Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of MAY 2019.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
May 2019
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DEALMAKER, HEARTBREAKER - Rochelle Alers
Wickham Fall Weddings (Book #6)
Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland |  Rating: B+
CATAGORY ROMANCE
Big-city Noah Wainwright’s always viewed business as a game. But when he stumbles across bed-and-breakfast owner Viviana Remington, she’s playing by different rules. Rules of honor that bring the love-’em-and-leave-’em playboy to his knees. And reserved Viviana’s hardly immune to the real-estate guru’s many charms. When Viv learns how the Wainright family plays the game, though, all bets are off…
THE SWEET TASTE OF SEDUCATION - Joy Avery
The Bourbon Brothers (Book #3)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland |  Rating:  B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Delanie Atwater’s unexpected inheritance comes with hidden dangers-like her irresistible rancher neighbor, who offers his expertise. Soon the sprawling North Carolina vineyard isn’t all Ray Cavanaugh is bringing back to life. But even as he awakens Delanie’s dormant passion, she uncovers a plot to buy her legacy out from under her. This leaves Delanie questioning if her relationship with Ray can truly survive this test.
FOREVER WITH YOU - Kianna Alexander
Sapphire Shores (Book #3)

Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer:
Shirley Flemming |  Rating: B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Savion Monroe’s serious business exterior hides his creative spirit-and only Jazmin Boyd has access. Beautiful, sophisticated and guarding a secret of her own, the television producer evokes a fiery passion that dares the guarded CEO to pursue his dream. But when she accidentally exposes Savion’s hidden talent on air for all the world to see, will he turn his back on stardom and the woman he loves?
THE CITY GIRL'S HOMECOMING - Kathy Douglass
Furever Yours (Book #1)
Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CATAGORY ROMANCE
Megan Jennings just found the ideal temporary home for sixteen suddenly displaced pets. Too bad the farm’s owner isn’t giving the two-legged, former New York attorney the same warm welcome. A city girl broke Cade Battle’s heart and no way the gun-shy cowboy’s trusting in the feelings Megan awakens. But after being orphaned as a teenager, Megan knows she’s finally found her forever family. Can she make Cade believe it, too?
THE BILLIONAIRE'S BABY - Niobia Bryant
Passion Grove (Book #3)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATAGORY ROMANCE
Determined to be her own woman, former reckless party girl Marisa Martinez starts a chocolate business and rents a small house in Passion Grove. But when one hot night with billionaire businessman Naim Ansah leads to an unexpected pregnancy, the sexy, complex man refuses to let her do everything by herself. Losing some independence has Marisa pondering the future of their relationship, and if love can truly overcome every obstacle.
THE WRONG FIANCÉ - Lindsay Evans
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATAGORY ROMANCE
Millionaire playboy Bennett Randal knows about the girl code-no woman will date a friend’s ex. But his former fiancée’s friend Devyn Clark is the feisty Southern beauty he’s always wanted. Suddenly, the sexy art dealer is in big trouble and needs Bennett’s help to keep her job and reputation. And when their sizzling attraction can’t be contained, someone has to change the rules…
SEDUCTIVE MELODY - J.M. Jeffries
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATAGORY ROMANCE
Hired to create the musical score for a movie, songwriter Lola Torres is ecstatic. But her contract pairs her with a rock star used to doing things his way. Lola and Dylan Ward can’t agree on anything-except their undeniable attraction. Suddenly guardian to his orphaned niece and nephew, Dylan’s entire life changes. And working together to create perfect harmony becomes everything.
CAPTURE MY HEART - J.M. Jeffries
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATAGORY ROMANCE
With a lawsuit threatening toy designer Lennox McCarthy’s reputation, she needs the best lawyer. Enter attorney Matteus Torres, who’s committed to seeking justice. As they work the case together, their attraction spirals. But the sexy counselor seems emotionally unavailable-unless Lennox dares confess her long-held secret.
ROAD TO FOREVER - Sherelle Green
Bare Sophistication (Book #1)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATAGORY ROMANCE
Happily single boudoir photographer Aaliyah Bai can’t believe she’s on a trip from Miami to California wine country with the most uptight man she’s ever met. Until all-business VP Bryant Burrstone reveals his sensual side. Soon they’re sharing more than merlot and breathtaking scenery. Now Aaliyah faces a life-changing decision, and Bryant’s future in his family wine company is on the line. Will they ever arrive at a final destination called love?
A LOVE OF MY OWN - Sheryl Lister
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CATAGORY ROMANCE
Poised to take over his family’s Sacramento construction business, Lorenzo Hunter doesn’t do casual flings. Until he meets the Chicago-born owner of Scentillating Touch. Desiree Scott offers a world of pampering, and Lorenzo is tempted to indulge. Horse-drawn carriage rides lead to passion-filled nights that raise the bar for them both. Can Lorenzo and Desiree battle personal and professional threats and claim a love that’s theirs alone?
REBEL - Beverly Jenkins
Woman Who Dare (Book #1)
Harper Collins/Avon
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A+
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Valinda Lacey’s mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life-and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq.
KNOW YOUR PLACE - Shelly Ellis
The Branch Avenue Boys (Book #2)
Kensington Books/Defina Fiction
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Reviewer:
Leslie Whitfield |  Rating: B+
MAINSTREAM FICTION
A stint at the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute taught Ricky, Derrick, and Jamal to unite when the going got tough. But fallout from their very different adult lives is making loyalty something they can't afford--and igniting drama they never saw coming
A PRINCE ON PAPER - Alyssa Cole
Reluctant Royals (Book #3)
Kensington Dafina/Romance
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Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal-in bed-with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.
FORBIDDEN SECRETS - Tiye Love
Forbidden (Book #2)
Garden Avenue Press
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Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Bakari Youngblood is moving back home to Washington, DC, and his family could not be happier. But not Kameron, his brother’s wife and the love of his life, with whom he shared a weekend of passion. Now that he’s back and tantalizingly insistent that they continue to explore their love, Kameron is even more determined to suppress her desires for him and focus on her marriage.
FORBIDDEN HEARTS - Tiye Love
Forbidden (Book #3)
Garden Avenue Press
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Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After several months of temptation, passion, and heartache, painful secrets have been unveiled. Kameron Youngblood reaches a crossroads. Falsely believing that Kameron chose Aaron, Bakari is resolute about closing the chapter on their love, and worse, he’s leaving again. Aaron, still reeling from discovering his brother’s affair with Kameron, surprisingly is not yet ready to give up on his marriage. He promises to be there for her-no matter what. Uncertain what choice to make, Kameron wavers.
A GROOM ONCE AGAIN - Patricia Sargeant
Meet The Bridgegrooms (Book #2)
Mediopolis Communications
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Cynical screenwriter Asher Tomlin needs help researching and writing the script for his company’s historical documentary. Before their divorce almost three years ago, Asher and his ex-wife had made an impressive scriptwriting team. Now Asher’s two business partners and best friends urge him to turn to her again. Asher doesn’t need much prodding, though, to commit to doing whatever it takes to reunite with his ex-wife.
ENIGMA - D. Camille
The Blackman Saga (Book #1)
Sable SiStars Publishing
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A+
MAINSTREAM FICTION
Mel Blackman is the leader of the infamous Blackman brothers, and now entrusted with the welfare of The Camilles by his cousin, the Sun God...his team is even larger and headed back to the States on a mission to protect the Stolen Ones. Reminiscent of another time in history, black activists are being targeted and the team's undertaking is to find out who exactly, is behind the mysterious deaths...
WYATT - Leanne Davis
The Son Series (Book #2)
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Something happened last year that changes how I approach my life. I told no one about it. It’s affected all of my relationships and ended the one with the girl I thought I’d be with forever. I’m a hero at college and one of the top quarterbacks at the university level, and I have the popularity to show for it. Still, none of it feels deserved after what I failed to do last year. I’m riddled by guilt and confusion over what happened, but worse is my reaction to it.
EVERY LAST BREATH - Juno Rushdan
Final Hour (Book #1)
Sourcebook Casablanca
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be harder than resisting the attraction still burning between them, but Maddox will do whatever it takes...even if it destroys her.
THE RIVAL BID - Reese Ryan
Distinguished Gentlemen
Sinfully Sweet Publishing
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Camilla Anthony painstakingly restores older Chicagoland homes to their former glory. So when the opportunity arises to acquire an abandoned block of homes and a school in her neighborhood of Southlake Park, she’s ready to take on the challenge. But she'll need the help of her former crush and frequent real estate riva.
WAIT NO MORE - Stephanie Nicole Norris
A With Your Permission Spinoff
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The rumors... they came from sources that she trusted; the news, the neighborhood, and now the patrons in her night club, Rendezvous. Still, Sophia Clark wouldn’t believe that the soldiers who returned from their tours included the only man she ever loved. But when Dean St. James strolled through the door, the shock to Sophia’s spirit nearly disassembled her. There was no explanation for the reckless up-surging beat of her heart, not after the way Dean disappeared, leaving Sophia to wonder if he’d become a casualty of war.
UNPLANNED LOVE - Sharon C. Cooper
Jenkins & Sons Construction (Book #4)
Amaris Publishing
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Reviewer:  
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Liam Jenkins, the stable, overprotective, loving man is everything Charlee wants in a husband. Yet, years ago she sacrificed his love for her career and a shot at becoming the CEO of her father’s company. But she’s still in love with Liam. And when a twist of fate leads to a second chance, Charlee’s going for broke to win him back