Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of SEPTEMBER 2021. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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MISSING AT CHRISTMAS - K. D. Richards
West Investigations (Book #2)

Harlequin Intrigue
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Wayne Jordan |  Rating:  A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Private investigator Shawn West is stunned when the attack victim he rescues is Addy Williams-the one woman he never forgot. She’s turning a quiet upstate New York town inside out to bring her missing sister home by Christmas. Shawn offers to help if she'll provide a cover for his own investigation into a suspicious company in town, but can they work together to find Addy's sister…or are they already too late.
TRACING A KIDNAPPER - Juno Rushdan
Behavioral Analysis Unit (Book #5)

Harlequin Intrigue
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer:
Wayne Jordan |  Rating:  A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
FBI agent Madeline Striker’s new case feels deeply personal. The kidnapped daughter of tech CEO Jackson Rhodes is the same age her sister was when she was abducted. The kidnap specialist’s fierce determination to rescue Jackson’s child forges a powerful bond between them, but they can’t allow their intense attraction to divert their focus. Because a vindictive enemy is threatening the child’s life.
THE ROYAL MESS - Angela Seals
Modern Day Socialite (Book #1)

Independently Published
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Uneventful. Boring. A Mess ... that was my life until he came along. He was nothing like the man of my dreams and everything my father despised. Yet, I want him. Secrets are unveiled, danger surrounds us, and my life hangs in the balance. Can our love survive the test? Or will the mistakes of the past ruin our future forever?
BLIND DATE WITH THE SPARE HEIR - Yahrah St. John
Locketts of Tuxedo Park (Book #2)

Harlequin Desire
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil  |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
PR agent Elyse Harper finally has a way into Atlanta’s powerful Lockett family. Julian Lockett is being pressured to settle down! Dating Julian is Elyse’s chance to prove the Locketts swindled her father out of his share of their football dynasty. The easy part of her plan? Playing lovers with the playboy. There’s no need to pretend because Julian’s the sexiest man Elyse has ever met. The hard part? Keeping her mind on her goal once she’s in Julian’s bed…
SHE GET WHAT SHE DESERVES - Denise N. Wheatley
Love Connection (Book #3)

Tule Publishing
BUY
(7 September)
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Tina Webb had given up her dreams of becoming a primo ballerina that pirouetted in front of an audience of hundreds of people long ago. Having a beau to share her life with was a lost cause too. So, she poured her heart and soul into her dance studio. Instructing young girls who still held onto their dreams, in hopes they could see them realized the way she hadn't.
A BLUES SINGER TO REDEEM HIM - Elle Jackson
Harlequin Historical
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating:  A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Evelyn Laroque’s performances at Lorenzo De Luca’s Kansas City blues club draw even bigger crowds than his bootleg whiskey. And every time he hears her voice, Lorenzo falls a little harder for the achingly beautiful blues singer. When Evelyn becomes a target for the KKK, Lorenzo faces an impossible choice. Will this son of a gangster turn to the mob if it’s the only way to protect the woman he loves?
A DELICIOUS DILEMMA - Sara Taíno
Harlequin Desire
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Copeland  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Val Navarro’s first mistake: going out dancing after a bad breakup when the chef should be focused on her family business. Her second mistake? Thinking the handsome, sensitive stranger she meets could be more than a rebound - until she discovers he’s Philip Wagner of Wagner Developments. His father’s company could shut down her restaurant and unravel her tight-knit neighborhood. When Philip takes over negotiations, Val wants to believe he has good intentions. But is following her heart a recipe for disaster?
KILL FOR YOU - Kia D. Richards
Simon & Schuster
BUY
(16 August)
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Twelve years ago, a devastating hit and run nearly killed Zenyia Washington, taking away the thing she cared about most in the world - her ability to play music. After working hard to start over, she’s beginning a new chapter in her life and opening her own music therapy practice. When the driver who destroyed her life is found brutally murdered, his body left slumped on a bench at her workplace, Zenyia becomes the prime suspect in the case
THE POINT OF IT ALL - Sean D. Young
Love Connection (Book #3)

Young Creations Publishing
BUY
(1 September)
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Tina Webb had given up her dreams of becoming a primo ballerina that pirouetted in front of an audience of hundreds of people long ago. Having a beau to share her life with was a lost cause too. So, she poured her heart and soul into her dance studio. Instructing young girls who still held onto their dreams, in hopes they could see them realized the way she hadn't.
THE BUTCHER'S DAUGHTER - Parker J. Cole
Daughters of Black Gotham  (Book #1)

Independently Published
BUY
(31 August)
Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Elsia Letchmore was intent on marrying her childhood friend until he left her and New York behind. She tried to console herself and put the man who rejected out of her mind. Now, she’s tasked with finding Zelpher Knight and bringing him to home. Zelpher Knight dreamed of being on the stage, but opportunities for a colored actor in 1846 were non-existent. Spurning his parents’ wishes, he leaves New York and the only woman he has loved, to find the world isn’t ready to accept him.
SECRETS OF A ONE NIGHT STAND - Niama Simone
Billionaires of Boston (Book #2)

Harlequin Desire
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Finding out her previous one-night fling is her new boss is the shock of Mycah Hill’s lifetime. She can’t say no to being VP for software CEO Achilles Farrell-she’s finally made her career dream come true. But knowing he’s so close… It’s only a matter of time before she’s back in his arms. It can’t end well. Achilles’s tortured family history means he’s not up for sticking around long-term. But Mycah’s surprise pregnancy is about to change everything…
THRONE OF A PHARAOH - Sherelle Green
Crowne Legacy (Book #5)

Independently Published
BUY
(31 August)
Reviewer: 
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: 
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
She walked into the room like she owned it, demanding that I pay attention before she even voiced a word. When faced with the brown beauty, I almost forgot my number one rule: Trust No One. It’s something I remind myself daily. We all have an addiction and if I’m not careful, she’ll become mine. I can’t afford any distractions right now, especially when my latest obsession has secrets that can do more harm than good.
A KISS TO REMEMBER - Niama Simone
Rose Bend (Book #1.5)

HQN Books
BUY
(24 August)
Reviewer:  |  Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Remi Donovan doesn’t know what possessed Declan Howard to sidle up to her desk and ask for a kiss-but she’s not about to turn him down. After all, she’s had a secret crush on the sexy-as-sin wealth manager ever since he set foot in Rose Bend two years ago. Still, why steal a kiss from a small-town librarian when a man like Declan could have any woman he wants?