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Happy May Diverse Romance Readers!

Are you ready to find your next book boyfriend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This month we have some hot new romances for you! Check out this month’s line-up and prepare to be enticed by an alpha!

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Book one in the Perfect Stats series.

In the span of a year, Bane Carter acquired a new job, his brother’s four kids, a crappy nanny and, worst of all, his ex-wife. What could possibly go wrong?

Rule number one—never help an ingrate! Ignoring that hard-learned lesson put Dahl Baby Hamilton straight in the path of her famous ex. All she has to do is save her cousin’s failing restaurant, First Down, then she can go back to her fabulous life. But the main financier—Bane Carter, her ex—finds out and decides to make her life a living hell. Either she becomes the personal chef for an ailing house manager, one neglectful nanny and his four charges or risk having her reputation ruined. What’s an award-winning chef to do when her sexy ex-husband is blackmailing her?

The only black GM in the league, former football hero Bane Carter has his work cut out for him. It’s bad enough that he has to navigate around a dysfunctional team, but the recent passing of his brother and his wife have given him full guardianship of their kids. On top of all that, the last thing he needs is to bump into the woman who broke his heart at the worst possible time—the beginning of his career.

After two failed marriages, Bane realizes he has always been searching for the one who got away the first time. Of course, he doesn’t expect to find her in the same city, let alone cooking in his restaurant.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084ZPSTXC/ 

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Has a wedding planner with a commitment phobia finally found the man to make her fall head over heels in love?

Reagan Richardson loves planning extravagant, classy weddings as the head planner of Precious Moments Events. Though the notion of walking down the aisle has never entered her mind … considering none of her boyfriends have ever lasted long enough thanks to her. However, meeting Dr. Blake Harrison changes all of that in a glance and she finds herself in uncharted territory.

Blake knows all about Reagan’s fear of commitment but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing the ravishing beauty. Breaking down the wall guarding her heart isn’t as easy as he thought but being with Reagan has stirred emotions in him that no other woman ever has. Can he convince her that history isn’t going to repeat itself this time around?

Buy links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2v5UEqB
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/yb8t5o2x
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/yde9mdau

candace shaw may

She promised herself not to give into temptation but some promises were meant to be broken.

Brooklyn Vincent is burned out from dealing with annoying bridezillas, bridal parties, and other celebratory occasions. As the head photographer of Precious Moments Events, she’s ready to branch out after helping her friends achieve their dreams but has yet to fulfill her own. When the irresistible Chase Arrington reappears in her life, she decides starting a new relationship at the moment wouldn’t be wise considering she’s at a crossroads. However, one night together turns into more.

After a year sabbatical, Chase is ready to take over his family’s Memphis law firm, but a detour to St. Simons Island has him falling for the beautiful woman he’s always adored from afar. While he understands Brooklyn’s fears of starting a new relationship, at the same time he knows they are meant to be ever since their eyes met. Can he convince her home is truly where the heart is?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/37jtEXu
Barnes&Noble: https://bit.ly/31N9Nza
iBooks: https://apple.co/37lgTfb


Jamarcus Broussard is living his best life. Not only is he the newly appointed manager of Suds-Richmond, but things between him and his new girlfriend, Denisha Sheldon, is quickly becoming serious. He hasn’t always been lucky in love, especially after his last relationship ended when his ex-fiancée left him at the altar. He didn’t think he could be in another relationship, but Denisha has helped him believe in love again, making him consider giving marriage another try.

When Tamara Harris walked out on Jamarcus on their wedding day, she was hurt and confused about the issues that were plaguing her life. She didn’t want Jamarcus to be apart of her issues and figured it was best for her to disappear from his life. After applying for a position back in Houston, she figured it was time to go home. What she never imagined was the position she applied for was to be the newest office manager at Suds and her boss was her ex-fiancé! While the tension is inevitable between the two, Tamara is determined to get her life back on track and to make amends with Jamarcus. When the two see each other for the first time since that disastrous day, they both can’t deny their feelings for each other. Will they be able to work together, or will they still hold a grudge that could cost them their jobs?

With the daily craziness at Suds, his relationship with Denisha, and having his ex-fiancée back in his life, Jamarcus has a lot to deal with, but all of that will become an afterthought when a life-changing secret comes out, throwing Jamarcus’ life into a tailspin. Will he be able to cope with the fallout, or will it bring him to a downward spiral that could cost him more than Suds?

Buy links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084S3Y8LM/ 


Angie Blake and Preston Reid are oil and water, fire and ice. Whether it’s in the courtroom, where they’re always in opposition, or in their personal lives, they don’t mix.

Nearly two decades have passed since they were high school sweethearts and split in an emotional firestorm, but their best friends are dating, and now engaged so they haven’t had a moment’s peace from each other. And they won’t get one since the soon to be newlyweds have roped Angie and Preston into planning their destination wedding. They’ve been tasked with organizing the most romantic, memorable event of their lives without tearing apart the lifelong foursome in the process.

Angie and Preston are wise to this game. This clever ploy to push them back together in the hopes that their long-dead romance will rekindle couldn’t possibly work.

Could it?

There’s a thin line between love and hate.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085XGLF97


The magic of Potter Lake strikes again when Evonne Girard— cosmetologist and obsessed podcast fan meets Taj Wright— Registered Nurse and musician following a nasty fall in the parking lot at the Curl & Dye. There are jokes, there is flirting, lingering stares abound… but neither thinks they’ll see the other again any time soon.

When Evonne takes a step toward adulting and moves out of her parent’s home, she discovers that the cute house she’s renting belongs to the handsome, sexy nurse with the eyes she can’t forget. But she’s not in Potter Lake to meet a man. She’s on a mission to prove to her parents that she isn’t the failure that showed up on their doorstep ten years ago.
Taj is delighted to rent his guest house to the pretty, snappy former patient he can’t stop thinking about. Potter Lake was a place to run when his dream died, a haven to start over and give back what was given to him. When the opportunity to live that dream again rolls around, Taj isn’t sure that he wants it to come true.
Evonne and Taj are forced to live in close quarters during a severe storm and quickly become more than landlord and tenant. When the same storm drives them from Potter Lake to a beachside retreat, worlds collide.

One shared secret could change the trajectory of something beautiful. On a rainy night in Georgia, two hearts meet. They’re never the same again.

*This book contains adult situations and language as well as African American Vernacular English and Black culture colloquialisms.*

Buy links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XP6X3RD
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guy-next-door-dl-white/1136638500
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-guy-next-door/id1502468157


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I know it’s not right to want her as much as I do. In fact, it makes absolutely no sense. Our relationship is strictly professional and I get that. She’s my therapist, for Christ’s sake; but I can’t help but think she’s everything I’ve ever needed. She says the way she treats me is part of her job and nothing more. She said my response is the result of transference, but hell – the only thing I want to transfer to Amaris Flowers is the unbridled brunt of my passion until she’s screaming my name, over and over. Her Code of Ethics dictates that she can’t engage me for five years.

That’s fine with me.

I’ll wait.


The minute Maverick Dangerfield walks into my office, I can immediately assess his energy: he’s cocky and grandiose – used to getting just what he wants, when he wants. He’s also sexy as hell, and it’s not long before I find myself pulling on every part of my clinical training to ignore the things he’s projecting. When he walks into our session and announces that he’s quitting therapy, I’m shocked.

And relieved.

But when he reveals that he’s only ending because he plans to wait out the five years, I know that trouble is on the horizon. Like I said: this man is used to getting what he wants, and I have a feeling that by the time five years is up, he’s going to get it.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X13HKKT/

xavier may

3 friends. 2 players. 1 bet.

When Luca Larson makes an expensive wager, guaranteeing the bedding of his only real female friend, he’s expecting the situation to go as smoothly as sleeping with any other woman would. It doesn’t take long before he realizes his usual plays won’t work. She knows them too well. She knows HIM too well. If Luca wants to win, he’ll have to do things he’s never done before. Friendships will be challenged. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be inevitably changed. But one question will remain. Was it all worth the gamble?

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GQ8R9GW/

loren journal

A Single woman’s guide to finding your Oh! In 90 days. This journal is designed for you to record daily sexual interactions for a 90-day period. Along with completing the weekly challenges, you should use these pages to document your fantasies, dreams, favorite positions and sexual activity. It will not guarantee orgasms or a better sex life. However, it will help you to form habits that can allow you to discover what brings you pleasure and clarity about what you need from a partner.

Happy hunting. Don’t forget to say OH!

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/LoveRotica-Sex-Journal-L-Loren/dp/B0873WQ418/


For her betrayal, he was determined to break her.
He never suspected she’d end up breaking him.

Lucas Bayne has kept Dreya Odili as his prisoner for a hundred years. She committed a crime he’s unable to forgive. If she’d been anyone else, her punishment would’ve been death. But she’s his mate. And though she betrayed him, he still loves her more than life itself. Loving her has brought him nothing but pain. He has to resist her. And for a hundred years, he does. Until the unthinkable happens. She escapes from her cell.
He has no choice but to hunt her down. Where she goes, he will follow. When he finds her, he also finds the truth. Now he regrets everything he’s done over the last hundred years. Neither a simple apology nor all the money in the world can make up for his sins against her. However, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make her love him again. He’s willing to grant all of her wishes if she’ll just trust him again. But his mate has never been the forgiving type and she only has one wish.
She wishes for his death.
And she wants to be the one who kills him.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086QZ1ZYP

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Once you step into these cabins, your life will never be the same.
The Cabin Fever boxset features sexy encounters that will have you turning on your air conditioner during the cold winter months and burning with desire all summer long. That’s just how scorching HOT each story is.
Get ready to fall in love with domineering alpha males and the sassy alpha females who bring them to their knees. This exclusive set is available for a limited time. Grab your copy today and prepare to be enticed by an alpha.
Be careful! You will be begging for more.

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3aivFp6


Are you ready for the fascinating world of paranormal and fantasy romance?
Claimed by Temptation is a limited edition collection of tales designed to quench your thirst for the supernatural. You’ll want to sink your teeth into these stories of your favorite mystical creatures.
From alpha shifters to powerful witches to magical djinn, there is something for everyone.
The stories in the compilation are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever!
Note: This collection contains material for mature readers (18+ and older) only.

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3ch4LQ6

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Enter this month’s giveaway for chance to win some awesome prizes!

Giveaway: bit.ly/MayGiveaway20

Prize: $10.00 Amazon gift card and an I Love Diverse Romance Journal.

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