Romances by Black authors have been featured in past Bawdy Bookworms Boxes, and the most resounding response has been “More, please.”
Since our boxes are only delivered quarterly, we wanted to give you more suggestions while you wait for your next box. We asked our Bawdy Bookworms Insiders to recommend their favorite romance written by Black authors.
We’ve compiled their recs here. It’s not an exhaustive list. Please add your own recommendations in the comments. (The following links are affiliate links)
Must Read Romances by Black Authors
Most of these authors have an extensive backlist of books. You’ll have plenty to keep you busy. In no particular order, here we go:
Any and all of Talia Hibbert’s books. If you enjoy rom coms with adorable cat cameos, start with Get a Life, Chloe Brown. If you prefer to listen, the audiobook is absolutely charming. Talia Hibbert also writes paranormal romance.
Reese Ryan’s books has some of the sexiest covers I’ve ever seen. Her newest is Reunion of Rivals. Make sure you pre-order it now. If you love secret baby trope, check out The Billionaire’s Legacy, which we did a Pleasure Pairing for.
When I saw that Charish Reid has Hearts on Hold, a romance with a librarian, I was sold!
Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson was recommended by several group members. Guys who play with balls (of yarn) are sexy AF.
Bedding the Enemy by LaQuette is a seriously sexy read. Like you might need new panties after. We’re huge LaQuette fans here so check the shop for boxes with her books. After you read those, you’ll want to binge on the rest of her backlist.
Queen Move by Ryan Kennedy also received accolades. It’s on my TBR. If you haven’t read The King Maker, you’re missing out. She ripped my heart apart and put it back together in her All the King’s Men Duet. (Read the Pleasure Pairing for The King Maker here)
Daughters of Saria series by Elysabeth Grace has insanely creative mythology and perfect for anyone who likes historical fantasy.
There are many, many more romances written by Black authors.
Whose books should we add to our TBR? Tell us in the comments.