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Hopeful Leigh

(Literal Leigh Romance Diaries #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  404 ratings  ·  71 reviews
If Leigh has learned anything this summer, it’s that magic can be chaotic. Despite some headline making disasters in her last diary, Leigh is eternally hopeful. With Four-bitten Fangtasy behind her, Leigh decides to write a little paranormal erotica with her newest disasterpiece, Bangin’ the Billion-were. She even takes on a rehash of the popular YA dystopian genre, in her ...more
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published September 27th 2014 by Black Paw Publishing
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K.M. Lowe
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Out of the three books I have read this has been the best one. When I started book 3 I was afraid that I was just reading the same over and over again. However, book 3 turned out to be more eventful. I still found a lot of it cringe worthy for a teacher but nothing is normal in Leighs life. Hopefully book 4 can live up to this one and have more twisting adventures.
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The madcap crew is back in the 3rd book of the Leigh series. Double, double, toil and trouble~~~~~~~

Leigh's friends, Lindsey and Kelly, want Leigh to do a tune up story on their hottie boyfriends, Derek and Luke. As usual, things do not go as planned in real life. Leigh is also writing two other stories, "Banging the Billion-were" (about a billionaire werewolf) and "Regurgitant" (about zombie vampires from the Ice Age called Zompires). Can you imagine the trouble she gets into from these titles?
T.M. Payne
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book: Hopeful Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries #3)
Author: Melanie James
Publication Date: 9/27/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

This is the 3rd installment in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Series and man was I floored with laughter.

Leigh and that desk of hers can not seem to get anything right.. Anything that could go wrong does go wrong. Hunter is coming home from the police academy and who does he lay a shocker on Leigh.
Then we have Luke and Derek
N Swaffar
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

Reading about Leigh from the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries is always fun. Leigh and her friends always get into miss adventures, that is always laugh out loud funny. From turning Gertie’s hot fireman into a crazy pick up line of a mess, to turning Leigh friends into cows. OMG I cannot forget about Leigh’s friend getting busy with her pink dong, without even knowing she was ever transported in Leigh’s house while busy with her toy and back to her apt without even realizing it.

Of course, my most
Terri Carle
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really thought I had reviewed this book, because this whole series has had me just loving them! I have read them all so far and I have enjoyed them all so much. They are funny and make me laugh out loud. I love it
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it

Book three somehow manages to get even better. At times it borders on inappropriate levels of funny. Early on I was laughing so hard someone asked me what the joke was and there was no way I was explaining how this particular spell had worked out. I like that more of the characters are experimenting with magic in different ways, and Leigh's books genuinely sound like great novels. Too bad they're ALL magical, no matter how innocent the intentions.
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The deeper down the rabbit hole Leigh goes with becoming a witch and learning her powers, the more lol moments we get 😂😂😂

Gertie gets her HOT fireman.

We end up with two calves 😳😳😳

A Dragon, wolves and Hunters family are all thrown into the mix.

Oh and a vindictive witch 😉
Christiane Lamoureux
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read at some moment i was laughing so much that i had to get myself under crontol to continue reading.I simply love the way that it is written.Hope very soon to have the possibility to read the other books in this series.Thank you so much for it.Christiane.
Anita Hargreaves
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

Surprised to get this free on kindle, mid series. It is a complete story and raunchy at times but inoffensive. Happy to read more witchy tales.
Tara Holman
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
3rd book of this series and it's getting a little old to me. What started out as a fun lighthearted read and has become hard to get into and repetitive. This particular book is primarily around the history of Leigh's writing desk and the background of the witches. I did not like it nearly as much as I did the other two and may not read anymore in the series as a result.
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this series!!!
Nancy Bodie
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it,

This is a well written story! I wish I would have found this series sooner! This is totally binge worthy!
Angela Cruz
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries. And let me say Melanie James does not let you down, she has another amazing read. I love this series... especially when I need a good laugh. This is a feel good story, but I only recommend this for adults. This book could be read as a stand alone, it does pick up where book two leaves off. There is enough details that you are not lost in the story, but I recommend for you to read the other books to get the full hilarious story. I simpl ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Melanie James continues the Leigh story that of a young rookie witch and the magic and mayhem that follow the little band of misfits. Find out what sort of mischief they all get into and the solutions they come up with to fix things. Another easy lighthearted read.

If Leigh has learned anything this summer, it’s that magic can be chaotic. Despite some headline making disasters in her last diary, Leigh is eternally hopeful. With Four-bitten Fangtasy behind her, Leigh decides to write a little para
Phaedra Seabolt
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In this story, Leigh is super excited that Hunter will be finishing his police academy training. However, she also has the unfortunate task of trying to fix some of her mistakes in the past. Her best friends have written a book of their own and Leigh has decided that she will help them to get the guys they obviously idolize. She casts a little spell on their boyfriends to turn them into sexy cowboys...Unfortunately the spell doesn't go as planned, as usual. On top of that, Gertie, her witchy fri ...more
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans 17+
Recommended to Ashley by: The Paranormal Bookshelf
Shelves: own, kindle
I received this E-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf.

Category: romance, humor, paranormal, witches
Spoilers: NONE
Book #3 in the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Series

After reading this book I must say that author Melanie James has definitely made a great series up to this point. I have so far enjoyed all of her books in this series and after reading this one, I was not disappointed. Book 3 continues right where book 2 ha
Stephanie  Mae
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Transferred my review from audible

"HOPEFULly you will love LEIGH as much as I did!"

What made the experience of listening to Hopeful Leigh the most enjoyable?
The mixture of the story and Hollie Jackson's narration!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hopeful Leigh?
Brad began to sing. Of all things, he sang. And he sang familiar and completely innocent advertising jingle-- in a very suggestive tone, complete with stripper dance moves. He unbuttoned his jeans and grabbed the tab of his zi
Jessica Enoch-mosier
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 Had me laughing so hard that I was crying, I was crying so hard I couldn't read though the paragraphs.. I had to take a couple moments for each line in order to get though.. Leigh is still trying to get a handle on her new found magic, and learning she can do more than what she thought though the short stories that Leigh, Kelly and Lindsey came up with. As always the desk brings more mischief than good..... Derek, Luke, got more than what they asked for, and Hunter and Brad learns what th ...more
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the next chapter of Leigh's life, Hunter finally graduates from the police academy,so now the happy couple can finally go camping...only before they can leave, Leigh finds out that Gertie is missing and not just out delivering a dragon to a witch and coming right back,like she normally does.. so the whole group goes to Scotland and find that Gertie is trapped in the castle and can't come out. Gertie tells the group to go into the woods to find the 2 wolves,and they will be able to help them t ...more
Anna Salamatin
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I chuckled and laughed my way through this installment.... Leigh has done it again...Lindsey & Kelly want Leigh to do a "tune-up" on Derek & Luke, but due to a few errors in her writing the end result was, oh, I'd say quite unexpected! And on top of that Leigh is writing two other stories at once. Knowing her the way that we do, we know this isn't going to end well!
I will tell you that we meet a new witch, "Emily" with her own agenda....
Zombies, werewolves and a dragon to be dealt with.
Hunter le
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hopeful Leigh is the third book in this series and was just as delightful as the first two. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hollie Jackson and she does a great job. Each character has a distinctive voice and the emotions are all there in her narration.

Leigh has decided to enter a publishing contest with two new books. Now you would think she would know better by now not to write but she really does love it. As she is plotting a paranormal erotica and a YA dystopian paranormal, real life
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Melanie James does it again, in this 3rd installment of Literal Leigh romance Diaries. You would think that Leigh would have learned her lesson with her magic writing desk by now and to be overly careful in her writings, yet mischief and mayhem abound in this book. Leigh is busy helping her friends, trying to protect Gertie, planning a camping trip with Hunter and writing 2 stories (of course her friends persuade her to help with their short story as well) and all craziness ensues! With Calves, ...more
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this review for author Melanie James. This is part 3 of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries by the author.

Leigh is working on the idea of 2 books that somehow start a chain of events that Leigh and her 2 friends try to smooth over. With everything going on Leigh still has a little time for romance with Hunter until she can see him. Misadventures and antics and lots of laughs are in this book.

I love the way the author writes her story. The flow is constant and very free flowing and her
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful read by the talented Melanie James

Leigh is still with Hunter who is about to Graduate the Police Academy, Gertie friend and witch teacher to Leigh still has the hots for Brad the hunky fireman. Kelly and Lindsey who have the misfortune of having their boyfriends turn into baby cows due to Leigh's magical writing desk. When Gertie goes missing can they all come together to find her and what happen's when Hunter learns that Leigh is a witch.

As with the first two books lots of lau
Jun 23, 2015 rated it liked it
This one took me a bit longer to get into than the others, but it definitely included some really funny scenes unfortunately the series continues to make the conflicts too easy to resolve with little real drama or struggle. Additionally I didn't really care for the passages of their actual writing in this story. As in the characters are all writing really bad books that the reader is forced to endure passages of that I'd rather have skipped. Finally I'd like to know when Leigh and Hunter had tim ...more
Lori Franklin Hopkins
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I read books 2 and 3 together so this is for both, and will be posted on both.

HOLY CROWS! What can I say about this series that hasn't already been said? This is such a fun romp in the world of Leigh Epstein that had me literally shaking from laughter and in tears! I love the little world that Ms. James has created, she has added new aspects into the paranormal world, and it is such fun! I love the smarminess of Leigh
Ashley Scott
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic sequel, Melanie James has done it again with her witted humor and fast paced story telling. As the reviewer I could envision each scene perfectly, flawless. Even her characters are memorizing with their unique personalities. Follow her main character Leigh as she embarks on a journey of discovering a deeper sense of her witch powers. But oops, accidents happen don't they? Read through each hilarious scene as Leigh survives the use of her magic and when Gertie and Randy discovers a my ...more
SB Morales
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first two books in this series and this one is even better! James has created such a wonderful world and I'm looking forward to many more stories. It has mystery, comedy, and some hot and sexy fun! I think I love this series so much because I can relate to Leigh and her friends. They remind me of my friends. Getting into trouble and helping each other out of it. Most of all having a friendship that holds strong no matter what. If you haven't read this series yet you're missing out! ...more
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! TOTALLY FUNNY!! Melanie kept up book 3 with more laughter and more adventure. Leigh and Gertie are at it again. Only Luke and Derek get more than they bargained for. Kelly,Lindsey,Randy,Hunter,Brian,Gertie and Leigh well lets just say they go on an adventure. Melanie did a wonderful job with keeping the story flowing and having more twists and turns. It reminds me of the song "This is the Song That Never Ends" only this is the book of "The Laughing Never Ends." I really look forward to bo ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the series and it did not disappoint! I was laughing from the beginning til the end of this book. The antics that Leigh, Kelly, Lindsey & Gertie get into are priceless. The use or misuse of magic is hilarious. As I come across a scene that will end up using some sort of magic, I anticipate the literal outcome of that spell. I'm never disappointed in how funny and crazy the spell actually turns out to be. Great writing on Melanie James part! I can't wait to read the next b ...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 in ...more

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