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About DL White
Atlanta based women's fiction and romance author DL White began seriously pursuing a writing career in 2011. She harbors a love for coffee and brunch, especially on a patio, but her true obsession is water— lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls! On the weekend, you’ll probably find her near water and if she's lucky, on an ocean beach.
When not writing books, she devours them. She blogs reviews and thoughts on writing and books at BooksbyDLWhite.com. Grab a book by DL White and #Putitinyourface.
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Single and successful Esme Whitaker has a list of things she’s never done but wants to accomplish before her next birthday – the big 4-0. On that list, surprisingly, is to have sex. Too bad the man she’d love to test those waters with, tall and heroic Trey Pettigrew, is also the guy who rubs her absolutely the wrong way.
Can two people, each determined to accomplish what they’ve set out to do, find a way to meet in the middle? You know what they say - life is what happens when you make plans.
Content warnings: attempted robbery/assault and references to the attempt, references to mental illness.
Three Friends. One City. Waiting to Exhale in the "A."
Brunch at Ruby's is warm, funny southern women's fiction about threefriendswho live in Atlanta and everything that happens to them before,duringand after their monthly brunch at Ruby's Soul Food in downtownDecatur,Georgia. It's also about finding and keeping love, lifelongfriendshipswith women who are like sisters and the bonds between themthat bend but don't break.
Debra Macklin is the envy of her friends. She has it all: a successful career, alongmarriage and a happy child, but she's hiding an explosive secretthatcould not only shatter her perfect image, but destroy her marriageandcareer.
Maxine Donovan isself-made, admittedly shallow and unapologetic, having overcome herpastto live the life she deserves to live. But despite her success,she's on a constant quest for Mr. Right. Handsome but aloof MalcolmBrooks could be The One, except his attentions are focused on someoneelse entirely.Does Maxine fight for him, like she fought for everything else, or lethim go?
Renee Gladwell left a lifeand a handsome boyfriend to return to Atlanta and nurse her father andGladwell Books back to health. Four years lat,er she'sstruggling withhis Alzheimer's diagnosis and a bookstore that is in noshape to sell.Renee is in limbo, caring for a man who is slowlyforgetting his past,including her. When she meets Malcolm Brooks, herlife brightens, but islove ever worth risking a friendship?
Brunch at Ruby's is Book One in a growing series set in the heart of Decatur, Georgia.
When Evonne takes a step toward adulting and moves out of her parent’s home, she discovers that the cute house she’s renting belongs to the handsome, sexy nurse with the eyes she can’t forget. But she’s not in Potter Lake to meet a man. She’s on a mission to prove to her parents that she isn’t the failure that showed up on their doorstep ten years ago.
Taj is delighted to rent his guest house to the pretty, snappy former patient he can’t stop thinking about. Potter Lake was a place to run when his dream died, a haven to start over and give back what was given to him. When the opportunity to live that dream again rolls around, Taj isn’t sure that he wants it to come true.
Evonne and Taj are forced to live in close quarters during a severe storm and quickly become more than landlord and tenant. When the same storm drives them from Potter Lake to a beachside retreat, worlds collide.
One shared secret could change the trajectory of something beautiful. On a rainy night in Georgia, two hearts meet. They’re never the same again.
*This book contains adult situations and language as well as African American Vernacular English and Black culture colloquialisms.*
The youngest of four brothers at Kincaid Family law, Gibson is the rebel. He's never going to do what Sylvia "The Silver Shark" wants him to do. His career might implode before he has the chance to open his dream law firm, but come hell or high water, he's going to get his newest client divorced so she can start a new life... with him.
Nearly two decades have passed since they were high school sweethearts and split in an emotional firestorm, but their best friends are dating, and now engaged so they haven’t had a moment’s peace from each other. And they won’t get one since the soon to be newlyweds have roped Angie and Preston into planning their destination wedding. They've been tasked with organizing the most romantic, memorable event of their lives without tearing apart the lifelong foursome in the process.
Angie and Preston are wise to this game. This clever ploy to push them back together in the hopes that their long-dead romance will rekindle couldn’t possibly work.
There’s a thin line between love and hate.
Ameenah Porter, daughter of successful New York restaurateurs, moves to the beach town of Black Diamond to fulfill her dream of opening a smoothie shop. She doesn’t need the distraction of a new man but the tall, dark and handsome Wade, who’s staying in the giant sized home at the end of her block, is irresistible.
Ameenah's days at Tikis & Cream are spent cooling off her customers with her gourmet smoothie blends. Her nights on the shores of Black Diamond Bay are enchanting and romantic, and soon Wade and Ameenah find themselves in the middle of a Beach Thing... a fun, meaningless tryst that will end when the summer is over.
Or will it?
Wade is returning to Brooklyn at the end of the summer. Ameenah lives on Black Diamond. Neither want this Beach Thing to end... so is this fling really a fling or is it the beginning of something real... and will they realize it in time?
Indulge in a fun, steamy #beachyblackromance and join me on Black Diamond.
For recent transplants Sage Owens and Bennett Alexander, their greatest losses marked the end of to have and to hold. While time marches on, it doesn’t move in reverse; it doesn’t bring back the love of your life.
These two souls are drawn together in this quaint town and discover that their meeting is not so accidental but fated. What time may bring this holiday season is a second chance at love.
Her college sweetheart, former basketball superstar Kade "KC" Cavanaugh, is back in Potter Lake after his NBA retirement and the slick and shiny co-ed salon he's recently opened directly competes with the Curl & Dye.
Before they can pick up where they left off fifteen years ago, Leslie and KC find themselves at the center of a power struggle between a corrupt Mayor and a town that wants to grow.
With their livelihoods and the future of the close-knit, lakeside community at stake, they have no choice but to join forces to save the town of Potter Lake... and fan the flames of a love that's been smoldering for more than a decade.
Sienna Charles is tired of the same old, same old. Same old job, same old city, same old friends. Same old men. Just when she’s relegated herself to living Groundhog’s Day, romance edition, Booker Lasalle swaggers into her life, courtesy an open position at Precision Software. He’s new— to the company, to the city and, most importantly, to her.
Booker Lasalle is making a new life for himself. He relocated to an Atlanta suburb, leaving a stressful job and an ex-wife behind for a great job with growth potential. He’s turning over a new leaf— no more falling for the first pretty woman that crosses his path… like the witty, gorgeous and obviously interested analyst at Precision. Everything about her tempts Booker to throw that “new leaf” plan out of the window.