The last one I read was gol-durn-awful. I swear on....um, my Cat, this has to have been one of the WORST books I have ever read. No matter how I tried I just could not like the book... I felt absolutely nothing about the characters, nor could I relate to them in any way.
From what I read, some young dilettante was on her honeymoon in Mexico, at a uber-expensive & exclusive resort...however, her husband had left her at the airport to attend business. She then meets up with a pair of filthy-rich cousins who are newly divorced. They hang around the villa, swim, nosh, drink alcohol laced tropical libations, lounge around in high-end designer clothing....and talk about "me-me-me".....and from there, I have not a clue as to what happened, because I put the book down. What I liked best about the book was one of its tags: "Waste of Time"!
Another book I read was "Barefoot". This was a tad bit better, but it went on & on & on with information about the characters (their guilty ruminations) that I didn't think was necessary. Three women, two sisters & a friend, run away from their lives & family to Nantucket for the summer. Each one has a secret which has turned their life upside down.
The eldest sister has cancer, her friend finds herself pregnant while her husband is having an affair with a co-worker (he's a selfish piece of work), and the youngest sister has been fired from her job as a literature professor for falling in love with one of her students..... This book was very similar to Jennifer Weiner's "Fly Away Home".
Another book I put down was Madelyn Alt's newest witchcraft mystery, "A Witch in Time". This was so awful..... Her sister is having a baby and she gets stuck in an elevator & over hears a suspicious conversation. This went on for over 50 pages.....there was nothing going on except the co-dependance dance she does with her mother..... Another waste of time.
Currently I am reading, "A Cast-Off Coven". This is set in San Francisco at a Art College. The big donor has just been murdered and everyone wants to blame the resident ghosts. The characters are predictable: Sexy Cop with ATTITUDE, Innocent Newbie Witch (vintage clothing shop owner), Nosy Geeky Investigative Male Journalist, & Mysterious Smouldering Warlock.
I'm skimming this one...but so far, I'm so very Not Impressed. I much prefer the Vintage Clothing/Paranormal series by, Annette Blair.
There are chick-lit authors who stand out for me: Jennifer Weiner, Jennifer Crusie, Janet Evanovich's new not-Plum series, and Jill Connor Browne because they write well, they are entertaining, have interesting plots and are down-right funny.