Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JANUARY 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
January 2022
NOVEMBER 2021 DECEMBER 2022 FEBURARY 2022
SOMETHING SO SWEET - Joy Avery
Honey Hill (Book #1)
Montlake Romance
BUY
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Honeybees, history, and small-town charm are what Honey Hill, North Carolina, is all about. Its mayor, Lunden Pierce, will stop at nothing to protect the town’s historical landmarks and distinctive character. She’s Honey Hill’s greatest champion. But everything changes when Lunden’s childhood sweetheart, Quade Cannon, returns to town. Though Quade has fond memories of his summers in Honey Hill, he has no use for the historic inn he’s inherited-or the honeybees living in its yard. His plan is to sell the inn and reap the rewards
CHASING THE VOILET KILLER - R. Barri Flowers
Harlequin Intrigue
BUY (28 December)
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Traumatized after witnessing her relative's murder live on video chat, Secret Service agent Naomi Lincoln makes the long trip home for the funeral. Years ago she left boyfriend Dylan Hester brokenhearted, but now she must work with the handsome detective to investigate a string of murders and bring the criminal to justice. But capturing the elusive Violet Killer, especially once he sets his sights on Naomi, will be the greatest challenge of their professional-and personal-lives.
THE BAD BOY EXPERIMENT - Reese Ryan
The Bourbon Brothers (Book #6)

Harlequin Desire
BUY
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Even if divorcée Renee Lockwood were willing to give love a second chance, she wouldn’t choose Cole Abbott. The sexy real estate developer doesn’t do commitment. But he’s perfect for a fling-exactly what Ren needs now that she’s moved back home to raise her son. Mind-blowing pleasure with the man she once crushed on is harder to quit than Ren expected. Impossible, in fact. Is time running out before the bad boy bolts…or will the results of her experiment surprise her?
THE PERFECT FAKE DATE - Niama Simone
Billionaries of Boston (Book #3)

Harlequin Desire
BUY
Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
As the secret son of Boston's wealthiest, most coldhearted billionaire, Kenan Rhodes knows that everyone is watching him when he stakes his family claim. Proving himself won't be easy and he needs backup. So Kenan makes a deal with his best friend, lingerie designer Eve Burke. She'll help him professionally, and he'll help Eve catch his brother's eye. But soon Kenan wants his gorgeous best friend for himself, crossing that line between fake dates and something dangerously irresistible…
A CHEF'S KISS - Nina Crespo
Small Town Secrets (Book #1)
Harlequin Special Edition
BUY (28 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After their ill-fated fling quashed her dreams, small-town chef Philippa Gayle’s onetime rival-turned-lover Dominic Crawford upended her life. But when Philippa’s forced together with the celebrity cook on a project that could change her life, there's no denying that the flames that were lit years ago were only banked, not extinguished. Can Philippa trust Dominic enough to let him in…or are they just cooking up another heartbreak?
HIS TO DEFEND - Sharon Cooper
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
BUY
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Amina Kelly broke Sergeant Maxwell Layton's heart when she married his best friend. But the detective never forgot her…or the sizzling attraction they never acted on. Years later, while Maxwell and Amina work together to find her ex's killer, Maxwell finds his desire for the nurse stronger than ever. As he puts his life on the line to keep Amina safe, Maxwell realizes that the greatest risk of all might be to his heart.
BY HER COMMAND - Wayne Jordan
WAJ Publications
BUY
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Detective Alesha Franklyn goes undercover and has to strut her stuff at a strip club in an attempt to find the women who are missing. Little does she know, she's the one who will be taken hostage by school teacher, Dane Richards, who has more on his mind than teaching her an English lesson.
THE ONE - Yancey Braxton
Girl in 3J
BUY
(3rd January)
Reviewer:
Diertra Thomas  |  Rating: B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Kaiya O’Neal, the former chief of staff to the mayor of New York City, can’t get out of town fast enough. After her public breakup and humiliation are broadcasted on TMZ, she heads home to Sweetland Bay to hide. Ahem, regroup. Needing to get her career back on track, she accepts the county’s judge position, which is in line with her plans to make a bid for the White House in the next five years. All is going well until a sexy firefighter disrupts her courtroom and she’s forced to throw the hottie in jail.ving in its yard. His plan is to sell the inn and reap the rewards