TOO SWEET TO BE GOOD - K. M. Jackson
Sugar Lake (Book #2)
Kensington Dafina/Romance
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Shirley Fleming |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
A meet-cute at the Essence Festival leads to a love of a lifetime. Jasmine Green is officially engaged to and having NBA superstar, Montana Keyes’ baby. Believing they’ve left behind any insecurities, Jasmine and Montana fully embrace their undeniable love. Until events happen that threaten their happily ever after and old wounds are opened again. Jasmine begins to question if Montana has really changed and if her heart is strong enough to survive if he hasn’t…
Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of AUGUST 2019.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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REDESIGNING HAPPINESS - Nita Brooks
Kensington Dafina/Romance
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Susan Plummer |  Rating: B+
MAINSTREAM FICTION
It wasn’t easy for Yvonne Cable to get over a heartbreaking relationship and revamp her life. But now the once-broke single mom is Atlanta’s most sought-after interior designer-and one-half of the media’s hottest power couple. She and her celebrity fiancé, Nathan, are a perfect, practical match, on-and off-camera. And with their new home improvement reality show the object of a fierce network bidding war, there’s no limit to how far they can go . . .
OFF LIMIT LOVERS - Reese Ryan
Texas Cattleman's Club: Houston (Book #6)
Harlequin Desire
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
For attorney and Texas Cattleman’s Club member Roarke Perry, Annabel Currin is about as forbidden as it gets. A just-jilted bride, gorgeously sexy, tender-hearted…and the daughter of his father’s nemesis. The sexual currents crackling between him and his client should have been warning enough. Now they’re both playing with fire. And someone’s gonna get burned…
HIS MARRIAGE BARGAIN - Yahrah St. John
The Stewart Heirs (Book #2)
Harlequin Desire
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
Gage Campbell has Fallon Stewart right where he wants her. Ever since his mother was fired for Fallon’s teen antics, Gage has held a grudge. Now the roles are reversed. Gage got rich, and Fallon is desperate to save her family’s company. He’ll gladly step up. But Fallon must become his bride. The danger? Losing himself in the woman…and forgetting the revenge!
FIRE IN MY SOUL - Angie Daniels
Carmel Kisses Ink
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When we meet at a job fair, I don’t even recognize him. I just know he’s tall and sexy, and every woman in the room is intrigued by him, including me. That’s until I realize he’s David Soul. Nope. I don’t plan on making that mistake. However, that’s before I realize my entire life is a big fat lie and David offers to help find out the truth. How can I say no? The problem is I’m having a hard time resisting temptation. David is gorgeous and hot, and he has a way of making me feel safe and desirable
ESSENCE OF US - Tiye Love
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Alexandrea Gale put her acting career on hold to help keep her family’s bakery in business-and gave it a few eye-catching updates while she was at it. To earn money to return to New York, she puts her design skills to work with a job renovating a once thriving local vintage theater. But Alexandrea didn’t bargain on the owner’s business-minded grandson fighting her every step of the way-or proving so unexpectedly irresistible . . .
ONE CLICK FOR LOVE - Taylor Love
Instant Chemistry Series (Book #1)

Taylor-Made Day Dreams
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Brihanna Lorde female relatives consider her “un-girly”. When the truth is she’s a modern young woman just trying to live her life. With her brother in newly wedded bless, her family ups the pressure for her to “catch a man.” Which is easier said than done for a semi-loner who so a videogame programmer. Her quirky and independent personality seems to rub men the wrong way. However, she can admit to wanting a real relationship of her own.
FOLLOW ME - Afton Locke
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The day Adele Robbins turns eighteen, she flees her mother’s house to escape her lewd stepfather. She aspires to help people, but for now she simply needs a roof over her head. When she stumbles over a generous-and sexy as all get-out-hippie playing guitar on the street, she grabs at the chance for a temporary refuge.
IN PURSIUIT OF PERFECTION - Jacki Kelly
Intrigue Publishing
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The next man in Macy Rollins's life must be perfect. She isn't willing to settle for anything less. All she has to do is get through the company contract negotiation season and she will get that promotion she has been working so hard for. Avery Malveaux - one of Philadelphia's most eligible bachelors - has been hired to work with her as legal counsel for the company. He questions her ability, she questions his intentions.
STRONG LOVING - Niobia Bryant
The Strong Family (Book #9)
Infinite Ink Presents
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When Zaria moves out of their family home with their small children and begins a life without him, Kaleb knows he has to reveal the secret behind his distance in their marriage and fight once more to prove to Zaria that his love for her is stronger than ever and age is still nothing but a number…
A BABY BETWEEN FRIENDS - Kathy Douglass
Sweet Briar Sweethearts (Book #6)
Harlequin Special Edition
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CATAGORY ROMANCE
When Joni Danielson recruits her best friend, Sweet Briar mayor Lex Devlin, to be her fake boyfriend for a wedding, it’s a no-brainer. But their staged kisses lead to real passion-and heartbreak when Lex pulls away. Now Joni’s in a bigger bind: she’s pregnant. Can she and Lex once again fake it till they make it-to a real relationship?
THE BEWILDERED BRIDE - Vanessa Riley
Advertisments for Love (Book #4)

Entangled Amara
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Ruth Croome, a Blackamoor heiress, was supposed to get married in a gorgeous wedding gown, made from her father’s exquisite fabrics. Instead, they eloped to Gretna Green and upon returning, their carriage was beset by highwaymen and she witnessed the murder of her new husband. Now, four years later, with a child, she wants to move on with her life. A marriage of convenience will do. Ruth already had a love for the ages.
WHEN LOVE COMES AROUND - Suzette Riddick
Love Conqurs All Series (Book #1)

Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The walls are closing in on Starr Avery. An unexpected health crisis sends her into an emotional spiral. Everything she's ever dreamed of having now hangs by a thread. When she thinks all hope is gone, her salvation is closer than she realizes.