fun). The author, however, created a whole other setting for our new heroine Poppy. There are some familiar faces and the coven of hexes do come out to support our heroine, but we are not actually returning to Beldam House to drench ourselves with that magic again. Still, I was very, very happy how everything turned out.

Wherever Poppy goes, chaos arrives. As if losing her phone every other day isn’t bad enough, she now needs to find and destroy a cursed pendant, fight off a ghost mummy, temper her strong willed hair, and try hard not to be distracted by a smoking hot and smouldering Viking-ish magician named Alex (also known under his stage name Axl Storm). And boy, disasters are fun!

Hex and the City is funny, fast paced, and highly entertaining. The world building is not as complicated as in the first book, but that was fully compensated by the brilliantly hilarious character that was Axl Storm. Think wind machine, oily abs, and a cabinet full of shampoos worth a fortune, yet he was so, so sweet and supportive of Poppy. I really liked his character. There were so many details, that it was easy to visualize everything.

The coven of contemporary hexes was as strong and fierce as ever, and them being a support system for the younger hexes in finding their strength and happily ever after is now my new favorite trope. I can’t wait to see this series grow and expand!

4.5 stars, I really liked it!

Thank you, NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter for sharing an digital ARC with me in exchange for an honest review.

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Loved this book, another great story from Kate Johnson. Running along with the previous installments in the series Hex and the City is great fun and full of witchy goodness. I loved it!

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A story about a witch and an illusionist . Poppy is a young witch with hair long like Rapunzel and everywhere she is there is chaos , one night while she was drunk after seeing her ex with her new love she made a pendant and cursed it . The next morning she accidentally sold it to Alex . When Alex gave it to one of his flings the theater he was performing was on fire . Now together they try to find and destroy the cursed pendant . What happen when these two fell in love ? What the chaos will create ?
I received this book from net galley and the publisher as an ARC. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own .

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Hex and the City is quirky, funny, and full of life. Poppy is a witch, a chaotic one, who is sweet, caring, and incredibly vibrant. She works at a magic shop, and lives in a gothic, ivy covered, estate complete with black gates. Axl or Alex, is a stage magician with a Viking act. While not quite enemies, they definitely don't start out as friends despite some killer chemistry. Alex purchases an amulet which may or may not have been cursed by Poppy, chaos ensuing. The sister witches that Poppy have surrounded herself with are amazing and lend a lot to the story as supporting characters. I hope we see more of their stories at a later date.

There is amazing Queer representation in the book and Kate Johnson made it feel natural. It wasn't the story, it didn't change the story or manipulate it, it just existed (It was still very much apart of the characters but was a part of a whole.). It left me with a feeling of belonging and general contentment. Poppy and Axel had hurtles there were points I put my kindle down lest I throw it. I wanted to knock their heads together and tell them to get over it. I am pretty sure Ivey might of if it went on much longer. There was a good balance of inner and external strife, both left me frantically reading just one more chapter. Hex and the City got me under its spell.

I received an arc of this book and am leaving this review of my own volition.

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