Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JANUARY 2020. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
January 2020
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SECOND-CHANCE SWEET SHOP - Rochelle Alers
Windham Falls Weddings (Book #8)
Harlequin Special Edition
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
Brand-new bakery owner Sasha Manning didn’t anticipate that the teenager she hired would have such an attractive father. Back home after years away, Sasha still smarts from falling for a man who seemed too good to be true. Divorced single dad Dwight Adams will have to prove to Sasha that he’s the real deal…and once again learn to trust someone with his heart along the way.
A PRIVATE AFFAIR - A. C. Arthur
A Steamy Workplace Romance (Book #1)
Harlequin Dare
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A 
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Fashion executive Riley Gold knows that appearances are everything. And New Year’s Eve in Milan is no exception. If Riley’s going to have a reputation for being an “ice princess,” then she’s going to be flawless, glacier-cold perfection. Especially when Chaz Warren is here, looking too damn good, too damn sexy…and every inch the enemy.
SWEET TALKIN' LOVER - Tracy Livesay
A Girls Trip Novel (Book #1)
Harper Collins/Avon Books
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Marketing manager Caila Harris knows that the road to success in the beauty industry doesn’t allow for detours. She’s forsaken any trace of a social life, working 24/7 to ensure her next promotion. When grief over her grandfather’s death leads to several catastrophic decisions, Caila gets one final chance to prove herself: shut down an unprofitable factory in a small Southern town. But as soon as she arrives in Bradleton, she meets one outsized problem: the town’s gorgeous mayor.
SNAPSHOT - Camryn King
Kensington Dafina/Fiction
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Breathtaking oceanfront views, friendly locals, festive meals. At first, award-winning photographer Kennedy Wade’s magazine shoot in the Bahamas is more play than work. Until she loses 48 hours of her life after flirting with a sexy stranger. Until her camera goes missing-and once back in the States, she feels certain of being watched. So when Kennedy gets an unmistakable warning to quit digging deeper, she’s not about to give up.
CAPTURE THE SUNRISE - Wayne Jordan
The Buchanans (Book #1)
WJ Designs
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Alana Smith-Connell's plan to escape to Barbados with her daughter takes an unexpected turn when she ends up sharing a friend's house with Taurean Buchanan. Alana and Taurean forge a friendship that leads to romance despite their promise not to get involved. But as they help each other resolve their painful pasts, Alana's old fears resurface, and she runs scared. What she doesn't count on is Taurean running after her...
NEVER AGAIN - Delaney Diamond
Quicksand (Book #3)
Garden Avenue Press
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Cheryl McNeil |  Rating:  B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When Carlos Hortado left Toronto and the love of his life, it was the hardest decision he’d ever made. Eventually, he learned to live with the regret and build a life for himself as an up-and-coming artist in a new city. Then one day he sees her again-and the memories of what they used to share won’t leave him. He allowed her father to chase him away the first time, but now he’s determined to fight for their love.
HER ESSENTIAL LOVE - Anita Davis
The Women of Park Manor
Rose Gold Press
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A 
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Letting go is simple, right? Wrong! Especially for earthy shop owner, Teegan Royal. Her Santa Monica neighborhood is not what it used to be. Her dwelling isn't either. The sprawling complex, Park Manor, ushered in unwelcome change for her and introduced her to Kevin Chambers, a fine but progressive-minded know it all she’d much rather not encounter.
HER UNDENIABLE DISTRACTION - Sherelle Green
The Women of Park Manor
Rose Gold Press
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Burgundy Anderson has always loved helping people. So naturally, there’s nothing this Leasing Manager wouldn’t do for the Santa Monica residents of Park Manor. Problem is, this workaholic needs a life outside of the lavish establishment and if she’s going to leave her mark in the world, she’ll need to figure out her next step with no distractions. Insert Kane Brooks, otherwise known as, the delicious distraction determined to make his presence known.
HER PASSIONATE PROMISE - Sheryl Lister
The Women of Park Manor
Rose Gold Press
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After kissing one frog too many, Kathi Norris is content to remain unattached. But her well-ordered plans are turned upside down the moment she meets Eric Dawson. The skillful attorney by day and soulful musician by night, fires her up in more ways than one. The closer she gets to him, the more she realizes he's her prince charming …if he can let go of his past.
HER FORBIDDEN FANTASY - Angela Seals
The Women of Park Manor
Rose Gold Press
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Following in her father's footsteps, Skylar Johnson lands a job as an FBI agent and moves to Santa Monica for training. Even better, she snags the last loft in swanky, Park Manor. She's excited for her first day on the job...until she runs into her trainer, Special Agent Hawks. She's determined to show Mr. Drop Dead Gorgeous her skills, but quickly learns he can't stand her. When he starts barking orders, she isn't sure if she should give the hunk a piece of her mind or give him a piece of her.
HER LITTLE SECRET - Elle Wright
The Women of Park Manor
Rose Gold Press
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Cheryl McNeil |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sex therapist, Paityn Young, couldn’t get much sex in her city. So she developed her own line of naughty toys to get the job done. Now, she’s bringing her talent to Los Angeles, hoping to launch her new company. Only her new business consultant has her thinking about more than just her product line
PRIVATE STOCK - Iris Bolling
The Dunning Trilogy (Book #2)
Siri Austin Entertainment
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
AnnieMarie has waited all her life for a love like her parent’s. To save someone’s life the man she loves exposed himself to criminals he was scheduled to testify against. Now they want him dead. The emotions are high from the murder of her father to the kidnapping of her sister and now the betrayal of a family member.
JAH - Alexandria House
Them Boys (Book #2)

Amazon Digital Services
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Jennifer Copeland |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Neither of them was looking for the other. Neither of them intended to fall in love. And now, neither of them wants to let go.
THE PROMISE OF A KISS - Synithia Williams
Jackson Falls (Book #0.1)
HQN Books
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Susan Plummer |  Rating:  B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Dominic Ferrell is the ultimate fixer. If a problem has to disappear, Dominic is the one to call. So when senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux needs help tracking down a woman from his past, Dominic can’t resist taking the job and enlisting the best PI he knows to help. It’s an open-and-shut case…or at least it was supposed to be.
BETRAYED - Sharon C. Cooper
Atlanta's Finest (Book #2)
Amaris Publishing
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A 
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Former DEA agent Angelo González’s final undercover operation exploded in a betrayal he’ll never forget or forgive. He’s moved on. As one of Atlanta’s Finest, providing personal security for the rich and famous, Angelo is living his best life-until he has to play fake boyfriend to one of their clients. Not just any client. A client who stirs something so sensually intense inside him, he’s not sure he can fake anything.
HEATED RIVALRY - Patricia Sargeant
Mediopolis Communications
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Susan Plummer  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Valerie Parker is desperate to win the affection of her emotionally distant father and land a promotion at his advertising firm. Her biggest obstacle is junior partner Steven Crennell, a dazzling former NBA star who scores all the big accounts. But Valerie’s attempt to outshine her charismatic rival unexpectedly leads her straight into his arms.
Headliners - Lucy Parker
London Celebraties (Book #5)
Carina Press
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For years, rival TV presenters Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport have traded barbs on their respective shows. The public can’t get enough of their feud, but after Nick airs Sabrina’s family scandals to all of Britain, the gloves are off. They can barely be in the same room together-but these longtime enemies are about to become the unlikeliest of cohosts.