Chick Lit

Chick Lit

Do you want to consider issues related to women, but perhaps not with the depth and heaviness that can come in the Women's Fiction ebook genre? Are you looking for something more upbeat and more humorous?  Then, ebooks in the Chick Lit genre are just what you need.  What else do you need?  Free and discounted ebooks in the Chick Lit genre, of course!

 

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).

Dark Obsession

by Nicole York


Till Death Do Us Part

I’m the kind of guy that takes without asking.

Cause life hasn’t really done well serving my desires, but that’s about to change.

I’m knee deep in working a black widow scandal with my childhood bestie that’s paying rich-ass dividends.

Until beautiful Jenna Web shows up.

The daughter of the DA in New York. A goodie-goodie that I just can’t say no to.

But my partner in crime isn’t too thrilled with my new girl.

And my woman doesn’t know all of my secrets. She’d never accept me as-is.

With one foot in the light and one in the dark, I have to decide which way to go before it’s too late.

True freedom isn’t always what it’s chalked up to be anyways.

Especially not when vows are involved…

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Punish: A Dark Captive Mafia Romance (Protect Book 2)

by Olivia Ryann et al

 

A dark tale of obsession, beauty, and lust! Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.


Stolen and abducted… yet in the same stroke, saved.
On one hand, I escaped certain death at the hands of people who have already hurt me.
On the other, now I’m trapped with him.
The rival of my abuser, who is every bit as terrifying. Dark and sinfully handsome, he wants me.
He wants me to turn my back on the religion that has raised me.
He wants me to spread my legs for him and him alone.
He wants to punish me. He wants to teach me to like his lessons.
Or else he’ll kill my little sister and turn me over to the men who controlled me before.
Either way, I will have to make sacrifices. Sacrifices that have lasting consequences.
I walk on the knife’s edge between falling prey again and completely losing myself.
And if I’m not careful, I may end up worse than dead...


Reading Order:

Provoke (Protect Series FREE Prequel)
Punish (Protect Series Book 1)
Possess (Protect Series Book 2)
Protect (Protect Series Book 3)

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Almost Charmed: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Halloween LaVeau Witch Mystery Series Book 10)

by Rose Pressey


Something borrowed, something blue, something not so charmed. The wedding day has arrived for Halloween LaVeau. Will this be happily ever after for Hallie? Or will her leadership status of the Underworld jeopardize her relationship and produce deadly consequences?

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Afraid of Her Shadow: Laugh out loud romantic comedy chick lit (Rom-Com on the Edge Book 3)

by Carol Maloney Scott

Forty something, self-proclaimed cougar, Rebecca is committed only to her cats and her career. Her veteran single girl lifestyle has been peaceful and happy – that is until she started dating age-appropriate Steve, an entomology professor with a sweet smile and demeanor to match. Who knew an insect scientist could be so appealing?

The problem? Steve is a widower with baggage to spare. Memories of his late wife fill his home. Smiling photos and jars of bugs serve as constant reminders of Steve’s continued attachment to his dearly departed wife, Noreen, who shared his passion for creepy crawlies!

Now that Rebecca is facing her commitment phobia by moving in with Steve, she is becoming more unhinged. Behaving more like her zany friends than her level-headed self, she burns her butt at the tanning salon, crashes on energy drinks, and even loses a hamster. Throw into the mix a few delusional relatives, a sarcastic teenager, and a fluffy dog who sheds a new dog every day, and Rebecca doesn’t recognize her old self.

And if that isn’t enough to push her over the edge, her smokin’ hot ex returns, reminding her of a simpler time with a man who carries no more baggage than a wallet.

AFRAID OF HER SHADOW is Book 2 in the Rom-Com on the Edge series. All books in the series are standalone novels, however read in order for maximum fun!
 

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Embrace the Beauty: A Collection of Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Stories

by C S C Shows


Embrace the Beauty is a poetry and prose collection about the changing seasons of our lives and how our perspectives adapt and transform.

What makes a woman strong, tenacious, and amazing? It is her ability to weather the storms of life, to recognize the silver lining around the clouds, and to come through it all with grace and strength. The poetry in this collection revolves around one woman's changing perspective and resolve to find beauty through the seasons of life.

The second half of the book includes short story selections, such as "Balloons for Bee," a haunting story about a woman confused about her sister's birthday, "The Motherhood Club," about a woman who can't understand why women become so maternal and seem to lose themselves in motherhood, and "Job Hazards," in which a short-order cook thinks he has the safest job in the world but finds out differently.
 
The snippets of our lives, from childhood to old age, are a chaotic mess of puzzle pieces. Embrace the Beauty is a poignant collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories about putting the pieces together, stepping back, and finding the beauty through the pain and mystery of life.

Embrace the Beauty 
Embrace the beauty of life's pieces,
Pieces thrown onto a table, a mixed up puzzle,
A puzzle that puzzles the mind and the heart.
With heart, embrace each day,
A day, only 24 hours, at a time, 
Time will flow into tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes too soon,
And soon, you'll find that things fit into an order.
In order to see, step back, look at the whole picture.
The picture of your life is beautiful.

 

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Eating Her Christmas Cookies: A Holiday Romantic Comedy

by Alina Jacobs

 

Jack

In my perfect world it would always be winter and never Christmas.

I despise the holiday. I hate carols, shopping, and pretending to be a perfect family.

I walked away from my family, or rather they walked away from me.

My heart is like ice—

See it creeping up the walls.

Oh, wait, no, that’s royal icing.

I never should have allowed the Great Christmas Bake-Off to film in my tower.

And I never, ever, should have agreed to be a judge.

 

Chloe

I love Christmas! I love sparkly window decorations, heartwarming holiday movies, and themed coffee.

Most of all I love Christmas baking.

Even though his company is sponsoring the bake-off show, billionaire Jack Frost claims he hates sweets.

But after he tastes my goods I know he'll come begging for more.

 

And wouldn't you know it, that night Jack Frost asked me to come up to his penthouse and give him a special taste of my Christmas cookies.

Against my better judgement I went…

 

I baked him my signature gingerbread cookies and of course he ate them up!

 

It should have been a Christmas miracle, but Jack Frost couldn't have come into my life at a worse time.

Not only am I broke, but this was my first Christmas after my oma died.

Someone is trying to sabotage me in the Great Christmas Bake-Off.

I'm being stalked by a mall Santa.

 

Sleeping with one of the judges is a disaster waiting to happen. I needed Jack and his washboard abs about as much as I needed that third sticky bun. 

But when he says in his deep, sexy voice, "Can you make me some more cookies?" well stick a candy cane in me I'm done.

Eating Her Christmas Cookies is a standalone holiday novel. This full-length, steamy romance novel has no cliffhangers but does have a very happily ever after!

 

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The Sheriff's Woman

by Jackie Weger


Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead in the Ozark Mountains.  But life-long bachelor and ex-Marine Sheriff Garrett Stark has other ideas. Drawn to Rachel, he wields all the power and charm he can muster to insist Rachel return to town for her safety and that of her children. Rachel balks, but does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions stirred by the Sheriff's relentless attention. The moment Garrett Stark takes her into his arms, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. Honor the truth and face her fears or live forever as an outsider.

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The Brainy Billionaire (Clean Billionaire Beach Club Romance Book 1)

by Elana Johnson et al


A local island B&B owner hates the swanky high-rise hotel down the beach...but not the billionaire who owns it. Can she deal with strange summer weather, tourists, and falling in love?

Stacey Stapleton owns the premier bed and breakfast on Hawaii's big island, and she's not happy about the new twenty-eight story monstrosity disguised as a luxury resort just down the beach. When she books a night to find out what the rooms at Sweet Breeze are like, she's impressed with the amenities, the view of the bay...and the tall, dark, and handsome room service attendants.

But she's sworn off men and is focused on her own B&B, her Women's Beach Club of friends, and living up to her grandfather's legacy.

Fisher DuPont is the billionaire owner of Sweet Breeze, his first solo business venture since finally leaving his father's company, and he's been moving through each department as an undercover boss. So he's the one behind the room service cart when Stacey opens the door. When he runs into the sassy, gorgeous redhead three more times that day, he takes it as a sign to get to know her better--and reveal his true identity.

As Stacey and Fisher spend more time together, she learns he's absolutely brilliant, unusually kind, and incredibly hardworking. He's impressed by her grace under pressure and dedication to clients, friends, and family when a storm hits the island. Can Stacey and Fisher leave their past heartaches where they belong to build a new future together?

Escape to Getaway Bay and join the Clean Billionaire Beach Club for some seriously sweet romance.

Each book can be read as a standalone, with a happily-ever-after ending, and clean, sweet-without-losing-the-heat romance!

Read all the books in the Clean Billionaire Beach Club Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson and USA Today bestselling author Bonnie R. Paulson:
1. The Brainy Billionaire
2. The Brawny Billionaire
3. The Bashful Billionaire
4. The Brazen Billionaire
5. The Billionaire's Bodyguard
6. The Billionaire's Boyfriend
7. The Broke Billionaire
8. The Brilliant Billionaire
9. The Bad Boy Billionaire
10. The Blue-Eyed Billionaire
11. The Brave Billionaire
12. The Belated Billionaire

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My Creative Billionaire 1

by Ali Parker


From USA Today Best Selling author Ali Parker

Being rich means living up to the expectations of others... even when you don't want to.

Matt's always known what it was like to live on the high end of society, and where his brother and father love it... he hates it. A creative at heart, he's forced into the world of Accounting to help stand beside the family name and build an empire from the ground up. His true passion is art, life and love.

Erica is the Chief Advertising Officer for Bryant Accounting Firm and has had her eye on the CEO's son, Matthew for quite some time. He's a bit docile in public, and often plays the fool, but something tells her that a very different man exists just beneath the surface. She's willing to wager her career by taking Matt beneath her wing, and hopefully to her bed.

** This is book 1 in a series. There is a cliffhanger, and book two will be out in 3 months, as will each subsequent novel.

+ 18 due to strong language, explicit sexual content and possible violence.

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That Christmas Eve: A Brother's Best Friend Baby Romance

by Mia Ford


"Are you kidding me?"

He is my brother's best friend?


That hunk of muscle attached to a to-die-for smile and light-my-fire eyes? That billionaire who sizzles my insides every time he says my name?
I didn't have a choice. I got him alone during our Christmas Eve party, and I told him to unwrap his gift. Me.
But Josiah left me with an unexpected gift of his own. A bouncing baby that's the spitting image of him.
I can't believe my family hasn't figured it out.
They think I'm some romance-crazed maniac who can't say no to men.
But Josiah's the only one I've ever really wanted.
And now he's back. And I'm screwed.
Because I still want him. And I know he still wants me.

But bad boys don't want babies, they want babes.

Can I tell him the truth without losing him forever?

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Melt With You (Into The Fire Series Book 8)

by J.H. Croix


A billionaire & a firefighter meet at a wedding. One night. No strings. Until Christmas.

Max
Harlow May tests every limit I have and makes me want to break every d*mn rule she creates. She's a temptation I can't seem to resist. 
She fits no category. She's strong & sassy and a firefighter to boot.
She fights the fire between us.
Once I have a taste, no one else will do.
I'll fight for her and for us.
I only want one woman. Harlow.

Harlow
A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That's how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché - a second chance.
A year later, I'm about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & s*xy as h*ll Max shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He's a billionaire tech investor. I'm a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
I never thought I'd see him again after the hottest night of my life.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
When our paths cross again, we break every rule.
And set each other on fire.

*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

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The Christmas Sisters

by Sarah Morgan


From award-winning USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan comes this heartwarming, emotionally rich new novel, brimming with her trademark Christmas sparkle!

The McBride sisters all have different reasons for finding the holiday season challenging, but their adoptive mother is determined this year will be different. As the countdown to Christmas Day begins, arguments, connections and secrets start bubbling. The McBride family was made, not born—but will they be able to make this the magical family Christmas their mother has always dreamed of?

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Making the Rules

by Ali Parker


From USA Today Best Selling author Ali Parker

Never Again...

After having his hand slapped and career almost ruined several years back for falling for a student, Dr. Kendal Tarrington is done with love. Especially with the idea of it being with a younger woman. With no other choice, he's forced to start looking for someone to date far outside the scope of the university. The last place he expected to find her was at the hospital.

Dana Young is a double major, business and nursing, and is at the top of her class on both accounts. Her life consists of working hard in her internship at the hospital and wanting far more than she's getting in her current relationship. When a handsome, young professor catches her eye, things began to shift... for the better.

Too bad she's not at all aware of his rules.

+18 Explicit sexual content and foul language.
This is book 1 in a series. A cliffhanger is highly probable.

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Country Gold: A Wilder Sisters series Standalone

by Heatherly Bell


STANDALONE novel in a brand new series by Heatherly Bell.

A second chance...

A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there's quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman's soul.

Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he's ever loved. Now that he's finished a punishing year-long national tour, all bets are off. He's coming back to his hometown of Whistle Cove for the quiet, the beaches, the inspiration, and the girl. Not necessarily in that order. There's pressure from Nashville to deliver more country gold like the #1 song he co-wrote with Lexi Wilder.

But Lexi can’t forgive Luke for choosing fame over her…

"Bell writes romance that will capture your heart." ~ Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa

"Bell's romances are the perfect escape." ~ Jamie Farrell, national bestselling author of The Officers Ex-Wives Club

Romance fans will find all the usual meet-cutes and secluded moments that they know and love from the genre, mingled with an original emotional narrative on Scott's part. I would definitely recommend Unforgettable You to contemporary romance fans everywhere." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, 5 Stars on Unforgettable You

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Savage Collision

by Gwyn McNamee


He's everything she didn't know she wanted. She's everything he thought he could never have.

The last thing I expect when I walk into The Hawkeye Club is to fall head over heels in lust. It’s supposed to be a rescue mission. I have to get my baby sister off the pole, into some clothes, and out of the grasp of the pussy peddler who somehow manipulated her into stripping. But the moment I see Savage Hawke and verbally spar with him, my ability to remain rational flies out the window and my libido takes center stage. I’ve never wanted a relationship—my time is better spent focusing on taking down the scum running this city—but what I want and what I need are apparently two different things.

Danika Eriksson storms into my office in her high heels and on her high horse. Her holier-than-thou attitude and accusations should offend me, but instead, I can’t get her out of my head or my heart. Her incomparable drive, take-no-prisoners attitude, and blatant honesty captivate me and hold me prisoner. I should steer clear, but my self-preservation instinct is apparently dead—which is exactly what our relationship will be once she knows everything. It’s only a matter of time.

The truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes, it just royally screws you.

***Savage Collision is the first book in The Hawke Family Series. While it is a complete story, it is NOT meant to be read as a standalone. The story of the Hawke siblings continues in book two, Tortured Skye, and book three, Stone Sober. These stories all build on one another and are intertwined. They need to be read in order to fully enjoy and understand the plots. Many reviews for Savage Collision contain MAJOR spoilers for the book without being marked as containing spoilers. This book is best enjoyed without the spoiler information. ***

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One Night in Vegas: A Bad Boy Taboo Love Story

by Roxie Odell


The kiss was innocent.

Just a gesture to help out a pretty girl losing her mind. And yet, it set in motion a firestorm I can’t stop.

Not that I want to. With my life in shambles, this crazy woman who showed up at my casino might just be exactly what I need.

As a gambling man, I’m willing to put everything on the line for love.

Even my reputation as a bad boy. But she’s worth it.

Addictive. Adventurous. So hot it hurts.

And yet, to her, this affair is the start of a game, one I might get burned playing.

But I refuse to back down.

It might have started with one night in Vegas, but I’m going to make sure it lasts for a lifetime.

One Night in Vegas is a full novel with a HEA on steroids. Enjoy!

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Love Under the Mistletoe: A Small Town Christmas Love Story

by Krista Lakes


Can a kiss under the mistletoe save Christmas?

Holly has always loved Christmas, but this year is different. As a school teacher, she's worried about her students, her dad, and her entire town. All of them are poised for a terrible Christmas, and there's nothing she can do about it. The only bright spot in her life is the mysterious man she meets at the holiday party.

Nathan has always hated Christmas, but this year is different. As a billionaire, he's excited about his new plans for his company, but as always, it's all about the money. When he meets the bubbly woman who doesn't care about his wealth, love blossoms under the mistletoe.

It almost seems like magic.

But their lives are more intertwined than either of them originally thought. It turns out that Nathan's plan for the future of his company is the very thing that's destroying Holly's community.

Holly begins to understand why everyone refers to Nathan as a Scrooge, and she thinks that the wonderful man she shared a passionate weekend with was nothing more than a lie. Will Nathan be able to prove that she saw the real him?

Will Christmas magic prevail, or will their love vanish like a kiss under the mistletoe?

NYT Bestseller Krista Lakes brings you this brand new heartwarming holiday romance. This standalone novel will convince you that love can make the magic of Christmas real.

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Loving the Texas Lawman (Forever Texan Book 2)

by Charlene Sands


The last thing honorable Sheriff Jack Walker needs is a blast from the past, but that’s exactly what he gets when his high school love, now sexy lingerie designer, Jillian Lane arrives on his doorstep needing his help and protection.

Jillian is desperate to save her company, Barely There and turning to Jack Walker, the town hero, is her only option. The trouble she left behind in California has followed her home, leaving Jack no choice but to protect her. Unwittingly, Jillian's put everything Jack has ever wanted in life at risk.

The years have not made it easier for Jack to say no to his first love, but saying yes may threaten all he holds dear. Jack may have a solution: marriage–the temporary kind. And how can a girl from the wrong side of the tracks refuse a marriage proposal from her one-time love?

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Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True Book 1)

by Alex Bailey

Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.

When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel's wish is to ride her mom's favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.

But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.

Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?

The first book in A Dream Come True series is a heart-warming holiday romance set in "The Most Magical Place On Earth."

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Dirty Billionaire (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 1)

by Meghan March


From NYT bestselling author, Meghan March, comes a dirty trilogy. All three books are available now!

I've got a big... ego and an even bigger bank account. That's pretty much where my bio ends. Honestly, I don't need to say anything else. I've just sold 99% of women on going home with me. Do I sound like a jerk to you? That's because I am. And guess what? It works for me just fine. Or at least it did. Until I met her. Books talk about sparks flying. Screw that. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm. Only one problem. She wouldn't tell me her name or her number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest night of my life. Now I've had a taste of the perfect woman and I need it again. So what's a jerk to do? I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral. And when I find her? I'm keeping her.

Dirty Billionaire is the first book in The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy. All three books are now available! Creighton and Holly's story continues in Dirty Pleasures and Dirty Together.

 

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