Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JULY 2021. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
July 2021
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WHAT HAPPENS IN MIAMI - Nadine Gonzales
Miami Famous (Book #2)
Harlequin Desire
BUY
(1 July)
Reviewer:
Shirley Fleming |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Alessandro Cardenas isn’t stepping out on the Miami art scene only for the hottest parties. Someone is forging his late grandfather’s paintings-and he’s determined to uncover the culprit. When he crosses paths with gallerist, Angeline Louis, the boundaries between mystery and seduction become blurred. Does Angeline suspect his ulterior motives…even as she surrenders to his kisses? Or can Alessandro trust that their once-in-a-lifetime connection is real?
ONE WEEK TO CLAIM IT ALL - Adriana Herrera
Sambrano Studios (Book #1)

Harlequin Desire
BUY
(1 July)
Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When Esmeralda Sambrano-Peña unexpectedly inherits her father’s media empire, it ruffles more than a few feathers. And no one is more conflicted about it than Rodrigo Almanzar. Esmeralda knows her father’s longtime protégé-and her ex-lover-wants the executive job for himself. Making matters worse, their renewed passion grows undeniable with every late-night meeting. Will Rodrigo prove to be the perfect partner in business and pleasure…or her professional undoing?
OPEN YOUR HEART - Cheris Hodges
Richardson Sisters (Book #3)

Kensington Books/Dafina
BUY
(27 July)
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For fashion boutique owner Yolanda Richardson, coming home is a matter of life and death. Witness to a brutal crime, she's terrified to put her family's B&B in the crosshairs after she starts receiving death threats. Her only refuge is the protection of her reserved hired bodyguard, Charles Morris. But Charles is anything but safe. His icy cool-under-fire-and hidden intensity-is too explosive for Yolanda to resist . . .
SWEET TEA - Piper Huguley
Hallmark Publishing
BUY
(13 July)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Althea Dailey has succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. So why doesn’t she feel more excited about it? She’s about to become the only woman-and the only Black person-to make partner at her prestigious law firm in New York City. When she has to travel South for a case, she pays a long-overdue visit back home to Milford, Georgia. To her surprise, a white man she’s never met has befriended her grandmother.
COLD CASE TRUE CRIME - Denise N. Wheatley
An Unsolved Mystery Book (Book #5)

Harlequin Intrigue
BUY
(1 July)
Reviewer:
Wayne Jordan |  Rating: B+
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Samantha Vincent has turned her fascination with true crime into a popular blog. When an old friend asks her to investigate a murder the police couldn’t solve, she begins to suspect that the cops want this case to go cold. Sam is confident she’ll catch the killer when Detective Gregory Harris agrees to help her, but everything changes when she becomes a target… 











AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
THE AFTERMATH - Iris Bolling
A Nate Reigns Novel (Book #1)

Siri Austen Entertainment
BUY
(21 July)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A+
SUSPENSE
The investigation into the death of Prosecuting Attorney Alex Burnett leads to the discovery of other crimes which garners huge headlines for the Richmond Police Department. For the brass, the number of closed cases is a triumph, however, it does not solve the murder of the friend and mentor of Nathan ‘Nate’ Reigns, a detective in the Major Crimes Division.
THE BILLIONAIRE'S PROPOSAL - Natalie Dunbar
Love and Money (Book #1)

Independently Published
BUY
(27 July)
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
What are you prepared to do for love or money? Billionaire Carson McDonald offers African American financial whiz, Aubrey Merrill, a lifechanging partnership running a company he’s purchased. Soon their business relationship dives deeply personal. Due to his past, Carson has avoided romantic attachments. He messes up. Can he convince Aubrey of his love or is he doomed to bachelor hell forever?
A GROOM FOR PURITY - Parker J. Cole
The Blizzard Brides (Book #19)

Independently Published
BUY
(14 July)
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
No one knows that rough, tough stagecoach driver Par Pen is really Purity Pennington. She ran away years ago to escape an unwanted marriage. So it's a complete surprise to her when she discovers she's engaged to a man she never met! The last thing she wants to do is go back to Last Chance, but someone back home has a lot of explaining to do.
THE FRIEND ZONE - Delaney Diamond
Quicksilver (Book #5)

Garden Avenue Press
BUY
(30 July)
Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Their friendship is strong. Their attraction is stronger.No one knows that rough, tough stagecoach driver Par Pen is really Purity Pennington. She ran away years ago to escape an unwanted marriage. So it's a complete surprise to her when she discovers she's engaged to a man she never met! The last thing she wants to do is go back to Last Chance, but someone back home has a lot of explaining to do.