Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of AUGUST 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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COMPROMISED INTO A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE - Lydia San Andres
Harlequin Historical
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(28 July)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE
When heiress Paulina Despradel is banished from the family quinta in a storm, she seeks shelter with her dashing new neighbor, Sebastian Linares. Their attraction may be as electrifying as the lightning outside, but the night they spend together is totally innocent. Barely more than strangers, they must now marry. But left alone with their simmering chemistry, can they build a true union from the ashes of scandal?
A TABLE FOR TWO - Sheryl Lister
Berkley/Forever
BUY (16 August)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Serenity Wheeler’s Supper Club is all about getting together with great friends, incredible food, and a whole lot of dishing-not for hooking up. Still, Serenity knows inviting her friend’s brother to one of her dinners is just good manners, but the ultra-fine, hazel-eyed Gabriel Cunningham has a gift for saying the wrong thing at the really wrong time. Especially when it comes to her cooking.
TO CATCH A RAVEN - Beverly Jenkins
Harper Collins/Avon
BUY (23 August)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE
A former Confederate official is suspected of stealing the Declaration of Independence, and Raven, posing as his housekeeper, is tasked with getting it back. Her partner is the too handsome Braxton Steel. Masquerading as a valet/driver, Brax is also supposed to be her “husband.” He has his own reasons for doing this job, but when their pretend marriage ignites into fiery passion, they’ll have to put everything-including their hearts-on the line.
THE NANNY GAME - Zuri Day
The Eddington Heirs (Book #2)
Harlequin Desire
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(26 July
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When a casual weekend romp ends with an unexpected baby on his doorstep, CEO Desmond Eddington needs Ivy Campbell’s nanny help pronto! Ivy dotes on the precious little girl.Her powerful playboy single father? Not so much. She's instantly smitten, but struggles to guard her heart. Painful pasts have left both her and Desmond wary of love. But will their undeniable attraction-and growing attachment-be a nanny game win after all?
IN THE RING WITH THE MAVERICK - Kathy Douglass
Montana Mavericks: Brothers & Broncos (Book #2)

Harlequin Special Edition
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(26 July)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Rodeo riders Jack Burris and Audrey Hawkins are both at the top of their game-except when it comes to love. Competing against each other in the Bronco Summer Family Rodeo, they are so determined to win they’ve put blinders on, tamping down their mutual attraction. In this battle of the sexes, the real victory may lie in surrender, but who will get off their high horse first?
SHIELDING HER SON - K. D. Richards
West Investigations (Book #4)
Harlequin Intrigue
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(26 July)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Shanna Jacobs has ambitions to be the next superintendent. But when a cheating scandal rocks her school, she’s put under the supervision of her sexy ex, Lynx Harrington. Also a school principal, Lynx has his eye on the same job. Working to clear an accused cheater’s name-albeit a beautiful one-only complicates the plan. But their attraction is undeniable. And Shanna’s kisses are a perfect ten. Maybe their fledgling partnership will make the grade after all?
THE HOOKUP PLAN - Farrah Rochon
Berkley Forever
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(2 August)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. But no one-least of all London-expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis.
COLTON'S SECRET SABOTAGE - Deborah Fletcher Mello
The Coltons of Colorado (Book #7)
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
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(26 July)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Detective Philip Rees is shocked by his new assignment: going undercover on a Western-themed reality TV show. Nonetheless, he's determined to complete his mission to take down a contestant suspected of leaking confidential information. To find the culprit who is sabotaging the competition, Philip gets close to producer Naomi Colton. As Philip and Naomi begin to trust one another with their secrets and hearts, will he manage to keep her safe, on and off the set?
RIVALRY AT PLAY - Nadine Gonzalez
Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals (Book #4)
Harlequin Desire
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(26 July)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Attorney Alexandra Lattimore doesn’t play games, but entrepreneur Jackson Strom brings out her competitive side. Her former high school rival is all grown up-oozing class, challenging her and tempting her in equal measure. But she’s back home to deal with family business, not to revisit the past or get tangled up in messy emotions. Is a casual fling the best strategy? Maybe…