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).

Rescuing the Prince

by Victoria Leybourne

If the slipper fits...

Prince Cor of Seingalt is about to announce his engagement. The court, the country and the world are waiting to meet his fiancée. The trouble is, he hasn't got one. He needs a fake, and fast.

Rhian Rothe is trapped. With her dreams of stage stardom in tatters, she needs a new opportunity--enough to agree to play Cinderella to an arrogant prince. But this is no fairytale, and Rhian's not the one who needs to be rescued. If Prince Less-Than-Charming wants her help, he'd better start acting like it.

Sparks fly as soon as the pair meet at the palace, and it turns out that the only thing Cor hates more than lying to his country is working with Rhian. But nothing is as it seems in the royal court--and, no matter what, the show must go on.

Rescuing the Prince is a sweet modern romance novel for fans of fairytales, tiaras and happy endings.

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Dare to Love

by Carly Phillips


She arouses his dominant and protective instincts
And he will do anything to possess her …
And does.

When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he'll have to confront his past--a past he'd rather forget. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do--not even for love.

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Enclosed in This Heart

by Regina Puckett

When Lady Margaret unexpectedly inherits her great-aunt’s vast estates and servants, this gives her direct power over Mayfield's land steward, Mr. Colin Caswell, the very man who broke her heart years earlier.

Margaret knows it would solve both their problems if she could find a way to hate him, but how can she? not when she vividly remembers the sensation of his lips pressed against hers. Of course, with that memory also comes the recollection of the heart-wrenching pain she suffered at Colin’s rebuff of her hasty proposal of marriage. She understands why the stubborn man refused to let her lower herself to his social level, but he’d been wrong. While he thought she would be demeaning herself if she joined her life to his, how could loving him be anything but the best thing that could possibly happen to her?

Will Colin ever admit they belong together, or will he break Margaret’s heart a second time?

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Fake it Baby: A Best Friend's Brother Romance

by Tia Siren


We both need a fake marriage.
But I want so much more.
This time, I'm not letting her go...
 
Avery was the girl I left behind.
My little sister's best friend.
I could never forget how she rocked my world that night.
And ever since I saw her again, her curves and sassy mouth are making me wild.
She's in this fake-relationship for the baby she wants to adopt.
I need a wife to prove I'm the perfect family guy.
But once I get her into our newly-wed bed,
I'll show her why we're meant to be together... forever.
A family.

Even though our vows are fake, I promise our happily-ever-after will be very real.


Fake it Baby is a stand-alone novel of 80000 words. The marriage might be fake but the romance is oh-so hot! I've also included some bonus novels for your enjoyment, including an exclusive never-before-published story.

xx
Tia


Tia Siren. Spoil the bad girl in you.

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Can't Buy Me Love: (The Cost of Loving Series Book 1)

by Martin Humphries

It’s the sixties, and London might be swinging, but not for our girl Edith. Raised in a miserable home full of anger and hate, life for poor Edith seems to hold little hope. But she finds plenty when she teams up with her older gay cousin, Ronnie, who makes her his mission with a plan to re-shape her into the fabulous young woman he knows she deserves to be.

Once free of her father and her weak, defenseless mother, her transformation is swift and dramatic. Suddenly, life is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns, as Edith’s coming of age becomes a roller-coaster ride of glorious highs and frightening lows, including a father who comes back to haunt her. But where will it take her, and how will it end? Who will win, and who will lose?

‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ is the first of six volumes in the ‘The Cost of Loving’ Series. If you like stories of success over adversity, family dramas and sexual diversity, then you will love Martin Humphries’ bitter-sweet voyage of discovery through some of the most exciting years in living memory. Years chock full of changes of every kind, when being gay usually spelt trouble with a capital T.

Start traveling this fascinating journey through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s today by buying ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, and follow Edith through London, Europe and Hollywood, over two decades, as she matures from troubled teenager to famous beauty.

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Confession of an Abandoned Wife

by Michal Hartstein


What would you do if your husband was married to his job?

Sharon Moskovitz is living the dream. She is a lawyer, mother of two beautiful daughters and happily married to a high-ranking electronics engineer. Yet, something is missing from her life. Her happiness does not feel real, and her peaceful life in an affluent Tel Aviv suburb feels like an illusion. Her search for new thrills leads her to an unbridled online addiction she cannot control.

She goes on a crazy emotional journey of self-discovery, during which she is torn between her love for her husband and her desperation to fulfill her secret desires.

And then something new comes up, and totally changes her life: true love.

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Disenchanted

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Ella Hannaford has a small business to run, an overworked father to look after and a future stepmother who wants a perfect wedding.

Can she avoid a girly night out with her clueless stepsister? Can she side-step lovesick suitors at every turn? Not if it’s up to that team of foul-mouthed dwarfs who want to forcibly drag her into her happily ever after.

Gingerbread cottages, dodgy European gangsters, gun-toting grannies, wisecracking wolves, stubborn fairy godmothers, ogres, beanstalks and flying carpets abound in a tale about what happens when you refuse to accept your Happy Ending.

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The Dating Bender

by Christina Julian

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.

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WishCraft

by Savannah Kade


~~ 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.

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Single Chicas

by Sandra C. Lopez

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.

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On The Fifth Night: A Mystical Tale Of Love, Human Nature And The Afterlife

by Michael Howard

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.

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A North So True: A Near & Far Novel

by Serena Clarke

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.

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Something Borrowed (Something Borrowed Series Book 1)

by Louisa George

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..."

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High Hopes

by Sue Lilley

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.

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Beyond Love (The Beyond Series)

by D.D. Marx

 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Hollow Women

by Holly Tierney-Bedord

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.

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The American Heiress: A Novel

by Daisy Goodwin

 

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

 

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Over Easy: The Continental Breakfast Club, book 1

by Pamela Ford

"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.

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Soulmates: A Novel

by Jessica Grose

 

"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.

 

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The Truth About Thongs (Mapleville High Book 1)

by Stephanie Rowe

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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