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Gourmet Audible by Cheryl Robinson

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"Meet Amillion Williams, a plus-size woman turning forty who is in a dead-end relationship and hates her job just as much as she detests her thunder thighs. With the holidays approaching, she plans sweeping changes in her life. None involve losing weight. She’s already fought and lost that battle too many times to count. First on her agenda is spending Christmas with family, binge eating on barbecue and Lily Cheesecake. 

Then, things begin to look up when she starts a blog that brings together her two loves: writing and eating. While reviewing an upscale restaurant in Houston and enjoying a meal alone, she encounters Everett, who is too good looking to be trusted, and besides, he drinks and smokes.

A simple exchange of phone numbers, which she assumes will go nowhere, takes them outside of the boxes they’ve been trapped in for years. Both yearn to be loved in a particular way, without walls or strings, and they may have just found it."


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I'm Fine and Neither Are You Kindle Edition by Camille Pagán

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"Wife. Mother. Breadwinner. Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all—and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. As close as the two women are, Jenny’s passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope’s underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career.
Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny’s life is far from perfect. Reeling, Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship. So she and Sanjay agree to a radical proposal: both will write a list of changes they want each other to make—then commit to complete and total honesty. What seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, revealing new rifts and even deeper secrets. As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage, she must ask herself: When it comes to love, is honesty really the best policy?"





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Seductive Temptation: A BWWM Romance Limited Edition Collection Kindle Edition By Peyton Banks (Author), Posey Parks (Author), Elisabeth (Author), Kiarra M. Taylor (Author), Theresa Hodge (Author), ML Preston (Author), Shani Greene-Dowdell (Author), Donna R. Mercer (Author), Reana Malori (Author), L.B. Keen (Author), Sade Rena (Author), Janae Keyes (Author)

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"Seductive Temptation is a limited edition collection of new, sexy BWWM romances, that will ignite your senses, and stimulate your deepest desires. Be prepared to be enamored with romantic tales that will leave you craving for more. This compilation is filled with alpha males and the bronze beauties they love.

Be warned, each story is a must-read tale that will tempt you to read long past your bedtime.

The stories in the collection 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.

In this set, you will find the following stories:

Retain Me by Peyton Bank. “Attorney-client privileges has a whole new meaning…”

A Hero’s Love by Posey Parks. “Occasional hook-ups are what she proposed but I need more.”

Forever Harley’s by Elisabeth. “I want everyone to see how beautiful my girl is and for them to know they could…

Flesh of Innocents Kindle Edition by J.A. Dennam Mar 25

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"THE INNOCENT
In post 9-11 America, when the world is on the brink of holy war, Olivia Rose is on a mission to save the lives of four small children who have been chosen as sacrifices for an ancient ritual. It is believed that these children will save the world. Three of them have already gone missing. Vowing to keep the fourth child hidden, and haunted by dreams of a past she cannot outrun, Olivia seeks out the bright little girl with a dark destiny. Her first lead comes from her evil twin sister, who not only shares Olivia’s past but also has answers to their future—answers that lead to the child’s very protective, very dangerous, and very handsome father.

THE DAMNED
Pulling double duty as a casino bartender and civilian informant for the police, Eddie Garrett doesn’t need more complications in his life. Olivia first accuses him of kidnapping, and then she claims that the Native American tribe he’s come to love and respect has painted a target on his daughter. Whether Ol…

Love Taps (Love & Redemption Book 2) Kindle Edition by Aja

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"Jackson Knight was a wet dream and I feel like I’ve known him my whole life.

Francine "Frankie" Waters only wanted three things in life: to be a female boxer like Laila Ali, to marry Jackson Knight the cutest boy she knew, and to have his babies. So far those dreams have not come true but her late father may have willed her with more than his gym called Taps. However, the inheritance comes with a stipulation she thought she would never have to deal with again.

Jackson "The Punisher" Knight was known for a couple of things: knocking out his opponents in the ring and loving on Francine outside of it, but years ago both became a thing of his past. His future however, seems to be pulling him back into the world of boxing and into Frankie's fire which he never seemed to mind until he got burned."

Can redemption be found between these two?




Title: Love Taps
Author: Aja
Publisher: She Loves Words
Series: Love & Redemption Book…

O'Shay & Sanaa By: J. Brinkley

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"When O'shay London met Sanaa Holland, it was an instant attraction. They dated for a while and found themselves in love with each other. Finalizing their romance by tying the knot, O'shay and Sanaa found things between them starting to fall apart soon enough - happiness and fulfillment were replaced by grief and bitterness. As the couple grapples with the circumstances that change their lives forever, the question of what truly bonded them arose... LOVE, LUST or OBSESSION?


Title: O'Shay & Sanaa
Author: J. Brinkley
Publisher: Voma Publications LLC
Part 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"O'Shay & Sanaa" by J. Brinkley

My Rationalization:

I will say this was quite some read because I thought this was about a true romance of O'shay and Sanaa. However, what started out as a sweet romance didn't end up quite that way. I think the first clue was when Sanaa's father had questions about O'shay and his father who was in priso…

Lady Guardians: Grace's Revelation: Mase & Grace Part 2 Kindle Edition by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

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"A second chance at love, but some lies can't be forgotten or forgiven.

Grace Smith reveals the truth.

When the man she loves returns, Grace revelation put them both in danger. The last thing she wanted was for Mase to have to choose between his club and her, but there is no way the two can co-exist. The betrayal runs too deep. However she'd risk it all for the chance to put her family back together, but doing so puts not only her, but the Lady Guardians in danger, as well.

Mase Scott has his answers.

His revenge tour brings him to his clubs front door. The answers he's been seeking for years will tear his club apart and put the only woman he has ever loved in danger. Loosing her again, can't happen. The easy answer it to give it all up for love, but he's a biker and his heart doesn't beat that way."  

Grace's Revelation (Part #2) is a sizzling MC Romance novella. If you like sexy alpha bikers, a strong biker beauty, and a steam love conn…

Love Levels 2: West Virginia Bachelors Kindle Edition by Falon Gold

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"Rebel needed a new start. Her vintage Mustang, Eleanor, chose West Virginia… to break down in for good. Two losses too many was about to put Rebel down for the count, but she was a scrapper with skills to overhaul Eleanor under the hood.

After a career-crushing injury, Logan Rourke ran his mechanic shop in Laramie with iron fists gained as a famous MMA fighter. He’d have to resurrect all of his fighting skills to survive Rebel when a cherished car puts them in the same ring with love.

Does love stand a chance when its opponents are born fighters? How fast will that chance dwindle down to nothing when an ex rears their ugly head?"




Title: Love Levels 2: West Virginia Bachelors
Author: Falon Gold
Publisher: Publishing House
Series: #2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"Love Levels 2: West Virginia Bachelors" by Falon Gold

My Rationalization:

I will say that this was a good, humorous, and loving read about Rebel and Logan. I loved h…

Lady Guardians: Worth the Ride (Arlington Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by Hadley Raydeen

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"My name Is Starla Saxon. I am the Treasurer for the Arlington Virginia Chapter of the Lady Guardians.
After graduation, I was ready to leave this MC life with my best friend Elias, my world. We grew up around bikes since we were ten years old. We’d seen more than any young eyes should. And, we were ready to leave it all behind.
Until one day, our parents ended up on opposite sides of the law ripping Eli and me away from each other. After giving me some devastating news, he decided to skip town and leave me in Arlington, while I chose to stay, based on info he gave me. But, he left me a letter, telling me I could call him anytime I need him. Ten years later, I need him more than ever. The Guardians are in trouble again, and I need his help.

I’m Elias Franks I grew up in the motorcycle club world as part of a 1% outlaw crew the Hellhounds of Arlington. My father Luther is the president and has taken his illegal activity to the next level In human trafficking, and I ref…

Black Queen, Dark Knight II: A Bad Boy Romance (Black Queen Dark Knight Book 2) Kindle Edition by Amarie Avant (Author),

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"Choosing love over the throne will be the death of me . . .

Mikayla
Jagger claimed my heart, and while the love of my life has stayed constant, there are deeply seeded secrets in Nivea that are not only threatening my new-found happiness with Jagger, but my entire kingdom.

I’ve barely dug roots into my land and it’s already slipping from my hands.

But can I choose between love and country?

Jagger

Someone wants more than my woman’s crown. Someone wants HER.
But Mikayla is already mine to possess.
I’ll wreck havoc on anyone, blood of her blood, to keep her safe.
If all else fails, I’ll bring the queen to her knees as my captive again, and the only reign Mikayla will have is in the bedroom.
Living without her is not an option."

In this installment of the BWWM romantic suspense, Black Queen, Dark Knight, expect more death, more action and most definitely hotter sex. So if you did NOT like either of the main characters, this book ain’t for you. If it had to much sex or ac…

1st Forty-Eight: There's Always a Way Out Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae

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"The Fearless Five is back at it again in this bloody, fast-paced, Finale. Still trying to navigate the deadly streets of Memphis: Nyema, Nyeer, Drika, Shy, & Rondavious must now face another adversary with the help of their recently freed mother Afiyah. After facing the reality of how her absence impacted her kids, Afiyah sets out to save them from themselves and the deadly hood legend who has a price on their heads. Will the kids learn their lesson and break the generational curses that have kept them caged in the hood? Or will they finally see that There's Always a Way Out?!"


Title: 1st Forty-Eight: There's Always a Way Out
Author: Niki Jilvontae
Publisher: N.J. 
Series:  Book 2Review By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"1st Forty-Eight: There's Always a Way Out" by Niki Jilvontae

My Rationalization:

Well, when you think it's over for this Memphis group...is it? After Afiyah comes back into the scene where she shares quite a secret, what n…

Me for You by Lolly Winston

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again?

The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he’s still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life—but his new job is helping. After being downsized from his finance position, Rudy turned to his first love: the piano. Some people might be embarrassed to work as the piano player at Nordstrom, but for Rudy, there’s joy in bringing a little music into the world. And it doesn’t hurt that Sasha, the Hungarian men’s watch clerk who is finally divorcing her no-good husband, finds time to join him at the bench every now and then.

Just when Rudy and Sasha’s relationship begins to deepen, the police come to the store with an update about Rudy’s wife’s untimely death—a coworker has confessed to h…

INTO THE DARK Kindle Edition by J.A. Schneider

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"A perfect marriage deteriorates as a woman starts to fear that her husband is a killer…
Annie and Ben seem to have a perfect marriage. He’s a dedicated psychiatrist; she is a passionate art history professor. Then, for Annie, the nightmares start…and fears that she may or may not be witnessing scenes of women getting abused. Is she somehow connecting her fears to the suicide of Ben’s first wife, Susannah?
Increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened, Annie finds homicide detective Connor Payne, who has never let go of the case. Tensions at home explode into cat-and-mouse terror, with Annie desperately, secretly, trying to investigate…




Title: Into The Dark
Author: J. A. Schneider
Publisher: J.A.S.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Into The Dark" by J. A. Schneider

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What will happen for Annie Lamb when she 'fears that her husband is a killer?' What had seemed to be a perfect marriage will tak…

Keeping up with the Jackson's: Caught in Traffic (Keeping up with the Jacksons Book 2) Kindle Edition by Cornelia Smith

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"Winter Jackson wakes from her coma to bad news; her twin sister Summer Web is missing. Caught in traffic, Summer has been kidnapped in an exchange for her fiancé debt. When Kendrick is never released from prison to pay off his debt, Summer becomes permanent property of Sierra Leone biggest drug lord. Will Winter and Summer get a chance to reunite and put aside their differences or will Summer live the rest of her days stuck in Africa?"


Title: Keeping Up With The Jackson's: Caught in Traffic
Author: Cornelia Smith
Publisher: The Book Plug
Series: Book 2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Keeping Up With The Jackson's Caught In Traffic" by Cornelia Smith

My Rationalization:

After reading this author's first story of Keeping Up With The Jackson...this second novel tied everything up so very well with everything coming out in the end. Now we have Winter has come out of her coma to finds out that her sister Summer is missing. I will say at thi…