interracial romance

B+
All Fired Up

Note: There are spoilers for the Not Dead Yet series in this review. I really enjoyed Jenn Burke’s Not Dead Yet series of paranormal romances and was delighted when I learned she was planning a follow-up series which would focus on ‘baby vamp’ Evan Fournier.  Evan was a troubled young man ...

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An Earl, the Girl and a Toddler

Vanessa Riley’s Rogues and Remarkable Women series continues apace with An Earl, a Girl and a Toddler, the heartbreaking but ultimately exhilarating story of lady’s maid Jemima St. Maur. While readers definitely remember Jemina from the first book in the series (A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby), ...

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A Marriage of Equals

Harlequin Historicals continues to demonstrate that smaller packages contain not just good things, but sometimes, things that are great. As a young girl, Psyché Winthrop-Abeni came to England from Jamaica with her biological father, a white man (her enslaved mother had died). She was raised alon ...

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The Color of Love

A Retro Review originally published on May 6, 1999 Could there be a more controversial topic to write about in a romance novel than this interracial romance between a white cop, Jason Horn, and an African American graphic designer, Leah Downey, who live and work in and around New York City? I doub ...

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Sorcerer to the Crown

I’ve tried so many of the ‘British history, but with magic’ books over the years: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, etc. Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown is the best one I’ve read - and the competition is not even close. ...

B-
Duke I'd Like to F***

We all know Historical Romancelandia has a surfeit of dukes. However, never has that fact hit me so hard as while reading this anthology. The stories are set in different eras (the earliest is Georgian, the last is late Victorian), but it’s not the idea that these dukes might exist simultaneously ...

B+
Ties That Tether

Ties That Tether was a delight of a book. This is one of those romances where the conflict is all too real, the lead characters have to grow and work toward that happily ever after, and the reader will want to root for them all the way. A chance meeting between Azere, a Nigerian-Canadian woman, ...

B
One Night With a Duke

One Night with a Duke is the tenth book in Erica Ridley’s 12 Dukes of Christmas series set in the village of Cressmouth, more commonly known as Christmas because they celebrate the holiday year round. The series features full time villagers and tourists, and in this instalment, our heroine is A ...

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Like Lovers Do

I love a good vacation romance and Like Lovers Do features some of my favorite plot points, so this book sounded like it would be catnip for me. And it was. If you enjoy friends-to-lovers romances, this is a great one. Dr. Nicole (Nic) Allen is finishing up her residency at Johns Hopkins and soon ...

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Here to Stay

Adriana Herrera takes on workplace romance with her usual sense of verve and style in Here to Stay, a fun take on the rivals-to-lovers trope. Julia del Mar Ortiz is having a difficult month. Working as a program director for the Sturm Foundation, the charity division of a high-end department stor ...