Making it Real Gets Reviewers Choice Award

I spent all day yesterday watching my boys play in their first ever competitive basketball games. It was interesting to say the least. Well in the middle of all this parental pride I found out that Making it Real (Book 3 in the Henderson Family Series) received a Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romance in Color!

Talk about a fantastic surprise during half time! I am thrilled to be in the company of so many other great authors that I respect and admire. I’m honored that my book was even chosen. I really enjoyed writing Kareem and Neecie’s story, and it’s great to find out that so many readers are happy with their happily ever after.

You can view all of the award winners by clicking here.



After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over. Though business is good at his barbershop, his goal is to open a high-end gentlemen’s salon. But the road back is rough, and he needs connections in the society he once snubbed to make his dream a reality. He just never expected his second chance to come from the sexy female barber he hired last year.

Patrice “Neecie” Baldwin escaped the pressure of being the perfect daughter in one of North Carolina’s most prestigious families to live life on her own. When family responsibilities call her home, she fears going back will expose her to the pressures that nearly ruined her. Neecie needs a shield, and tall, handsome, bad boy Kareem seems impenetrable. So she offers him a deal: If he’ll pretend to be her fiance, she’ll introduce him to all of her well-connected relatives.

But the more time they spend together, the more the irresistible attraction between them builds. They’re from such different worlds, but can this fake relationship make the cut and become something very real?


Psst! By the way, have you noticed my website’s new look? A ton of thanks goes to Tommy Burkhalter of Technobabble for the face lift!