RL Taylor
 RL's journey to become one of the country's best loved authors is just beginning. His debut release,The Last Ms. Understanding, has recieved high praise from every remote corner of the country.
In 2009 he sent shockwaves through the literary world by recieving 5 Shades of Romance  More...




Rita Clark is a wealthy business executive that has relocated to a new city.

She’s acquired every luxury a woman could desire.

The only thing missing in her life is someone to share it with…




A visit to a local jazz lounge brings her face to face with Lee Johnson.

Unfortunate circumstances have forced him out of professional athletics

and into a blue collar job.

Despite their lifestyle differences an irresistible urge pulls them together,

and the former athlete may be the change she’s seeking to find.




Lee becomes distant and fights to conceal a mysterious history,

while Rita becomes consumed by her flourishing career.

Opportunity arises for Lee to reconnect with another special woman

and right his past wrongs.

All the while a job promotion offers Rita a chance to break through

the glass ceiling in her male dominated field of work.

But that would mean relocating overseas.




Rita is forced to choose between career and love.

The dilemma lies in Lee’s secretive life that he’s hidden from Rita.

Once exposed – Can Ms. Rita Clark be understanding?




Prepare for an emotional roller coaster ride that will leave you

hanging on, questioning it all,  and wanting to know more…

“The Last Miss Understanding is a riveting love story that captures the essence of our heart's TRUE desire - - To be loved and understood.”

- Ann Thomas, Owner and Founder of Mind Body and Soul Productions

"RL is probably one of the most descriptive and talented authors America will be reading for a long time. His romantic novel is like a slow song. From the moment you start reading it, you feel invited to compare your own romance to the lead character’s"   - Sam Okello,CEO Sahel Publishing 

"RL's latest novel, the Last Miss Understanding ignites a hope and belief in true love and the ability for anyone to change. This novel is for the lover in all of us. It describes the innate desire to love and be loved regardless of a person's socio-economic standing or previous hurts. We were created for love. RL's ability to creatively describe a scene, puts the reader smack dab in the middle of the drama. Awesome!   I look forward to more novels or maybe a sequel?"  -Ann Thomas, Mind, Body and Soul Productions 

"After reading this I agree that RL is the romance novelist of the future" - Demetrius Mannheim, author of Rise Beyond the Shadows

“The Last Ms. Understanding was an excellent read.  It kept my interest from beginning to end.  The characters were so intriguing.  Each time a new secret was revealed it added to the drama surrounding them all.  I was torn between who should have ended up together. RL you did it the right way - straight up good!  I can't wait to read more from you." Angela                                                                                                                                    

 "Great, sophisticated deep insights into relationships" - Paulette, Michigan

"Someone needs to be a LEADER not a follower. We need more Taylor's…" - Clevette Harris, Inspirational Author

“I loved Last Miss Understanding! I loved the story and I like your style of writing I'll definitely buy your other works!”

-Tanay Johnson


“Okay….I have to say that I really enjoyed your book. I just finished it today. I will say that it’s a little different than what I’m used to reading as far as the language goes. I’m sure you’ll know what I mean when I mention books by authors such as Zane, Jerome Dickey, Michael Baisden…etc. But….this book was a good surprise. I like the climax of the book and how it made me want to find out what happened to the characters. Lee was a character that most females can relate to dealing with. Anyway, to make a long story short…..I really enjoyed the book and if this was your first??? The rest of African Americans authors better watch their back! Thanks again!”

 -Felicia Woods