A GAME BETWEEN FRIENDS - Yahrah St. John
Lockettes of Tuxedo Park (Book #4)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer:
Cheryl McNeil | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After losing his football career due to an injury, Xavier Lockett found solace in the arms of singer Porscha Childs…until a misunderstanding tore them apart. Now a sportscaster at a top Atlanta network, the former star quarterback craves another taste of the woman who helped him turn his life around. But Porscha wants a hit record, not a second broken heart. Yet Xavier’s still irresistible. The sparks between them ignite an inferno that lands her in his bed, but can she trust that this time they’re both playing the same game?
Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JUNE 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
June 2022
APRIL 2022 MAY 2022 JULY 2022
A VOW TO CLAIM HIS HIDDEN SON - Maya Blake
Ghana's Most Eligible Billionaires (Book #2)
Harlequin Presents
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Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming | Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
“He’ll take his place as my heir. And you’ll live as my wife.” Eighteen months after one incredible night, tycoon Ekow Quayson can’t get Evangeline Annan off his mind. But after a shock reunion puts them face-to-face, they’re united by more than their burning desire… Eva's had his baby! She was forced to hide her pregnancy, but now Eva will wear Ekow’s ring for the sake of their son. For the sake of her heart, she demands a marriage in name only. Yet, when they’re alone, Ekow’s touch might prove too irresistible to deny their marital bed…
A FAMILY FOR KEEPS - Janice Sims
Harlequin Heartwarming

BUY (24 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Kindergarten teacher Marley Syminette adores her close-knit, vibrant community of Port Domingo, Florida. She knows almost everyone in town, and they all know her. But Marley has a secret: she’s in love with her best friend, single dad Sebastian Contreras. Finding the courage to say “I love you” feels impossibly hard… What if it shatters the most important relationship in their lives?
A CARIBBEAN HEIRESS IN PARIS - Adriana Herrera
Las Léonas (Book #1)
HQN Books
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Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: A
HISTORICAL FICTION
Luz Alana set sail from Santo Domingo armed with three hundred casks of rum, her two best friends and one simple rule: under no circumstances is she to fall in love. In the City of Lights, she intends to expand the rum business her family built over three generations, but buyers and shippers alike can’t imagine doing business with a woman…never mind a woman of color. This, paired with being denied access to her inheritance unless she marries, leaves the heiress in a very precarious position.
BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED - Darby Baham
The Friendship Chronicles (Book #2)

Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming | Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Jennifer Pritchett feels increasingly invisible and left behind as her friends move on to the next steps in their lives. As she goes to therapy to figure out how to bloom in her own right, her boyfriend, Nick Carrington, finds himself being the one left behind. Jennifer wants their relationship to have more intimacy, but he can’t help but feel like he’s being compared to others-and found wanting. Can they each get what they need out of this relationship? Or will the flowers shrivel up before they do?
THE HEART-SHAPED MURDERS - Denise N. Wheatley
A West Coast Crime Story (Book #1)
Harlequin Intrigue
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Reviewer:
Wayne Jordan | Rating: B+
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Attacked and left with a partial heart-shaped symbol carved into her chest, forensic investigator Lena Love finds her latest hunt has become personal. But leaving LA to return to her hometown comes with its own danger-like detective David Hudson, the love she left behind. And soon sparks fly, even as Lena is targeted and stalked, and bodies-all marked with the killer’s signature heart-are discovered in David’s jurisdiction…
A MATCH FOR BERNADETTE - Parker J. Cole
Marianne's Mail Oder Bride (Book #11)
Independently Published
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Inspirational)
Obeying the final wishes of her dying mother, Bernadette Hicks travels to Denver, Colorado to become a mail-order bride. Plagued by grief for the only man she will ever love, she doubts marriage is the right path for her. Imagine her shock when she arrives and finds her true love alive and well! Instead of a joyful reunion, Bernadette is dumbfounded to discover that Big Tom, known now as Flavius Stone, wants nothing to do her. What will it take to figure out why the love of her life says he no longer loves her.
BLURRED LINES - Keith Thomas Walker
KeithWalkerBooks
BUY
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Multiple lines are blurred when a homicide detective falls in love with a grieving mother who has taken matters into her own hands.
RENT A BAE - Unoma Nwankwor
Away To African (Book #1)
KevStel Publications
BUY
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The continuation of the Kalu name lay on my shoulders. At least that's what my grandmother claims. And she's on a mission to ensure it won't die there. I wasn't planning on visiting Nigeria anytime soon, so I'd been doing a pretty good job of tap dancing around her threats to find me a wife. After a scandal that almost engulfed me at the beginning of my career, I'm determined to take my time choosing a partner.
FAKE IT TILL YOU BAKE IT - Jamie Wesley
St. Martin's Press
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Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego's newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell.
LATTE DREAMS - Sharon Blount
Java City (Book #3)

Coffee Brat Publishing
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
A schoolyard crush turned into an adult, full-blown love that Robert Collier and Vandross Greenlace have never been able to shake. Not that they wanted to. For years, their love has burned deeper than the caffeinated drinks named after their beloved hometown, Java City. Nothing seems to be able to tear Robert and Vandross apart…until past wounds of the child they believed died years ago are reopened after finding out not only is their child alive, the baby was stolen by the psychopathic doctor who delivered her.
HIS ROYAL DESIRE - Stephanie Nicole Norris
The Royals Of Kéra Asnela (Book #1)
Love Is A Drug Ink
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Prince Omari Winthrope can have anything he requests with the snap of a finger. Life as a royal provides him access to the best of everything. However, Omari desires an all-encompassing love - an endless love, pure and simple. Unfortunately, inauthentic relationships are often drawn to him because of his status. It isn’t until a friend proposes that Omari headline an event that someone catches his eye and his heart. Fiery passion to have her becomes Omari’s new life mission.
RUDE BOSS - Tina Martin
DePaul & Company (Book #1)
Love Is A Drug Ink
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
I should’ve listened to everyone who warned me about Essex DePaul, the millionaire CEO of his own tax firm. He’s one of the most handsome men I’ve ever seen. He has eyes that make you forget to swallow, a dazzling smile guaranteed to make your heart race, and a face you’d surely never forget. Everything about him is perfect-everything except his attitude.