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REVIEW: Romantic Times on STRONG HEAT

Strong HeatGenre: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural

Sensuality: HOT

Disproving the idea that only sex scenes can make a story hot, this Strong family novel takes readers back to where it all began as Kael, Sr. and Alisha relay how they met and fell in love. Scenes switch from the past to the present, and fans are not only brought into the developing love between Kael and Alisha, but are also kept up to date on the siblings who comprise the current generation of Strongs. This is a wonderful example of what a family should be.

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USA Today Review of STRONG HEAT

Strong HeatHere’s the review of Strong Heat by Michelle Monkou in USA Today:

Not really a spoiler, but let me put it out there … Strong Heat by Niobia Bryant is the last book in the Strong Family series (for now) that began in 2006. Bryant took her position, wound up that bat, and hit a home run. Not only did it have the historical flair since this was the romance of the patriarch, but it came with all the sensibilities of the era. Nice touch.

In a brilliant touch, Bryant used interludes within the story to touch on the romances of the various Strong family members. If you haven’t read those stories, you will enjoy the teasers. If you have read the series, they serve as great motivation to reread and reminisce.

Read the full article and more romance reviews in USA Today’s “Happily Ever After” section here.

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REVIEW: RT Magazine’s 4 Stars for STRONG HEAT

Strong Heat“Disproving the idea that only sex scenes can make a story hot, this Strong family novel takes readers back to where it all began as Kael and Alisha relay how they met and fell in love. Scenes switch from the past to the present, and fans are not only brought into the developing love between Kael and Alisha, but are also kept up to date on the siblings who comprise the current generation of Strongs. This is a wonderful example of what a family should be.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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RT Book Reviews’ TOP PICK

RT Book Reviews gave RED HOT a 4.5 star review and their selection as a TOP PICK in contemporary romance for the month of September. Love it!! –N.

Here’s the review:

“This is the strongest — pun intended — entry in the Strong Family series. Centering on the youngest member, and only sister, Bryant uses humor and snappy dialogue to create a well-rounded character in Kaitlyn Strong. Pairing Kaitlyn with a no-nonsense hero, Bryant makes this a story to savor. The fun is in the patter between these two spirited leads. I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book.”

 

 

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REVIEWS: Mistress No More

Publishers WeeklyIn this dramatic story of friendship and betrayal, three wives cope with the fallout from a letter their ex-friend, Jessa
Bell, sent in Message from a Mistress, boasting that she was having an affair with one of the husbands. Unsure of their men, the three women let their marriages crumble, but eventually have to realize that the problem isn’t Jessa’s malice but their own insecurity. After the guilty husband is identified, Jessa plots to further destroy her former friends by revealing all their secrets, while they band together to rebuild their lives. Though much of the tale is as heavy-handed as naming the villain “Jezebel,” Bryant’s loyal audience will love the generous doses of passionate sex, glamour, and revenge. (June)–Pubisher’s Weekly http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-7582-3823-8

Bryant knows how to hook readers from the first line dangled into messy waters of betrayal, seduction, disappointment and falls from grace. Stinging dialogue, first-person revelations, remarkable character development and fast-paced drama heighten the thrill factor of MISTRESS NO MORE. When Jessa Bell doesn’t get the engagement ring she’s promised, she taunts her boyfriend’s wife with a cryptic text message. Problem is, she sends the same message to three women, all supposedly her close friends. This is definitely another fantastic, titillating novel by Bryant. –RT Book Reviews

“Bryant brought the drama and emotion with this sequel…very entertaining and a quick read…” – OOSA Online Book Club

“Sometimes the scenes were gut twisting funny, to heart wrenching intense which made this book a page turner from the very first line…” –African American on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)

“I was pleasantly surprised in reading a more in-depth novel, chock full of emotions from each character. All the unanswered questions were answered and I learned more about each character to really explain why each one acted the way they did. Author Niobia Bryant is an author who definitely knows how to tell a story and keep her readers engaged with her characters and the story-line.” – A Place of Our Own Book Club (APOOO)

“The writing is so good, the dialogue believable, and description so thorough. I love how Niobia takes these characters through hell and back, while entertaining us from beginning to the very end. Great job.” –Cydney Rax, author of Brothers & Wives