Title: The Kitchen Witch
Author: Annette Blair
Series: Accidental Witch Trilogy #1
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Chic lit, Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 3rd – 12th July 2019
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
5th sentence, 74th page: You never told me what a delicious sense of humor your mother had.
Is she a good witch or a bad witch?
With a flip of her raven black hair, a flash of her topaz eyes, and a shake of a stick, rumored witch Melody Seabright has cast a spell on single dad Logan Kilgarven. What else can explain what’s happening to him? Logan, a television producer, can’t seem to concentrate on anything since he met his enchanting new neighbor…
Logan hopes she is bad, VERY bad.
When Logan agrees to help Melody find a job at his TV station, he never expects the culinary-challenged siren to land her own cooking show. Her charisma keeps things bubbling on the set, and behind the scenes, things are starting to steam up between them. Logan knows he can’t resist her charms – but is there more to their attraction than the here and now? If only he had a crystal ball to show him…
I can’t believe how much I loved this story. It was a fantastic journey. So incredibly sweet and beautiful. The cuteness of the storyline was balanced by the humour, fun and wit that was peppered throughout. It made it almost impossible to put down and forget about. And now I have to wait a month until the next story in this incredibly adorable series to arrive…
From the title of this book and the shelving on Goodreads, I was expecting a cute, chic lit romance with a paranormal spin. It wasn’t like this at all. In fact, other than the fact that it was set in Salem and Melody likes to dress as a witch, there was nothing paranormal about this story at all. Which kind of made it all the more perfect and relatable. It was much, much, much easier to picture falling across a guy like Logan when he is actually a normal, human male…
Lately I feel more and more intrigued by stories of blended families and step-parents coming on the scene. Or really, just the beginning of any family. Partly because these stories tend to be about people my age (mid-twenties) and I think partly because it’s something new and different. An experience that I haven’t had, so I want to read about it. The fact that Melody first falls in love with the boy, and then the father is kind of the perfect version of one of these stories.
My mood runs the gambit of stories. But, lately, with having a lot of study to do and being down sick for the past week, I’ve been immensely glad to sink my nose into some gorgeous contemporary romances. This is the exact fit for these tales. It’s cute and sweet, there are troubles, but you know that they will be overcome and there will be a happily ever after. It’s the perfect kind of story for when you’ve had a stressful day / week / month and just need to restore your faith in humanity…