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I Buried a Witch

(Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Something old, something new, something borrowed…something blacker than the darkest night.

Cosmo Saville adores his new husband, but his little white lies—and some very black magic—are about to bring his fairytale romance to an end. Someone is killing San Francisco's spellcasters—and the only person Cosmo can turn to—the man who so recently swore to love and cherish him—
Published November 30th 2019 by Josh Lanyon
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2.5 Stars (rounded up because I’m feeling that generous Christmas spirit)

In this sequel to Mainly by Moonlight, we dive back into the magic-related murder and mystery with Cosmo, an antiques dealer and secret witch who has just returned from his honeymoon with Police Commissioner John, only to discover that members of the local Wiccan community are being killed off in gruesome and ritualistic ways.

Like in book one, John makes it abundantly clear that his new husband (who he’s now known for a
"Mainly by Moonlight," the first book in Josh Lanyon's new Bedknobs and Broomsticks series was more of a whirlwind introduction to the unlikely marriage between stoic police commissioner John and glittery antique store owner / cocktail cupcake creater Cosmo. In between magical spells and a murder, Cosmo blythly ignores the warning signs that perhaps wedding John without full disclosure is not going to turn out well.

As "I Buried a Witch" progresses, it becomes a case of that traditional adage
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks series picks up right where the first one left off.

After Ciara tries to kill Cosmo because she thought he killed Seamus, Cosmo and new husband John go on honeymoon to Scotland. They come back to San Fransisco to continue settling in and it's not exactly smooth sailing.

Meanwhile, Cosmo is certain that Ciara didn't kill Seamus and had nothing to do with putting Rex in a coma. But no one, not even his husband, will listen to him. What's a Craftsman
As with Mainly by Moonlight, I wrestled with rating this book. I may do a full review later on, but for now here's a quick and dirty list of what worked for me and what didn't. Spoilers are all in spoiler tags.

- Cosmo - he's a kindhearted witch with a bright personality and an interesting voice. I adored him and want to see him get the happily ever after he deserves.
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Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good Josh Lanyon book, with character growth and all. Cosmo can be very dramatic, but he does care about people. Despite his status as a nobleman in a magical tradition and family, Cosmo missed the family memo about not being concerned with the troubles of mere mortals.

Maman was not around as much to help Cosmo -- with her own definition of help, anyway -- in this book, and Cosmo comes to realize that he has to stand up for himself. He knew he shouldn't have lied so much to certain
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I Married a Witch is the second in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks series of cozy mystery/paranormal romance novels. I’d strongly suggest reading them in order because they are very closely related.

In addition to building on the events of the previous book, Lanyon adds some new murders of practitioners of Wicca that may or may not be related to the killing in the first novel. Cosmo suspects that they are and can’t resist getting involved, much to John’s displeasure. John is of course wrong
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Review to follow.
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Say hello to the newest installment of the Bedknobs and Broomsticks series. These books are centered on Cosmo and John. Cosmo comes from a long line of powerful witches but he's chosen to try and live life as amortal. He hasn't given up magic but tries to use it as little as possible. John is married to Cosmo (there's a story there you'll want to read in the first book) and he is the Police Commissioner.

In this book,I Buried A Witch,another murder has been committed and Cosmo believes it's
Dieter Moitzi
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Awwwwright! That’s how you wanna play it, Josh Lanyon? You make me say there are things found wanting in book #1 of this new series, that some of the characters are sketchy, that I wasn’t convinced of the culprit and didn’t really dig the ending… and then you go and publish book #2 and DELIVER? Oh, you just wait and see—I’ll write you one helluva
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever witnessed an accident? Two cars screaming towards one another, all forward momentum and potential lethality. You see it all about to happen and there is nothing you can do to stop it. That’s how I felt about Cosmo and John’s marriage. All the lies Cosmo told, all the spells he tried to cast. Of course John was going to freak when he found out Cosmo’s HUGE secret. Hello, Cosmo, remember in book one when John told you to never lie to him again? Well, lying about being a witch is the
Kat E.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five Stars*****
The second in the new series by Josh Lanyon that revolves around mortals, wiccans and witches. I suggest you read the first book to get a good feel for the characters in this exciting mystery that had me riveted to the pages.
Cosmo an antique dealer has happily rushed into marriage with police commissioner John Galbraith. John is a tough and intimidating man that has fallen head over heels for Cosmo.
I never warmed up to John in the first story and his continual controlling manners
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I liked it more than the first book in the series, but I still have issues with it.

I really liked that Cosmo realized how unhealthy the relationship between him and John is. They're not equals, they don't know each other, and all they have is a love based on lust they can't explain. They had an actual conversation after Cosmo finally had enough and stood up for himself (which was awesome), and I thought this would finally be the turning point where they re-assess their relationship
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book picks up where book one left off and you really need to read book one in order to fully understand book two. Cosmo and John are married and just returned from their honeymoon when they are immediately drawn into strange happenings.

It’s kind of hard to explain my reaction to the book. I like the story. It’s intriguing and compelled my interest but I really don’t like John, one of the MCs. I think he’s a stubborn, self-righteous jerk. I feel bad for Cosmo who I
Bruno Campos
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The secret magical society Josh Lanyon created for this Bedknobs and Broomstick series keeps on being the most interesting aspect of I Buried A Witch. I love absolutely everything about the Craft: the rhyming spells, the magical doors that teleports you anywhere, the governor body of Witches that reunites in the middle of the night in the catacombs of Paris, etc, etc. I also adore Cosmo, I love Mamán and I'm super curious to see the resolution of the secret war happening between the Craft and ...more
Avid Reader
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Much preferred the follow up to Mainly by Moonlight as there is more going on, and we get to see some of the fall out from John finding out that Cosmo is a witch and he has been part of a love spell debacle. Also there are some new murders, an attempt on Cosmo’s life and a continuing mystery so, mixed with Josh Lanyon’s smooth and stylish writing, what is not to like? Well, it’s much too short for starters. As a result some of the plot lines are a bit rushed - including (spoiler alert). how ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Josh wrote this?

I finished and will say only three stars. Loved Cos but John did not redeem himself.
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Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is far more better than I expected. Excellent! Last book gave us a sweet MM version of Bewitched, even was too wonderful to be persuasive. However 2nd book I Buried a Witch is not only a romance, but a story of love. After the honeymoon, John and Cos had to face the truth, which is the frustrating/annoying/maddening part of marriage. John deserved to be angry, which is no arguing anyway. But I don't like his dominating behavior. It's really interesting to see how the magic of marriage works ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I did not want this book to end! The writing is so damn good.

Cosmo and John’s relationship started for us at the happily ever after stage and progressed backwards. It’s so interesting seeing it this way.

Now I hope they ultimately get back to their HEA but sometimes that’s not always the case.

I’m glad Cosmo stopped hiding who he really is just to keep John. John has some growing he needs to do also. He is used to his way or the highway. So in my opinion John needs to compromise greatly. I want
John-Torleif  Harris
Emotionally compelling story

I have to admit that I don't really understand John's reactions to things. He seems to have significantly more negative and violent reactions to the paranormal than I would consider normal. Is it because of his bloodline? Is it because of something in his history? It's very consistent, but puzzlingly dramatic for a man who is so stoic otherwise.

Cosmo was a delight, in this book, and my heart was breaking right along with his throughout most of the story. It also
Stephanie Anderson
Ok I low key read about half of this book in between helping with Thanksgiving dinner and chatting with family. And that was perfect because it was at the 49% mark that shit went down.

I was eager to give the last half of the book my undivided attention and binged it hardcore. My cats where very happy I fed them dinner first because I did not stop for anything. OMG SO GOOD! The steam was hot the angst was delicious and the ending was a very hopeful happy for now. The mystery is deepening as more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a little hesitant to pick up this series. On one hand I love every Josh book I've read so far, on the other I read some off-putting reviews. But I'm glad I gave in. I love this and can't wait for the third.
And although the releationship have some sore spot (or even a lot), I didn't feel it was wrong.
I don't know how better explain it without spoilering it, but it worked in my opinion, not beautifully, but one thing I like about Josh books is just that: romance is not perfect, the men are
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I felt like this book was not as exciting as the last one, but really focused more on the reality of love relationships. The need to build an equal partnership, and acceptance for love to really work. Theirs was a whirlwind, where neither reached that point before marriage. And I really believe we will see growth in John, cause Cosmo is going whip him off his pedestal.

As for the mysteries, and yes, there is more than one going on, they intrigue me. Over I still love’s all part of the
Finished it and I already want the next book which won't be out till March 2020. I really liked that we got to see that Cosmo and John have issues and it may or may not have stemmed form their rushed relationship and the secrets that are being kept. There was a lot of emotions and it hit me in the feels. I really felt for Cosmo and for just a few secs I hated John. The mystery of the murders and who is out to get Cosmo are still questionable and I'm looking forward to seeing what the author has ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just goes to show you what a true writing talent can do. I dislike both MCs as people, but could not put this book down and definitely cared what happened to them and their relationship. This does not usually happen for me. Usually, if I don't like the MCs, I don't enjoy the book. I do think the "compromise" at the end is ridiculous, and part of the reason why I now dislike John (he is such a control freak). So of course I immediately pre-ordered the next book. I can't wait to see what happens. ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drama drama

I liked the relationship side of this book at lot. Especially was interesting to read about Cosmo's desire to get John's approval as well stay himself and true. Anyways, I like reading about fictional relationship drama XD as for the mystery, it wasn't anything special but I think this book focused more on the romance and for a good reason. So not complaining. But I never want to hear dicks being called wands ever again XDD The pillow talk about pregnant kings is the best by the way
Martina Glover
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I have read everything, ok almost everything, Josh Lanyon has written for years. And never have I loved a series or character more than Adrien English. Well, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is now a very close second. Cosmo has me all
in my feelings. His character possesses an endearing innocent quirkiness that I find refreshing. He is surprisingly unjaded despite the wealth and power within his grasp. I can’t wait to continue his journey.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok, miles better than the first and also lays the groundwork for the second. The relationship between the two main characters much more believable (and therefore easier to be sympathetic to) than in the first. I really enjoyed the angst and more than that the welcome character development that Cosmo is forced to go through. I still think John is a little two-dimensional but all the supporting cast hold their own and the world of the book is fleshed out very pleasingly.
Enjoyable sequel and we made some good progress building off of book one. I'm glad that Cosmo finally stood up for himself, and I'm really curious to see how things progress in the final book. My fault, but I thought this was the final book, so I was a little annoyed at how many loose ends there still were, but given there's another book, it makes sense.
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Josh Lanyon is the author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance.

Her work has been translated into eleven languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (3 books)
  • Mainly by Moonlight (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, #1)
  • Bell, Book and Scandal (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, #3)