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Accidental Leigh

(Literal Leigh Romance Diaries #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,281 ratings  ·  252 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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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
Melissa Vicente
Feb 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
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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.
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal humor, adult fans
Shelves: kindle, own, 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
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 us
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
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.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book really wasn't for me.
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.
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.
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!
Anna Harper
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the humor in this book.
I haven't completely made up my mind about this book yet. I know some will find a lot more to like in the basic story than I did. That is not to say that I didn't find humor albeit mostly lewd humor but this particular story line appears to be trying to reach the heights of sexual flamboyance full on into the TMI realm, especially when it involves Leigh's parents' romp. I found this to be somewhat over the top. This progresses into a sexual realm fed by fantasy, or in this case, witchcraft. Well ...more
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
ACCIDENTAL LEIGH is a quick read that you can finish in just a few hours. It's somewhat of an introduction of books to follow in this series I believe, because it left off with a bit of a cliff hanger. I mean, it just stopped. I was hoping for another chapter to find out what happens, but I guess that will be discussed in Book 2 of this series. First of all, if adult content and not-so-nice language bothers you, you may not want to start reading this book. But if you're okay with all of that, th ...more
Alison M.D
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I liked the concept of this book and I liked story, I thought it was very good but the one thing that really got me was the writing style and the way the story was told.... it just wasn’t for me. I felt disconnected from the story and I had a very hard time concentrating and really getting into the flow of the book, if you know what I mean. I felt a really good connection with the main character and I really liked her, but I really just couldn’t get past the way the story was told. I really wish ...more
Kristie Austin
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I laughed so hard when I read this book! And when hubby wanted to know what I was laughing about, I started laughing all over again and all he could do was laugh at me laughing because he couldn't understand the words I was saying. I just wish I could tell you what made me laugh so hard....but that would be a spoiler. And I don't do spoilers! I can't recommend this book enough if you like to read humorous stories. This book was great!

And now I'm reading the second book of the series called "Seri
Marie Lavender
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A hoot of a sexy, good time!

Kooky schoolteacher Leigh gets herself into a whole lot of trouble when she acquires an old writing desk with strange powers and uses it to repair the love lives of the people around her. In the process, not everything turns out as planned, but I promise you'll be laughing all the way to the end! Oh, and her current love interest, Hunter, is showing enormous potential. I love Melanie James' refreshing, scandalous hilarity and the serialized approach to these stories.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was down right hilarious when Leigh makes a decision that on summer break from her teaching job she was going to write a book after her favorite author kills off her beloved book boyfriend she decided to take it into her own hands and figures it can’t be that hard to write a book, so she needed to get her a writing desk small enough to fit in her tiny apartment.Seeing a local ad about a desk that is FREE Leigh jumped all over it and went straight to the address listed to pick up her ne ...more
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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 ...more

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