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You Had Me at Hola

If Jasmine Lin Rodriguez has learned anything from her string of loser exes it's that she’s better off alone. Take her latest breakup from a superstar musician - it’s gotten her splashed across tabloid covers, blown up her social media accounts and left her hounded by paparazzi . None of those t ...

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Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop

Brimming with family, food and fun, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop is a sweet story that celebrates Paris, paintings, pastries and the joy of discovering your own unique path through life. Vanessa Yu sees dead people. Well, not really but she can foresee death, adultery, proposals, argumen ...

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Fast Girls: a Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team

Fans of sports-centered books won't want to miss the latest offering from author Elise Hooper. Fast Girls: a Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team is a fictionalized account of three American women and their journey to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. As one might imagine, these early Olympians di ...

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The Point of It All

Christina C. Jones returns readers to the fictional, idyllic town of Sugar Valley in The Point of It All, the sequel to The Culmination of Everything. It’s a thought-provoking Black romance that engages readers with its endearing lovers, compelling conflict, and memorable dialogue packed with humo ...

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A Sweet Mess

Sweet, and delectable, A Sweet Mess is a confection of a book, perfect for reading while soaking up sun and binging on summertime sweets. Make sure you have plenty of the latter handy, because this story will have you hankering for lots of sugar. One wrong transaction turns Aubrey Choi’s world ...

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Mother Land

Leah Franqui’s Mother Land isn’t quite as interesting as her first novel (America for Beginners), but in its messy, wonderfully insular sense of family, culture and the notion of rebelling against both, it’s quite the unique gem. Rachel Meyer, recently moved to Mumbai with her new husband D ...

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André

Workplace romance and domestic desires clash in André, a story of romance and ambition. André Ellison works at Ellison Financial in the middle of the pack while hoping to make his way up the corporate ladder.  When his mentor, Harold, calls him in for a meeting, his heart starts to pound – a ...

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The Voting Booth

Stellar prose, a fascinating hero and a deep dive into contemporary issues make The Voting Booth an intriguing young adult read. Political enthusiast Marva Sheridan has been looking forward to this election day - the first one she can vote in - almost her whole life. She gets up extra early and i ...

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Insatiable Hunger

Insatiable Hunger is a fun, typically opulent Harlequin Desire, the kind of book I normally think of when I think of this line. Rich folks making moves and falling in love and having juicy sex – and Insatiable Hunger delivers on that promise from start to finish.  But it’s got some problematic ...

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Mexican Gothic

COVID-19 has made us more aware than ever of the importance of the spaces we call our own. That makes this the perfect moment to read the uncanny, absorbing Mexican Gothic, a tale about the kind of location in which you most definitely wouldn’t want to shelter in place. Wealthy socialite Noemí ...