Wow, very vocal about the absence of Twilight. It doesn't matter whether you state that or not, you will still get the recommendation. There are tons of teens on here who are incredibly obsessed with Twilight and can think of nothing else. A pity, really. I like Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella & Emily Giffin too and have been looking for something similar. Try looking at Candace Bushnell; Sex in the City, Lipstick Jungle, 4 Blondes. I found them really enjoyable, but then I was always a Sex in the City fan. Also, I don't know if you've read Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding. I enjoyed it, and it had a little more depth than the movie. If you find any interest in quirky romance, take a look at Mary Janice Davidson. She writes a cute series about a Mermaid named Fred and the Queen of the Undead whose name is Betsy! They were laugh out loud reads, I really enjoyed them because there was something that was just so silly about them. Good luck and happy reading!