Africa

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Men of Valor: His Treasure

Set in South-Eastern Nigeria before the colonization by the British, His Treasure is an excellent story of yearning and what marriage means to a proud man and woman. Adaku is the pampered daughter of an indulgent father, used to getting her way in things through a combination of guile and tantrum ...

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A Prince on Paper

Whenever I read a romance by Alyssa Cole I think 'okay, this one is my favorite!' - and then she writes another book. That's been my experience with The Reluctant Royals series, novellas included, and her most recent addition about two people used to hiding their innermost selves is a delightful, em ...

B
A Wedding One Christmas

If I had to use one word to describe A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie it would be 'heartfelt'. Set in South Africa, it's the sweet and introspective tale of two people who meet by fate or happenstance one day a few weeks before Christmas. It's a day that will change both their lives for t ...

B+
Housegirl

House Girl has been nominated for the Edinburgh First Book Award and is listed as one of The Observer's "New Faces of Fiction"; one of The Millions' "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" ; one of The Guardian's "Best Summer Books" and one of Library Journal's "Books to Anticipate." It's safe to say ...

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Firestorm

I’ve been eager to get my hands on Firestorm, the third book in Rachel Grant’s gripping Flashpoint series, for months - and it was definitely worth the wait.  This is one high-octane, high-stakes ride; steamy, complex, intricately plotted, politically astute and emotionally fraught, Firestorm i ...

C+
Dirty Games

I’ve read and enjoyed a handful of HelenKay Dimon’s romantic suspense novels, some of them m/f, and some m/m, so I know pretty much what to expect from her;  a fast-paced, energetic and steamy story that is perhaps longer on action than it is on romance – which is exactly what I got.  Dirty ...

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A Princess in Theory

Alyssa Cole is such a talented writer. I have liked everything I have read by her so far, and A Princess in Theory is no exception. This is a fanciful story, a modern fairytale, in which the prince of a make-believe African kingdom finds his long-lost betrothed and proceeds to beguile, lose and win ...

B+
Catalyst

I’ve become a huge fan of Rachel Grant’s particular blend of complex, steamy and intricately plotted romantic suspense novels over the past year or so, and have been eagerly awaiting the release of Catalyst, the second book in her Flashpoint series.  Like the previous book, Tinderbox, Catalyst ...

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Tinderbox

Tinderbox, the first novel in Rachel Grant’s steamy and action-heavy Flashpoint series, starts with a bang—literally.  Dr. Morgan Adler, a paleoanthropologist working in the Djibouti desert, has discovered a set of bones as old as Lucy. Unfortunately this attracts attention of the wrong kind, f ...

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The Sheikh's Destiny

A North Africa-set sheikh romance with a heroine who is also Arab? Sign me up! Alim El-Kanar, sheikh of Abbas Al-Din, has spent the years since his older brother’s tragic death driving medical supplies through a war-torn region of the Sahel desert in northern Africa. Hana al-Sud, from Alim’s ...