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Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan

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"Live hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by, taking what they want, always watching each other’s backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce

Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He longs to run his hands over each and every one of her lush curves. She’s wicked smart and wicked hot. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his.

Despite her love of all things girlie, Gia’s no typical Southern belle. She’s built her skills and reputation in a field normally dominated by men, and now she has a kick-ass career she loves. She certainly doesn’t need a man to take care of her—especially not one who’s pure alpha. Still, Beckett’s the one man who can satisfy the desires she’s hidden under her tough exterior, and she’s hooked. 

Letting Beckett take the lead in the…

I’ll Never Tell 4: The Addison Parker Mystery Series, Book 4 Kindle Edition by Deidra D. S. Green

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"Ten years ago, starlet Priscilla Malone was found dead on the stage of Atlanta’s premiere theater. Although the original investigation determined flat-lined after no suspect was found. The murder of Priscilla Malone ended up a cold case. Once again, Detective McLemore, supervisor of the cold case squad leaned on the forensic expertise of Dr. Addison Parker to breathe life into a dead case. There were some people who preferred that the death of Priscilla remained a memory. Addison Parker refused to allow that to happen. Find out if Dr. Parker has what it takes to unravel the mysteries that surround Priscilla Malone’s murder in I’ll Never Tell: The Addison Parker Mystery Series, Book 4."

These Books are linked by series title but are all Standalone titles and can be read in any order

Title:  I'll Never Tell 4
Author:  Deidra D. S. Green
Publisher:  D. D. S. G.
Series:  The Addison Parker Mystery Series Book 4
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
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Hard Harvest (A Country Fair Romance #5) by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

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"It’s Harvest time!
With six babies, a senior in High School and another pregnancy for the Blackthorne/Hopkins Clan, it should be enough.
Now there are business expansions, wedding plans, and Justin and Fallon must learn the roles of their new lives. When you tie all that into one. This group is in for one hell of a Fall.
*Erotic Elements
**Homosexual Themes participating"

Title:  Hard Harvest Author:  J. Haney & S. I. Hayes Publisher:  Haney Hayes Books                      Series:  A Country Fair Romance # 5 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Hard Harvest" by J. Haney & S. I. Hayes
My Thoughts... 

This series picked up from 'A Country Fair Romance' in "Hart Harvest" featuring the Blackthorne/Hopkins Clan. I would suggest you read the other series 1-5 so you will know what has gone on with this family.  Be ready for a little bit of it all as we find Fallon already with six babies is now expecting another baby, being ca…

MisGiving Hearts by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

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"They thought they were safe in their elite little world. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

When Charity Daniels was seventeen, she fell in love with Literature and a man who taught it. Their forbidden love was held back until graduation until legally she could be his.
Flash forward three years, Charity is studying at Yale and still in love with her Princeton Man.

Quinn (Q) Everett is on scholarship at Yale and finds himself inexplicably in Charity’s path. He tries to stay away, but his mouthy best friend thinks he knows better. Suddenly it’s lunches and crashing private plans for the duo just to see her.

But their flirtations do not go unseen, and Logan’s love turns and goes from jealousy to murderous intent.

Can these unproven lovers stay the course and avoid the devious plot of a scorned man or will everything crash and burn?"

Title:  MisGiving Hearts Author:  J Haney & S. I. Hayes Publisher:  Haney Hayes Books      Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five R…

That Church Life 3 Kindle Edition by Teresa B. Howell

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"In this page-turning novel from Best Seller Teresa B. Howell, the life of being part of a church is not always an easy road to walk down.

It was a year after Tommy Lee Davis’s death and several months after the church fire occurred. Pastor Henry Jones tries to assist Missy, Michelle, and Natalia to gain the strength needed in order to move past the drama. But with Olivia still in the background causing havoc and Michelle revealing more about her past, the drama reaches to a whole new level. 
Michelle’s secrets will be revealed, Missy’s true colors will be shown, and Natalia will turn a new leaf. They grow spiritually and mentally through another journey of life that only true sisterhood can endure. Either the drama will tear them apart or make them stronger. Find out in…That Church Life 3."


Title: That Church Life 3
Author: Teresa B. Howell
Publisher: Walking In Victory International LLC
Series: # 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"That Churc…

Enduring Love (E Love Series Book 1) Kindle Edition by Danyelle Scroggins

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"No one ever truly realizes the power of their love, until love is tested and they have to endure things unimaginable and sometimes hurtful. And if the truth is declared, no one wants to but…
Sometimes we find ourselves standing in the test of love and this is exactly where Priscilla Marshall finds herself. Married to Steven since she graduated college, together they were the perfect couple. Both making successful business moves, both loved their choices, but one had a secret that could change their lives.
Priscilla, now forced to make a plan to secure her future, finds out that a plan without God involved is not a plan at all because “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
What will God use to make this woman’s plan come full circle with His own, and after the test, will they find that they truly do have an Enduring Love?"

Title:  Enduring Love Author:  Danyelle Scroggins Publisher:  D. S.��������…

To Live Again by Unoma Nwankwor

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"SABLE ROMANCE PRESENTS... A digital imprint delivering passionate and powerful, contemporary LOVE STORIES featuring African American couples.

The devastation of Itohan Adolo’s tragic love story fuels her anger at the world and distance from her faith. That is until Osaro Ikimi comes along. Although he wasn’t looking for love, he wasn’t one to let an opportunity pass him by.

Just when the couple tries to give love a chance, the opportunity for revenge against her ex falls in Itohan’s lap. Unable to let the opportunity go, she sets a plan in motion. However, the satisfaction she feels is short lived when she discovers that the plan will also destroy the new love she’s just realized she can’t live without.

Love isn’t supposed to keep records of wrong but that’s easier said than done. Will they lean on their faith to heal the damage or are somethings just beyond repair?"

Title:  To Live Again Author:  Unoma Nwankwor Publisher:  Sable Romance an imprint of Sable…

Halsey Street Kindle Edition by Naima Coster

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"Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She’s accepted that her future won’t be what she’d dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It’s also unforgivable.


When Penelope moves into the attic apartment of the affluent Harpers, she thinks she’s found a semblance of family—and maybe even love. But her world is upended again when she receives a postcard from Mirella asking for reconciliation. As old wounds are reopened, and secrets revealed, a journey across an ocean of sacrifice and self-discovery begins. An engrossing debut, Halsey Street shifts between the perspectives of th…

Blackberry Kindle Edition by Faith

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"Blackberry witnessed the murder of her mother at a young age, and her world as she knew it was changed. Whisked away in the middle of the night to safety, life was good. But Blackberry soon learned that all good things come to an end. After being sold to a pimp, Blackberry was in a fight for her life until another saving grace showed up, giving Blackberry a new lease on life. Falling in love with Kiyon was not a part of the plan. Haunted by her past, can Blackberry move forward with Kiyon and not look back? Can Blackberry finally find happiness, or will all good things come to an end once again? Blackberry takes you on a journey of murder, deceit and love. The question is, which of the three will reign supreme?"

Title:  Black Berry
Author:  Faith
Publisher:  Pen Bullies LLC                    
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Blackberry" by Faith

My Thoughts.....

This was such a interesting read that I found it hard to put it down becaus…

No Holds Barred (In The Heart Of A Valentine Book 1) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina. After her fiancé calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla's had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago; leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn't easy but as Camilla settles in a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn't expected to be drawn so meticulously to another but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight.

As President of VFC Energy, a fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risqué rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can't explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never wea…

Gravity Kindle Edition by Shani Greene-Dowdell

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"Keno Knight can’t stop the pull he feels when he’s around Laney Morrison. Something tugs at his heart when he sees the sadness in her eyes, and even in her smile. He wants to offer her more than her man is giving her, but not before she’s ready to accept it. 

Laney Morrison made the biggest mistake of her life when she dropped out of college her senior year and married Barron. It didn’t take long for his possessive ways to turn to physical abuse and isolate her from everyone she knows and loves.
When Barron and Keno meet, it won’t be pretty. The battle for Laney’s heart is something both men are ready for, but is Laney willing to start all over again, or will she stay with what she knows?"

Title:  Gravity Author:  Shani Greene-Dowdell Publisher:  S.G.D. Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Gravity" by Shani Greene-Dowdell
My Thoughts....

This was a quick short story read that was rather sad at the beginning but how good things do come to tho…

Polarity In Motion Kindle Edition by Brenda Vicars

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"Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.

Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal."

Title:  Polarity In Motion Author:  Brenda Vicars Publisher:  Red Adept Publishing                R…

Bitter Best Friend 2: The Sins of My Twin... Blood Isn't Always Thicker Than Water Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae (Author), Bree Jilvontae

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"Blood is supposedly a bond that surpasses any difficulties the world can throw! However, often life can show you that blood isn't thicker than water and can be dirtier than mud too. This is the reality for seventeen year old Anacia Baptiste. Born an indentical twin to sister Nadia, Anacia's parents Camel and Daniel Baptiste expected their little beautiful baby to have a close relationship with the sister who shared her same face. They quickly realized that wasn't true though as the girls grew and a volitile relationship brewed. Jealous and tired of her seemingly perfect twin, Nadia began to rebel and separate herself at an early age. As time went on she attributed everything horrible in her life to her sister and began a quest to rid herself of the duplicate of herself. Rebellious, angry and out of control, Nadia does everything she can to get rid herself of Anacia and become the beloved twin. Betrayal, lies, heartache, jail time, and even murd…

Glory in Their Spirit How Four Black Women Took On the Army during World War II by Sandra M Bolzenius

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" Before Rosa Parks and the March on Washington, four African American women risked their careers and freedom to defy the United States Army over segregation. Women Army Corps (WAC) privates Mary Green, Anna Morrison, Johnnie Murphy, and Alice Young enlisted to serve their country, improve their lives, and claim the privileges of citizenship long denied them. Promised a chance at training and skilled positions, they saw white WACs assigned to those better jobs and found themselves relegated to work as orderlies. In 1945, their strike alongside fifty other WACs captured the nation’s attention and ignited passionate debates on racism, women in the military, and patriotism.

Glory in Their Spirit presents the powerful story of their persistence and the public uproar that ensued. Newspapers chose sides. Civil rights activists coalesced to wield a new power. The military, meanwhile, found itself increasingly unable to justify its policies. In the end, Green, Morriso…