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The Kitchen Witch (Accidental Witch Trilogy #1)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  2,814 ratings  ·  193 reviews
Do you believe in magic?


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 n
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by Berkley
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I loved this. It’s cute and funny. A fun, romantic read. Highly recommended.
Not going to finish this one, and here's why. This is what happened in the first 20 or so pages.
-Guy decides that attractive female neighbor can't POSSIBLY be serious when she says she is unavailable to babysit his kid. His mother and friend were also committed that night, but he NEEDS someone.
-A deal is made: she will babysit his kid in exchange for his getting her a job at the tv company where he works, since he is making her miss another job interview of sorts.
-Girl sits for kid, makes an unh
When ever I grab a book by this author I know I am in for a good time and this one was no exception. Within the first 10 pages I found myself giggling and it didn't let up through the whole book.

Mel seems like your typical scatterbrain, Logan is the bad boy who went good. He is in need of a sitter fast for his 4 year old son Shane, and is forced to ask his neighbor Mel as a last resort. Mel has plans but blackmails Logan into getting her a job interview at the tv station he works at on a cookin
In an old duplex in Salem (Yeah - THAT Salem) lived a reformed bad boy named Logan and his son Shane. In the downstairs apartment lived Melody - a hot yet unemployed witch who Shane thinks is great and Logan thinks is Hot hot hot! When Logan's mentor (a judge) recomends Melody for a babysitting job for Shane - Melody uses the chance to barter for an audition on the cooking show Logan produces. The catch? Melody can't cook.

This was a cute book but it had it's failings. The conflict was kind of s
I can't really give this book any stars because I thought it was really just trash. I thought it would be a romance/chick lit type book with a magical twist. There is not a single magical thing in the whole book. And as for the love story, the characters aren't likable and any plot or in fact character development takes a back seat to the author's needing to tell us in as many poorly phrased ways as she can that Melody and Logan want to do it, are about to do it, have body parts indicating their ...more
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This is the first book from Annette Blair that I read and I would like to thank Aurian who made me discover one of her books. I confess that I had a little trouble for progressing in the story and it took me a while to finish it. I could not really say why it’s the case because the story is really sweet. But it’s true that there is not much action and it is finaly a simple and light story.

Melody is a young woman seeking for her place in the world, and for tha
I don't think I've ever found a book quite as distasteful as this one. I didn't finish it. I tried because I thought maybe these scenes I'm finding so objectionable are just early book awkwardness. But nope. I had to pack it in on page 65. The male lead is manipulative, arrogant and inappropriate. He "punishes" the female lead by groping her in her apartment. He talks about his erection almost constantly. And he thinks the female lead isn't good enough for him. Apparently all attractive women ar ...more
A funny, ridiculous, far-fetched story. In spite of the silly dialog, and the goofy behavior, I found myself liking the characters and enjoying their developing relationship. Not what I'd call a literary masterpiece, but then again, I knew what I was getting into when I started to read it.
Elley Murray
Oct 06, 2009 Elley Murray rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ariel Kirst
I read this for a paranormal romance book club challenge, expecting it to actually be about a witch… IT’S NOT! Do NOT read this thinking it’s paranormal romance – it’s just some good ol’ straight up chick-lit/romance. That being said, this was a fantastic (and quick!) read.

Melody and Logan have instant chemistry (or “magic”) as only two unbelievably good-looking people can. Melody’s instant bond with Logan’s motherless son, Shane, is endearing and brings a whole new dimension – not to mention c
A light and funny, fluffy escape. On a whim I felt like diving into a light hearted, chick-lit type book with paranormal undertones. The Kitchen Witch was definitely a sweet and funny pick me up. Aside from the natural herbs in Melody Seabright's garden, that may have had mystical properties, the real magical component here was obviously love. Although I wanted there to be more magical hijinx running amuck throughout (after all we are dealing with a witch as the protagonist) it still managed to ...more
While I try not to fault fluffy brainless reads for being what they are, I couldn't help but be disappointed with this book. The subject matter sounded interesting, but in the end it just didn't live up to what it promised.

Logan is a single father working at Salem, Massachusetts' local TV station WHCH. They're in need of a cook for their new cooking show they're planning on releasing, but unfortunately the best girl for the job can't even boil an egg without it turning into a disaster. Melody ha
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What an amazing, witty, funny and romantic book!

Logan meet's Melody just after he has moved back to town and suddenly needs a sitter for his child, suspiciously enough both his mother and childhood mentor are unavailable but both recommend Melody. One look at Melody and Logan knows that he's a goner, even as he comes up with multiple reasons as to why she doesn't fit into his plan for life. Melody has a bright and wonderful personality even if she comes off a bit flighty. She easily makes frien
Maggie V
A quick, sweet romance. I would have liked Logan's distaste of witches to be explained (it seemed like it was more about his son's safety, but it wasn't expanded upon) and Shane seemed a bit precocious even for a four year old. But over all light fluff so I wasn't expecting too much (although a little actual magic would have been nice).
I was honestly surprised by this. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I was expecting perhaps a Chick-Lit Urban Fantasy with actual magic and paranormal happenings.
What I got was a Chick-Lit Romance with no actual magic (in the ubran fantasy sense.).

I was on vacation when I finished reading this one, so I can't remember all the details, but all in all I did like it.

Logan wasn't unlikable. He however was a bit of a dumb male at times, which isn't unexpected or uncommon. His desires for stabili
A love story. And a little bit too much of -- Let's get it on getting interrupted...and the ever popular "I want him, but we wouldn't be good together", "I want her, but she is too unstable" going on. I did enjoy it, even if it was a little predictable.
I picked this up on a free book cart at a local library because the cover and title were cute, and I definitely am periodically in the mood for some lighthearted paranormal romance. I was a bit disappointed to find this isn’t really a paranormal romance, but I still enjoyed the contemporary tale it told, primarily due to its featuring a good-hearted single dad.

Logan is a contemporary romance character who will make many readers’ hearts beat a bit faster. He’s cute, young, has a high-powered job,
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
This one is light on magic, more of a romance. The MC is more of a "Holly Golightly" character, paired with the serious single dad. It was a cute read, very quick, and it was fun enough.
I have mixed feelings about this book. The characters are stereotypical (Reformed bad boy? Hot sexy neighbor? Pretend we don't want to be with each other?), and I really wished she was an actual witch. That bothered me the most, that there wasn't anything written to really show she was a witch, but it was a metaphor. Her "witching" ways put a "spell" on him and those were times the story dragged. The most intense writing was during the passionate scenes and that's where the author shined. This i ...more
Tiffany Lynn
I picked this up expecting a paranormal romance, so when there was absolutely nothing paranormal about this, I was quite disappointed. That aside, it is a cute read, nice for when there's a couple hours to spare thoughtlessly.

I fell in love with Shane, the young boy in the story most of all. The whole getting her own cooking show without being about to actually cook is upsetting and stupid (or maybe I'm just upset because I actually do like to cook), but its still cute. And Melody's outfits are
So far it's hard to put down. Wow this book pulled me in and didn't let me go.
Cute but formulaic. Ugh - 'good' girls are defined as shy, not knowing what they want, confusing, secret sex goddesses. 'bad' girls are bossy, ignore the obvious, and fight to get what they want. A feminist nightmare.
Plus the author couldn't decide if they characters were confused about what they wanted, completely blind/clueless, or noticed it but ignored it anyway. The 'reasons' for their inept ability to look past their obvious (from page 4) attraction varied by chapter - to the point where
Peace Love and Reviews
I like what I read on blurb. But I made a mistake of buying it. I mean I like the book. It is hilarious, light read and the tension between Logan and Melody is quite entertaining. The tease and the seduction would leave you wanting more. But I was lead to believe that this novel is about a spell casting, potion making. And it means it is not qualified for this month's theme, but I already paid and read it so might as well make a review.

When I read the title I was thinking maybe this girl would c
When Logan Kilgarven offers to help his neighbour Melody Seabright get a job at his TV station in exchange for babysitting his son, the last thing he expects is for Melody to bewitch the manager into giving her a cooking show. Melody is thrilled to have landed such an awesome job, but resisting the temptation of stuffed suit Logan isn't her only problem. The Kitchen Witch is an great idea for a long as Melody can learn to cook.

This is one of my favourite books that I have read and re-r
Synopsis: "Sedate single dad Logan Kilgarven is somehow bewitched into helping his lovely downstairs neighbor, Melody Seabright, get her own cooking show at his TV station. How did that happen? Melody can't even cook. In her hands, potatoes lump, gravy boils over, and chicken explodes. Still, she's got showmanship, and the general manager can practically taste syndication when her show, The Kitchen Witch, takes off. Even as the boss's daughter sets her sights on Logan, he and Melody are making s ...more
Logan Kilgraven has just finally gotten custody of his 4-year old son Shane and has decided to move back to Salem Massachusetts where he originally grew up to raise his son. Unfortunately for him the woman who lives downstairs is driving him crazy.

Melody Seabright, a self-proclaimed eccentric wears vintage clothes on a daily basis, works odd-job to pay the rent, and is a disaster in the kitchen so imagine Logan's shock and horror when she asks if she can interview to be the cooking show host at
Feb 13, 2012 Bird marked it as didnt-finish
This book was awful. I only made it as far as I did (about 100 pages) because I couldn't fall asleep.

The plot itself is ridiculous (woman who can't cook gets a cooking show), but I was hoping it would be handled in a fun, cutesy way. Well, it's not. It instead comes across as annoying and infantile.

Melody is so stunningly sexy that men fall at her feet to do her bidding (yawn), yet she's offended when Logan points out that she only got her cooking show because she basically seduced the owner at
Oh. My. God. At first this was a little eh, there were a lot of regular writing mistakes in the very begining like the info dump in the form of a conversation between 2 people that had known each other probably decades. I say "probably" because throughout the entire book I couldn't get a handle on time frame. And they kept calling each other by their first names during conversations which drives me nuts because it's not natural.

In one instance he'll say that things happened when he was 12 to tu
Oct 15, 2013 Lyndi marked it as d-n-f
Really should have paid closer attention to the reviews before trying this one.

Melody, who may or may not be a witch - she doesn't seem to think or know she is and has done nothing to indicate that she is - is a moron. I mean, she's kind of a cute moron, but not cute enough to make me put up with her. She's adorable when it comes to the couple of scenes she has with Shane, Logan's son. I'd totally finish reading if this story was about a little boy making friends with the ditzy neighbor witch. A
I made two mistakes in selecting the book : 1. I was mislead by the 2. I failed to check the summary.
I started it in the hopes that this book is in the lines of 'mistress of spices' and will impart great knowledge on household remedies incorporated in a cute, easy to read story, but was thoroughly disappointed. This is nothing but a romance with steaming sex scenes. The story too is an oft-repeated one.
1. A former bad boy- playboy hunk, now holding a respectable job with a 5 year old precociou
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Annette Blair's romantic comedies owe their beginnings to a root canal and a reluctant trip to Salem Massachusetts. Though she had once proclaimed she'd never write a contemporary, she stumbled into the serendipitous role of Accidental Witch Writer on that trip. Funny how she managed to eat her words even with an aching jaw. Magic or destiny; Annette's Bewitching Romantic Comedies became her first ...more
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Accidental Witch Trilogy (3 books)
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