Title: The Kitchen Witch
Author: Annette Blair
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Series: Accidental Witch Trilogy #1
Type: Adult Contemporary Romance
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 the first book in the Accidental Witch trilogy and one of my
favourite books that I have read and re-read multiple times. This manages to
blend magic, laughter and romance flawlessly with interfering parental figures,
a television show and mouthwatering descriptions of food. Despite the a magical
angle this is a contemporary romance, although if you read the entire trilogy
they do evolve into paranormal romance by the third book.
All of the
characters are really well written and the author has managed to build
believable backstories that help explain their motivations without info-dumping
the reader. Melody is the perfect balance of ditzy and determined. She has a
major thing for vintage fashion, but she's also stubborn and desperate to prove
her worth. Logan hides his bad boy tendancies under a pressed suit, trying to do
the best thing by his son Shane, who is the cutest kid ever and I'm not usually
a fan of children.
It is great to read about Logan and Melody's work as
well as the development side of television shows isn't something frequently seen
in books. I loved Melody's early attempts at cooking and I was really rooting
for her show to succeed. I really enjoyed how neither Logan nor Melody wanted to
be attracted to each other and actively sought out more appropriate partners,
especially when they were working from their preconceptions of one
All in all this is an awesome read and I'm looking forward to My Favorite Witch.