PROVOCATIVE ATTRACTION - AlTonya Washington
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINTEBOOK
Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming |  Rating:  B
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Viva Hail always dreamed of a world far away from her struggling Philadelphia roots. It ended up costing her the man she loved. Now Rook Lourdess is back in her life in a big way. As her personal bodyguard, the world-renowned security expert sweeps her off to his chalet in Italy, rekindling a desire that could forgive the mistakes of the past.
UNDER THE BALI MOON - Grace Octavia
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINTEBOOK
Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming  |  Rating: C
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Exotic Bali is the perfect place to stage a wedding. If ambitious attorney Zena Shaw has her way, it'll also be the perfect place to prevent one. Zena loves her younger sister too much to watch her rush into a marriage she'll later regret. But Zena's mission hits an obstacle in the form of gorgeous Adan Peters, the groom-to-be's brother-and the man who once broke Zena's heart.
Below are a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of MAY 2016.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on PRINT | EBOOK to purchase.
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WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - Bridget Anderson
The Gentlemen of Queen City (Book #2)     
Harlequin Kimani Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Greer Courtland and her family have been designing floats for Pasadena's Rose Parade all her life-but have rarely had a client as determined as Daniel Torres. The talk show host intends to win the prize for best float in a much-publicized charity wager. As they spend time together, he makes it clear that he intends to win Greer, too. But the former Rose Parade queen isn't dazzled by wealth and fame-even when delivered in a sexy and sensual package.
HIS LOVE LESSON - Nicki Night
The Barrington Brothers (Book #2)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
After finally dumping her controlling fiancé, Chey Rodgers is ready to live life on her own terms. Moving to New York to complete her undergrad degree is step one-but getting snowed in with a sensual stranger isn't part of the plan! Now Chey can't stop fantasizing about the incredible lover she never expects to see again. Until her new professor walks into the classroom…
ROMANCING THE FASHIONISTA - K.M. Jackson
The Flirty Fashionistas (Book #1)
Samhain Publishing
EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Manhattan fashion maven and magazine editor Melinda Mitchell shuns the social media spotlight. That is, until a tipsy girl’s night out ends with her first Facebook account and a friend request from none other than her secret high school crush, Nolan Parker.
BED OF LIES - Shelly Ellis
A Chesterton Scandal Novel (Book #2)     
Kensington Dafina/Fiction
PRINT | EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Susan Plummer |  Rating: A
MAINSTREAM FICTION
With his drama-filled marriage behind him, Evan Murdoch has finally found happiness with his longtime friend turned fiancée, Leila Hawkins. But when his party boy brother, Terrence, is seriously injured in a car accident, a gossiping press puts the family back in the spotlight. Soon Terrence could face a lawsuit--and much worse, if his vengeful half-brother, Dante, has his way. Terrence's only bright spot is journalist C.J. Aston--but is she really on his side, or does she have another motive?. . .
HER KIND OF MAN - Elle Wright
Edge of Scandal (Book #2)
Hatchette/Forever
PRINTEBOOK
Reviewer: 
Susan Plummer  |  Rating:  B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
I'll never let you go . . . Allina had always dreamed of hearing those words. But when her fiancé, Isaac, utters them, it isn't a promise-it's a threat. Scared and confused, with only moments before the wedding, Allina knows what she must do. Forget walking down the aisle; it's time to run. Back to Michigan. Back to Kent.
WELCOME TO MISTLEWOOD LANE - Reon Laudat
Amazon Digital
EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating:  B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Plan A, Plan B and Plan C - But no matter what plans get hatched, life happens. Gabriel has a plan D. Will Reese take another chance on happily ever after and open her heart?
IN THE ARMS OF A DONOVAN - A. C. Arthur
The Donovans (Book #13)     
Artistry Publishing
EBOOK
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The last year of Amber McNair’s life has been a whirlwind of jet-setting back and forth across the country. While grateful for the opportunity to become a national foundation’s spokesperson on the growing obsession with body image, Amber is exhausted. The final leg of the promotional tour being held on a seven-night cruise is a godsend. The sexy guy on the boat that takes her breath away from the first second she sees him, is a delicious perk; but Amber’s been heartbroken before, so this time, she’s not so sure she should indulge.
ONE OF THE GUYS - Delaney Diamond
Love Unexpected (Book #5)     
Garden Avenue Press
EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell  |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Mechanic Ronnie Taylor spends most of her time with men. As such, she’s always been tough, but Diego Molina makes her feel the opposite of tough. The big Cuban is brash, bold, and gets under her skin. She finally has to admit the reason he annoys her isn’t because she dislikes him. It’s because she likes him a little too much.
FINDING KENNEDY - Jacinta Howard
The Prototype (Book #2)     
Amazon Digital
PRINT | EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell|  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When Kennedy James unexpectedly shows up at her grandma’s house in Tyler, Texas, no one knows what to make of her arrival-including her. The only thing Kennedy does know is that something in her life has to change, and it needs to happen right now. She’s been numb for much too long.
OBEY - Angie Daniels
Seduced into Submission (Book #3)     
Carmel Kisses Ink
EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell  |  Rating: A
EROTIC ROMANCE
When Peyton Powell, a neglected housewife, begins writing a column for Independent Woman magazine, her curiosity lands her in bed with a millionaire who has every intention of showing her what it means to obey. Each erotic second she spends with him has Peyton living carefree, reckless, and begging for more. When the two run into her husband, she realizes the wild sexy ride has gone drastically off course and prepares to walk away from the affair.