Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from January 27th-February 2nd.
When’s the Last Time? by Monica Walters
If abandonment had a face, Enzo Saint Rideaux’s fit the bill perfectly. Being raised by his father since the age of four without any involvement from his mother, makes him feel like he’s been missing something. Regardless of his dad’s endless love, he knows that his mother has to care about him. After his dad is shot and killed, his hopes are high for reuniting with his mother, but once again, he is left without her love. Moving in with his paternal grandparents wasn’t what he expected, but it’s his fate.
Learning to adapt is hard and after his introduction to music, he uses it to ease his soul. At some point it’s not enough and he turns his attention to women. Sex gives him an adrenaline rush like no other and it helps him manage his demons. However, when he meets Ulanni Alvarez at a spoken word performance, he has a different outlook on life just from that moment of being in her presence. When she leaves, he knows she will be the one to change him forever.
The problem was that he would have to convince her of that fact… after he can convince himself that he deserved everything she has to offer.
Teach Me by Alexandria House*
Stable, safe, predictable – all words that aptly describe Professor Nadia Day’s life. An existence she’s carefully crafted for herself despite her unconventional upbringing and what, to her, is an unseemly past. More than anything, she wants to forget her unstable history, and the last thing she would ever do is rock the boat when it comes to her life and livelihood.
When retired football player and single dad, Nathan Moore, walks into her psychology classroom, all fine and dreadlocked, he does more than rock her boat – he rocks her world and causes her to question her buttoned-up existence.
Will the professor give in to her desires and become a student of love?
Just Another Senful Holiday (A Senful Holiday Book 3) by BriAnn Danae*
In this thing called life, time isn’t always on our side. While trying to right their wrongs this holiday season, the upcoming generation of The Crew has no idea what they signed up for. Amiya, Maliya, Kamryn, and Donell all grew up seeing their brothers do whatever it took for them to survive. Whether that was illegal or not, the one thing that always came first was their family. By any means necessary, their families were protected and would be respected. What the four cousins weren’t prepared for, was their twenty-somethings being the most strenuous, thrill-seeking, money-making, bossed up, heart-rending age of their lives. Caught up in the idea of what love could be while becoming successful, they all seem to misjudge the timing of it. Love now is not as pleasurable as their siblings have it. It never was. It’s as Senful as ever this time around.
Slow News Day: A Groundhog Day Hot Holiday Hookup (Hot Holiday Hookup Novella Series) by Danielle Allen
I dreamt of being a news anchor my whole life. When I was offered the opportunity to sit behind the desk, I was ecstatic. Hours later, instead of reporting real news from a real desk, I was going on assignment to document Groundhog Day.
That’s not even a real holiday!
But when asked about my hottest holiday hookup, my mind flashed to the second day of February. Everything that happened that day was completely unexpected. It might’ve been a slow news day, but I came fast.
Nobody But You by Skye Moon & Bella Jay
Weddings are a time to bring people together, and that’s exactly what Ivory Rodgers and Eric Anthony wanted to do with their intimate, close friends only celebration in Aruba. The last thing they expected was the drama that came along with it.
Friendships are mended, relationships are tested and karma shows up like no other. Follow this group of friends as they slowly come to realize that no matter how hard they try, there’s no escaping their past and the secrets that come along with it.
Ready. Set. Love. (Big City Bliss Book 1) by Harleigh Rae
All she ever really wanted to do was write. After reading A Room of One’s Own, she’s undoubtedly convinced that nothing else in the world matter but her craft and her space. So she worked real hard each and every day of her adolescent life until she made it here. New York City. For the past three years, she’d put all her energy into her Creative Writing degree. Armed with laser focus and her trusty, refurbished MacBook Pro, she storms New York City. Pounding the pavements between the campus of Columbia University and her best girls’ apartment in the East Village, she draws inspiration from the many people she passes in the city that never sleeps. Never suspecting she was too, a source for which someone drew inspiration.
He had everything he wanted, but it came at a high cost. His childhood. After fleeing his last foster home, he gets on the first train heading out of his desolate little town. A hood legend before he was even old enough to buy himself a drink, the game with the highest stakes became cliche to him. Now, reinvented, successful, and filled with a renewed ambition, he’s cornering a new product. Hospitality. He’d sworn off love before ever even knowing what it was. Throwing all his energy into putting his two companies on the globe, he takes over the East Village hospitality sector. Not realizing he’d opened the path to his heart after all.
By chance encounter, both the girl and the guy cross paths and find themselves in a race all their own. Quickly they realize it’s the only race that they can’t run alone. Ready. Set. Love
A Rose-y New Year: A RoseCorp Short (RoseCorp Shorts Book 2) by Remy Powers
Emma Rose thought the closer she got to her wedding day, the closer she and her fiancé, Roman Thorne, would become. But the opposite seems to be happening. All they do these days is fight. Emma can sense them drifting apart. And when a familiar face steps back into the picture, the wedding might not be happening at all. Will the two be able to reconcile, or will their Romeo and Juliet-like relationship meet a Shakespearean end?
And A Freaky New Year (The Feel Good Standalone Series Book 3) by India T. Norfleet
As a successful sex therapist, Justine Collins is frustrated that her own sex life is unfulfilling. Her many, eager jump-offs would’ve been perfect had she not suddenly become bored with their presence. Annoyed, she dismisses them all from her life, when no man seems to be able to measure up to her needs and wants. Justine is livid and starts to wonder if the reason she’s not satisfied is because deep down she desperately longs for something more. Just as that possibility tries to sink in, Justine runs into Trell Davis at a local club and everything changes.
When Trell Davis meets Justine, everything in him tells him that she’s the one, so he confidently sticks to his beliefs. He just has to convince her that she can trust him with her heart. Determined to make her his, Trell sets out on a quest to make Justine his one and only. With jealousy, hate, and misery looming in the shadows strong enough to destroy any hope for a future, will unforeseen turmoil and pain take away everything he’s ever wanted, or will these two seemingly kindred spirits be able to withstand the hurricane just in time to experience a very happy, freaky New Year?
The Right Connection (Morningstar Short Read 4) by Jena’ Luwoye
In love, all you need is the right connection.
Tessa Donovan’s life is a tangled mess of responsibility and uncertainty until a chance encounter with a handsome IT Tech reboots her dream of being a writer.
Brian Pentecost has all he needs, except for love and a fresh start. After years of routine, his life takes a sudden turn when he meets someone new and an opportunity arises that threatens this new-found connection.
Will these two take a chance on each other or will life’s circumstances cause them to disconnect for good?
On a Cloudy Day by Imani Lewis
He was everything I didn’t want,
She was everything I always needed.
He bulldozed his way through, destroying the walls I put in place.
She gave me the courage I needed to take the wheel and control my life.
When we met in the clouds, we didn’t know we’d fall in love.
We just knew we needed to survive the storm,
While also chasing the sunset….
Ace (The Jacksons Book 1) by Brenda Barrett
Honor thy mother…
It was an open secret in his family that Dr. Ace Jackson Jr. resembled the Wileys and not his father, Ace Jackson Sr.
His mother, Celia Jackson, told him to ignore the whispers and the innuendos, he was Ace Sr.’s son and not the son of their former gardener, Micky Wiley.
For thirty-six years Ace Jr. managed to do just that. He ignored the speculation because he didn’t want to upset the status quo. However, a part of him was curious as to what was the truth of the situation, but he would honor his mother’s wishes.
And then he met and developed feelings for Kiya Brady, the rumored love child of Micky Wiley, and then he realized that maybe he shouldn’t be honoring his mother’s wishes after all…
If the Sheets Could Talk by Wynta Tyme
After the death of her father, eight-year-old Marvelous “Marvel” Stephens, was uprooted from her home to be raised by her father’s parents. As much as she adores her grandparents, her own need for companionship developed because she was an only child in the household. That all changed when troubled ten-year-old, D’usse “Duce” Phelps, and his uncle moved down the street. From the first point of contact their friendship took off, causing the two to be inseparable. What seemed like an odd pairing to everyone, was a match made for them. Marvel was very aware of D’usse’s troubled upbringing and it didn’t bother her in the slightest that she was his therapy. So the more time they spent together, the more their feelings evolved.
Now all grown up, Marvel operates her own laundry business out of her grandparent’s garage, while D’usse caters to animals as a successful veterinarian. The lines blurred between them and the thought of what could be surfaces. Marvel wants more than a friendship and D’usse wants his shot at forever. Finally acting on their feelings, a new player arrives in town and he has his eyes set on Marvel.
Lance Daniels is looking for a fresh start and maybe the brown skinned beauty next door could help with that, but that’s if his shady past or D’usse doesn’t have the final say. When soiled sheets are used other than going into the wash, all signs point to something lurking in the shadows. Marvel is trapped between two brooding and handsome alphas vying for her affection, how and who will she choose?
Enough to Love by K.R. Lewis
Meet Laila. Young, beautiful, ambitious. Her dreams are big and she’s ready to go for it all. There’s just one problem. Her spending is out of control. Laila feels everything falling apart all around her. But when she meets Leon, she is ready to let her guard down and love. Leon is handsome, fun and a good catch. Will her spending ruin their relationship before it even starts? Or will Leon’s past deny them a chance at love?
Catching Evie (Scott-Willams Family Book 1) by Turtleberry
Evie has been dealt a difficult hand by life. Her stubbornness only makes things more difficult. Then Tony walks back into her life. He seems to have an answer for everything. The question is will Evie allow him to be the answer to her problems. Will she open her heart and allow Tony to be successful at Catching Evie?
Keeper by A.S. Wilson
Alexandria has made a habit of putting others first. Whether it’s her best friend, her younger sister, or one of her students who needs her, she’s always there. But when her younger sister, Draya, suffers her second opioid overdose, Alexandria fears that she has not done enough to ensure that her sister won’t follow in their mother’s footsteps. Darryl, likewise, assumed responsibility for his household at a young age. Following his father’s death, he sacrificed his own dreams so that he could provide a better life for his mother and sister. Now he has new dreams and a new lady in his life. Will Alexandria and Darryl be able to forge a new future together, or will their losses be all that they have?
Holding My Heart for Ransom by Evelyn Latrice
The sweetest drug known to man will always be a woman. And in the case of Candy Wilson, she was just that and more. Her sweet and sassy personality was enough to hook any man, gaining her the attention of the one man she thought she’d love forever. But as the saying goes, tell God your plans and watch him laugh.
Passion and Pain go hand in hand and a love lost garners a love gained. Usually. With a toss-up of loyalty and trustworthiness, Candy finds herself at a crossroad and caught up between the pain of one and the passion of another.
Fed up with feeling a lack of love, Candy stumbles across something so alluring and captivating, she doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going, and it leaves her heart and mind battling for the top spot. Will Candy play the field, or will the familiar love of the only man she’s ever given her heart to win? Will her heart be held captive to one or for ransom with another?
What’s it Like to be in Love?: A Novella by Queen K
“What’s it like to be in love? That’s all I’m really thinking of…and I was just wondering, will love ever know me?”⠀
For Dr. Jrue Alston and Kashira Marshall, these words described their love lives to a T. Both were cynical to the four-letter word and the feelings evoked from falling. ⠀
Kashira was a young and educated, single mother with emotional baggage from previous relationships. She wasn’t looking for love or believed love would ever find her…until she encounters Dr. Alston. Can Jrue convince her that love is obtainable, or will he damage her logic of love even more?⠀
Jrue was an older yet still young professional with experience in the world of education, but a novice when it comes to love. He encounters Kashira and his whole world along with his ideas of love turn upside down. Could the younger woman show him what he’s been missing, or will love just keep passing him by?
The Deal by Trina Crooks
Becoming a single mother to her sister’s children was not exactly something Tamara Long was prepared for, but she was determined to do the best she could for them. Along with this major life change came another issue—no free time in her schedule to date. And no matter how much she insisted, she could not get her mother or best friend to see that men were just not a priority right now. Who had the time to try to cultivate a serious relationship? She sure as hell didn’t.
Darius Brooks had a lot on his plate. When his wife abandoned him to go pursue her dream job in Washington, DC, she left him to juggle raising their three kids and run his growing construction business, which left little time for anything else. Who had time to date? Women were so far down his list of priorities that getting into a serious relationship was almost a joke to him.
But when Tamara and Darius meet each other, they couldn’t deny their immediate attraction. So, what are two grown and sexy people supposed to do when they want each other but can’t be tied down—they make a deal.
The deal was that they would be with each other when their schedules allowed.
The deal was no kissing and no overnight stays.
The deal was they would not fall in love with each other.
Well…some deals are made to be broken.
Command and Control (Knockin’ Boots Book 1) by Angie Daniels
She plans to avoid love at all costs… Senior Master Sergeant Dayana Meeks has sworn off dating military men for good. So when she’s asked to attend a deployment briefing the last thing she’s looking for is romance. Unfortunately, the moment she locks eyes with irresistibly sexy Keim Howard, she realizes that sometimes promises are impossible to keep.
He intends to change her mind… As a Chief in the United States Air Force, Keim has a reputation on-duty as a no-nonsense leader who’s used to airmen obeying his every command. Off duty he has a reputation of being a bit of a heart breaker, however, the second he sees Dayana, she becomes a craving he fears he’ll never be able to satisfy. Problem is, she’s intent on resisting him. But Keim is a man who always gets what he wants and will stop at nothing to break down barriers to have her heart under his control. *This is a standalone with a happily ever after and no cliffhanger.
Owner of a Broken Heart (Richardson Sisters Book 1) by Cheris Hodges
The four very different Richardson sisters have one thing in common: their fierce loyalty to their family and pride in the historic bed and breakfast they own. But unexpected desire will challenge them in ways they never imagined . . .
Sportswriter Nina Richardson had the perfect life away from her family’s famous shadow. But a social media blowup and rejection by her boyfriend brought her back to their peaceful Charleston, South Carolina B&B to figure out what went wrong. So there’s no way she’s going to trust the crazy-hot sparks flying between her and handsome new employee Clinton Jefferson. It’s just reckless, rip-his-clothes-off, one-night-and-forget-it lust—right?
Fresh from working for the Richardsons’ biggest rival, Clinton wants to show his modernization ideas aren’t sabotage or a gimmick. Getting involved with the rebellious Nina means trouble for sure—but he can’t resist showing this stubborn, fiery woman how she should be loved. But false accusations and Nina’s returned ex shake their passion—and fragile trust—to the core. Now between cascading obstacles and conflicting loyalties, can Clinton and Nina untangle what they really want in time?
All the Things I Should Have Known by Tiffany L. Warren
They are forty-something, successful, financially set . . . and done with trying to find “perfect” husbands. So why can’t Hahna, Twila, and Kimberly have men strictly for friendship, companionship—and especially mind-blowing sex? Their solution: be sugar mamas to gorgeous young studs who promise the best of having it all. But the ladies soon find that real lust and no strings is way more complicated than they thought . . .
All-business and all about the money, Hahna is drawn to Jovan, an aspiring writer. He’s content with his work and Hahna, but her determination to make him appreciate the finest things in life could easily tear them apart. Cautious Kimberly is swept off her feet by handsome adrenaline-junkie Shawn—but an old flame from her past sparks an even more dangerous passion. And for Twila, a smokin’-hot Instagram model is fulfilling all her scandalous, insatiable dreams . . . until his high-maintenance demands and jealousy throw her life into chaos. Now Hahna, Kimberly, and Twila need to trust their instincts and their hearts to reclaim their joy—and the love they truly deserve.
The Promise of a Kiss (Jackson Falls) by Synithia Williams
They’ve worked together for years. But one weekend away will change everything…
Dominic Ferrell is the ultimate fixer. If a problem has to disappear, Dominic is the one to call. So when senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux needs help tracking down a woman from his past, Dominic can’t resist taking the job and enlisting the best PI he knows to help. It’s an open-and-shut case…or at least it was supposed to be.
From the moment Dominic walks into her office, six feet of cool, confident, magnetism, Jeanette knows she’s in for some delicious trouble. He may want to approach the woman they’re hired to find on his own, but Jeanette has a hunch about this case—and she’s never ever wrong. They either finish this together…or not at all.
What begins as a simple work trip soon turns into something far more fun—and more complicated. And as the sparks between them ignite, nothing will ever be the same. But will Dominic and Jeanette get burned?
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