#BlogHop – WICKED GOOD HOP #chicklit


It’s that frightfully fun time of year, and Chick Lit Chat HQ has a few tricks along with a whole lot of treats coming your way this Halloween season. So, join us for a spooktastic time at our first ever Wicked Good Hop on Facebook. From Monday, October 21st through Sunday, October 27th, there will be hours of ghoulishly delightful entertainment at our Haunted Headquartersotherwise known as our Facebook events page.

Over forty Chick Lit and RomCom authors will be giving away a pumpkin patch full of prizes, including books, swag, gift cards, and Halloween/fall-themed goodies. Plus, on the events page, you can enter to win one of FIVE Grand Prizes*, which will be custom 6-packs of scrumptious Wicked Good Cupcakes. These cupcakes in a jar come in a variety of mouthwatering flavors, including seasonal delights Caramel Apple Streusel, Chocolate Pumpkin (Oh My Gourd!), Mocha Madness, Pumpkin Spice, Reverse Chocolate Boo-Day, and Reverse Vanilla Boo-Day.

So, grab your broomstick and fly on over to the party on Facebook where your fave authors, both new and old, will be unleashing some serious hocus pocus. Don’t forget your black cat! 

*The giveaway for our Grand Prizes is open to US
residents only. However, ALL of the individual author giveaways are open


Wicked Good Hop Schedule



Monday, October 21st

Traci Andrighetti


 Tracie Banister (Host)


Angie Ellington


Shanna Hatfield


Beth Labonte


Martha Reynolds


Carol Maloney Scott


Melanie Summers



Tuesday, October 22nd (Jayne Denker – Host)

Rich Amooi


Rachael Eliker


Crystal Estell


Christina Hovland


Diane Michaels


June Moonbridge


Julie Mulhern



Wednesday, October 23rd

Glynis Astie (Host)


Gigi Blume


Christina Boyd


Lizzie Chantree


Dylann Crush


RosaLinda Diaz


Jenny Gardiner


Nikki LeClair



Thursday, October 24th (Becky Monson – Host)

Beth Carter


Laura Kenyon


Tracy Krimmer


D.E. Malone


Barbara Plum


Sophie-Leigh Robbins


Sara Whitney



Friday, October 25th

Maggie Aldrich


Emkay Connor


Karen M. Cox


Amy Gettinger


Hilary Grossman (Host)


Susan Hatler


Skye McNeil


Kate O’Keeffe



Saturday, October 26th

Holly Kerr


Jennie Marts


Kirsty McManus


Robyn Neeley


Natalina Reis


Holly Tierney-Bedord (Host)


Barbara Valentin



#ChickLitMay Happily Ever After Hop

Picture it . . . the lovely month of May, where spring is springing up all over the Northern Hemisphere, and there’s going to be a royal wedding, and it’s International Chick Lit Month! What’s a Chick Lit lover to do? Join Chick Lit Chat HQ’s Happily Ever After Hop on Facebook, of course!

From Monday, May 7th through Sunday, May 13th, 49 bestselling and award-winning Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy authors will be whooping it up on Facebook, celebrating all things royal and romantic. And because our readers deserve to be treated like queens, these authors will be giving away books, swag, gift cards, and lots of other fabulous prizes (no toads or poisoned apples here!), plus the week will wrap up with an award of a blingtastic, royal-themed Grand Prize Pack worth more than $150*, and not one, not two, notthreenotfournotfive, but SIX $25 Amazon gift cards!


So, grab that tiara, hop on your unicorn, and head on over to the Happily Ever After Hop page on Facebook and join the group where you can meet and chat with your fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres. Plus you’ll find links for all the participating authors and you can enter to win the Grand Prize Pack or one of those Amazon gift cards. We look forward to partying with you!

*The royal-themed Grand Prize Pack giveaway is not open to international entrants. However, all of the individual author giveaways and the $25 Amazon gift card giveaways are open internationally.

Monday, May 7th

Rich Amooi https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi/

Tracie Banister https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Susan Hatler https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanhatler/

Erin Huss https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss

Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/

Susannah Nix https://www.facebook.com/susannahnix/

Melanie Summers https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Barbara Valentin https://www.facebook.com/Platespinner/

Joslyn Westbrook https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial


Tuesday, May 8th

Jackie Bouchard https://www.facebook.com/JackieBouchardWriter/

Laura Chapman https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks/

Renee Conoulty https://www.facebook.com/ReneeConoultyAuthor

Jayne Denker https://www.facebook.com/JayneDenkerAuthor/

Whitney Dineen https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-11687019412/

Karin Gillespie https://www.facebook.com/karingillespieauthor/

Diane Michaels https://www.facebook.com/dianemichaelsauthor/

Robyn Neeley https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/


Wednesday, May 9th

Glynis Astie https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Kathryn Biel https://www.facebook.com/kathrynrbiel

Christina Boyd https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/

Rachael Eliker https://www.facebook.com/rachaeleliker/

Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

A.G. Henley https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAGHenley/

Holly Kerr https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor

Heidi Renee Mason https://www.facebook.com/HeidiReneeMason/


Thursday, May 10th

Beth Carter https://www.facebook.com/authorbethcarter/

Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Virginia Gray https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.Gray.Author/

Laura Kenyon https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks/

Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor

Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/


Friday, May 11th

Melissa Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin/

Lindsay Detwiler https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Angie Ellington https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Laura Heffernan https://www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks

Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks/

Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Michelle Jo Quinn https://www.facebook.com/MichelleJoQuinnAuthor


Saturday, May 12th

Hilary Grossman https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

Tracy Krimmer https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

June Moonbridge https://www.facebook.com/JMoonbridge

Jennifer Peel https://www.facebook.com/jenniferpeelauthor/

Bria Quinlan https://www.facebook.com/BriaQuinlanAuthor/

Natalina Reis https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/

Sarah Louise Smith


Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author/



Are you excited about Valentine’s Day? The authors at Chick Lit Chat HQ are, and we know quite a bit about romance, not to mention gorgeous guys and swoonworthy storylines, which is why we’ve put together a fun-filled event that celebrates all these wonderful things.

That’s right, book lovers, it’s time for the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Starting February 12th, 40+ Chick Lit and RomCom authors will be throwing a fabulous, Valentine-themed bash on Facebook and each of them will be offering a GIVEAWAY–books, gift cards, author swag, and lots of other wonderful prizes will be up for grabs!

But wait, there’s more! You know we have the “yummy reads” covered (this group is nothing if not crazy talented), but what about the “sweet treats?” Hold on to your hats, peeps, because CLC HQ has outdone itself this time. We’ll be giving away not one, not two, but THREE Grand Prizes for this hop and each of those lucky winners will receive a 6-pack of Wicked Good Cupcakes!* And the best news of all? You get to choose your own sinfully delicious flavors. (Commence happy dance now.)

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop on Facebook and join the group page where you can meet and chat with fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres, plus find the lists of participating authors and enter to win one of the Grand Prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Wicked Good Cupcakes only ships to destinations in the United States, so the Grand Prize portion of this hop will not be open to international entrants. However, the 40+ individual author giveaways will be open internationally.

#HollyJollyHop #Giveaway – HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP Dec. 4-15, 2017

If you thought hopping was only done by bunnies at Easter, you haven’t experienced Chick Lit Chat HQ’s annual Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop! 62 bestselling and award-winning authors in the Chick Lit and Rom Com genres are participating in this year’s fun-filled event and each one is doing a fabulous giveaway. Books, swag, and assorted holiday treats are all up for grabs! In addition, you can enter to win one of three Grand Prizes ($100 Amazon gift cards) on the hop’s group page.

The celebration runs from Monday, Dec. 4th thru Friday, Dec. 15th, so strap on that mistletoe and fa-la-la-ollow along on Facebook. This hop is guaranteed to fill you with the Christmas spirit!

Join the party at the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop Facebook group where you’ll get to interact with readers, as well as the authors themselves. You’ll find each day’s featured authors, along with the links to their pages/giveaways, in the pinned post at the top of the group. Can’t wait to see you there!


Monday, Dec. 4th

Tracie Banister https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Beth Carter https://www.facebook.com/authorbethcarter

Whitney Dineen


Karin Gillespie https://www.facebook.com/karingillespieauthor/

Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Tuesday, Dec. 5th

Annabelle Costa


Susan Hatler https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanhatler/

Kate Kisset

Kirsty McManus https://www.facebook.com/kirstymcmanusauthor

Robyn Neeley



Wednesday, Dec. 6th

Sylvia Ashby https://www.facebook.com/sylviaashbywriter/

Hannah Ellis https://www.facebook.com/novelisthannahellis

Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks

Becky Monson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson/

Jennifer Peel https://www.facebook.com/jenniferpeelauthor/

Thursday, Dec. 7th

Michele Brouder https://www.facebook.com/MicheleBrouder/

Melinda Curtis

Liz Durano https://www.facebook.com/Lizduranobooks/

Diane Michaels https://www.facebook.com/dianemichaelsauthor/

Holly Tierney-Bedord https://www.facebook.com/HollyRecommends/

Friday, Dec. 8th

Hilary Grossman https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks/

Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Heidi Renee Mason https://www.facebook.com/HeidiReneeMason/

Susan Murphy https://www.facebook.com/susanmurphyauthor/

Natalina Reis https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/

Saturday, Dec. 9th

Amy Avanzino https://www.facebook.com/AmyAvanzino/

Susannah Nix https://www.facebook.com/susannahnix

Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor

Michelle Jo Quinn https://www.facebook.com/MichelleJoQuinnAuthor/

Nicole Waggoner https://www.facebook.com/NicoleWaggonerAuthorCircusofWomen/

Sunday, Dec. 10th

Mary Frame https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryFrame/

Sarah-Jane Fraser https://www.facebook.com/sjfraserauthor/

Amy Gettinger


Lizzie Lamb https://www.facebook.com/LizzieLambwriter/

Joslyn Westbrook https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial

Monday, Dec. 11th

Jayne Denker https://www.facebook.com/JayneDenkerAuthor/

Angie Ellington https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Ciara Knight https://www.facebook.com/Ciaraknightwrites/

C.L. Ogilvie https://www.facebook.com/CLOgilvie/

Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/

Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author/

Tuesday, Dec. 12th

Glynis Astie https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor

Renee Conoulty


Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Stacy Juba https://www.facebook.com/Stacy-Juba-100155471301/

Tracy Krimmer https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Wednesday, Dec. 13th

Traci Andrighetti https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor/

Kathryn Biel https://www.facebook.com/kathrynrbiel

Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor

Denise Stout https://www.facebook.com/DeniseStoutAuthor/

Melanie Summers https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Thursday, Dec. 14th

Anne John-Ligali https://www.facebook.com/annejohnligali/

Colette Kebell


Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/

Clodagh Murphy https://www.facebook.com/clodaghmurphyauthor

Tess Thompson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTessThompson/


Friday, Dec. 15th

Melissa Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin/

Aimee Brown https://www.facebook.com/authoraimeebrown

Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Lindsay Detwiler https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Barbara Valentin https://www.facebook.com/Platespinner/


#Review #Giveaway – CLICK DATE REPEAT AGAIN by K.J. Farnham


Click Date Repeat Again (Click Date Repeat, #2)

Click Date Repeat Again by K.J. Farnham

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Review5 Stars

A great contemporary romance about the perils of online dating that doesn’t disappoint! What made this book so fun was that I can totally see all of these online dating disasters happen and can envision the people, too. Great expansion of the characters from Click Date Repeat but can be read as a standalone, if necessary. Another fun-filled online drama story to keep me entertained poolside!


Never in her wildest dreams would Jess Mason ever imagine herself being a part of the online dating hype. Yet here she is smack-dab in the middle of it all. And she’s dated her fair share of online crazies to be a new connoisseur of all the weirdos out in the cyber world. After a slew of bad dates and pussy (cat that is) pictures, Jess knows that she needs to finally commit to something—or someone. And suddenly there he is, a man she can actually imagine herself with.

But when Jess is faced with an undeniable attraction to a handsome, unavailable co-worker, she’s conflicted about continuing her quest for Mr. Right-At-Her-Fingertips. Now, it’s feast or famine—and she’s not willing to starve. She certainly can’t have both–that wouldn’t be right. After all, that’s the “old Jess.” The new Jess is ready to start clicking with someone special and make a real love connection.

**This book is a spinoff of Click Date Repeat, so it can be read as a standalone.**


K. J. Farnham writes contemporary fiction for women and young adults. A former educator who grew up in the Milwaukee area, she now lives in western Wisconsin with her husband, three children, and four cats. When not keeping up with her kids, she can usually be found reading, writing, or playing Words With Friends. Beach outings, Body Pump at the Y, coffee, acoustic music, and road trips are among her favorite things. Someday she hopes to convince her husband that driving across the United States in an RV would be fun.


Enter for a chance to win a set of paperbacks of CLICK DATE REPEAT and CLICK DATE REPEAT AGAIN!

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#Review #Giveaway – CLICK DATE REPEAT by K.J. Farnham

Click Date Repeat (Click Date Repeat, #1)

Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham

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Review5 Stars

As I have been hesitant to try online dating, this book allows me to live vicariously through Chloe and all her online dating adventures, which do not disappoint and are pretty much what I envisioned! Thank you, Chloe, for sharing your drama with online dating! Can’t wait to read the next book to see what happens next! Delightful poolside read!

These days, finding love online is as commonplace as ordering that coveted sweater. But back in 2003, the whole concept of internet dating was still quite new, with a stigma attached to it that meant those who were willing to test the waters faced a fair amount of skepticism from friends and family.

Such is the case for Chloe Thompson, a restless 20-something tired of the typical dating scene and curious about what she might find inside her parents’ computer. With two serious but failed relationships behind her, Chloe isn’t even entirely sure what she’s looking for. She just knows that whatever it is, she wants to find it.

Chloe’s foray into online dating involves a head-first dive into a world of matches, ice breakers and the occasional offer of dick pics, all while Chloe strives to shake herself of the ex who just refuses to disappear. Will she simultaneously find herself and “the one” online, or will the ever-growing pile of humorous and downright disastrous dates only prove her friends and family right? There’s only one way to find out…

Click. Date. Repeat.


K. J. Farnham writes contemporary fiction for women and young adults. A former educator who grew up in the Milwaukee area, she now lives in western Wisconsin with her husband, three children, and four cats. When not keeping up with her kids, she can usually be found reading, writing, or playing Words With Friends. Beach outings, Body Pump at the Y, coffee, acoustic music, and road trips are among her favorite things. Someday she hopes to convince her husband that driving across the United States in an RV would be fun.


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#Review – RETURN TO SUMMER by Melissa Baldwin

Return to Summer

Title: Return to Summer
Author: Melissa Baldwin
Series: Seasons of Summer #4

RETURN TO SUMMER – https://books2read.com/mbrts

5 Stars


What a great finale to this series! I am pleased with how the year rounded out for Summer. I had hoped all along for Alexander to see what he had and wasn’t disappointed with the ending! A great read for the beach or during a rainy day as the ending will definitely bring a smile to your face!


Summertime has arrived and things aren’t only heating up outside for Summer Peters. After a rocky spring, Summer thinks she’s finally moved on from the heartache of last year. She’s found a new place to live, her company has new clients, and her relationship with Alexander Williams is going strong, despite the desperate attempts by others to sabotage it.

Just when Summer thinks everything is finally falling into place, she receives another crushing blow, and this time it could even affect her business. Summer knows it’s finally time to put a stop to the one thing that threatens her happiness, even though it requires a difficult decision in order to do this. Will this season bring her everything she’s always wanted or will history repeat itself?

Find out how Summer’s one-year journey ends in this final installment of the Seasons of Summer Novella Series.

Read the other three SEASONS OF SUMMER novellas!

FALL INTO MAGIC  – https://books2read.com/mbfim
WINTER CAN WAIThttps://books2read.com/mbwcw
TO SPRING WITH LOVEhttps://books2read.com/mbtswl



Melissa Baldwin is an avid runner, planner obsessed, and has always had a love for writing. She is a wife, mother, and avid journal keeper who took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember…or Forget. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women and is now a published author of nine Romantic Comedy novels and novellas.

Where to Find MELISSA

Website: http://www.authormelissabaldwin.com/
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Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family. 

Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right for her. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE. Enter celebrated British novelist Elliot Fielding. 

Sexual tension and anger heat up between the duo and it isn’t until Mimi discovers that Elliot is almost engaged to another that she realizes she is head-over-heels in love with him. 

The journey will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out from frustration! Mimi eventually learns that she is quite remarkable in her own right and never needed to worry that she lived in her sister’s shadows. 

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is the perfect laugh-out-loud, feel good book for any woman who has ever felt that she wasn’t good enough. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.)


5 Stars

Oh, where to begin with this book! The convos between Mimi and Edith (her bunion) were hilarious! The relationship drama between Mimi, Richard, and Elliot. The audio narrator had a pitchy voice but good inflection in voice changes. A chuckling chicklit beach read!


Whitney DineenWhile attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.
During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor. Her first romantic comedy, She Sins at Midnight, won a silver medal in the 2015 Reader’s Favorite awards. Her second, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan, is a finalist in the 2016 RONE Awards, won a silver medal at the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Awards and won Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival. Her third chick-lit book, Mimi Plus Two, is causing all kinds of controversy and who the heck knows where it will land. Although, it was a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Awards and a Runner-Up at the London Book Festival.
In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers. The first two books in her series, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory and Who the Heck is Harvey Stingle? are both available now. Book three, Beware of the Basement, is due to be released in the spring of 2017.
Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

#Review – LITTLE GRAY DRESS by Aimee Brown


Little Gray Dress
Author: Aimee Brown
Release Date: August 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit
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Review5 Stars

What a great debut novel! The characters were so easy to relate to and as I read, I felt like I was right in the mix of things. Us ladies all have the one dress that we have worn for special events so we can relate to Emi, especially if the dress were to ever be tainted, it could be difficult to wear again. Relaxing read for a weekend getaway!


Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another when she least expects it?

AmazonUS: eBook – $2.99 | print – $9.99
AmazonUK: eBook – £1.99| print – £6.99
Barnes & Noble: print – $9.99

Aimee Brown – author bio:

Aimee Brown is a writer and an avid reader. Little Gray Dress is her first published novel. My second novel is in the works now. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing, doing homework, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal.

Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets.

She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you’d like to chat with her she’s very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello!

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#Review – MIXING IT UP by Tracie Banister


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5 Stars

This was a delicious, romantic comedy that I devoured over a weekend. Little did Cecily know that she was involved in a love triangle, which had me guessing the whole time I was reading. I wasn’t sure who Cecily would end up with in the end, but I am pleased to announce that I am satisfied with the ending. The descriptions of the food made me SO hungry. I could only imagine the appearance of the food and the smells radiating from the book! A delectable weekend getaway read!


Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.

Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti a.k.a. “Il Duce” was once Cecily’s boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante’s egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage Cecily make her want to conk him on the head with a sautééé pan. She thinks they’re toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.

As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily’s blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?



rsz_smauthorheadshotAn avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O’Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a “real” job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Mixing It Up is her fourth Chick Lit release, and in it Tracie finally got to live out her fantasy of being a Cordon Bleu-trained chef.

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