[Free eBook] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]

You Drive Me Crazy by by Italian author Anna Premoli, the 2013 recipient of the Premio Bancarella, an Italian literary prize established in 1954, is her standalone chick-lit workplace novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is a translation of Come inciampare nel principe azzurro, which was originally self-published in 2012 and was later picked up by Italian publisher Newton Compton.

The story is a multicultural expat workplace comedy set in Seoul, South Korea, starring a London-based investment banker who is transferred to an overseas branch where she has difficulties adapting to the local environment, exacerbated by a the unhelpfulness of her hot new Korean-American boss, with whom she has an enemies-to-lovers flirtation. NB: The author herself is a financial consultant for a private bank, who started writing to alleviate job boredom, so those parts of the novel should be very accurate.

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[Free eBook] Solo by Jill Mansell [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

Solo by British author Jill Mansell is her standalone chick-lit f/m romantic comedy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Landmark imprint.

This was originally published in 1992 by Bantam Books. The story stars a struggling artist in a tiny cottage near Bath, England, who meets a high-profile hotel owner at a posh party, and their ensuing series of “temporary” flings embroils the entire local community in a comedic web of deceit.

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[Free eBook] A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday [Chick-Lit Magical Realism Comedy]

A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by British author Lucy Holliday, a pseudonym for young adult science fiction novelist Angela Woolfe, is the 1st novel in her A Night In With series of chick-lit magical realism with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’s Harper imprint.

This series combines Hollywood nostalgia with humour and magical realism elements, and stars aspiring actress Libby Lomax, who takes inspiration from the classic film stars, who show up to give her advice. This installment has the heroine experiencing an especially low point in her career and personal situation, whereupon the spirit of Audrey Hepburn—ghostly, hallucinatory, or the after-effect of inhaling fumes from lying on the dodgy second-hand couch in her new flat, who knows?—shows up to guide her into turning her life around.

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[Free eBook] I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk [Chick-Lit Comedy]

I Heart Christmas by bestselling British author Lindsey Kelk, is the 6th novel in her I Heart series of chick-lit comedy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.

The series stars the peripatetic Angela Clark, who winds up traveling to and taking new jobs and finding new love interests in many places around the world. This installment sees her returning to New York and trying to arrange a perfect holiday while juggling the distractions of yet another new job, old friends, and the latest loved ones. This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store.

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[Free eBook] A Proper Family Holiday by Chrissie Manby [Chick-Lit Family Ensemble Comedy]

A Proper Family Holiday by bestselling UK author Chrissie Manby is the 1st novel in her Proper Family series of chick-lit eccentric family comedies, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

This series is an ongoing family ensemble cast comedy written from a chick-lit perspective, as the lead characters attempt to juggle their dysfunctional personal and professional lives with the encroachments of their eccentric kin, who have substantial roles of their own to play. This story pits a hapless journalist against four generations of her relatives during the titular week-long family holiday as longstanding grudges are healed and secrets are revealed, etc.

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