by Annette Blair
from the TBR tower
I am on some cutsie/cozie book kick. I don’t know why except they are fast stories with issues that magically work themselves out. I think because I have a head cold and can’t handle much thinking right now, I need the “easy peasy”!
Overall this book was very adorable, though if I wanted to be annoyed with character decisions I could find plenty to tick me off in here. I wasn’t in the mood to think too much, I read a lot of this while soaking in the bath, and that was perfect. I thought about being irked, but didn’t have it in me. Ha!
The relationship – there is some fun back and forth and denial of attraction leading to some seriously lusty scenes. These two have an idea of who they are and the type of person they want to be with, and the other doesn’t satisfy the criteria. They just can’t help it that the lust and attraction is through the roof. It makes it silly and a little goofy at times, but quite sweet too.
The characters were freaking adorable. Logan’s son Shane is 4 and his mom abandoned him off with Logan not too long before this story happens. So Shane has some issues but is hilarious and loving and sweet. Melody is chaos walking, sex on a stick, and might be a real witch but NICE. Logan is a reformed bad boy, now a briefcase carrying, suit wearing responsible adult with Shane as his first priority. He also looks good in a kilt. Mix them together and see what happens.
The irritating stuff was easily glossed over if you don’t let it bother you. Mainly because Melody acts dingy but is actually really smart. Both characters make some dopey decisions thinking they are doing the “right” things.
The setting, Melody becomes a cooking show host for the local TV station Logan works for. She can’t cook very well, but she is personable and figures some things out. They live in Salem, MA, so her being The Kitchen Witch has kitsh and fits with her background.
All in all I couldn’t put the darn thing down, which was irritating because I knew I was overdosing on candy, but had a great time doing it. 3 golden stars painted on a purple door.