[Free eBook] Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan [Italian Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Volonté is her standalone chick-lit-flavoured f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as L’amore è uno sbaglio straordinario.

The story is set in Milan, Italy and alternates viewpoints between a university researcher who is moved to contact the former owner of her secondhand iPad, who apparently failed to wipe his old files and left behind some intriguing pictures, as they start a tentative online get-to-know-each-other which becomes an increasingly close relationship which may not be able to make the leap from virtual into reality.

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[Free eBook] The Inheritance by Angie Coleman [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Inheritance by Angie Coleman, a pseudonym for Italian author Angela Iezzi is her standaloe chick-lit-flavoured workplace rivalry f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Gli effetti speciali dell’amore, and is translated by Marco Condorelli. It was a recipient of the 2016 Premio Ilmioesordio, which appears to be a publisher prize for best manuscript submission.

The story is an enemies-to-lovers workplace tale of a woman expecting to eventually take over the running of the family business, who finds that her father’s will leaves her resented rival in place as director, only allowing her to inherit small share and that little on the stipulation that she work and live with him under the same roof for a year.

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[Free eBook] Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White [Chick-Lit Fashionista Novel with Romantic Comedy]

Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Farnese is the 1st novel in her Chanel trilogy of chick-lit fashionista dramedy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Via Chanel N˚5, and is translated by Thomas de Camillis. The series is set in Milan, Italy, and stars a fashionista who takes inspiration from the iconic French designer to help her through assorted life crises in style.

This beginning sees her arriving in Milan to join her boyfriend, only to discover he has left her for another woman, and decides to carry on with life in Italy anyway, throwing herself into the chic Milanese social scene with a stylish vengeance.

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[Free eBook] Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Cate Woods [Chick-Lit Comedy with LGBT Romance]

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by British author Cate Woods is her chick-lit personal discovery novel with strong romantic comedy elements (both f/m and f/f), free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This was last week’s featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, but is still free at the moment in multiple stores.

The story is centred around humorously exploring the meaning of interpersonal relationships, as a woman with a seemingly idyllic life is approached by an up-and-coming “soulmates” company to test out their perfect match data, which apparently leads to some surprising personal revelations, given that she’s already in a relationship. NB: The reviews say this was full of twists and had a surprising ending, so it may not necessarily end in a standard romantic HEA with either the f/m or f/f love interests. YMMV.

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[Free eBook] Summer at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples [Cozy Contemporary Fiction with Romantic Comedy]

Summer at the Dog & Duck by by British author Jill Steeples is the 2nd novel in her Dog & Duck series of heartwarming cozy contemporary/women’s fiction with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

The series is set in the British countryside, centred around the often humorous and sometimes poignant adventures of recently-arrived landlady renovating the village pub.

This story finds budding relationships growing ever more complicated, as the landlady’s obligatory love interest’s prodigal younger sister and his glamorous secret-hiding ex both show up to make things interesting, just as the local summer charity ball is getting underway.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] 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 again 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] Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke [Contemporary Romantic Comedy]

Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke is the 1st novel in her More than Friends series of f/m contemporary romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Swerve.

This is the featured eBook Club of the Month selection for July from Macmillan’s HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com romance community The series is apparently centred around tales of friends with benefits taking it to the next level.

This story involves a surprise marriage of convenients with two such FWB which gains a new complication which will put their budding relationship upgrade to the test.

Offered DRM-free through July 5th, available only in Canada & the US, directly from the community.

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[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 Year in Tuscany by Annie Ayre [Literary Romantic Comedy]

A Year in Tuscany by Annie Ayre, a pseudonym for author Rosemary Kingsland, is her standalone literary novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1987 by Viking Penguin under the title Cassata using the Rosemary Kingsland name. This is a contemporary literary fiction novel structured as a romantic comedy, starring the two daughters of an Italy-resident Danish duke who abruptly announces that he is selling the family villa in Tuscany, and the ensuing escapades as assorted schemes, courtships, and attempted reconciliations between estranged spouses take place while everyone scrambles to adjust.

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