Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of MAY 2020. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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AN ALASKAN TWIN SUPRISE - Belle Calhoune
Home To Owl Creek (Book #1)

Harlequin Love Inspired
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Reviewer: 
Wayne Jordan  |  Rating:  A
INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY ROMANCE
The last person Gabriel Lawson expects to find in town is Rachel Marshall-especially with twin toddlers in tow. Gabriel refuses to risk his heart again on the woman who left him at the altar years ago. But working to renovate her mother’s house means he must spend time with Rachel and her adorable twins…and soon he can’t help but wish they were his family.
REAL MEN KNIT - Kwana Jackson
Berkley Publishing Group
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans for what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop...
YOURS EVER AFTER - Sherelle Green
Once Up A Baby (Book #4)
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Once again, Mackenzie 'Mac' Carter finds herself agreeing to an insane pact with her besties. Only this time, the Best Friends Challenge is sure to end with her barefoot, pregnant, and cursing out anyone within a three foot radius. Doesn’t the universe realize she’s a handful already? Her husband Alexander may be ecstatic to diaper dive into the world of fatherhood, but Mac? Not so much. Nothing says 'I love you' like great sex, even better conversations, and a husband and wife both eager to prove their point.
CLAIMED BY A STEELE - Brenda Jackson
Forged of Steele (Book #1)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Agreeing a PR stunt would be good for business, trucking CEO Gannon Steele invites reporter Delphine Ryland to hitch a ride cross-country. Soon, he’s keeping his eyes on his sexy passenger instead of on the destination ahead, and when the trip turns from strictly business to strictly pleasure, the consequences might be more than this rough-and-ready bachelor can handle…
SECRETS OF A FAKE FIANCÉE - Yahrah St. John
The Stewart Heirs (Book #4)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Cruelly rejected by the Stewarts after revealing herself to her birth family, Morgan Young turns to Jared Robinson for comfort. The reformed bad boy proposes they pretend to be a couple to show his own family he’s settling down. And before long, they aren’t pretending! Yet just as Morgan begins to feel accepted, secrets and all, a vicious rumor about Jared’s past threatens them both…
STARTING OVER IN WICKHAM FALLS - Rochelle Alers
Wickham Falls Weddings (Book #11)

Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland |  Rating:  B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Georgina Powell is finally moving out of her parents’ house-at thirty-two! And after years of carrying her mother’s grief, she’s ready for something new. She just didn’t expect it to come in the form of Langston Cooper, the famed war correspondent who recently returned to buy Wickham Falls’ local paper. But as she opens her own business, his role as editor in chief may pull him in a different direction-away from their future together.
THE SEA CAFÉ - Rochelle Alers
The Book Club (Book #1)

Kensington Books/Dafina
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Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland |  Rating: A 
WOMEN'S FICTION
For three decades, the Seaside Café has served delicious meals to locals and island tourists alike. Kayana Johnson has moved home to help her brother run the café-and to nurse her wounds following a deep betrayal. Between cooking favorite recipes-creole chicken with buttermilk waffles, her grandmother’s famous mac and cheese-and spending time reading, Kayana is trying to embrace a life free of entanglements, while staying open to new connections . . .
RUTHLESS PRIDE - Naima Simone
Dynasties: Seven Sins (Book #1)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Millionaire CEO Joshua Lowell earned his icy reserve and arrogant pride through painful experience. He refuses to allow gorgeous but determined reporter Sophie Armstrong to dredge up his family’s dark past-or circulate rumors of his secret child. But Joshua’s fierce pride is at war with his heated desire for Sophie, the only woman who could ruin him…or save him from himself.
ROARK - A.C. Arthur
The Donavan Brothers (Book #2)

Artistry Publishing
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Reviewer:
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: Coming Soon
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
International businessman, Roark Donovan has just suffered the greatest loss of his life. After years of being the leader of his family, he had to walk away from them and his business while grappling with the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death. Returning to the countryside of London was supposed to be therapeutic and restful. It wasn’t meant to open his heart to love again…or lead to clues about his mother’s murderer.
EMBRACING EVER AFTER - Sheryl Lister
Once Up A Baby (Book #1)
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
There aren’t many things that scare tough-girl Raven Montomery. However, the next Best Friends Challenge has her running in the opposite direction. What was she thinking? Her girls knew she’d never say no to a pact. But, when insecurities she thought she’d buried come racing to the forefront of her mind, she isn’t sure of anything anymore. Bryson is the most supportive husband a woman could ask for, yet despite his best efforts to dissuade her from worrying about the challenge, it isn’t working. Looks like she’s in too deep now, whether she likes it or not.
HOPELESSLY EVER AFTER - Angela Seals
Once Up A Baby (Book #2)
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Quinn wants a baby. Scratch that. Quinn is obsessed with getting pregnant. To her, wanting a child with her husband Paxton is the natural next step after marriage. However, Paxton isn’t ready for kids. He has his reasons and Quinn respects that. But what about her wishes? She didn’t come up with the next Best Friends Challenge to be sitting on the sidelines. Pax knew what he signed up for when he married Quinn. Therefore, she just needs to show him that life would be so much sweeter with a cute mini running around. With Pax not budging, it will take all the Cosmo quizzes in the world for Quinn to change his mind.
BEYOND EVER AFTER - Elle Wright
Once Up A Baby (Book #3)
Elle Wright Books
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Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Ryleigh Sullivan has no plans on following through with the next Best Friends Challenge, especially when that challenge includes babies, bottles and back rubs. Well, she’d take the back rubs, but she may be down a husband if Martin doesn’t get it through his sexy head that she’s not ready to be a mother. The more he talks about it, the more she realizes they may never see eye to eye on parenthood. It’s never fun when sex becomes a game of what if. Especially when their marriage has been the best kind of love so far.
EVAN'S HEART - Keith Thomas Walker
KeithWalkerBooks
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Evan’s heart is a ticking time bomb. His marriage is questionable. His nurse is his salvation. When love blossoms at the hospital, Jada gives him a reason to live. For his love, she sacrifices her career. But her passion may cost Evan his life
QUEEN MOVE - Kennedy Ryan
Blue Box Press
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Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland  |  Rating: CS
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Twenty years later, my "awkward duckling" best friend from childhood, the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore. Finer. Fiercer. Smarter. Taken. Tell me it's wrong. Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have. When we find each other again, everything stands in our way--secrets, lies, promises. But we didn't come this far to give up now. And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.
CARTER'S UNDOING - Sherelle Green
To Marry A Madden (Book #4)

Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer:
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: A+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For Carter Madden, his time in the military isn’t the only thing that haunts him. For Serenity Taylor, unanswered questions can drive a sane mind mad with speculation. But a Madden man may not be for every woman. Especially when broken promises cut deep and unknown secrets whisper loudly in the dark.
LILAC - D. Camille
The Heirs (Book #6)

Sable SiStars Publishing
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Lilac Jackson was born to be an Heir where mystery and danger is their destiny. However, Lilac longs for a man who’s regular in her life, but she soon finds out that opening her world to a brilliant, handsome regular man is harder than she expected, especially when an unexpected enemy returns bent on revenge. As the youngest child of Benjamin Rucker, Lilac is up to the task.
A PIECE OF HER HEART - Iris Bolling
The Heart Series (Book #8)

Siri Austin Entertainment
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A+
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Monique Day, a clandestine agent with the CIA is assigned a case that appeared to be singular in nature and simple. She successfully completes the mission only to find another similar case is waiting for her when she gets home. As it turns out, someone is targeting relatives of the current administration. The next target is Grayson Davenport, brother of the Director of Homeland Security.