[Free eBook] The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is the 1st novel in the The Kiss Quotient series of chick-lit contemporary fiction with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Atlantic’s Corvus imprint.

The series is apparently centred around characters with assorted autism spectrum disorders learning to better understand themselves as well as finding potential loves.

This installment stars a wealthy, successful woman with Asperger’s whose mother is after her to settle down and find a husband, who decides that the most logical way to handle the awkwardness of the dating scene is to hire a male escort to teach her how things are done.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and select regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Jennifer Bohnet [Comedy with Romance]

Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Brittany-resident British author Jennifer Bohnet is a contemporary/literary fiction novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ HQ Digital imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store.

The story is a heartwarmingly humorous read set on the Devonshire coast, starring four vacation cottage owners trying to escape various tragedies and stresses and deciding what to do next with their lives as they get to know each other and themselves before the summer’s end.

Offered in the UK and select other regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Woman Who Met Her Match by Fiona Gibson [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Woman Who Met Her Match by British author Fiona Gibson is a standalone chick lit-flavoured contemporary/literary fiction novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon imprint.

The story stars a fortysomething single woman who is contented with her job and children and has given up on romance after a series of dating disasters, but receives an unexpected request from an old flame who broke her heart during a long-ago teenaged student exchange summer and must decide whether to up-end her responsible life for a return trip to France while juggling workplace and family issues.

Offered in the UK and possibly other regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke [Romantic Comedy]

Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke is the 1st novel in the Animal Attraction series of f/m contemporary romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Lovestruck imprint.

This is apparently being made free to promote the upcoming release of the 2nd-in-series, due next week. The series is centred around characters formerly unlucky in love, reluctantly caving in to an irresistable attempt at trying again.

This story is set at a workplace with no-fraternization rule, starring the boss’ daughter who has a long string of dating disasters to her name, resorting to letting a co-worker set her up on blind dates with his most promising friends, with him possibly living to regret it as the temptation to sabotage both the matchmaking and his career come into play.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh [Romantic Comedy]

The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh is a standalone f/m contemporary romantic comedy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins UK’s HQ Digital imprint.

This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store and should still be available throughout the rest of today.

The story stars a woman who wakes up to find herself unexpectedly married to a handsome stranger while taking a romantic Las Vegas vacation alone after discovering her fiancé’s cheating just before a cousin’s upcoming wedding, and the surprise newlyweds getting to know each other in the course of pretending to be the perfect couple just long enough to make it through the family gathering.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free Audiobook] The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg [Action Thriller with Romantic Comedy]

The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg is is the 1st novel in the Fox & O’Hare series of humorous action/crime thriller novels with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This is their featured Free Audiobook of the Month offer for April and is an unabridged recording, read by award-winning voice actor Scott Brick.

The series stars an FBI special agent teaming up with the international crook she’s chased for years, as he convinces to offer him a job chasing down even bigger crooks. This story sets up the beginning of their shared professional and romantic partnership, as they pursue a corrupt investment banker hiding away overseas.

Offered worldwide until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 27th, available as a DRM-free MP4 download directly from the publisher and in their app.

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[Free eBook] Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons [Vampire Paranormal Romantic Comedy]

Dating the Undead by British author Juliet Lyons is the 1st novel in her Bite Nights series of f/m contemporary paranormal vampire workplace romance with romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is set at the workplace for an online dating service which sets up matches for modern-day vampires. This story involves a vampire who works at said service, who finds himself falling for an irresistible mortal woman who’s only looking for a casual good time.

This is the publisher’s selected 1st-in-series monthly introductory freebie, offered to promote the recently-released 2nd novel. If you are interested, you can read an interview with the author about this book, taken when it was first released.

Offered worldwide through October 5th, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta [Romantic Comedy with Recipes]

Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta is the 1st novel in her Cupcake Lovers series of f/m contemporary burnout romantic comedy with journey of self discovery elements and recipes, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series contains cupcake recipes from the fictional small town baking club in Vermont, which attracts new members leaving big-city life to destress on their chick-lit-flavoured journeys of self-discovery.

This installment finds a professional chef taking up employment with a club member’s business and finding friendship and romance along the way, with a detour to defuse grudges and old secrets which threaten the club’s solidarity.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and other selected regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas [Italy Expat Experience Cozy Comedy with Romance]

The Olive Branch by Wales-resident author Jo Thomas, a former BBC Radio producer and recipient of several minor book awards, is her humorously heartwarming contemporary/literary fiction novel with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

The story is set in Italy, starring a newly-expatriate British woman who has just bought a farmhouse in an online auction and moves in, determined to make a fresh start with her life, encountering assorted challenges and triumphs as she gradually gets to know and win over her neighbours and get the hang of running an olive farm.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and other selected regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Burning Moon by Jo Watson [Chick-Lit Thailand Travel Comedy with Romance]

Burning Moon by South Africa-resident author Jo Watson is the 1st novel in her Destination Love series of chick-lit travel adventures with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series consists of humorous travel adventures centred around serendipitous tourist encounters for heroines looking for a getaway from less-than-optimal life situations.

This story stars a recently-jilted bride going solo on her intended honeymoon trip to Thailand, and encountering the obligatory comedic mishaps during both journey and at the destination, which eventually put her on the path to finding an unexpected new love. NB: customer reviews seem to indicate that while upbeat and optimistic, this may not end with a confirmed HEA, in case you were hoping for an overtly romantic genre story.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and other selected regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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