Category: Reviews


*ARC Review * An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

*ARC Review * An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

I think one of my favorite parts of the book is the letters. They let the story play out, in the words of Roy and Celeste, even though they couldn’t be in the same room. Ms. Jones recently shared a piece about how technology can affect and script communication between characters; sometimes a novel has to be set in a time and a place that makes communication difficult. At one point in the book, there’s no way for one character to contact the other, leading one to walk right into a trap, per se… the tension that that situation built was palpable and effective.



#WIPWednesday: If You’re Gonna Give Him The Cat – Leslie’s Curl & Dye

Today is #WIPWednesday but, gloriously, I do not have a WIP. Yesterday I decided that aside from a fun story for the fanfiction archive, I am done writing for publication for the year. I am tired, my brain is tired, I would have loved to publish four books this year, but my miiiiiiiiinds tellin’ me nooooooo.

Aannyway, I wanted to share a snippet from Curl & Dye with ya’ll. If you haven’t read it and need some convincing, look no further than Reading Romance In Color’s review of Curl & Dye. She enjoyed the small town but still black centered dynamic and the grown & sexy aspect of KC and Leslie’s relationship. Speakin’ of grown & sexy…








ARC #Review – Trust Me (Holmes Brothers Book 5) by Farrah Rochon

Lemme tell you that TRUST ME not only contains a bit of intrigue as we try to figure out just who the corrupt politician is, but there’s a sweet enemies to lovers story wrapped up in this fight to do what’s best for the town of New Orlean’s and Mackenna’s district.

I wouldn’t steer you wrong– this one is face worthy! Grab it when it’s on sale May 25th!




[Review] Lust & Loyalty by Shelly Ellis

[Review] Lust & Loyalty by Shelly Ellis

This book follows Shelly Ellis’ tradition (from the Gibbons Sisters on down) of turning out books full of family drama, sizzling sex scenes and page turning, rapid fire action. I love books that make me want to pop a bag of popcorn to eat while I read. It’s like a Soap Opera, but it’s a book. This entire series is FIRE, and I already need the next book.