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Accidental Leigh

(Literal Leigh Romance Diaries #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,671 ratings  ·  277 reviews
How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!

Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfrie
ebook, 114 pages
Published June 11th 2014 by Black Paw Publishing (first published May 31st 2014)
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Melissa Vicente
Feb 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Blodeuedd Finland
A bit of brainless fun. Ha, I enjoyed it.

Leigh gets a magical desk and writes hot sex scenes, but then they come true! And everything turns out wrong. Ha, yes it was pretty amusing.

It was a novella, I can roll with that and that is why I chose it. Short is good. I'd read more
D.M. Kilgore
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fans of Erotica, humor, witchy books
Not for me. I feel like I can't really give it a fair review because while I didn't like it, I'm sure there are readers out there who will. It's not a "bad" book, it's just not for me. Thus, I rated it as "okay". It is my own fault really. It said in the blurb that the main character is a writer. It mentions she writes "steamy erotic scenes" and tries to prevent a "wild erotic encounter". I guess I just thought since the character is a writer, she'd be writing about those in the books within thi ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Leigh is devastated that her novel boyfriend has been killed off by what was her favorite author so she decides to write a book in which the hero isn't killed off. After writing a little she discovers that she is a witch and can make things happen. What ensues are the most enjoyable parts of the book. Up to the end I probably would have given the book a three at least.

I gave it a one for a few reasons. The major reason is because the story just ends, there's no transition or closure, one minute
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal humor, adult fans
Shelves: own, kindle, witch-reviews
I received this copy from the author for an honest to goodness review. I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf.

Category: non horror paranormal, witches
Spoilers: NONE
Book #1 in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Series

Okay to start off I have heard different things about this book. So I was dying to try it out for myself. When I finally got my hands on it, I dove right in. I am so glad that I did. The first few pages of the book literally had me loling while as a blogger who in
P.M. Briede
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great short told with a lot of humor. It's been on my to read list for a while, and I finally had a chance to read it during flight. I loved the characters and the plotline is playful. A real amusing read.
I just do not know how to take this book. It wasn't a romance, not really. It wasn't a mystery, nothing to solve. It was kind of loosely paranormal, the witchy stuff I guess?

It really wants to be a funny book but it fell flat. Many of the plot turns are predictable. I did not like Leigh at all. She was annoying most of the time. Her wanting to help goes awry and wasn't all that helpful to begin with.

I might have liked things better if they were not all from Leigh's POV. Finding her less than lik
Ashley Ehlers

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The cover grabbed my attention, I just love illustrated covers and this one is cute! Then the blurb really pulled my interest, I mean, all us bookworms have been there at some point or another. But then reading some of the reviews got me a little nervous so I just let it sit on my Kindle app for a while. Finally, just going for it because the cover was constantly grabbing my eye whenever I was looking through my
T.M. Payne
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book: Accidental Leigh
Author: Melanie James
Publication Date: 06/12/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

Let me say that I was so excited about the release of this book. Just the cover made me smile.
And as soon as it released I grabbed it and didn’t put down my kindle til I was done reading.

We have Leigh a school teacher with a book boyfriend fetish more or less. She compares men in her real life almost to the ones in her books. HAHA the word Marshmallow is u
Jennifer Theriot

My description of this book? A TOTALLY (to steal the words of a friend) AB-SO-FREAKIN-LUTELY amazing read!
Are you looking for a FUN book that will make you smile and laugh? I mean laugh until you literally cry??
Well, let me JUST tell you, this is the book for you.
Let me preface by saying, I'm am Melanie James fan hands down! Whatever she writes, I'll read. The woman can write ANYTHING and this book proves it! Different by far from A Valentine's Surprise and Conju
Steffie Dawn
I LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down!

This book kind of took me back to my childhood; it’s The worst witch with some adult scenes thrown in for good measure.

The story most definitely is interesting and is so funny. It’s not often books make me really laugh but this one most certainly did!

I really got into this story from the first page, though at first I was so confused about Leigh calling her cat a bitch - that made me really uncomfortable. Though there was no explanation given about the
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a very funny light hearted read of a woman who finds what it's like to have her childhood wish of having magic unexpectedly granted, and becomes a witch. It's an exciting new adventure until she learns that her magic makes everything go horribly wrong even though she has the best of intentions.
If your looking for a quick funny read, I recommend this one. It'll have you laughing you're way to the last page and aching to find out what other hilarious situations Leigh gets her friends and
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, laugh out loud comedy. The main character accidentally inherits the power of witchcraft by aquiring a magic desk. A problem arises when she inadvertently creates chaos around her. This book revolves around the main problem that she created for her parents. The story ends with the resolution of that problem and then there is a cool lead-in to the next episode,Serious Leigh, when she receives a summons to appear before the Witches Union.
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was totally fun. I was laughing through out the book. I loved the whole witch situation and all the crazy spells. I feel for Leigh book boyfriends are so much fun and you get attached to them. I really enjoyed the whole plot and the desk played a huge part in making such crazy sex stories come to life. Can't wait to pick up the second book.
May 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Do not waste your time

The book attempts to be funny but only comes off crass and disgusting. The main character was just sad and not very likable at all. Very disappointing. Trying too hard to be Bridget Jones without the charm.
Kelly Clevinger Bernard
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh, Melanie James, you had me laughing my a$$ off. What a fun, fast read and I am looking forward to the next book. Plus it has such an adorable cover.
Nov 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audio-book
I have to start with the fact that I don't usually read anything romantic. But I'm bored with the regular things I read, so decided to try something different, and saw the 30 day trial for Audible Escape, and there were a few authors and titles listed as part of the program that I've seen good things about, so I decided to try out romance after all. Oddly enough, I've enjoyed several of the titles that I've listened to. Then I found this one. What a mistake. It was a short book and part of Audib ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book really wasn't for me.
Nola Arganbright
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
A fun witchy book

How many things can go wrong when she accidentally stumbles into her Witch powers. Very funny and well written book.
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
A fun concept.... Was a light easy read... some parts were funny some a bit too crass but nice enough.
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book that I enjoyed in spite of myself. Leigh, accidentally finds out that she has witchy powers. She discovers an ability to use magic through writing. Unfortunately, her powers seem to work like the Monkey's Paw. Nothing works as expected. Some of this book is hilarious, some will make you groan and some will raise your eyebrows. I am happy that I read it.
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
This was hilarious!
Angela Cruz
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries. This is a funny paranormal witch story, it is short read so it can be read in one day. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I laughed so hard my sides hurt and I had tears streaming down my face. This book kept me entertained the whole story. I really would like to have a friend like Leigh, lol. And I cant wait to hear more about Mr Sexy Arms Hunter... yum. Yep I cant wait till the next book, so get to it Melanie James! I also wanted to say ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a story about a girl named Leigh. She has 2 very good friends, a sister in another state,and a cat,who takes every chance it gets to show Leigh who is the boss ! Leigh loves to read,and is currently reading a series about a vampire who she thinks of as her book boyfriend..when he is killed off in the book,she is so upset that she thinks she can write a book too,and toys with the idea of revenging who killed her book she tries to begin,she realizes that she needs a desk to ...more
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: para-witch
This book was just not for me. I wouldn't say it's a bad book by any means, it just didn't appeal to me, personally.

I though the idea of magic stories intriguing, and I did enjoy the mishaps as Leigh figured out her powers. I was worried that it would be mostly erotica, which I'm not really into, but even the "hot" scenes are really funny, so it was fine. In just a firm believer that sex shouldn't be so serious, so the humor was right up my alley.

I just didn't feel much connection with the cast.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read!!

I chose this rating because I absolutely loved this book!

This book was a great read! It has a great story line and the characters were so funny and interesting! Leigh is a book lover, she is also a elementary teacher. School is getting out and she is heading into her summer vacation. Nothing could have prepared her for the adventures that she is about to go on. Leigh discovers she has powers when she inadvertently puts she those loves in crazy precarious situations! Trust me when
Michael E. Schulte Sr.
Fast funny read.

These witches are just too funny. You soon realize that even witches have "off days". Do not read on a full stomach. If you have any sense of humor at all, you will be bent over with many belly laughs.

Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
What a very odd, abrupt ending. Kind of killed it for me.
Anna Harper
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the humor in this book.
Terrie Stamey
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Accidental Leigh

This story was so entertaining and funny! The rest of the series has to be just as good. I would definitely recommend this book to read and enjoy!
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She's doing what she loves, by writing paranormal comedy, steamy paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Melanie has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in ...more

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