She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta by Shvonne Latrice

Ever since Draylah Omari was sixteen years old, it seemed like life had only dealt her a bad hand. Tragedies and betrayal have taken the people she loved most, including her best friend of over a decade, Glory. After finding out her boyfriend Lue, who was once her savior, is nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Draylah decides to lock her heart up and focus only on her half finished brow bar. She’s no longer in the mood to weather any storms, especially ones that are brought on by a man. But little does Draylah know, a whirlwind is headed her way, it’s named Ricky AK, and she’s about to get caught up in it. Ricky AK, a rapper from South Central Los Angeles, is a thoroughbred gangster who just happens to have an impeccable flow. The streets are embedded in his blood, making the sexy young man brash, forward, insensitive, and extremely heartless. When it comes to getting his deserved respect, Ricky AK will put a man, woman, or child in their place with no problem. Brought up by his smooth and no-good grandfather due to his mother being murdered and his grandparents divorcing, Ricky AK learned young that being a woman’s knight in shining armor wasn’t in his DNA, and he was perfectly content with that. That is until he runs across the beautiful Draylah, who although is smitten with the unfeeling rapper, isn’t up for taking his mess ascribed to her past heartbreaks. And even Ricky himself isn’t quite ready to feel. In this hood love story dripping with lies, treachery, secrets, and plenty of deceit, will the uncaring rapper from a cold upbringing be able to win over the beautiful but broken woman? Or will Draylah see the disturbingly charming Ricky AK for what he is, early enough to safeguard her heart from yet another fracture? But what’s a woman to do when’s she’s got it so bad for a man that she doesnt even understand it herself?

Author: Shvonne Latrice

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
405 reviews

Finding My Way Back to Love by Diamond Johnson

They were Miami’s favorite couple. Mustafa and Kennedy Strong. Their names rang bells in the streets of Miami. Before Mustafa and Kennedy were a married couple, they were once two six-year-old kids who were the best of friends. But from day one, they knew that they loved each other. Years later, they now have three beautiful children, but Mustafa’s occupation is dangerous and Kennedy want’s nothing more than for her husband to leave the streets alone. After Mustafa’s parents, the streets raised him next, so that’s all he knows. Will Mustafa’s stubbornness cause him to lose his family? Should he have listened to his wife? No doubt that the Strong family will take a major loss, but is it fixable is the question. This book will make you cry, laugh, smile, angry, and cry all over again. We just hope that with everything that Kennedy and Mustafa endures, that they will be able to find their way back to love.

Author: Diamond Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
196 reviews

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Side Chicks by N’Dia Rae and Q, Chanel

Side Chicks don’t know their place…
but one wife is here to remind them of where they belong.

Remember when side chicks were undercover and ashamed of the men they slept with? Those days are long gone. Side bitches are bold in their quest to steal husbands and boyfriends without any remorse. But their reign is about to end!

Nova is the loving wife of Tyriq. No matter how well he treats her, he can’t help his wandering eye. When his mistress threatens to unravel their perfect life. Nova takes matters into her own hand.

Aoki is the self professed queen of the side chicks. Without any guilt she uses married men for money, but it comes at a steep price. Eventually she learns that what she is doing is wrong but will it be too late?

Skye is the sister of Nova and the best friend of Aoki. She is trying to follow the example of her sister by being a doting wife. But Aoki’s influence is surely tempting.

Follow the lives of these young women as they navigate through betrayal, sex, relationships and purely crazy drama!

Author: N’Dia Rae and Q, Chanel

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
481 reviews

Deadly Pursuit by Ann Christopher

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF A DRUG KINGPIN WANTED TO MURDER YOU?DEA Special Agent Jackson Parker does what it takes to keep vermin off the streets and our kids safe from drugs.But now the most vicious sociopath he ever brought to justice wants him dead.And the crossfire between good and evil threatens the intriguing woman Jack desires.If you love sexy romantic thrillers with explosive surprises and edge-of-your-seat suspense, grab a copy of DEADLY PURSUIT today!”Ann Christopher gets it right every time. Emotional, page-turning reads and characters that stay with you long after you close the book.”—Lori Foster, NYT Bestselling Author”Ann Christopher’s gift with words will leave you captivated and breathless.”—Brenda Jackson, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author”[An] exciting romantic thriller…[with a] thrilling conclusion.”—Publisher’s Weekly”This is a thrilling, taut drama with a classic on-the-run adventure, a noble hero, a smart heroine and a villain with no redeeming social values. There’s enough material here for at least one more book and that’s a good thing as readers will be looking forward to the next installment.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews “Thrilling. Relentless. Sexy. Romantic suspense for fans of Karen Robards, Lisa Jackson and Karen Rose.—Eve Silver, National Bestselling AuthorAnn Christopher’s DEADLY Series (IMPORTANT NOTE: these books are tightly plotted and should be read in order)–Book 1: Deadly PursuitBook 2: Deadly DesiresBook 3: Deadly Secrets

Author: Ann Christopher

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
95 reviews

Royal Majesty: A Dope Boy Love Story by Chrissy J

Royal only wanted to be loved, but that was short lived once she got her heart stomped on by Chinx. She gave up on love and the whole fairytale love story until Majesty walked into her life, showing her things no other man has done before… Will Royal let Majesty love her or will she push him away because she’s afraid of being hurt a second time?Majesty Swore off love after his ex-girlfriend did the unthinkable and walked out of his life. Majesty threw himself into his businesses and stayed clear from any kind of relationship, until he crossed paths with Royal. With both of their exes trying to come back in the picture, will both Royal and Majesty make it through the lies, drama and deceit that the people that they once loved try to throw at their relationship? Or will they go their separate ways? Find out in Royal Majesty: A Dope Boy Love Story

Author: Chrissy J

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
191 reviews

Love So Dangerous by Diamond Johnson

Heaven Lyons is her name and she used to be the sweetest girl. Heaven was raised in a two-parent household with two very religious parents, and her father was also a well- known pastor in Miami, Florida. This was a young girl who had perfect attendance through all her years of school, always brought home straight A’s, and was always student of the month. Heaven was the perfect child and never gave her parents any problems until she met Tony Isaac. Tony is dangerous for Heaven, but there is something about him that intrigues her. Throughout her years with Tony, Heaven will have to learn the hard way that this dangerous love with Tony is something that she can’t escape. It’s something that she signed up for when she let those three beautiful words, which were, ‘I love you,” leave her mouth.

Author: Diamond Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
336 reviews

IV: In Love With A Brooklyn Thug (In Love With A Brooklyn Thug Book 4) by Nako

Compromise is the soul of marriage. What happens when what you assumed was your perfect life really isn’t so perfect.Nia Hudson, self-made girl boss is in her prime. She’s knocked off every single goal on her to-do list while her husband struggles to find his passion and purpose after he retired from The Underworld.In a surprise release from National Best-Selling Author, Nako, Nia Hudson is back. Balancing motherhood, her business and being married is more than what she bargained for. What’s most important to her will be snatched from her in the blink of an eye. Is her relationship a priority these days? In “IV” readers are invited back into The Huffington’s household one last time. Note: This is a complete read. To fully understand and follow the story it’s best to read In Love With A Brooklyn Thug series parts 1-3 to follow the story.

Author: Nako

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
151 reviews

Holt, Her Ruthless Billionaire: 50 Loving States-Connecticut (Ruthless Tycoons Book 1) by Theodora Taylor

Forbidden Love…Holt Calson was born with an 11-figure spoon in his mouth to one of the wealthiest families in the world. The night they met, Sylvie Pinnock only had 11 dollars in her purse, and it was all the money she had in the world. They were never supposed to meet, much less be together. But Holt didn’t care. He just wanted Sylvie. And what Calsons want, Calsons get. For one blazing summer, they had it all…until everything fell apart with a terrible betrayal. Twelve Years Later…Sylvie is happy and thriving in a solid relationship with a good guy. Until Holt shows up at the hotel where she works. She’s moved on, but he definitely hasn’t. And if Sylvie thinks all is forgiven, she’s about to find out…Revenge is best served…BOSS************HOLT: Her Ruthless Billionaire is the first standalone story in Theodora’s Ruthless Tycoons collection, a series featuring vengeful scions who get a second chance at love. This series is part of Theodora’s wildly popular 50 Loving States, but can be read separately.

Author: Theodora Taylor

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
297 reviews

Drinking from a Bitter Cup by Angela Jackson-Brown

“1978. The year I turned ten and the year my mama killed herself. She was thirty-five, and dying is the last thing that should have been on her mind.”

After the death of her mother, Sylvia Butler’s father, a man she knows only from an old photo, takes her from Louisville, Kentucky to Ozark, Alabama to live with his family. But his wife resents everything about this intruder, from her out-of-wedlock conception to her dark skin and nappy hair.

When the wife’s younger brother Charles returns from Vietnam, Sylvia thinks she has found a friend and confidante, only to be hurt again, but this time, in a manner she never could have imagined.

Set under the backdrop of the Deep South in the 70s and 80s, this coming of age story of redemption and grace follows Sylvia in her journey from awkward girl to confident young woman, at last standing on her own.

Author: Angela Jackson-Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
215 reviews

Pointe of NO Return: The Underworld (The Underworld Book 2) by Nako

Dancers dance and hustlers hustle… Love doesn’t have any control over who it captures. Demi Westbrook loved Papa to the point of no return. She loved him for who she knew he would become one day. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Demi enjoyed life to the fullest, not really knowing what the “hard knock life” felt like, but meeting him changed that. Papa, one of the founding fathers of The Underworld, and the youngest on the team is a hothead and loud mouth. If it’s not Papa’s way then it’s the highway. He’s spoiled and bratty at times, but to Demi, he’s everything. Going against her parents’ wishes to see him, Demi allows Papa to invade her thoughts, her mind, and most importantly in this urban fairytale, her heart. Demi was more than a dancer, the Greats proclaimed it before she left her mother’s womb. Being the daughter of Dorane Little wasn’t easy. Dorane pushed Demi to be better than she was when she danced back in the day. Surpassing her mother wasn’t an easy job. Demi didn’t operate in excuses; she worked harder than every other dancer she knew because her eye had always been on the prize. According to her parents, Papa was a distraction but to Demi he was her motivation. In The Pointe of No Return, witness love and tragedy collide. Readers have been invited to the dance theatre to observe Demi Westbrook transform from a teenager with a dream to a grown woman with a title, Prima Ballerina. Papa and Demi ignore the warning signs of her being too young and naïve, and him being too cocky and dangerous. Once they decided that they are living for each other and not the naysayers, the couple love each other immensely to the Pointe of No Return.The Underworld series includes: Please Catch My Soul, Pointe Of NO Return, From His Rib, The Christ Family, Stranger In My Eyes, The Arraignment, Resentment, The Arraignment 2, Redemption

Author: Nako

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
164 reviews