Chick Lit

B+
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

One of the highest compliments that you can pay an writer upon finishing her book is to search for her backlist. That is exactly what I did upon finishing Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts. Lucky readers in Great Britain have had access to this book since November 2009, but it is just now being released i ...

B+
There's Cake in My Future

When I really love a funny book, I make lots of out loud exclamations. Statements like "Oh my God! I can't believe she did that!," "Noooooo!," and "Yikes!," all of which are followed by maniacal laughter. Let's just say this was a very loud book for me. Bride-to-be Nic is a caregiver, the kind of ...

B+
The Boyfriend of the Month Club

There’s nothing like a satisfying Chick Lit book on a blah winter’s day or on a sunny day at the beach. The machinations of friends and family in a cozy setting while the main character falls in love with the perfect guy becomes the chocolate bar for the soul. Maria Geraci’s The Boyfriend of t ...

B
Absolutely, Positively

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I was surprised how much I liked reading Absolutely, Positively. The heroine is fun, her shenanigans are entertaining but never too ridiculous, and her humorous, practical sensibility kept the book from becoming overly serious and weighty. However, the sheer number of characters, plot lines, and rel ...

A-
Second Time Around

Going back to early favourites can be frightening, for fear that memory played tricks on you. When I decided to re-read and review the first chick lit book I ever read, I was a bit anxious. But luckily for me and my peace of mind, I found that Second Thyme Around stands up to both time and closer ...

B
No One Lives Twice

I've read several thrillers and romances set in the highest-ranking circles of government in Washington DC. However, many people seem to forget that there is a vast bureaucracy that keeps that government going. This is the world that Julie Moffett visits in No One Lives Twice and, while her mystery ...

B-
Deeply, Desperately

Deeply, Desperately is the second in the author's Lucy Valentine series. Set in Boston, the book is an interesting mix of mystery and chick lit. I liked all of the characters – and there are a lot - but there were just a few too many plot threads for me to give a more enthusiastic recommendation. ...

B-
Insatiable

Another author has been seduced by creatures of the night. Insatiable is the first book of a new vampire series by Meg Cabot. While the premise of the story is rather familiar, and it’s getting a bit old to see more and more authors jump on the bandwagon, the book is well-written and I’m still i ...

B
Going in Circles

At a time when she should be happy, Charlotte Goodman feels like her life is imploding. Her months-old marriage is falling apart, and her potentially soon-to-be ex-husband alternates between being affectionate and distant. She can’t decide whether to stay with her husband or leave him, and she can ...

B
Get Lucky

Get Lucky is an enjoyable read about the importance of family and the bond between sisters. But while there were parts of the book that really struck a chord with me, I ultimately felt that the heart of the story and its characters lacked depth, making it less than a keeper. We me ...