Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of MAY 2021. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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BLIND AMBITION - Latishua Lovely
Kensington Books
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(25 May)
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MAINSTREAM FICTION
Since childhood, Chantel has idolized her older sister, Jett, a superstar performer. But she’s seldom seen her Hollywood-based sibling. More on the shy side, Chantel is perfectly happy with her own modest singing career and quiet Missouri hometown life. But when their mother dies and Chantel's world is upended, she hopes that moving to Los Angeles will give her a fresh start-and a chance to know Jett better. Yet the truth is, she doesn’t know Jett at all.
THE BEACH HOUSE - Rochelle Alers
The Book Club (Book #2)

Kensington Books/Dafina
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(25 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
It’s been almost a year since Leah Berkley Kent left her lavish Richmond home to spend two months on Coates Island, North Carolina. There she found friendship with two extraordinary women, Kayana and Cherie. Together they formed a summer book club, meeting weekly at the Seaside Café. Leah also found the courage to finally stand up to Alan, her domineering husband of twenty-eight years.
AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE - Nina Crespo
The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortune (Book #1)

Harlequin Special Edition
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(1 May)
Reviewer: Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
His homecoming was temporary. Until he met the woman who changed everything. Captain Collin Waldon is on leave from the military, tending to his ailing father in his final days. Knowing his stay in Rambling Rose will be short, Collin is not looking for romantic entanglements-especially not with Nicole Fortune, the beautiful, free-spirited executive chef of Roja Restaurant in the struggling Hotel Fortune. Yet these two unlikely lovers seem perfect for each other, until Collin’s reassignment threatens their newfound bliss…
GIVE ME MORE - A.C. Arthur
The Fabulous Golds (Book #5)

Harlequin Dare
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(1 May)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell (|  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Fashion exec RJ Gold hasn’t seen Grace Hopkins since she turned down his marriage proposal and walked out of his life. While he’s in Saint Lucia for his sister’s wedding, a run-in with his journalist ex is unexpected…as is the story she’s writing on the decades-long feud between his family’s fashion empire and a rival Manhattan house. Grace’s body is as delicious as RJ remembers…but he remembers too much to trust her again.
JEDIDIAH'S CROWNING GLORY - Sherelle Green
Crowne Legacy (Book #3)

Independently Published
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(11 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
HIM: My demons are mine to slay. My burdens are mine to carry. I’ve never been a knight in shining armor. More like a savage in dusty timbs condemned to spend my existence taking lives. Therefore, the last thing I want to do is save hers even if my family dictates I’m the best man for the job. Then again, only God judges who goes to heaven and hell and maybe this could tip the scale in my favor. But could giving into temptation erase this good deed? She is a vixen after all, testing my patience and my will.
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU - Elle Wright
Young in Love (Book #1)

Elle Writes Books
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(20 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
I fake laugh every time I think about how ironic it is to be a commitment-phobe relationship therapist who is also the daughter of two world-renowned marriage and family counselors. Seriously, it’s comical! Want to know how I messed up my life? Getting arrested for stealing a priceless artifact for a tearful client. Want to know what my biggest problem is? Spending my life teaching women how to break relationships when all I want to do is make a relationship-with him
CAUGHT IN THE GAME - Cassie Verano
Diamond Lake Rattlers (Book #1)

Independently Published
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(27 April)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Stormi Knight is free from the constraints of her past relationship and isn’t interested in going back. The only love she’s interested in is the love she has for her contemporary jazz club, her namesake, Stormy Nights. During a night out in the city, Stormi finds herself on a blind date with a man she’d hoped never to see again.