Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JUNE 2024. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
June 2024
STARTING OVER WITH THE MAVERICK - Kathy Douglass

Montana Mavericks (Book #5)


Harlequin Montana Mavericks

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Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After losing her husband, Elizabeth Hawkins is happy to be reunited with her rodeo-riding sisters and extended family, even if she expects her time in Montana may be brief. But she's thrown when Bronco native Jake McCreery ambles into her heart…and even more when it looks as though the commitment-shy cowboy wants to stay! The rugged rancher is also a widower with three kids; she has two. Together they could make a beautiful life, but only if they can find the courage to take a second chance on love—with each other.
FOREVER BEAUTIFUL - Suzette D. Harrison

Generations: For Love, Liberty & Legacy (Book #1)


On Purpose Publishing

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Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A+

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Told against the rich tapestry of 1949 in the southern U.S., Floretta’s story is one of  identity, self-discovery, and acceptance. Join her journey as Floretta forges a path that is forever beautiful and uniquely her own.
THE 7 - 10 SPLIT - Karmen Lee

Peach Blossom (Book #1)


Harlequin Afterglow

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(21 May)

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For teacher Ava Williams, some subjects are not up for debate. Like history—specifically, the one she has with Grace Jones, bowling pro and local celeb. Who is now, for no identifiable reason, teaching at the same small-town Georgia high school as Ava. Once upon a time, they were thick as thieves, best friends, rivals who pushed each other, and total bowling nerds. Then they shared a kiss, sweet and confusing…and after that, they split and nothing was ever the same.
HER PRIVATE SECURITY DETAIL - Patricia Sargeant

The Touré Security Group (Book #2)


Harlequin Romantic Suspense

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(21 May)

Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Philanthropist Symone Bishop is the most desirable woman Jeremiah Touré has ever met. She’s also way out of his league, and he can't get involved with his client. Jerry knows how to protect Symone from the external threats menacing her nonprofit and her life. Can he save her from the devastating secrets the Touré Security Group uncovers? He knows he has to stay close to keep her from harm, but is he in danger of getting too close?
DO WHAT GODMOTHER SAYS - L.S. Stratton

Union Square & Co.

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(11 June)

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THRILLER
Shanice Pierce knows better than to heed bad omens. But she has a hard time ignoring the signs when she finds herself newly single and out of a job on the same seemingly cursed day. Then, while cleaning out her grandmother’s house, Shanice comes across a painting she hasn’t seen in years. Drawn to the haunting portrait in a way she can't explain, Shanice accepts her grandmother’s offer to keep the family heirloom.
APRIL 2024 MAY 2024 JULY 2024
A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE - Synithia Williams

Harlequin Special Edition

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(21 May)

Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sheri “Li’l Bit” Thomas will do anything to help revitalize the community she loves—even work with Lieutenant Deandre King, the cop who once arrested her after a stupid breakup stunt. Opening her new restaurant is a great first step. Partnering with the handsome widowed dad on an outreach event for at-risk youth and businesses is an even better one. But neither counts on the attraction simmering between them—or the potential problems with Deandre’s teen son. Is Sheri’s past a bad example for him, indicative of drama to come? Or is she the mom—and wife—they never knew they needed?
TAMING A HEARTBREAKER - Brenda Jackson

The Westmoreland Legacy


Harlequin Special Edition

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Reviewer:  Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Redford St. James is having too much fun to settle down. Until a Westmoreland family wedding reunites him with Carmen Golan, who’s gorgeous, sweet and a hopeless romantic. He can’t resist her. Even though she’s outright said he’s husband material! But an intimate conversation to set her straight becomes a night that makes them wonder who’s taming whom. And for both of them, consequences are coming due in nine short months…
WANDERING BEAUTY - Suzette Riddick

Generations Series (Book #2)

Heart 2 Heart Publishing

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Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Jillian Hart has reached her breaking point. Every moment of her day is seemingly consumed catering to her family’s needs and wants as a wife and mother of two. Her only source of solace is the day spa, where she works as a part-time esthetician. Even that is at risk of being taken away by Ivan Hart, Jillian’s demanding husband, and his unrealistic expectations.

PARDON MY FRENCHIE - Farrah Rochon

Forever

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(4 June)

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Ashanti Wright is thrilled over the success of her doggie daycare, Barkingham Palace. But handling the business and taking care of her teen twin sisters is a lot. And now that the antics of her adorable French bulldog and poodle bestie are blowing up on social media, things are even more chaotic than usual. And they only get worse when the world’s worst dog hater shows up.
INTIMATE ALLURE - Sean D. Young

The Intimate Series (Book #1)


Independently Published

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Reviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
In the heart of the city, nestled between bustling streets and hidden alleys, lies Simone Reid's lingerie boutique, Intimate Secrets, a haven where women discover the beauty of their bodies and the power of their sensuality. Simone, a traditionalist at heart, has dedicated her life to helping others embrace their allure, yet she struggles to see her own.
MY ELUSIVE AMISH SWEETHEART - Parker J. Cole

A Cedar Creek Amish (Prequel)


Independently Published

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(7 June)

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
When an unscrupulous thief depletes her film company’s funds, Tiana Morgan, a talented location scout and photographer, is compelled to secure a crucial filming location to save the project. The ideal spot lies within Cedar Creek, but the Amish community there strictly limits access to potential converts. Desperate, Tiana poses as a convert, risking everything for her company’s survival. Unexpectedly, Tiana encounters Noah Giovanni, the younger brother of her estranged best friend. She learns of her friend's untimely death—and the fact that Noah holds Tiana responsible.
BRUNO - Delaney Diamond

Family Ties (Book #4)


Garden Avenue Press

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(21 June)

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When an unscrupulous thief depletes her film company’s funds, Tiana Morgan, a talented location scout and photographer, is compelled to secure a crucial filming location to save the project. The ideal spot lies within Cedar Creek, but the Amish community there strictly limits access to potential converts. Desperate, Tiana poses as a convert, risking everything for her company’s survival. Unexpectedly, Tiana encounters Noah Giovanni, the younger brother of her estranged best friend. She learns of her friend's untimely death—and the fact that Noah holds Tiana responsible.

BITTER AND SWEET - Rhonda McKnight

Thomas Nelson

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(11 June)

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MAINSTREAM FICTION
When summoned to Georgetown, South Carolina, sisters Mariah Clark and Sabrina Holland both assume their ailing grandfather's health has gotten worse. Neither expects their grandmother's undeniable request—save the family restaurant. Mariah is at a crossroad in her life. After being dumped by her husband and forced to walk away from their diner that she helped rescue from bankruptcy, bitter feelings consume her. Even though the restaurant has been in the family for eighty-six years, giving her all to another struggling business isn't something she wants to do.