Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from July 3rd-9th.
Press Play (ROCK ME BABY) by Samara King
Drummer girl for Airi Moon, Play Baptiste is living her dream, loving life and her hot affair with ER Doctor Preston Stevens. Though they have a long standing no-strings, no-complications arrangement, Play can’t help thinking of what her life would be like if she put down roots with Press.
Preston Stevens is a man who could have any woman he wants, only it’s the bad girl drummer that sets his soul on fire and captures his heart. Their arrangement has worked out well for his chaotic schedule until the night Press is unable to save the woman his best friend loves from a tragic car accident. In an instant, he is reminded that life is short and wants to grab hold of what he knows for sure: his love for Play.
Broken Together by K.L. Gilchrist
Tracey Jones life is picture-perfect––she’s crazy in love with her attractive doctor husband and her only job is raising two healthy children in their stunning suburban home. But looks can be deceiving. When Tracey discovers her husband’s involvement with a young nurse at his private practice, it becomes a challenge to hold together a household falling apart. As the full extent of Dr. Jones secrets come to light, a series of events leads Tracey to do the unthinkable. But in order to heal and start over, Tracey must face a painful past that forces her to offer grace and empathy to someone who may need it even more than she does.
Sweet Exhale: Book 8 of the Sweet Series by Monica Walters
Sonya Thompson’s life has come full circle. She’s had a baby in her older age, that has calmed her down significantly. Her new son, Tristan, has done something lithium couldn’t do, keep her level headed. However, that doesn’t keep drama from finding her address. Sonya is the queen of drama, but most of it isn’t her fault this time around. She struggles to commit to the one man that she loves, Shawn Taylor. That feat becomes more and more difficult as time passes. Good thing she’s kept her options open. Sonya has so many options, she wonders if she should just stay single. Relationships didn’t tend to be kind to her anyhow. Noah wants to be with her, despite her insisting that they won’t ever be in a relationship because of the age difference. She can’t seem to let him go, though, because he’s the only real friend she has. Kevin says he needs her sexually, but he’s married. It’s still flattering to her that he’s after her so hard. After Gary Lavigne comes into her life, she realizes that Shawn isn’t the only man that seems to be perfect for her. While battling hallucinations from the depression of losing Kai, and traumatic events that nearly cripple her, Sonya has to make decisions that could change her life forever. Will she make the right decisions for her and Tristan to live peacefully, or will she dig a deeper hole to bury herself in?
Shawn Taylor made a commitment to take care of his children at all costs. Serita, his ex-wife, dropped all three of them off to him, and has been in the wind ever since. As long as Serita is gone, Shawn and the kids thrive and enjoy time with Sonya and her new baby. Shawn feels that Sonya is his soulmate and the love of his life. However, when Serita shows back up, she threatens to destroy everything. Shawn is an emotional ball of nerves, trying to keep his kids safe and emotionally stable. For once, Sonya isn’t the one being indecisive concerning their relationship, he is. Whenever Serita is around, it destroys Shawn on the inside, and causes him to neglect the love of his life, Sonya. He has the support of his brothers, Devin and W.J. and his best friend, Corey, but that almost doesn’t seem like it’s enough. Shawn yearns for a stable relationship and a family, but it just doesn’t seem to be in the cards for him. Things erupt, and Shawn is forced to take drastic measures to keep his family from falling apart. With the rollercoaster ride of emotions flowing through his being, can Shawn hold it together for the sake of his children and his pending relationship with Sonya?
Shoot Your Shot: Renee & Jason by Regina Violia
Renee & Jason’s relationship didn’t begin or end on steady legs.
From college to postgrad life, Renee’s “reckless” behavior has plagued her life in the form of a four year old daughter, Teleah, she adores. Growing up in the system, she’s used to being independent and finding her own way no matter the costs. What will happen when her daughter’s father comes back into the picture and shakes things up?
Jason Walker plays basketball.
Sounds monotonous doesn’t it?
After ghosting on his daughter, and ignoring his responsibilities, he finally pulls his pants up and gets his mind straight. It took a couple of mistakes, and misjudgements, but he now realizes it’s time to repair his damaged relationships…before it’s too late.
Chasing Down a Dream: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins
NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family.
There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.
Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.
After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.
In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.
Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.
I’ll Give You Mine: An Urban Love Story by B. Love
“My parents raised me to be a King. It’s not their fault I turned out to be a hoodlum.” – Giovanni “Grim” Re
For Grim, even his name spoke of the constant battle that warred within him on a daily basis. His government name, Giovanni Re, was chosen specifically by his father. He wanted Grim’s first name to remind him that he was favored by God while his last name meant King. His nickname, Grim, stemmed from his past of being somewhat of a grim reaper towards his enemies. For a great deal of his life, Grim struggled with his good heart and evil mind, unsure of if he’d ever have a peaceful relief… until Havana.
Havana Brooks has always been soft spoken and quiet natured. In her relationships that led to her being taken advantage of. In her career that led to her music being shelved while she watched her label mates gain the stardom she dreamed of having. There was a good thing about being so nice and sweet, though. It allowed her to be peace for Grim.
As friends, Havana settles Grim and he builds her up. She nurtures him while he gives her a voice. He strengthens her while she weakens him. For those around them, Grim and Havana are a match made in heaven, but these two will have to go through hell to be with each other.
*I’ll Give You Mine is the spinoff for If You Give Me Yours. Although both stories can be read as standalones, it is recommended that you read If You Give Me Yours First. This book does contain explicit language and an urban setting. If either of these things go against your personal preference, please skip this book on your journey for literary entertainment.*
Sidelined: The Draft by Bianca Williams
When up-and-coming event planner Bryn Charles scores NFL superstar Shane Smith as a client, she thinks she has it made. But with only six weeks to create the “hottest event Baltimore’s ever seen”, she has her work cut out for her. Complicating her efforts is Shane’s determination to score her like one of his touchdowns. In order to stay in the game, she must decide whether she can play by his rules.
Convinced only a fool would date a professional athlete, Bryn ignores his advances—until she wakes up at an impromptu sleepover next to a shirtless Shane. Suddenly the two of them can’t stay apart. Only Bryn doesn’t realize the true complexities of Shane’s life. Caught up in her own desires, she dismisses the warning signs and gives in to a love affair unlike any she’s ever had.
But just when Bryn believes she might have found the love of her life, a blast from Shane’s past causes interference. Now Bryn must decide if she can stay in the game—or if she’s doomed to sit it out on the sideline.
Code Blue: Self-Destruction by Darryl Carr
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~Cynthia Blake
After fifteen years behind the shield vowing to “protect and serve” New York City Police Detective, Cynthia Blake was eager to enjoy retirement. However, an unforeseen, tragic event forces her from retirement in search of her son’s killer. As the investigation intensifies, Cynthia discovers an explosive plot with the potential to jeopardize her belief and trust in justice. With her sights still focused on obtaining justice, Cynthia finds herself on the other side of the shield. What do you do when faced with betrayal? Do you remain loyal at all costs even if it means risking your future? In the end, how important is justice by any means?
Sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for, are the ones behind the trigger. ~Unknown
Disasters in Dating by Danielle Allen
Dating is hard.
Dating online is hard.
Dating online in your thirties is hard.
Dating online in your thirties after being in a ten-year relationship is hard.
What’s not hard?
Meeting men who aren’t really single.
Having your time wasted.
Receiving unsolicited pictures of genitalia.
When did dating become so complicated?
I just want to find a nice, good looking man who replies to my entire text message and doesn’t text me “WYD” every hour. I just want to find a fun loving, intelligent man who doesn’t have a Master’s Degree in Cheating, Shenanigans and Tomfoolery and isn’t fluent in lies. I just want to find a man who is actually the height he listed in his dating profile.
I jumped back into the dating scene with tempered expectations. I didn’t think all the men I would meet were going to be amazing, but I didn’t think so many of them were going to be disasters.
One Week by L.S. Bergman
Paula Bano is ‘more’ than her famous last name. Her path hasn’t been exactly smooth. And, she’s had her fair share of bumps along the way. But her struggles have taught her one thing, ‘try to stay the course and never lose sight of your true objectives’. For Paula, having committed to certain changes, there is no turning back.
Priority no.1? Shed the pounds, her health demands it. Priority no.2? Trash her reclusive ways, get out and live. Nurture a fresh path.
With her new lifestyle changes in full swing, Paula feels finally on the road to fulfilling the words her Nigerian father practically ingrained upon her subconscious:
And the blessings will follow’
Paula’s reinvention and process of self-discovery has begun to take root. What she never anticipated along the way was for ‘the blessings’ to come in the shape and form of a soulmate …
Robert ‘Rob’ Parker has been living the privileged high-life. Music. Girls. Partying. Now, young heartthrob status aside, summer has arrived, but, for Rob, the shallow seeking of thrills isn’t quite cutting it. Things in Rob’s world are starting to feel a little old already. Predictable. With school out and a music career about to take off, he has everything going for him. Then, why is he feeling so tired? What’s the special ingredient missing in a supposedly perfect life?
Crossing paths with Paula Bano again feels like more than a blast from a distant past.
Effortlessly picking-up from where they left off, Paula begins to feel like exactly the reality-check Rob has been searching for.
One week is all it takes?
One short week for a woman to rock Rob to the core …
One week of firsts
One week to follow a path to love?
‘One Week’ a sweet Afro-Caribbean young adult novella.
**Dear reader, please be warned: This graphic love story contains strong language, and alludes to difficult emotional themes which the heroine is grappling to come to terms with in her journey towards love and self-understanding.**
Still in Love by Keina Daniece
Everything was coming up roses for Desiree Whitmore. She had a loving boyfriend, a beautiful seven year old daughter and a flourishing event planning company that she couldn’t be more proud of. With her business growing at an accelerated rate, she was able to keep her mind occupied and that kept her from thinking about the devastating cancellation of her wedding to Xavier last year, which she still had painful feelings about. All was well until Gabrielle, her ex-fiancé’s little sister asked her to plan her upcoming wedding. Desiree said yes reluctantly but knew that at some point she was going to run into Xavier and that is not what she needed.
Xavier Stevens wanted his little sister to have the best wedding possible. So when Gabrielle said she wanted to hire Desiree as her wedding planner he begrudgingly went along with it. But once he laid eyes on the woman that still held his heart, Xavier couldn’t deny that he was still in love with Desiree, even after she cancelled their own wedding without any notice.
As they begin to spend time together while helping to make Gabrielle’s dream wedding come true, they start to realize that both of them are wrong about the ending of their relationship. After the truth about their break up becomes clear to Desiree and Xavier, will they be able to forgive and forget to find the love they once had again?
Serendipity: Story of a Woman’s Unexpected Journey to Love by B.N. Harrison
Nicole Sherman is a young business woman who, without much romantic experience, assumes to know all about romance and love. She’s prided herself on restraining from love to focus on the success of her financial advisement firm. Though, wishing to balance personal success to her professional success, Nicole thinks love will not, but hopes, exist for her.
The magnitude of her deprival is made evident through meeting Lamar Stevenson, a local engineer and property investor. Until a night out, to celebrate the engagement of her sister, creates a memorable experience that will change the course of her life and perspective on love, Nicole assumes love will not be an option. Unwillingly attracted to Lamar, Nicole encountered experiences that left her analyzing her new confusing and foreign feelings. She finds herself swept quickly into an intellectual and physical attraction.
Serendipity takes you through the journey of a woman, who has to face the biases, she has with love to the reality of her romance with a potential beau. Battling how she views herself and her perception of love and romance, she finds herself accepting a narrative, in her own life, that she never thought was possible.
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