One Night in Georgia

One Night in Georgia

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

One of "The 17 Best Summer Reads of 2019" by Harper's Bazaar!Set in the summer of 1968, a provocative and devastating novel of individual lives caught in the grips of violent history—a timely and poignant story that reverberates with the power of Alice Walker's Meridian and Ntozake Shange's Betsey Browne.At the end of a sweltering summer shaped by the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, race riots, political protests, and the birth of Black power, three coeds from New York City—Zelda Livingston, Veronica Cook, and Daphne Brooks—pack into Veronica's new Ford Fairlane convertible, bound for Atlanta and their last year at Spelman College. It is the beginning a journey that will change their lives irrevocably.Unlikely friends from vastly different backgrounds, the trio has been inseparable since freshman year. Zelda, serious and unyielding, the heir of rebellious slaves and freedom riders, sees...
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Pushing Pause

Pushing Pause

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

Fifteen-year-old Kenisha Lewis has it all: good friends who also live to dance, a hot boyfriend headed for the NBA, loving parents and a bling-filled home in the burbs.But all that changes when her dad drops a bomb: he wants a divorce--and his pregnant girlfriend is moving in. Suddenly, Kenisha and her mom are squeezed into her grandmother's small house in the city, and Kenisha's sharing a bedroom with a cousin she barely knows. Could she hate her life any more? Yeah. Because her boyfriend dumps her, her friends are acting weird and her mother is getting more and more depressed. Time for Kenisha to push the pause button on her life and take a long, deep breath...
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Love's Paradise

Love's Paradise

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

In a dazzling new novel in the Mamma Lou series, matchmaker Louise Gates helps two adversaries turn their simmering anger into fiery passion.For historian Sheri Summers, Crescent Island is an unspoiled treasure, and she hopes to keep it that way. If that means shutting down a new beachfront project that could destroy the historic site, so be it. Sheri can deal with developer Jordan Hamilton's anger. But what she doesn't count on is their combustible chemistry....Jordan has powerful allies, and asks Mamma Lou to help arrange a truce. Sheri is as sexy as she is stubborn, but every kiss and heated caress is just one more complication in their ongoing dispute. With no compromise in sight, it's not just a battle of wills that's at risk, but something far more precious....
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The Thrill of You

The Thrill of You

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

He makes her feel like the most desirable woman in the world... Sexy, magnetic Florida business owner and philanthropist Mikhail Coles is wrong for Cyanna Dupres in every way. And he's the one man who can give her what she wants. Seducing the commitment-wary bachelor is the easy part. But once Cyanna wants a lifetime connection, will she lose the lover who makes her feel like the world's most desirable woman? Formerly Special Forces, Mikhail is haunted by demons he can't shake. But Cyanna's passion is taking him to thrilling new heights where anything is possible...even love. Called in on one final search-and-rescue operation--to find Cyanna's missing brother--Mikhail realizes he wants more than a fleeting affair. Can he succeed in his mission and keep Cyanna safe so they can become the family she's always wanted?
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A Christmas Kiss

A Christmas Kiss

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

Warm up with these sweet and sexy holiday tales of love and romance... SEALED WITH A KISS Celeste O. Norfleet Small town bad boy Dean Everett has made good in the tech world and now struggling Hayden, Georgia, is ready to welcome him home--along with his corporate headquarters. But Carmen Stiles is less than happy to see him. Dean had no idea he broke her heart when he left town after high school. Now he plans to make up for it--and as old friendship stirs new passion, Carmen just might let him--until she suspects he has no intention of really making things right for Hayden, or for her.... MISTLETOE LANE Regina Hart Benjamin Brooks's marriage ended when he learned his wife was having an affair--with his boss. Now he's returned to Trinity Falls to start a new job--and ignore Christmas. Too bad his new employee, June Cale, won't let him. June knows all about bitterness, and she's determined to help Ben heal--through embracing...
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Getting Played

Getting Played

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

If there's one thing Kenisha Lewis has learned, it's that the people you think you know best often surprise you the most. And not always in a good way. It seems the revelations just keep coming. First, her grandmother and her dad are having money troubles, which means she'll probably have to stay in public school and get a part-time job. And then there's her boyfriend, Terrence, who has more secrets than she could have imagined. Kenisha can't believe Terrence is dumb enough to get mixed up in a string of robberies. Or that he'd cheat on her with his old girlfriend. Or could it be that she just doesn't want to admit the truth? Where Kenisha goes, drama follows, but she's getting stronger and smarter every day. And she doesn't plan on getting played again....
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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

Nothing has stopped savvy psychologist Natalia Coles from having her own family. She doesn't know the anonymous donor of her two young sons and intends to keep it that way. Then she meets Hollywood triple threat David Montgomery. The sexy actor, director and producer awakens a passion in Natalia that's instant and explosive, tempting her to open her heart to him....From the moment David walks into Natalia's office, he's at odds with the beautiful woman--and insanely attracted to her, too. David knows Natalia needs his help to save a center for at-risk kids. But a brewing paternity scandal could derail his career and his philanthropy. Is Natalia playing a clever game of blackmail? Or does she really not care who he is? And when David vows to seduce the mother of those sweet boys, he just prays Natalia doesn't walk out when she learns the truth....
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Mine at Last

Mine at Last

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

Diagnosis: TemptationAfter years away from home, Shauna Banks has finally returned to Key West. But as a consultant hired to evaluate the local medical center, she immediately comes up against none other than the sensuous Dr. Dominik Coles. All through high school the compelling and intense heartthrob claimed her thoughts and her emotions. Now fate has brought them back together, and what's worse—he doesn't seem to remember her!The passionate surgeon has one goal: to save his hospital. And Dominik will do whatever it takes to keep it from going under—even if it means tangling with the stubborn beauty whose recommendation could close it forever. But the closer he gets to Shauna, the more his physical longing for her threatens his best intentions. As they both play with fire, could the flames destroy their chance at love?
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Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me

Celeste O. Norfleet

Cultural / African American / Contemporary

After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Shay Daniels isn't looking to get burned again. But that's before she meets legendary love expert Quinn Anderson at a relationship therapy retreat. The jaded travel show host vows to get an exclusive story on the gorgeous, enigmatic Dr. Love.Shay may not be buying into Quinn's whole relationship philosophy, but boy is he hot. Then the widowed entrepreneur throws Shay a challenge: he'll teach her the art of seducing a man by becoming her partner in an erotic test run. But he never expects his passionate student to surpass the teacher. Now the only exclusive he'll give is the one on Shay's heart.
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