Category Archives: Chick Lit

Sneak Peek Wednesday: If You Must Know by Jamie Beck (Giveaway)

If You Must Know
(Potomac Point #1)
by Jamie Beck
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: June 1, 2020
Genre: Chick-lit

Life turns upside down for two sisters in Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck’s emotional novel about how secrets and differences can break—or bind—a family.

Sisters Amanda Foster and Erin Turner have little in common except the childhood bedroom they once shared and the certainty each feels that her way of life is best. Amanda follows the rules—at the school where she works; in her community; and as a picture-perfect daughter, wife, and mother-to-be. Erin follows her heart—in love and otherwise—living a bohemian lifestyle on a shoestring budget and honoring her late father’s memory with a passion for music and her fledgling bath-products business.

The sisters are content leading separate but happy lives in their hometown of Potomac Point until everything is upended by lies that force them to confront unsettling truths about their family, themselves, and each other. For sisters as different as these two, building trust doesn’t come easily—especially with one secret still between them—but it may be the only way to save their family.

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Review: Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

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By: KC Dyer
Publisher: Berkley
Published: Feb. 26, 2016
Genre: Chick-Lit Romance

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I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.

That he was fictional hardly entered into it.

At 29, Emma Sheridan’s life is a disaster and she’s tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There’s only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?


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Excerpt: Love Me Do by H. A. Kay

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Review: Stay by Allie Larkin

By: Allie Larkin
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Published: June 10, 2010
Genre: Chick-Lit Romance

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Savannah “Van” Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke ever since she literally fell head over heels in front of him on the first day of college. Now, six years later, instead of standing across from him at the altar, Van’s standing behind her best friend Janie as maid of honor, trying to mask her heartache and guilt as Janie marries the only man Van’s ever loved. Before, Van’s mother died, she told Van never to let Peter go, but as the couple exchanges vows, Van wonders if her fairy tale ending will ever come true.

After the wedding, Van drowns her sorrows in Kool-Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin Tin Tin, and does what any heartbroken woman in her situation would do: She impulsively buys a German Shepherd over the Internet. The pocket-size puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy, hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak, and Van is at the end of her rope… until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what.

Van affectionately names her dog Joe, and together, they work to mend the pieces of Van’s shattered heart. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Joe’s vet is a rugged sweetheart with floppy blond hair and a winning smile. But when the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, Van is forced to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted, proving that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.



This is a cute chick-lit romance about a woman who’s best friend/ secret love marries her other best friend. Van is feeling rather lonely and makes an impulsive online purchase while drunk. She thinks she’s getting a cute little fur-ball of a puppy but when she goes to pick up the dog from the airport, it’s a 5 month old massive German Shepherd puppy. On Joe’s (GSD) first vet visit, Van meets Alex (the vet). They hit it off and pretty soon Van is forgetting all about the heartbreak she experienced over her best friends.

Like I said, this is a cute story. There’s no heavy romance, no major drama, no suspense. Just a cute love story with an adorable German Shepherd who brings everyone together. Some of the story was a bit cheesy but I sort of expect that when it comes to chick-lit romances. There was some humor that had me laughing out loud.

There were also parts of the story that I enjoyed simply because of Joe. Van’s never had a dog before, so even though Joe is well trained as a working dog, she doesn’t know all the ins and outs of owning a dog. Sorta like me when I got my first dog. One of the things I loved was that the author literally got one of my moments in the book. For instance, there’s a scene where Van comes home to find out that Joe’s chewed the leg of her bed like it was a stick. My dog did that to my bed. I’ve no idea how long he sat under the bed gnawing on it but one day I found the leg to be nothing more than a twig compared to it’s former self. The fact that the author added little things like this to the book really made the book that much better.

I’m new to the authors work but I really did enjoy this story. I will have to check out her other books and keep an eye out for new stuff. If you’re in the market for a light read, than this is definitely a must.


1favepartThis is the moment that Van finds out that the puppy she’s supposed to pick up from the airport isn’t the tiny thing she was expecting.

“I had a tiny black puppy collar with little silver stars on it tucked in my purse along with a skinny black leash. It didn’t look like it would fit around this beast’s leg. I pictured myself leading a big black wolf through the airport with a collar on his leg.”


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Review: Pinch Me by Adena Halpern

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By: Adena Halpern
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: I really enjoyed it. It is a fun and easy summer read.

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“Never marry a man unless he’s short, bald, fat, stupid, and treats you badly.” That is the advice that twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life from her grandmother Dolly and her mother, Selma. Despite this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has no choice but to let her heart take over. When she agrees to marry him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable. They decide it’s time to tell her the truth: their family is cursed. If she marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.

Nevertheless, Lily and Gogo elope. Unable to believe her good fortune, Lily asks Gogo to pinch her—to make sure all this isn’t just a dream. The moment he does, Lily finds herself transported back to the house she lived in when she was single. Gogo is gone. When Lily tracks him down, she finds that he’s married to someone else and has no memory of her. In this modern fairy tale, Lily must find a way to break the curse and turn her nightmare back into a dream come true.

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