The Kitchen Witch (Accidental Witch Trilogy, #1)
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The Kitchen Witch (Accidental Witch Trilogy #1)

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Annette Blair's first contemporary romance, a sexy comedy set in Salem, Massachusetts. 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...more
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Published October 1st 2004 by Berkley Books
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Cornelia
I loved this. It’s cute and funny. A fun, romantic read. Highly recommended.
Darcy
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...more
Jennifer
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...more
Becky
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...more
carrietracy
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
Julie
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.
Elizabeth
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
Elley Murray
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...more
BookLuva28
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
Chibineko
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...more
Nikel27
Very good read, bookcrossing book
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BackCover:
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 any-thing since he met his enchanting new neighbor...

Logan hopes she is bad, very bad
When Logan agrees to help Melody...more
Pınar
2.5
Tanıdıklarımın -özellikle ablamın- böylesine beğendiği bir kitap, nasıl hayal kırıklığı yarattı hayret. Çok sıkıcıydı. Gülmeyi çok sevmeme rağmen sadece 1-2 yerde sırıttım o kadar.
Sarah
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...more
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).
Angela
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.
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.
Vickie
So far it's hard to put down. Wow this book pulled me in and didn't let me go.
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...more
Nairabell
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 show...as long as Melody can learn to cook.

This is one of my favourite books that I have read and re-r...more
Angie
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
Julie
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...more
Bird
Feb 13, 2012 Bird marked it as didnt-finish  ·  review of another edition
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...more
C.M.
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...more
Lyndi
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...more
Psmith
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...more
Alexis
I wanted to give this book 2 stars, but I just couldn't. It was that bad. The storyline on the back cover was a lot more interesting than the drivel contained in it. I have read worse, but this book was bad in so many areas. The character development was brutal to non-existent. The writing was choppy. The situations and scenes were ridiculous and unbelievable. I mean how many people in this day and age have a full bathroom with shower and a large sofabed in their office? Maybe a small handful of...more
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Cover Impressions: The cover is really cute. I don't normally shop for romance, but I think this one would stand out from the more common shirtless men and heaving bosoms.

The Gist: Desperate for a babysitter, Single-Dad Logan Kilgarven knocks on the star spangled door of his neighbor, Melody Seabright. Despite his qualms about her witchiness, he introduces her to his son, Shane - who falls in love immediately. When she bewitches her w...more
Jenn
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***


Melody Seabright is a flighty, quirky single woman who can’t seem to keep a job to save her life. Trouble seems to flock to her and add accident prone into the mix and it’s a little bit disastrous. Logan Kilgarven, her new upstairs neighbor is a bad boy turned staid suit. He’s a single father and television producer who revolves his life around stability, the exact opposite of Melody’s lifestyle. When Logan desperately turns to Melody to babysit, she e...more
Courtney
Looking for a light, fun romance? The Kitchen Witch by Annete Blair may be your match.

Logan Kilgarven has returned home to his native Salem (Mass.) after finally managing to gain custody of his four-year-old son Shane. Currrently working at the local TV station as executive producer, Logan is machinated by his gorgeous neighbour Melody Seabright into allowing her to try for the role of host of the stations' new cooking show in exchange for emergency babysitting services.

Unfortunately for Logan,...more
Mikaela
The Kitchen Witch:
The Particulars: The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair, contemporary romance, e-book, Berkley.
The Review:
The Blurb:
When a single-dad TV executive hires Melody Seabright--a flaky rich girl and rumored witch--as his babysitter, she magically lands her own cooking show...and makes sparks fly.
My impressions:
Oh my. I had forgotten how much I loved this book. This is Annette Blair at her best a funny, fast paced Contemporary romance with a touch of paranormal. This book is good, but it...more
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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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