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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Kahuna by Brent A. Phillips is the first in the Tampa Bay series. Vox Montague is Tampa Bay’s big Kahuna, and it’s up to him to keep the supernatural peace. The trouble with Vox is that he can’t stay out of trouble. He’s got serious money problems, and his relationship with his witchy girlfriend is not in great shape. He also owns a plumbing company and trying to juggle everything is proving troublesome. Things take a turn for the worse when an ancient evil is awoken. Vox is having difficulties getting to grips with his new powers, and with his Kahuna bosses constantly on his back, he’s struggling to keep control. Can he find what’s needed within him to save the earth from the Real-Life ones? Or will his life go down spectacularly?
Kahuna by Brent A. Phillips is a fun story but not ideal for younger readers due to the violence and language. The first book in a new series, it’s clear that Phillips is a master storyteller. The characters are unique, spunky, and full of a mixture of fun and angst, especially the main protagonist. You will almost feel sorry for him, given everything he has to deal with, but you’ll laugh out loud at his antics and the trouble that always seems to find him. Phillips has created a wonderful world, and you will lose yourself in this story as you are transported to Tampa Bay and the supernatural world Vox lives in. There is plenty of action in this urban fantasy, and it’s a unique story in the genre. Wholly enjoyable; I can’t wait for the second one to be released.