Genre Spotlight: 6 Books That Explore Interracial Romances!

As Black History Month winds down, we’ve rounded up 6 interracial romance books that you can read all year long!

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Interracial romances can be a controversial genre due to the history of white men taking advantage of racially “different” women. However, contemporary authors are starting to take back the genre to show the joy, and endless love that arise from such relationships, as well as healthy ways that characters combat the challenges that interracial couples can face.

So, read on to discover 6 books highlighting the diversity and endless love that can be created when two loving individuals come together amidst it all!

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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Alex Monroe never thought she’d agree to go to a wedding with someone she just met in an elevator, but here she is.

Drew Nicols is missing a plus one for his ex’s wedding. But then a power outage strands him in an elevator with the perfect candidate to be his fake girlfriend.

But after the festivities and having more fun than they thought possible, Drew and Alex head their separate ways. If only they could stop thinking about each other…

That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf by Kimberly Lemming

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In this raunchy, laugh-out-loud rom-com fantasy, cheesemaker Brie, with the world’s worst luck in love, falls for a lactose-intolerant werewolf.

Brie has never been coordinated. Or lucky. Hence, she accidentally missed someone’s head and hit the stranger behind them. Oh, and the drink she threw? A love potion. Because, of course, it was.

Running a cheese business and dealing with pirate demons is hard enough. But now she has to convince a head-over-heels werewolf that she isn’t his fated mate. Not that she minds him telling her how beautiful she is…

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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In this biographical graphic novel, Mira Jacobs takes readers through her half-Jewish, half-Indian son’s questions about his heritage and why life is the way it is. Set against the backdrop of Mira’s childhood with Indian immigrant parents in the 1970s to the backdrop of the 2016 election, Mira explores the intersectionality of her own life in an attempt to help her son understand his.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Chloe Brown, a chronically ill computer geek, has a plan and a list. After almost dying, Chloe comes up with a miniature bucket list to help her “get a life.” And she’s already completed one, but the last six? She could use some help.

Enter Redford “Red” Morgan, a tattoed handyman with more sex appeal than ten thousand heartthrobes. And Chloe may or may not spy on him. Occasionally. Just a bit.

But when Chloe enlists his help, she learns things that no spy mission can teach. Like why he resents her wealthy background, why he never shows his artistic masterpieces, and who he really is beneath his tough exterior.

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

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After being left at the altar, wedding planner Carolina Santos was offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one stipulation: she has to collaborate with the best (aka worst) man from her own failed nuptials.

Max Hartley is determined to make an impression with a coveted hotel client. Until he finds out, he’ll be working with his brother’s ex-fiance. Who hates him…

But if they can avoid killing each other, they’ll both come out on top. But as they navigate their complex relationship, Lina and Max discover there may be another emotion creating sparks between them.

Ana María and the Fox by Liana De La Rosa

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Ana María Luna Valdes strives to be the perfect representative of the powerful Luna family. So, when she is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge from the French occupation in Mexico, she experiences freedom from her domineering father for the first time. And captures the piercing gaze of the austere Gideon Fox.

Gideon Fox raised himself from the London gutters to chase his desire for more. Now, as a member of Parliament, he’s on the precipe of getting the votes to abolish the Atlantic slave trade. And Ana Maria is a distraction he can’t afford.

But when she’s caught in the political crosshairs, Gideon can’t help but offer his protection. And his heart in the process.


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