Saturday, February 27, 2021

Black History Month Reads

Since February is Black History Month, I decided all my reads for the month would be romance written by Black authors.  I’ve read books by Black authors but not as much as I would like to have.  It’s been a reading experience.  I think I’m going to do this in two or three parts since I read a number and being a rambling sort, may have more to say.

 Part 1

Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

This was a reread book.  I loved it the first time I read it and even more this time.  This is a beautiful book about a woman whose husband left her and the grumpy loner who healed her.  Jackson and Grace were both broken but they healed each other.  This is such a wonderful and emotional book and I highly recommend it.

 Grade: A

The Object of Love by Sharon Cullars

This is another book I first read years ago.  It’s an older woman/younger guy book and I loved this one all over again.  Lacey is heartbroken when her only son is killed in an accident.  His estranged best friend Sean comes to the funeral and they begin a forbidden love affair.  He has loved Lacey for years but now he is older and will their love be accepted?  This one I also recommend.

 Grade: B

Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

This was my first book by this amazing author.  I did a much longer review of it here. After reading this book I thought damn the price and picked a number of her books

Grade: A+


Deliver me by Farrah Rochon  

This is my first book by Ms Rochon and I enjoyed it as with the others this month.  Eli, our hero, is a very successful OB-GYN.  He and our heroine Monica, get off to a rather rocky start when he mistakes her on her first day as a nurse and is quite rude to her.  It’s bad enough that he’s a jerk to her, thinking that as a nurse, she somehow deserves his disrespect but you see, she’s not a nurse, rather she’s a very successful doctor in her own right.  They are paired together for a fund raising event in order to raise money for a woman’s clinic that is very dear to Eli’s heart,  Turns out he’s not quite as bad after her first impression and it isn’t long before sparks start flying,  This book was written in 2011 and does have some issues that date it.  I did appreciate the author addressed this.

This is the first book in a series about three brothers and despite a few concerns, I liked this one enough to pick up the next two books.

Grade: B


Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simons

This is yet another new to me author.  What first got my attention with this one is the description of the hero, Ronin, sounded very like a description of Jason Mamoa so I was on board with that.  Ronin, a wide receiver for a pro football team  and Kim, our heroine, meet at a wedding expo.  He is there helping his engaged sister and she has a booth promoting a hotel she helps run as a wedding venue.  He notices her right off the bat and they have a meet cute introduction. After a night of passion, surprise, you can tell by the title.  But I did like this book.  I like how they handled things and right from the beginning Ronin was very supportive of whatever she chose.  There was more and more descriptive sex scenes than I'm used too and I confess I skipped some of the pages and pages of them.  Since I could do that, it didn't affect my grade at all.

Grade: B


Wendy said...

Naima Simone is writing for Harlequin Desire now and I've got, at least, a couple of her books in my pile. I've liked the Farrah Rochon books I've read - although Deliver Me is still one that's in the TBR. Ugh, and I really need to read Forbidden!

Kristie (J) said...

I’ve got quite a few Naima Simone books but I don’t think ant from the Desire Line and I just picked up The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon.