Hey Girl! I hope you’re ready to bust your book budget because there are a TON of new releases from January 30th-February 5th!
You Should Still Be Mine by A.C. Taylor
For way too long, Nina has spent her days loving a man that can’t love her back—at least not the way that she deserves to be loved. Headstrong and proud of the woman that she is, Nina knows her worth. But when it comes to Dallas Eagan, she finds herself losing sight of everything. Ready to let go of what she knows will never be, Nina decides to move on and put her past with Dallas behind her. But the second she embarks on her quest to find true happiness, she faces a drastic change—a change that forces her to question every move that she makes.
Nina is everything that Dallas could ever want in a woman. She’s fun, sassy, and an amazing mother to their daughter. Without a doubt, she’s the only woman that truly holds the key to his heart. Unfortunately, he struggles to be the man that she wants him to be. For the majority of his life, Dallas has enjoyed the freedom of being with whatever woman he chooses, whenever he chooses. He answers to no one and he makes all the rules. But just like anything else, rules are made to be broken and when Dallas least expects it, that’s exactly what happens.
Mistakes will be made and rules will be broken, but when the dust settles a decision will have to be made. Will Dallas and Nina put their pride aside and build a life together? Or will they allow past mistakes to ruin what could be?
(Note: This book is a spin-off of Let’s Make Love Tonight. Although it can be read as a standalone, it does contain several spoilers from that title.)
No Kissing by Toni Larue’
1 is lonely
Every husband dreams of the perfect wife and career. Langston Pennington has both. His career as an author provides him with fame and fortune but that isn’t enough. Langston has a sweet tooth for other women. He manages to keep his cravings under control until he meets Leila Alexander. She is young and beautiful and Langston quickly realizes that his hunger for her is turning into obsession.
2 is company
Every wife dreams of the perfect marriage. Josephine Pennington works hard to maintain a perfect image in the public eye. She is aware of her husband’s unfaithful ways but as long as his playboy antics stay behind closed doors, Josephine is content playing the naïve wife. But when a young beauty enters the picture, Josephine is aware that this time might be different. Langston is careless with Leila and Josephine will do anything to make sure Leila doesn’t ruin her picture perfect image.
3 is a crowd
Every girl dreams to find a man that will sweep her off her feet. Leila Alexander, a struggling student, isn’t rich or successful. She finds that her luck has changed when she meets her favorite author, Langston Pennington. He is handsome and rich. To Leila, Langston is her meal ticket but things get complicated when she finds herself in love with him. What started out as a come-up plan quickly turns into a passionate romance. Ready to put her original plan to the side, Leila confronts Langston about the obvious obstacle in their relationship— his wife.
Jazz It Up by Brynette L. Turner
Everything was going Angela’s way. This beautiful, sassy, college-educated woman couldn’t have been happier. As the co-owner of a travel agency that had just landed a dream contract to create fantasy packages for a restaurant and jazz club.
Being the Entertainment Manager at the restaurant his uncle owned hadn’t been part of Chris’ original plans, but reuniting with Angela was more important than anything. Now, this sexy trumpet player needed to convince his college sweetheart that second chances were worth taking and that the music they’d once made together was only the opening chord.
First, she’d have to forgive him for breaking her heart in college. And for tricking her into signing the contract with his uncle’s restaurant without knowing about Chris’ involvement. Of course, that would only happen after he let her know he was back in town.
It was impossible for Angie to walk away from the contract.
But that didn’t mean Chris’ plan—or his heart—was as unbreakable.
Clean Up Love by Barbara Keaton
She … even though she had just officially met him hours earlier, there was something about him that settled deep down inside of her. She actually wanted to spend some time with him regardless of the fact that she had just met him hours earlier.
He …his mind entwined with intermittent thoughts of seeing Lana Jean again. Yet, something in his gut told him that Lana Jean Joseph, esquire, was different from most. Oh, yes, he wanted to see her again.
Would the ownership tear them apart?
Forged in Desire (The Protectors) by Brenda Jackson
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
Give Me Something I Can Feel by B. Love
Charlie White is probably the most bubbly, charismatic, and friendly person one could ever meet. After getting a second chance at life via a new heart, Charlie vowed to make the most out of life – no matter what cards she has been given.
Knight Carver is probably the most angry, guarded, and anti-social person one could ever meet. After losing his mother because of diabetes complications, Knight vowed to never lose another person he loved – he detached himself from the rest of his family completely.
When Knight returns to Memphis during the NBA off season, his 16-year-old pregnant sister needs all the help she can get. Charlie’s bedside service for expecting mothers is just the help Knight and Harlem both need.
Although he fights it, Charlie’s personality and beautiful smile immediately melt Knight’s stone heart. He refuses to let her or anyone else know that, though. It doesn’t matter how attracted to her he is, or how drawn to her he finds himself, Knight has no plans of loving someone only to have them ripped from his hands like his mother was.
Because of their meeting, one of their hearts will be changed forever. Charlie has the chance to use her love to give Knight something he hasn’t felt in years, or allow the stress of his pessimistic attitude to damage the heart she waited anxiously for. That’s what love does, you know? It fills you with empowering strength, or makes you devastatingly weak.
What will be the outcome for these two?
Hot 16 (The Robinsons Book 2) by K. Sadeé
Since the moment they met, Popstar Winter Robinson has thought that Ali Nelson was too arrogant for his own good–and for hers. But when he offers her a joint project, she finds that his music is too good for her to say ‘no’ to. Slowly he’s becoming too good to say ‘no’ to too.
Ali Nelson just wants Winter’s amazing voice and even more amazing pen. It’s taken him months to even manage to get that, but late nights and beautiful music are starting to make him want something more.
The Low of Love (Wayward Love Book 2) by Love Belvin
Things went left when they met, and while they were able to form a bond of sorts, it wasn’t what either of them hoped for. Before this wayward love settles for the straight path, there has to be a low. Right?
The wayward connection of Isaak and Kennedi is now under new terms. This new playing field has them both caught in a whirlwind. They’re outside the classroom and in unfamiliar territory; the semester assignment seems a lifetime ago, and now those cultural differences that separated them aren’t enough to keep them from exploring more with each other and about each other.
But to what expense? What’s sacrificed? What will be revealed? How low can love go before it ceases to exist?
Note: This is the second installment of a three book series. It contains expletive language, sexual content, and ends on a cliffhanger. If you do not wish to have these elements in your reads, this is not the venture for you.
Made to Love (Love After Book 2) by Alexandria House
A year after a messy break-up with her stripper ex-boyfriend, seamstress, Trevia McCall, is still feeling the after-effects of his betrayal…and their mind-numbing sex life. She’s done with him, but her subconscious mind and body haven’t gotten the memo.
Spoken word artist, Nyles Adams, is the kind of man Trevia loves to love—handsome, talented, and cocky as hell. But as far as she’s concerned, he’s everything she wants and nothing that she needs.
Could it be possible that Trevia and Nyles were made to love each other?
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
A strong-willed beauty finds herself in the arms of the handsome drifter from her past, in this second book in the sizzling series set in the Old West, from USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins
As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…
This Is Love: Illusion of Love/From My Heart by Nana Malone and Sienna Mynx
Valentine’s Day holds sensual and sexy surprises in these two irresistible stories…
Illusion of Love by Nana Malone
Valentine Anderson’s parents clearly gave her the wrong first name. Her last two relationships ended on Valentine’s Day, and her current one implodes right before her sister’s wedding. Then the dashing and adventurous photographer next door suggests a fake relationship to keep her family and his boss’s overattentive wife at bay. It’s just an act, until Val starts acting on her impulses…and make-believe becomes undeniably too real!
From My Heart by Sienna Mynx
First Aniyah Stevens is jilted a week before her wedding. Now she’s stuck with the bill for a romantic and lavish Italian honeymoon. Rising above her disappointment, she goes solo—only to find that it’s a couples-only getaway. Charming resort owner Niccolo Montenegro has his own heartache to bear. But kindred spirit Aniyah tempts him with an offer that could make their Valentine’s Day memorable for all the right reasons…
Full Court Seduction by Synithia Williams
Playing for keeps
Straitlaced conservationist Danielle Stewart is known for passionately protecting the Florida coastline. Only one man knows about the other side of Danielle, the one she keeps concealed behind prim cardigans and glasses. Back in college, Danielle shared a sizzling night with Jacobe Jenkins. Next day, he left for the NBA draft, and his talent for troublemaking has made him as infamous as his on-court skills. Now chance has thrown them together again, and Danielle sees a perfect way to boost awareness for her favorite cause.
He’s older, wiser and a lot more notorious, but one thing about Jacobe hasn’t changed: his deep attraction to Danielle. Supporting her conservation efforts could improve his public image—and give him a second chance with the woman he still regrets leaving behind. But the lasting kind of love takes more than a trick shot. Will he overcome his bad-boy reputation and put his heart on the line for what could be the biggest play of his life?
Feel the Heat (Southern Living) by Cheris Hodges
Behind closed doors?
Relationship blogger and bestselling author Mimi Collins built her brand by talking openly about sex and love. But after a blog she posts negatively depicting a speed-dating site goes viral, she needs legal advice, and fast. Lucky for her, she has an irresistible advocate in Brent Daniels, her gorgeous new neighbor. The celebrated attorney and TV personality just took on her case. And he plays to win—in and out of court.
Putting the moves on his client is taboo, but how can Brent turn down his feelings for Atlanta’s hottest romance expert? He knows what a woman really wants: candlelight and roses, champagne and seduction. Until a legal victory leads to an intimate tête-à-tête…and a very public kiss. But with a tragic secret buried in his past, Brent can’t afford any negative publicity. And now that his reputation is on the line, so is his future with Mimi. And he doesn’t intend to lose his chance with the woman he loves without a fight.
All He Needs (Weddings by Diana) by Shirley Hailstock
She’s all he ever wanted
Wedding consultant Renee Hart is finally ready to take the plunge…as creator of an innovative bridal magazine. Her own dreams of happily-ever-after were shattered when Carter Hampshire broke off their relationship without warning. Newly relocated to the Big Apple, Renee discovers that her former lover—more charismatic than ever—is now also her greatest rival.
Carter came home to New York to oversee his family’s publishing empire. Finding out the woman who got away is working for the competition—in his own building, no less—doesn’t deter him from his new mission. Three years ago, he thought he was doing the right thing by letting her go. Now all he wants is a second chance. But when the media-frenzied launch of Designed for Brides leads to accusations of industrial espionage, could Carter lose Renee again—this time forever?
Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby
From the New York Times bestselling author who “writes with high-octane levels of emotion” (USA Today).
Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be-in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci.
Traci doesn’t worry, though. She knows Simone doesn’t mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone’s obsession has gone.
It is then that Simone’s entire world begins unraveling, and dreadful secrets from her past are exposed with no warning. Secrets that she’ll do almost anything to protect.
Love by Delivery by Pat Simmons
Senior Accounts Manager Dominique Hayes has it all—money, a car and a condo. Well, almost. She’s starting to believe love has passed her by.
One thing for sure, she can’t hurry God, so she continues to wait while losing hope that a special Godly man will ever make his appearance.
Package Courier Ashton Taylor knows a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. The only thing standing in his way of finding the right woman is his long work hours. Or maybe not.
A chance meeting changes everything. When love finally comes knocking, will Dominique open the door and accept Ashton’s special delivery?
Better Than She Can by Marissa Monteilh
Single mom, Loreal Reynolds begins a temporary job assignment as a receptionist at an investment company in Atlanta, and she is immediately attracted to a handsome executive named Jarvis Benjamin. Right away, she uses her feminine charms to elicit his attention, and sets her sights on getting to know him better. Jarvis shows strength in resisting her flirtatious ways, but Loreal’s determination is stronger. Watch Loreal’s tactics as she seduces a man who she knows is not only taken, but married. It happens every day; once married women kiss their husbands goodbye, at the office, temptations lurk. Watch out, and take a look into the mind of Loreal, because she wants your man, and she is ready, willing, and able to show him that she can love him better than you can!
Revenge of the Mistress (Love & Revenge) by Cydney Rax
A mistress-turned-wife with a dream marriage gone wrong. The perfect plan for payback. And fallout so explosive even winning may mean losing it all. . .
The new Mrs. Rashad Eason can’t believe it. She dreamed, schemed, and seduced her way to media adoration and a fairy tale wedding to the lover she stole from his wife. But the honeymoon phase turns into something more shattering when the groom begins to reminisce about his ex, Kiara, and devises a plan to win her back. No way is Nicole going to stand for this. If she can’t be the picket-fence wife, she’ll be the picture-perfect, very rich widow. And sexing her ex-con first love will ensure his help—and keep her hot and satisfied through those lonely grieving nights. . .
But in the game of love and revenge, everyone has a score to settle. And when karma rears its ugly head, no one can stay safe. To keep her own hands clean, Nicole must spin new lies, flip new scripts—and deal with the ultimate betrayal. Keeping her enemies close means igniting secrets and revelations even Nicole doesn’t see coming. And as an avalanche of scandal threatens to shatter everything she’s trying to keep, the last woman standing may be the biggest loser of all . . .
The Mark (The Score Series) by Kiki Swinson
Two for the money. . .
Identity thief Lauren Kelly thought she was safe. The millions she stole from her double-crossing accomplice and ex-lover Matt Connors bought a quiet upscale life for her, her unsuspecting new husband Drake, and their precious baby. But betrayal was just the beginning. . .
Three to throw down. . .
When both Drake and the baby go missing, it’s courtesy of a vengeful Matt. Lauren has less than twenty-four hours to give him back the money. She’s prepared for any payback—but nothing can keep this exchange from going all-the-way wrong. . .
No price is too high. . .
Now Lauren lives to hunt Matt down. She’ll strip away his fortune, work all his weaknesses—and destroy his every strength. But she’s heading straight into an insidious trap that could turn sweet revenge into mutually-assured destruction. . .
Vernice (Women of the Fellowship Book 2) by Julia Royston
Vernice is a single mother of a high school senior about to go to college on a full athletic scholarship. Vernice and her son live in windy Chicago going about their daily lives. Vernice works hard at her job striving to get ahead and be promoted. David, Jr. works hard at school wanting to make his mother proud and himself independent. They attend church and very active in the national organization, The Christian Church World Fellowship Conference. Vernice works on the national planning staff and would love to meet a very nice, Christian man and eventually remarry. Vernice didn’t really want a stepfather for her son because his biological father wasn’t a good father. Now that her son is almost fully grown, she doesn’t have to worry about a stepfather for her son, but her desire is only for passionate love in her life.
Shattered Vows: Love, Lies, & Consequences Book 3 by Natasha D. Frazier
Rico gambled with his marriage when he cheated on Chloe. Breaking his vows and risking everything for temporary pleasure, he lost his wife’s respect and trust.
Rico returns to God, searching for a quick fix to win Chloe’s heart back, but his heart is the one that is changed. He is a self-proclaimed changed man, willing to go the extra mile to restore his marriage, but he just may be too late.
Has Chloe given up on him? She has forgiven him before, but this is different. “I’m sorry” isn’t enough when vows have been shattered. With the law and the Word of the Lord on her side, she finally gathers enough courage to walk away.
But then tragedy strikes. Is it enough to make Chloe stay, or will she start a new chapter in her life?
Invisible Journei by Elle Welch
Journei Oliver has the life that most woman dream of having. She has a loving husband and two beautiful children, a gorgeous home, and a lucrative career as a real-estate agent. She has never had anything to complain about until one day she wakes up and realizes that her husband nor her children appreciate her. She feels invisible in life, in her career and even in her own home.
She goes through all types of feelings and scenarios when she discovers what her life has become but settles on trying to put her marriage back together and build a better relationship with her children until a surprise visit to her husband’s job reveals a huge secret that is enough to tear any marriage apart.
In the midst of Journei’s pain a chance meeting with Elijah Carter has her torn between the man she has loved and built a life with for the past eighteen years and a man who awakens feelings deep within her soul that she never knew existed.
Journei’s feelings and new found relationship with Elijah begin to consume her every thought. He seems to be the only person that really sees her. Will she give into the possibilities of what could be if they are together or will she go with her faith and realize that ‘what therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder?’
RUINED by Religiosity by Angelia Vernon Menchan
This is NOT Christian Fiction. It is religious themed but has language.
Sitting in the huge church, his eyes lit on her. She was tall, slender, neither light nor dark and her hands were raised in praise, her eyes closed. Something painful shot through him but he liked how it pierced him. His frat brother convinced him to attend the church. Sal Morgan had never been interested in huge churches. However, there was something about the preaching and music, and now that he saw her… he definitely felt a religious experience.
After church, his frat said, “Brother, I saw you watching Kiya… she’s out of your league…”
“What does that mean?”
“She’s Connecticut born and bred, a Black American Princess to your hardworking hood. More so, she was a club girl until she got caught up in Jesus… or the preacher. You know for some sisters, it’s all the same.”
Sal said nothing but he was joining that church…
Badge of Honor: Sage & Rico: Some things are worth the fight by S.K. Hardy
After she manages to get out of a violent and tumultuous marriage to one of the most dangerous men in D.C., Sage is finally ready to live again. She only married Ice Lopez to save her sister, but now that she’s out of her ex-husband’s cruel clutches, she doesn’t plan on ever looking back.
Ice, however, has different plans. No one walks away from him until he is ready for them to go. Women are no more than possessions to him. Especially Sage. He comes up with a scheme to get her back, and to do this, he calls in a payment on a debt from Roderick “Rico” Vaughn.
When they were younger, Rico was Ice’s right hand man in the drug world. His second in command. Fast forward fifteen years, and Rico is a well respected detective on the D.C. police force. Even though he’s taken a vow to protect and serve the badge of honor he wears with pride, he agrees to help Ice this one last time. But Rico isn’t doing it for Ice.
Years ago, he and Sage shared a love that defied the odds. He’ll do anything within his power to keep her safe from Ice-even if it means breaking her heart again to do it.
Will Sage and Rico find a way to start over and live the life they’ve been cheated out of for so long? Or will the price they have to pay to extricate themselves from the long arm of Ice’s reach prove too high a sacrifice?
BADGE OF HONOR: Sage & Rico is a fast paced, drama filled, erotic romance. Strong language and sexual situations are not suitable for anyone under 18.
The characters in BADGE OF HONOR: Sage & Rico were briefly introduced in BEING BARRON 3: Taylor & Max. However, it is a stand alone book.
If there are any new releases that we missed, feel free to send them our way and we will add them ASAP! 🙂