Below are a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of FEBRUARY 2017.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
February 2017
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ALL HE NEEDS - Shirley Hailstock
Weddings by Diana (Book #1)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer: 
Alicia Aaron |  Rating:  B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Wedding consultant Renee Hart is finally ready to take the plunge…as creator of an innovative bridal magazine. Her own dreams of happily-ever-after were shattered when Carter Hampshire broke off their relationship without warning. Newly relocated to the Big Apple, Renee discovers that her former lover-more charismatic than ever-is now also her greatest rival.
FORGED IN DESIRE - Brenda Jackson
The Protectors (Book #1)
Harlequin/HQN Books
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Reviewer:
Alicia Aaron  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
BREATHLESS - Beverly Jenkins (Review #1)
Old West Series (Book #2)
Harper Collins/Avon Books
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Reviewer: 
Beverly Jackson |  Rating:  A+
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability-qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
FEEL THE HEAT - Cheris Hodges
Southern Loving (Book #2)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Relationship blogger and bestselling author Mimi Collins built her brand by talking openly about sex and love. But after a blog she posts negatively depicting a speed-dating site goes viral, she needs legal advice, and fast. Lucky for her, she has an irresistible advocate in Brent Daniels, her gorgeous new neighbor. The celebrated attorney and TV personality just took on her case. And he plays to win-in and out of court.
FULL COURT SEDUCTION - Synithia Williams
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer: 
Susan Plummer  |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Straitlaced conservationist Danielle Stewart is known for passionately protecting the Florida coastline. Only one man knows about the other side of Danielle, the one she keeps concealed behind prim cardigans and glasses. Back in college, Danielle shared a sizzling night with Jacobe Jenkins. Next day, he left for the NBA draft, and his talent for troublemaking has made him as infamous as his on-court skills. Now chance has thrown them together again, and Danielle sees a perfect way to boost awareness for her favorite cause.
LUST - Victoria Christopher Murray
Seven Deadly Sins (Book #1)
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
CHRISTIAN FICTION
Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor-grandfather and grandmother in Washington, DC. But when she meets Damon King, she falls for the successful entertainment business man despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees nothing but the brightest future for the couple-but there’s one person who wants to destroy them.
HOW TO STEAL THE LAWMAN'S HEART - Kathy Douglass
Sweet Briar Sweethearts (Book #1)
Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Chief of police Trent Knight had it all until an accident took his wife and he was left alone to raise two beautiful girls. Now the person he always blamed for his loss is back in town, and all bets are off. But soon his anger toward Carmen Shields gives way to a very different emotion-awareness of Carmen as a woman. On one hand, it feels like a betrayal of his late wife's memory. On the other, it could be his second chance at life-and Carmen's shot at redemption. Maybe she can go home again-with the help of a certain lawman…
BREATHLESS - Beverly Jenkins (Review #2)
Old West Series (Book #2)
Harper Collins/Avon Books
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability-qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
A HUSBAND BY NEW YEAR'S - Sean D. Young
The McClendon Holiday Series (Book #4)
Samhain Publishing
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CONTMPORARY ROMANCE
Renee McClendon has had enough of pretty boys with fancy cars, pricey shoes, and empty souls. Never mind they’ve all matched her teen-diary version of the perfect man. None of them panned out. she’s ready for someone who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. A regular guy who doesn’t brag about everything he owns and the size of his…portfolio. And if she doesn’t find him by January 1, she’s closing the book on love. For good.
LOVE BY DELIVERY - Pat Simmons
Generations Press Quest
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  B
CHRISTIAN ROMANCE
Senior Accounts Manager Dominique Hayes has it all money, a car and a condo. Well, almost. She's starting to believe love has passed her by. One thing for sure, she can t hurry God, so she continues to wait while losing hope that a special Godly man will ever make his appearance. Package Courier Ashton Taylor knows a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. The only thing standing in his way of finding the right woman is his long work hours. Or maybe not.
STAY FOR ME - Jamie Pope
A Redemption Novel  (Book #1)
Stonesong Digital
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Reviewer: 
Susan Plummer |  Rating: B+
MAINSTREAM FICTION
Previously published as LIBERTY under the pseudonym Ginger Jamison, STAY FOR ME is a poignant and romantic story of longing, secrets and second chances. When Ryan Beecher returns home after a long deployment overseas, Lexy barely recognizes her husband. The man who left Texas for Afghanistan was cruel and abusive. The man who comes back to her is a badly injured stranger with amnesia--and no memory of their life together.
STAY UNTIL DAWN - Jamie Pope
A Redemption Novel  (Book #2)
Stonesong Digital
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Reviewer:
Susan Plummer  | Rating: A
MAINSTREAM FICTION
Previously published as JERICHO under the pseudonym Ginger Jamison, STAY UNTIL DAWN is a heartrending and seductive story about the power of love to redeem and transform even the most burdened of hearts. Georgia Williams had traveled a hard road from sheltered preacher's daughter to struggling single mother. Determined to build a more secure future for her baby girl, she takes a job as a night nurse at Jericho Military Hospital. But her precarious world shifts yet again when she meets her newest patient.
FALLING FOR A DONOVAN - A. C. Arthur
The Donovans (Book #14)
Artisty Publishing
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Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Bailey Donovan’s family has been dealt a serious blow. While her cousin’s wife fights for her life, a manhunt has ensued for Roslyn Ausby. Bailey’s twin brother’s wedding plans have been halted by his fiancé’s problematic pregnancy. Her father is still recovering from his heart attack and another cousin is on sabbatical for reasons nobody in the family knows. Now is definitely not the time for Bailey to have urges she’s never before experienced. And it’s certainly not the time for her to fall for a man’s hot kisses and tender caresses-especially not this man.