Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JULY 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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SWEETER THAN HONEY - Joy Avery
Honey Hill (Book #2)
Montlake Romance
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
A talented baker and a small-town sheriff forced into a fake relationship decide whether to take a chance on love in this delectable romance from Joy Avery.. Baker extraordinaire Rylee Harris has a recipe for everything-except love. It’s been five years since she lost her husband, but romance is still a struggle for Rylee. In her small hamlet of Honey Hill, North Carolina, Rylee knows she’ll be the talk of the town when she finds someone new.
KNOT AGAIN - Kwana Jackson
Real Men Knit (Book #2)
Berkley
BUY (26 July)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Hoping to attract more customers to his family’s knitting shop, Lucas Strong participated in an FDNY charity calendar and accidentally became a local celebrity. The only place he can find solace is Scrubs-a 24/7 laundromat where he can disappear for a couple of hours. But Lucas’s soapy sanctuary is shaken by an inquisitive little girl with a late-night interest in knitting, whose mother is his old school crush.
COMMITTED - Sharon C Cooper
Atlanta's Finest (Book #8)
Amaris Publishing
BUY (24 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Lazarus “Laz” Dimas made plenty of enemies as an Atlanta police detective. Now that he is a security specialist and married with a family, he does everything by the book…mostly. It’s not until someone threatens his family does he fall back into his old, lethal, behavior and resurrects his former mantra, By Any Means Necessary.
AN OFFER FOR MR WRONG - Niobia Bryant
Cress Brothers (Book #3)
Harlequin Desire
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
As the recently discovered secret heir to the Cress Dynasty, chef Lincoln Cress isn’t exactly fitting in with his new family. A girlfriend for hire would help, and private investigator Bobbie Barnett, who discovered his Cress connection, fits the bill. It’s a simple deal that has nothing to do with her wavy hair, full lips or how she incites his wickedest appetites. Now Lincoln’s risking everything-including the Cress family’s reputation-on a proposal that has nothing to do with business…and everything to do with pleasure.
AFTER HOURS TEMPTATION - Kianna Alexander
404 Sound (Book #3)

Harlequin Desire
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Renowned sound engineer Teagan Woodson prides herself on maintaining her professionalism. But guitarist Maxton McCoy challenges all her self-imposed boundaries. He’s too talented, too sexy…and too off-limits! Which is only confirmed when their innocent flirtation becomes an all-consuming affair and emotional demons from their past are resurrected. Soon Maxton’s fear of losing Teagan the way he tragically lost his sister threatens everything-including their album. Are they destined to become hip-hop’s latest power couple…or just a one-hit wonder?
RIVALS AT LOVE CREEK - Michelle Lindo-Rice
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Book #1)
Harlequin Special Edition
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
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?
CAN'T RESIST HER - Kianna Alexander
Independently Published
BUY
(19 July)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After years away from home, Summer Graves is back in Austin, Texas, to accept a new teaching position. Of all the changes to the old neighborhood, the most dispiriting one is the slated demolition of the high school her grandmother founded. There’s no way she can let developers destroy her memories and her family legacy. But the challenge stirs memories of another kind.
AN UNLIKELY ALLIANCE - Toni Shiloh
K-9 Companions (Book #7)
Love Inspired Romance
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
With her emotional support dog at her side, Jalissa Tucker will do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the local animal rescue-even ally herself with her nemesis, firefighter Jeremy Rider. As working together dredges up old hurts, putting the past aside could be the key to their future joy. But can Jalissa resist falling for the man she’s always considered the enemy?
HEATED - Niama Simone
Burned Inc. (Book #1)
Montlake Publishing
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(5 July)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Why? Because people break up-and sometimes they should. But when I learn that entertainment attorney Cyrus Hart is someone else’s mistake, I can’t believe it. He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell. When a chance encounter with Cyrus turns into something more, I can’t help but fall for him. Our chemistry is undeniable. But his ex used my company to send him that letter-and that’s a problem. Especially since he doesn’t know I own the company
THE PRINCESS HE MUST MARRY - Jadesola James
Passionately Even After (Book #8)
Harlequin Presents
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(28 June)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Spare heir Prince Akil Al-Hamri’s plan is simple: conveniently wed Princess Tobi Obatola, gain his inheritance and escape the prison of his royal life forever. Then they’ll go their separate ways. It’s going well, until he finds himself undeniably attracted to his innocent new bride! But claiming his freedom means letting Tobi go…When disaster strikes, Akil becomes king and requires his queen by his side. But after he abandoned their chemistry on their wedding night, will Tobi agree to be his wife…for real this time