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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).
A hysterical dramedy about a woman unhinged and at a crossroad. “Julian’s debut takes an unabashed look at a failed marriage, divorce, and dating under the scrutiny of a less than supportive family.” —former San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Adair Lara.
Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin.
Why am I here, exactly? Let’s see…
It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.
Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.
Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.
Her advice? Sex…and lots of it.
The temptation of freedom, to do whatever—whoever—I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.
And that’s how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey…
The dating bender.
Because everybody deserves a do-over.
THE DATING BENDER is a hilarious satire about dysfunctional family relationships, women who love the wrong men, and one epic hunt for happiness.
~~ Sexy, emotional, often funny, always messy, true love romance ~~
Delilah has spent the past year doing what she does best: casting simple spells and trying to get over a heartbreaking betrayal. In doing so, she's become a not-so-good witch. Picking up men and making them forget her is easier than getting involved.
Brandon can't remember anything after he left the bar. He has only a foggy memory of a blond and a craving for pumpkin muffins. When he finally figures out what happened that night, he realizes he has to find the woman and break the spell on him. He's after Delilah, even if he doesn't know quite what for.
But Delilah isn't fast enough, and Brandon knows he's been had. Still, two can play that game! Can he play it without losing his heart?
Meet the Goodmans, a family of modern-day witches in Los Angeles. Follow them from Hollywood Boulevard to the beach, from heartbreak to true love. This series has real emotion, hard won happy endings, and smoking hot romance.
Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you're looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you're better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas
Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she's never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.
He regretted it instantly, ashamed and disgusted. But it was too late. A madman overcame him, rampaging over the last remnants of serenity, and propelling his iron fist into the soft, full lips he'd kissed a thousand times before.
The momentary violent outburst hurt more than he could imagine. And that's saying a lot... because Mark already knew all about the trials of love lost.
His energetic, blue-eyed Greta had been taken cruelly from him years before. Her suffering was not at his hand - it was beyond his control. Her abuse was a long, slow descent into the ultimate deathly embrace of terminal disease. Mark witnessed most of it from right beside her - at least until he couldn't stay any longer - until he couldn't bear the life-sucking paranoia of her dementia. Then he admitted her to a frail care home. And she descended further on her own.
After the punch, memories came back to haunt him. Guilt assaulted his mind like rabid dogs shattering brittle chains that were bound to break. In the darkness, he began a journey to find forgiveness and love again.
Mark's journey leads him to great discoveries; it takes him to the abyss where all is lost; and to where he finds what every human heart desires. It blurs the lines between sanity and insanity, between life and life beyond. His story is an eternal testament to uncharted depths of human consciousness, surprising and inspiring to the end. It is heart-warming, romantic and spiritual.
Cold climate, hot hero...a snow-kissed escape with a twist of mystery, adventure, and Scandinavian wildness.
Love has its own latitude.
Zoe Bailey's transient childhood left her with a passport full of stamps, an ambiguous accent, and nowhere to call home. And as a grown-up, her career at a relentlessly slick London PR firm has been half-hearted at best--until she travels on assignment to Lillavik as a not-quite-legit wildlife volunteer.
The tiny Swedish village holds a smorgasbord of secrets...and Jakob Westermark. Aloof and wild, like the wolves he studies, Jakob has good reason for keeping his distance. But it's cold, he's hot, and the temptation to mix pleasure with business is too strong for Zoe to resist.
Then Jakob's wolves are threatened, and suspicion turns her way. With more to lose than she ever imagined, Zoe sets out to untangle the hidden threads running through Lillavik...and maybe, finally, find her own true north.
She’s the jilted bridezilla. He’s the commitment-phobe best man. Can they work together for the sake of their businesses? Or should they avoid each other for the sake of their sanity?
Chloe Cassidy has fallen out of love with love. Which, for a wedding planner, is a highly inconvenient turn of events. When her longtime sweetheart jilts her at the altar for a honeymoon with her best friend Chloe's belief in happy-ever-after disappears along with her groom. But this attitude has her business suffering as much as she is. In a final attempt to save 'Something Borrowed', Chloe is forced to swallow her pride and work with the enemy--infuriatingly hot, best man, award-winning chef Vaughn.
Vaughn's own attitude--he calls it spontaneous, his staff call him temperamental--has him in a spot of trouble. Chloe's soothing touch is just what his restaurant needs. But as they spend time together, they soon find the flames that ignite between them have nothing to do with their past, and everything to do with something new… romance.
Don't miss this first in series, laugh out loud, sexy romance featuring one sizzling chef, one spicy heroine and a whole lot of tasty trouble--get your copy of Something Borrowed today!
**WINNER of the Single title category of the Holt Medallion Contest 2017**
Reviews for Something Borrowed:
'You'll be seriously hooked into the laugh out loud antics of the endearing heroine Chloe and swoon over the solid, deliciousness of the hero...'
"This story was wonderfully written. The author had my attention with every word.. I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more..."
Can a life-long friendship survive a secret baby? If Grace confesses now, she’ll wreck Sam’s happy marriage.
Grace, Sam and Dixie have been friends forever. But Grace has a heart-breaking secret. Twenty years ago, accidentally pregnant after one drunken night with Sam, she gave up their baby for adoption. By then, Sam and Dixie had announced their wedding and there was no way Grace, a penniless student, could raise a baby alone. Believing it was best for everyone, Grace kept the adoption hidden and has lived with the guilt and sadness ever since.
Her love-life has been a disaster and her dreaded fortieth birthday looms. Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter has traced her. More than anything, Grace longs to meet her. She hopes to atone for abandoning her baby.
The girl is searching for answers. She’s curious about her father. But Sam and Dixie have a son and if Grace confesses to a secret baby now, she’ll threaten their happy family. It would surely wreck their marriage. Grace loves Dixie like a sister but how could their friendship survive such a betrayal? Yet does Grace have a choice?
Grace has always found solace at faraway Penrowan, Dixie’s adored family home in picturesque Cornwall, a place of stormy cliffs and windswept beaches. But when she travels there to break the news, Grace discovers Dixie and Sam in turmoil. As the week edges towards her dreaded milestone birthday, she finds it ever more impossible to speak up and make everything worse.
Desperate for a distraction, she’s drawn to Danny, a sexy odd-job man with secrets of his own. But far from helping each other, they plunge the family even closer to disaster, unleashing years of simmering jealousy and hurt. Surely there can be no second chances? How can a future be built on the unbearable quicksand of secrets and lies?
Set in the wilds of Poldark-country, an engrossing saga with a sprinkling of spice. If you love an absorbing real-life drama, you’ll enjoy the impossible dilemmas of three friends who realise they don’t know each other at all. Perfect for fans of Paige Toon, Freya North and Jojo Moyes.
After trusting in her beloved friend Dan’s guidance from above, Olivia is finally on the path to realizing her destiny. Staring at a blank canvas after ditching her raucous corporate life and meeting the love of her life, Finn McDaniels, a hot, widowed, celebrity chef, she is ready to begin anew. When she arrives back home to tie up the loose ends in Chicago, she receives more frightening news further delaying her journey with Finn. Unable to control the outcome, she begins questioning her trust and faith in Dan once again. She distracts herself the only way she knows how, by diving head first into a new project. What seemed like a time killer may actually be the thing that saves her and catapults her into a world she never dreamed of.
When Olivia and Finn finally reunite, a deep dark secret is uncovered threatening to ruin the relationship she has waited for her entire life. Olivia is forced to decide whether to tell Finn or let it live in the past forever. Is their relationship strong enough to weather the storm or will it cause them to part ways for good?
As part of a family where life happens to you, fifteen-year-old Carasine Busey is devastated but not surprised when her family drops everything in Sweet Hollow, Louisiana to follow her dad’s shaky career as a welder. It’s not especially shocking, either, when he abandons them all shortly after they settle into their new home in the city.
Carasine, her mom Rhonda, and the rest of the Busey clan have adapted to roll with the punches. From Rhonda’s secret broken heart to Great-Great-Grandpa Jimbo’s eccentric failed dreams, Carasine and her family are used to disappointment.
It’s not until Carasine gets a second chance with an unlikely pair of long-lost relatives that she realizes her path in life might be up to her to navigate. Being their flesh and blood convinces her that there may be some hope for her after all.
Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS.
"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You
Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.
Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.
"For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail
One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011
"A delightful read ... a laugh out loud book ... part mystery, part chic lit, part suspense, part romance ... funny, sweet, and very engaging." (A Splendid Messy Life)
Allie Parker's had enough. Just because she's a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She's convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes.
So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister's stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy. Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she's met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn't know is that he's a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she's his contact--and so does everyone else who's after his stash of diamonds.
Suddenly Allie's world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it.
"For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you. With the delicious bite of satire and the page-turning satisfaction of a thriller, Soulmates is a deeply compelling, funny and sharply observed look at just how far we will go to achieve inner peace."—Lena Dunham
A clever, timely novel about a marriage, and infidelity, the meaning of true spirituality, perception and reality from the author of Sad Desk Salad, in which a scorned ex-wife tries to puzzle out the pieces of her husband’s mysterious death at a yoga retreat and their life together.
It’s been two years since the divorce, and Dana has moved on. She’s killing it at her law firm, she’s never looked better, thanks to all those healthy meals she cooks, and she’s thrown away Ethan’s ratty old plaid recliner. She hardly thinks about her husband—ex-husband—anymore, or about how the man she’d known since college ran away to the Southwest with a yoga instructor, spouting spiritual claptrap that Dana still can’t comprehend.
But when she sees Ethan’s picture splashed across the front page of the New York Post—"Nama-Slay: Yoga Couple Found Dead in New Mexico Cave"—Dana discovers she hasn’t fully let go of Ethan or the past. The article implies that it was a murder-suicide, and Ethan’s to blame. How could the man she once loved so deeply be a killer? Restless to find answers that might help her finally to let go, Dana begins to dig into the mystery surrounding Ethan’s death. Sifting through the clues of his life, Dana finds herself back in the last years of their marriage . . . and discovers that their relationship—like Ethan’s death—wasn’t what it appeared to be.
A novel of marriage, meditation, and all the spaces in between, Soulmates is a page-turning mystery, a delicious satire of our feel-good spiritual culture, and a nuanced look at contemporary relationships by one of the sharpest writers working today.
You know that amazing moment when the guy you've been crushing on finally notices you? And you have a fantastic conversation? And then, the next day, he doesn't even recognize you, let alone drop to his knees and declare he'll be yours forever? Yeah, that hurts. And that's pretty much Blueberry Waller's life.
Freshman year might have started off as zero for Blue, but when she gets a part in the school musical as her crush's mother, it's her chance to get noticed by him. Yes, Heath is much cooler than she is. Yes, he's a senior, and she's a freshman. And yes, he has to kiss another girl in the play. But when he runs into Blue at a cast party, suddenly, she's on his radar.
Things are moving fast, faster than Blue is prepared for. It takes her three best friends, and a very hot senior named Colin, to help her figure things out….until things suddenly become a lot more complicated than she ever intended…including a first kiss that's all wrong. Or is it?
Books in the Mapleville High Series:
The Truth About Thongs
How to Date a Bad Boy
Pedicures Don't Like Dirt
Geeks Can Be Hot )
The Fake Boyfriend Experiment
Ice Cream, Jealousy & Other Dating Tips
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than 40 novels. Stephanie is a four-time nominee of the RITA Award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has won many awards for her novels, including the prestigious Golden Heart Award. She has received coveted starred reviews from Booklist, and Publishers Weekly has called her work "[a] genre-twister that will make readers...rabid for more." Her books have been selected as YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. For more information on Stephanie, visit www.stephanierowe.com.
Author's Note: This novel was originally published in paperback in 2004 by Dorchester Publishing with the title Putting Boys on the Ledge under the author's pen name of Stephie Davis. This edition has been substantially revised and expanded.
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Evie stood transfixed by his mouth and the thought of what it was going to do. She felt dizzy and tried to laugh at herself. What was she, sixteen again? It was only a song and he was a performer. He got paid to make people feel like that. But she still wanted him. It was a terrifying cocktail of guilt and excitement…
The heat of passion and the bitter sting of betrayal from an exciting new voice in Women’s Fiction, Another Summer is the sizzling second-chances page-turner you won’t want to miss.
Scared of being alone, lost in the arms of a handsome stranger, Evie believes her marriage to Joe is over. But Joe is on a mission to win her back. Will he reach her before she falls under the spell of hot rock singer Jake?
Joe is the only man she’s ever loved, since that long hot summer when she was sixteen. But how many lies is too many? Devastated by his latest betrayal, Evie flees to her grandmother’s remote cottage in the stormy wilds of picturesque Cornwall, staring into an empty future without the bad-boy she believed was her soulmate. Heartbroken and vulnerable, she falls under the spell of charismatic Jake who sweeps her head first into an irresistible and steamy affair.
Expecting Evie to come to her senses, Joe storms after her and finds himself stuck on the road trip from hell. When an ancient bridge is smashed to matchwood, it seems all hope of a happy future will be swept away. The old hurts are deep and forgiveness seems out of the question. Has Joe left it too late to persuade Evie he can change? Does he deserve another chance to convince Evie he loves her? Or will Evie be tempted to dump him and grasp her own happy ending with sexy rocker Jake?
Set in the windswept wilds of Poldark country, the perfect steamy romance for lazing on the beach or curling up on a rainy-day sofa. Don’t miss out - get your copy now. Scroll up and click buy to start reading. Another Summer is sure to be one of the Bestselling Romance Novels of 2017.
I’m the CEO of a billion dollar company.
I never let emotion get in the way of a good deal.
So what do you think my business mentor would make of the following situation?
I’m about to close a huge deal.
The documents are drawn up.
The price is set.
The seller is itching to sign on the dotted line.
The only obstacle?
His sweet, delicious, delectable, young virgin daughter is assisting me with the details, and all I can think about is taking her right here on my desk.
It goes against all my rules, all my better judgments.
It will completely blow the deal.
But this girl is keeping me up at night.
I picture myself lifting her up on the desk and devouring her.
Her perfect pencil skirt, cut professionally just above the knee.
Her business appropriate white silk blouse.
Her tidy, tied back golden hair.
I just want to mess up her entire prim and proper persona.
I want to ravish her, rip off her expensive clothes, and leave her panting and quivering in my arms.
Business is all about maintaining control.
But love is about losing it.
And with Anna Cook, I’m about to throw all my rules out the window.
This exciting and steamy contemporary billionaire standalone novel with a guaranteed HEA will keep you turning the pages! Includes another exclusive bonus story only availale through this book.
Bellamy Sullivan’s life is hardly regal. She’s a waitress from Ohio who’s been on her own since she was sixteen, working several jobs while her dreams of being a fashion designer stay just that. But everything changes when PR maven and soon-to-be-royal Lemon Beauchamp drops in to announce that Bellamy is a princess. Unfortunately, Bellamy’s newly assigned bodyguard is the last man she wants to see.
A year ago, the royal family of Monterra tasked Enzo Rannalli with confirming Bellamy’s heritage, which meant he had to get very close to her. Enzo got the confirmation he needed, but he didn’t expect their connection to be so meaningful. And he didn’t expect his sudden departure to break the young princess’s heart.
In exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to kick-start her fashion career, Bellamy agrees to star on a royal reality show that will match her with the world’s most eligible bachelors. But after a series of disastrous dates make her even more grateful for Enzo’s company, she wonders if her fairy-tale ending is waiting to happen off camera.
"In the world of logic, it's always our assumptions that lead us astray."
A spooky old house, rumors of a hidden Civil War treasure, a neighbor’s murder, and an ex-fiancé falling unconscious at her feet—Charlotte Ross has her hands full when she’s invited to stay at her friend, Jane Marshall’s home while her apartment is being renovated.
Jane and her new fiancé have sold everything to move to the large estate she’d just inherited near the small town in Illinois, where she grew up. She’s always loved the house, but the cost of living in, and fixing up, a deteriorating old mansion is more than both their incomes combined. If she can’t come up with the money for the next property tax payment, she’ll be forced to give it up.
Charlotte is intent on winning back her ex, but her efforts are stymied when he’s suspected of murder.
The two couples soon discover the rambling old house holds more than one secret when they join forces to find the real killer—and the elusive, Tarkington treasure.
As a pilot and a lover, I’m the best there is. I’m choosy and I’m hard to please. You’ll only get one night, but it will be the night of your life.
My life is perfect. Or it was, until I met her. Alexa. We were supposed to have one night. No strings, no regrets. But now I’m hooked and I can’t shake free, but I can almost never see her and when I do she runs away before midnight. It seems like all I can do to win her is to call her late at night and tell her bedtime stories.
Well, if that’s what it takes, that’s what I’ll do because nothing else matters. I have to have her. I have to.
So, after the most horrendous break-up, I’m living my wealthy, glamorous step-sister’s life while she jets off halfway around the world with her too-perfect beau. Super high thread-count luxury silk sheets? Check. Big, soft, sumptuous bed? Check. Gorgeous bathroom with oils and beauty products for endless, shameless pampering? And a Manhattan view to die for? Check, Check, Check.
All that’s missing is the tiny detail, well, preferably massive detail, of a man.
Ah, well. BFF says, “Party,” and ‘BING’ we’re off to a glamorous opening. And who should I meet but the hottest hard-bodied hunk of growl-inducing, pant-wettingly delicious man. Oh, boy. Off to his hotel suite for the night of… well, you get the picture, right? Mmm, and believe me, it’s a BIG picture. You know what I mean?
He’s the ‘one-night only’ type of a guy, and that suits me just fine.
Only it doesn’t. He wants more and, after what I had, oh, boy, so do I. But I’m not ready for another relationship and, besides, I can’t let him find out that I’m not the glamor girl he thinks I am.
Oh, but the stories he tells me on the phone… How long can I resist him?
Come join Alice May Ball in this delightful standalone tale. Guaranteed to leave your breath a-quiver. No cheating or cliffhangers. This Special First Edition includes an Exclusive Bonus Story. (That one is also HOTTTT!)
What happens when a sexy rich writer meets a damaged girl?
The only way that twenty-three year old Jadie Santiago can escape her sucky childhood is to force herself to move on with her life and bury a shameful secret.
When Jadie lands a new job at a literary agency things start looking up. Yet the one thing Jadie never expected was capturing the attention of the devastatingly handsome and rich Reece Carter, an aspiring writer who could destroy the precarious future she's just started rebuilding.
Even though her heart might be in the right place, Jadie can't seem to stop making one bad decision after another. Especially when it comes to those she loves. Which means getting involved with Reece could be dangerous, but so is ignoring the smoldering tension that ignites whenever they're around each other. And before she can fully commit to someone, Jadie must learn to overcome her own inner-demons.
After Jadie bumps into the absentee father who abandoned her and is now homeless, it causes those crippling insecurities to come crashing back into her life. The shocking encounter forces Jadie to face a dark deed that still haunts her. Now she has no other choice but to tell Reece the truth and risk losing everything.
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