Boss Chicks in Black Romance [Part 2]

Black girls. Black women. We are magic. We are strong. We are some of the fiercest bosses out there. Every now and then I come across a boss chick who makes her presence known, like “Blaw Tadow, Watch Out Now” in the words of the Original Queen Bee. And since y’all loved the first list so much, I figured it was time for a new one!

Briyana

Micaiah

Mina

Skylar

Melissa

The Harris Sisters

Neriah

Valarie

Giselle

Disney Goes Bookish, E-Book Stack

I saw a fun book stack featured on #Bookstagram and decided to join in. While the books on this list aren’t Disney-related, Disney characteristics did inspire each choice. Keep reading to see my Disney-inspired “book stack’.

๐™‹๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™:

A fictional land or setting you would want to live

Building 402 gives me apartment envy yโ€™all. I want some neighbor friends like these lol.

The Building 402 Collection
by Alexandra Warren

๐™‡๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ˆ๐™˜๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ:

A book you flew through

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™š:

A book with characters you’d like to be friends with

Whole crew is lit. Check out the whole Prototype series to get the full picture. Oh! And Jacinta gave us a Glimpse in the life of our favorite couples following the series! Check that out, too.

The Prototype Series
by Jacinta Howard

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‰๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ฃ๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ฎ๐™™๐™š๐™ง:

A character that made you swoon

Grayson ๐Ÿ˜

Capture My Love
by Tay Moโ€™Nae

๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ช๐™ ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™–:

A book that gives you all the feels

I wasnโ€™t trying to have yโ€™all boo hoo crying with my selection ๐Ÿ˜‚, so Iโ€™m giving yโ€™all a safer โ€œin my feelsโ€ type of read.

Before We Fall
by Rilzy Adams

๐™„ ๐˜ผ๐™ข ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–:

A book with a strong female lead

There were 3 strong ladies in this book and I couldnโ€™t not recognize them for their differing strengths. Cevyn, Ayte, and Mrs.Opal โค

Gravity
by Ashley Nicole

๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ค:
A book you DNF

This one just wasnโ€™t doing it for me, but if you decide to read it, let me know your thoughts!

The Other Side of the Pillow
by Zane

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ:
Book on your TBR the longest

Ima get to it, I promise ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dinner at Samโ€™s
by D.L. White

๐™„’๐™ข ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ข๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š: Next book on your TBR

This whole series has been bomb, can’t wait to start this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

May December
by Nia Forrester

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช’๐™ง๐™š ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š:
A book you’ll always recommend

Because Prince will forever be bae, Bella doesnโ€™t take no ish, and Alex is my fave ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

In His Corner
by Alexandra Warren

Book Review: Gravity by AshleyNicole

Date Read: January 30, 2022
Published: December 30, 2021
Pages: 244

Book Synopsis:

Something always brings me back to youโ€ฆ
Cevyn has more responsibility on her shoulders than should be legal. Itโ€™s fine because she was built for this. Sheโ€™s the strong one, and sheโ€™ll carry the world on her shoulders alone if it means her sister is okay.
Cevyn and Kas have been jumping in and out of each otherโ€™s beds for years. Up to now, theyโ€™ve enjoyed a string and love-free affiliation. No matter what happens, though, they always end up back in each otherโ€™s beds.
Tragedy strikes, and sheโ€™s no longer able to bear the brunt of the world alone. Suddenly, her friend with benefits is starting to look like her knight in shining armor. Can they help each other through this dark, painful time and come out the other side as something more?

My Review:

Cevyn, Ayteโ€ฆ. Nyn, Tyn.

Never did I imagine a book would hit me as hard as Broken Clocks by Danielle Allen… but then I read this beautiful work of art. I put off reading this book once I read early reviews, because I knew as an empath it would rock me to my core. It’s hard to put into words all of the emotions I felt reading this story. But before I try… ASHLEY. YOU ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ DID ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ THAT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ.

Ayte was a superwoman. Cevyn was vibranium. Kas was a universe of peace. Both of them. Opal was an angel sent from above. Omere was beautiful. Both of them. These characters touched my soul. Even as I write this review with red, puffy eyes, I know I’ll visit them again.

Brown Girl Book Geek Favorite Reads of 2021


I read 115 books this year and some of those storylines were a whirlwind. Shout-out to all of the authors who got me through 2021. Check out my favorite reads of the year, these gems stood up and showed out!

Favorite New to me Author

Rilzy Adams was that chick for me this year! I saw her name a lot on Bookstagram and when I finally decided to check her out, I was hooked! I binged her catalog for about a month. She was hands down my favorite New to me Author of 2021.

Check her out here!

Favorite Series – Top 5

Four of the authors on this list were new to me authors. And they all put their foot in these series. Even the one’s that left me hanging from book to book.

Favorite Reads – Top 10

Book Review: Just a Friend by AshleyNicole

Date Read: September 27, 2021
Published: July 2, 2021
Pages: N/A

Book Synopsis:

Oh baby, youโ€ฆ
Being the only girl in a group of guys is hard work. Itโ€™s the equivalent to having multiple fathers who think they can dictate every detail of your life.
Harloweโ€™s been dealing with it for years, but as of late, sheโ€™s been wanting to venture out and find love. As expected, the guys think this is a terrible idea. Thatโ€™s all well and good, but Harlowe is going to do it anyway.
Before she can, one of her guys starts looking at her differently, and she canโ€™t help but look back.
Will they transition into lovers, or will he remain just a friend?

My Review:

I’ve had this on TBR list for so long and I’m so upset it took me this long to get to it! I loved everything about this book and the characters. The dynamics of each relationship was more than enjoyable to read. I loved the way they loved each other, for the most part lol but I don’t do spoilers so you’ll have to read to see what I mean. I highlighted all up and through this read, because there were so many great moments of laughter and pure affection woven into each page. I will say, I’ve never been so affected by the word “yo” in my life ๐Ÿ˜‚

Book Review: A Sweet Heart: a Hale girls novella by Ashley Nicole

Date Read: June 9, 2020
Published: February 23, 2020
Pages: 100

Book Synopsis:

Showing up to a meeting late is the easiest way to get on her hit list. Insulting his masculinity is the quickest way to get on his. They both come out swinging, but get hit with something neither was anticipating: Love

My Review:

Well damn. I feel like I can’t say what I want to say because it’s too inappropriate lol. I will say Ashley did that! Enjoy this quick read and hopefully you have someone to take the enjoyment out on hint hint. ๐Ÿ˜‚