I just finished reading Belong To Me by Marisa De Los Santos. I loved this book! Last year, I read her first book, Love Walked In, & loved it, too. You don't necessarily have to read them in order, but if you're going to read both books, I recommend reading Love Walked In first.
Both books revolve around the main character, Cornelia. In the first book, Cornelia is a single girl in the city. In the second book, she's married, pregnant & in the suburbs. Cornelia is the kind of main character that everyone can identify with. She's quirky, smart, independent -you'll love her! In fact, you'll find yourself pretty attached to all the characters, even the ones you initially hate.
These books are definitely written for women, but I wouldn't call them 'chick lit.' They're deeper & smarter than that. They're also fairly long books, but I read both in about a week. I couldn't put them down.
Highly recommend both of these books.