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Definition of the "Chick Lit Genre": The characteristics of an ebook in the Chick Lit genre are that they typically address issues in the contemporary time, and they address womanhood issues for younger women (i.e., the "Chick" in "Chick Lit"). These ebooks are more upbeat and sometimes humorous than typical Women's Fiction or Contemporary Romance ebooks. In fact, ebooks in the Chick Lit genre don't necessarily have to deal with romance, as that is not a central aspect of the genre. More important for the protagonist in these ebooks is her relationship with family and friends, and how those relationships help her grow as a woman.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Chick Lit genre are Marian Keyes (Watermelon), Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale), and Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary).
Life after college isn't as seen on TV: Jen's low-paying job is uninspiring, her boyfriend won't commit, and she just got evicted. The most exercise she gets comes from dodging debt collectors. Then she sees an ad seeking competitors for a new reality show with a $250,000 prize. She desperately needs money and the lottery isn't looking good, so she applies, never expecting
to get the call.
Until she does.
With nothing to lose, Jen packs a bag and heads for the Hollywood hills to star in The Fishbowl. Most of the contestants want to create drama to gain viewer votes, but Jen is all about the joy of the game. Unfortunately, she becomes embroiled in a love triangle and battling another woman for the attention of a fellow contestant. It's tricky balancing act to hold onto viewers without lying, cheating, or backstabbing—things that don't bother her opponents. When Jen discovers that she's on the verge of elimination, she must decide whether "winning" means sacrificing the money, love, or her sense of self.
There was once a time in Ancient Egypt where women ruled like Kings and enjoyed more equal rights than modern women today. Revolutionary Woman reminds us of that time and calls for an all-out revolt. It explains how we came to be a world of women who chronically please others in favor of validation rather than honoring our divine sovereignty. With personal stories, history lessons, research, and humor — this book will light a fire under your ass, make you laugh, and help you create the life you truly deserve. Revolutionary Woman will empower you to take your power back and be the revolution.
Sweet Water, we have a project....
Meet Kaitlyn Colby, a clumsy, inappropriate blurter with self-esteem issues, but also quite handy with an axe. She's certainly no superhero, but she fights the battles of a single mom with sweet snarkasm. Between work and pining for and co-parenting with her man-child ex (is there any other kind?), Kaitlyn has no time to find that special someone. And if she did, would he really want her anyway? Kaitlyn's sister and friends (The Sweet Water Circle) say yes, so following a typical Kaitlyn slip up, The Circle intervenes to force her out of the funk that she fell into following her unwanted divorce.
When Kaitlyn makes a decision to pursue her advertising career over love, she tumbles (like no tumble you've ever seen…or heard) into the life of hunky, bay breeze-drinking Hunter Dixon, an ad exec who is intrigued enough by Kaitlyn that he hires her firm to revive a struggling project, much like herself.
Can Kaitlyn become the woman she needs to be to land the man of her dreams? Maybe. Maybe not. But you'll laugh out loud as she tries. There's no doubt you'll be rooting for the lovable, hilarious, and relatable Kaitlyn. And you'll probably love her friends, too, which is good, because their stories are ready to be told in the Sweet Water Circle series!
Project Kaitlyn could be the funniest book you ever read. It's a hilarious romantic comedy that speaks the truth (well, most of the time) about life and love, and…hiking thongs? What the heck is that? Well, you'll just have to read it to find out!
"A pitch-perfect romcom that will make you a little love drunk." -On The Shelf Reviews
“So much fun. I LOVED this book!”– Becky Monson, USA Today Bestselling Author
"A riot of witty banter."-The Eclectic Review
"I defy anyone to read this without laughing." -Melanie's Reads
Ivy needs a miracle and a drink—not necessarily in that order. What she doesn’t need is Ted Jacobs, aka Mr. Know-it-All. She’s determined to save her struggling winery, but she can do it without the annoyingly handsome man’s help, thank you very much.
Ted wants to catch lightning in a bottle and create the world’s greatest wine, but he’s smart enough to know he can’t do it alone. When he heads to Napa Valley to keep his grandma from ending up in jail (don’t ask), he meets Ivy Dobbs, the world’s most stubborn woman. Fine, she’s beautiful and as intoxicating as his award-winning cabernet, but she stomps on his offer to collaborate.
Ted knows it’s risky to mix business with pleasure, but if Ivy would only listen, they might just be the toast of the town.
There’s a reason Emmeline Frothingham left her hometown of Creek Water, Missouri as soon as humanly possible. That reason is small-minded, judgmental people who wouldn’t know the truth if it was coughed up on them like an errant furball.
After graduating from college, Emmie gets her dream job in New York City. As the head buyer at Silver Spoons--a high-end boutique, and single girl about town, her life is ideal. That is, until the night of The Event, her company’s annual award's ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nerves plus too much tequila leave Emmie dealing with a wicked hangover, the unemployment line, and a surprise to end all surprises.
Facing the repercussions of her wild night, Emmie is forced to go home to work in her family's business. But her return puts her dead in the sights of the gossipy country club harpies who drove her away in the first place.
Will Emmie make peace with her past and embrace the love of her family? Will she discover that the man who seems to be judging her most has a secret of his own? Find out in this deliciously fun romantic comedy, sure to put a smile on your face!
She's just his secretary…until he needs someone on his arm to convince his mother that he can take over the family business. Then Callie becomes Dawson's girlfriend—but just in his text messages…but maybe she'll start to worm her way into his shriveled heart too.
Dawson Houser makes sure everyone who comes into the office knows I'm "just his secretary."
Heck, I've even said it to suppliers and CEOs when they smile knowingly at the two of us during business meetings. He scowls and grumps around the office afterward, as if the two of us dating is the most ridiculous thing on the planet.
Dawson can handle them. I can handle them—and him too, once they leave. And he's no picnic, let me tell you.
Who can't we handle?
When Lila Houser comes to town with her faux furs and fashion sunglasses, she only has one question for her spoiled rotten son: When are you going to get married, Dawson, darling?
I expect him to laugh and tell her he's never getting married. I mean, I've heard those exact words come out of his mouth.
Instead, he pulls me to his side and says, "Maybe sooner than you think, Mother."
Oh, that Lila Houser can make a woman feel two inches tall with a simple up-down look. I think I'm a pretty good catch...no matter what my last three boyfriends say.
When Lila says, "I thought Callie was just your secretary," I suddenly want to prove her dead wrong...
Get ready to laugh out loud in this hilarious, sweet workplace romantic comedy! The romance is clean, the jokes witty, and the office grump swoon-worthy. Read today!
The Bucket List meets Rom Com. The Perfect Romance Book for fans of JoJo Moyes, Mhairi McFarlane, and Abby Jimenez.
“Sarah Ready is the best kept secret in contemporary romance. Her voice is seasoned, her characters are perfectly flawed and eternally endearing, and she strikes just the right balance between humor, heartbreak and uplifting.” from BookAddict
What if you made a list of all the crazy things you’ve dreamed of doing, but have been too scared to try…and then did them? Every. Last. One.
Unassuming, nice-girl Dany always does what people expect. She keeps her dreams hidden behind boring cardigans and beige upholstery. What does that get her? Dumped by her fiancé and kicked out of her home.
Now Dany is going to do the unexpected – survive and thrive.
She has a ten step checklist and a sexy new landlord determined to tag along. Suddenly, Dany’s life goes from ordinary to wildly unexpected. But when everything turns upside down again, Dany has to decide, is number ten on her list the end or just the beginning?
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I want to say that he was a terrible mistake.
I should also admit that keeping a big secret from him was a bad idea.
But life doesn’t always work the way we want it to.
Especially when you meet an older man who takes your breath away with just one glance…
He’s not just my dad’s best friend.
He’s also my idol… the man I’ve always looked up to.
And the man I’ve always wanted on top of me.
I can’t help it.
Can you blame me after that one night?
He adored my curves… made me feel beautiful, smart, desired, and everything in between.
Yes, all of that… and more.
He also gave me the one thing I never thought I needed.
She reminds me of him. I couldn’t escape him if I tried.
Especially now that life has brought us together again.
But our past is not the only secret in the room this time around…
He’s in for a massive surprise. Or should I say shock?
Fall in love with this deliciously sinful, kindle melting hot, and forbidden temptation from Sofia T Summers. No cheating or cliffhanger – EVER.
All books in this series stand alone and do not have to be read in order.
All is fair in love and texting ...
When Aimee Tompkins loaded up her old catering van and pulled into Manhattan, she had her sights set on becoming one of the best (and most lucrative) caterers to ever serve crudités and creampuffs in the Big Apple. But after a year of leaving fliers all over town, she’s not only running out of money, she’s running low on hope. So when she lands a gig at a big architecture firm, Aimee’s certain her luck is about to change.
Noel Fitzwilliam is pitching the most important project of his life—the type of project architects dream of. Everything has to go right, so when he finds the new caterer naked in his office bathroom right before the meeting, he’s torn between being thrilled and being extremely irritated. He doesn’t have time for romance, no matter how incredible she looks without her clothes on.
A mix-up means Aimee is accidentally given his cell number instead of his assistant’s. So when she starts texting Noel about how much she hates him, he decides to have a little fun with her. The last thing he expects is for her to turn his world upside-down. But that’s exactly what happens as the pair start sharing their deepest secrets and their greatest fears, and Noel discovers he can share so much more via text than he can in person. But what will happen when she finds out who he really is?
It’s a case of opposites attract, even when they repel …
There’s something about a small town that whispers romance.
Perhaps it’s the night sky chuck full of stars that are undiluted by city lights.
Or, maybe it’s the history couples share growing up that makes love that much sweeter.
Perhaps it’s the slower pace, where love weaves itself into the fabric of laughter, heartbreak, hard times, and rocking on the front porch.
Whatever it is, it’s magical and I’m thrilled to share it with you in this new collection of small town romances.
The Cowboy Songwriter's Fake Marriage
When a man needs a mother for his child, he looks in an unlikely place: the newspaper.
Her Older Brother's Best Friend's Forbidden Kiss
He's always been off limits, but all she needs is one date. One date to fulfill a life-long dream and get rid of her crush. But she soon realizes that one date just isn't enough.
From Best Friend to Husband
Widowed young, romance is the last thing on her mind. That's usually when it comes knocking--she just didn't expect it to bring her dead husbands brother along with it.
Visit three small towns in this contemporary romance collection and let the romance wrap you up like a patchwork quilt.
Eliska Hudakova is from Slovakia. Hired to work as a housekeeper for a demanding and bitter academic, there's a lot more to her and her past. Not quite the delicate nobody her boss assumes, she will not stand idle when push comes to shove.
Elizabeth Clement-Walters is a hyper critical, acerbic former feminist icon. Determined to make the work as arduous as possible for the seemingly inoffensive immigrant worker, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for.
As their realities begin to clash, tensions rise and the dynamic between the two changes. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues bringing their pasts into the equation, and raising the stakes at every turn of event.
But who will prevail?
"The perfect book for fans of things that are out of the ordinary."
"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane gets a 21st Century reboot in a book that is packed with sparkling dialogue and serpentine twists."
"Harold & Maude meets Thelma and Louise."
"Satirical, surprising and suspenseful, Vasily Pugh's unique writing will turn your world upside down."
Ashley has loved the same guy since high school. She knew Davis Frothingham was special even before he championed her at her senior prom. She also knew he was completely out of her league.
Years later, her attraction for him is still there, but Davis? He doesn't even remember her.
When Ashley is tasked with being a caretaker for Davis' terminally ill grandmother, she's thrown back into his world. More than anything, she wants him to remember her, but that recollection could come at a price of its own.
Can Ashley accept that she's good enough for Davis? And can Davis learn to love a girl from the wrong side of the tracks? Find out in this delightfully fun romcom about love and life in Creek Water, Missouri!
"Darkly addictive and hauntingly beautiful, Peter and Sara's story will stay with you long after you read the final words." —Julia Sykes, USA Today bestselling author
He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance.
Now he's back, but he’s no longer after my secrets.
The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.
When her best friend stages a love-life intervention with a psychic at a Chinese restaurant, Lilly Jones suddenly finds herself flying to Rome in search of her future husband. The only thing separating Lilly from true love is the fear of flying, lactose intolerance, a scandal with the Pope, and the sexy Italian she meets on the plane.
As seen in OprahMag, Bustle, Parade, PopSugar, New York Post, Essence, Travel & Leisure, Ms. Magazine, TheSkimm, Betches, Shondaland, and Buzzfeed! Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Apple, Kirkus, PW, Washington Post, NPR, BookPage, OprahMag, and Amazon.
USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral...
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.
When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?
Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf is secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his... um, thighs.
The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?
“Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy..." - Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Little Bridge Island and Princess Diaries series
Shifters in Love brings you another holiday anthology from your favorite New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling authors. This is a collection of brand-new shifter romance stories in time for Christmas. We hope you enjoy our sassy, loving, smart, and sweet heroines as they fall for the man of their dreams and get their very own holiday present in the form of true mate love.
A Cowbear’s Christmas Fling - Liv Brywood
Amelia’s Christmas vacation to Huckleberry Valley takes an unexpected turn when sexy bear shifter Luke Evans catches her eye. She doesn’t have time for romance, but he’s impossible to ignore. With the help of a little mistletoe magic, he’s determined to claim her as his fated mate.
A Caribou Christmas Carol -- Lola Kidd
A last minute road trip leaves shifter Kary Doyle in a sticky situation. He thinks he’s found his mate but she’s a tourist from out of town. With her trip coming to an end, can he find a way to tell her how he feels without scaring her away?
Her Guardian - V. Vaughn
One avalanche. Two strangers. Three days until Christmas. Marjorie reluctantly went to the mountains of Colorado for the holidays to unplug from taking care of everyone in her werebear clan. The last thing she wanted was to end up with someone taking care of her.
Peppermint Prancer - Ellis Leigh
My job as a kitchen elf was easy until I was called to work in the training barn with the reindeer. Yes, those reindeer. Now I’m baking protein bars, worrying about things like carb loading, and doing my best not to obsess over one of the original sleigh pullers. The one with the graying hair who won’t stop flirting with me. Christmas is coming, and I know exactly what package I want under my tree.
Dragon Out The Tinsel - Julia Mills
One Wolf Princess. One amazing Dragon. A Destiny neither could’ve ever imagined. They may have waited thirteen years to be together but saving all they know and everyone they love is the only way these Fated Mates will get their well-deserved happily ever after and a very Merry Christmas.
Pirouetting Around the Dragon - Rinelle Grey
Helios has far too much on his plate for a forbidden romance with a very beautiful—and very human—ballerina… If Helios and Piper want their happily ever after, they’ll have to fight for it—and it won’t come cheap. But that shouldn’t be a problem for a dragon billionaire, right?
Fae Lady Rebellion - Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix
Chafing under the watchful gaze of her overprotective big brother, Wren Oberon has to use all of her fae powers to get her sneaky-sneak on so she could attend the holiday party of the year at Othercross. Now she finds herself in a compromising position with no help in sight--until some random wolf shifter comes to her aid in a most dramatic fashion. Can she figure out a way to escape her brother's enchantments or will she live the rest of her life wondering what might have been?
Dashing Home for Christmas - Harmony Raines
Reindeer shifter Dash is traveling home to Wishing Moon Bay for Christmas. One phone mix-up later and he has the best Christmas gift ever. His mate. But he soon realizes he will have to sacrifice his own happiness to make Penny’s Christmas wish come true.
Dragon’s Christmas Surprise- Scarlett Grove
350-year-old billionaire dragon Erik Sorenson is not a fan of Christmas. When a squirming bundle shows up on the firehouse steps, tinsel hanging from the firetruck is the last of his worries. He needs a nanny and fast. Daphne Young arrives for the interview wet and hungry and smelling like his mate. It’s then that Erik realizes he may need to change his mind about Christmas.
"... a superb story with brilliant dialogue, and a great interplay between all the different personalities therein. Highly recommended for those seeking high-quality chick lit with wit, sass, and plot aplenty." --Readers Favorite, 5 stars
Tara Heinz began her modeling career at the tender age of twelve. After spending fifteen years drooling over forbidden foods, she does the unthinkable. She enrolls in culinary school and becomes a pastry chef.
After a nasty breakup with her rock star boyfriend that leads to tabloid war, Tara takes a job at a rural lodge in Oregon to escape the spotlight she no longer desires.
James Cavanaugh is a farmer in Oregon. His days are spent building his business and his nights are spent sleeping, so he can get up at four in the morning.
Ruby Cavanaugh has plans for her son that involve her new pastry chef. Of course, neither James nor Tara know what's going on until it's too late.
*One of the BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF 2020, Cosmopolitan Magazine*
“…literally a Hallmark movie in book form.”
She never dreamed her holiday would include
her hometown, a dog, or a firefighter.
But a mysterious charm bracelet
predicted it all…
Ashley’s supposed to be having the Christmas of her dreams. After four years of working at an upscale jewelry store in Manhattan, she’s finally going to get a little velvet box of her own—from her boyfriend Jeremy, who’s taking her on a romantic trip to Paris. What could go wrong?
Ashley heads home to Owl Lake instead, falling asleep on the train ride there…and waking up with a beautiful antique charm bracelet on her wrist. Soon, she realizes that each silver charm predicts an event that happens in real life. What does this mean for her and Jeremy…or her and Aidan, her former high school boyfriend, who’s now a local firefighter? Is there still a chance that she could have the perfect Christmas?
This small town Christmas romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Spiced Walnut Crust Cookies with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt.
One of BuzzFeed’s “Books Coming Out This Summer That You Need to Seriously Read” * One of Bustle’s “New Romance Novels to Make Your Spring Reading Even Dreamier Than You Imagined”
A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own happily-ever-afters in the process.
All’s fair in love and business.
The de la Rosa family and their wedding planning business have been creating happily ever afters in the Washington, DC area for years, making even the most difficult bride’s day a fairytale. But when their parents announce their retirement, the sisters—Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl—are determined to take over the business themselves.
But the sisters quickly discover that the wedding business isn’t all rings and roses. There are brides whose moods can change at the drop of a hat; grooms who want to control every part of the process; and couples who argue until their big day. As emotions run high, the de la Rosa sisters quickly realize one thing: even when disaster strikes—whether it’s a wardrobe malfunction or a snowmageddon in the middle of a spring wedding—they’ll always have each other.
Perfect for fans of the witty and engaging novels of Amy E. Reichert and Susan Mallery, The Key to Happily Ever After is a fresh romantic comedy that celebrates the crucial and profound power of sisterhood.
Tequila Key is just like any other small town and I'm just like any other small town psychic. Scratch that. Tequila Key is a world onto itself and some people might think that I am one crayon short of the box. And, if we're being totally honest, Tequila Key is just like any other small town – if that town boasts a voodoo priestess and a few white witches for flavor. Turquoise blue water and the best margaritas this side of Mexico make it hard to leave. I'm Althea Rose, co-owner of Luna Rose Potions & Tarot Shop, and I've just stumbled into a love triangle while trying to save my best friend from being accused of murder. See? Just like any other small town.