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Love Is a Good Thing

To celebrate the fact that both Black History Month and Valentines Day occur in February, here are fifteen romance novels with black main characters. These novels represent a variety of subgenres of romance novels (historical, contemporary, sports, royalty...), so we think there's something here for every romance reader to enjoy!


	Once ghosted, twice shy : A Reluctant Royals Novella
Once ghosted, twice shy : A Reluctant Royals Novella
by Alyssa Cole

When Likotski's romance with Fabiola ended in heartbreak, she returns to NYC, determined to rediscover her joy -- so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart. Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Soon they're exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.

	Couldn't ask for more
Couldn't ask for more
by Kianna Alexander

Bryan James needs to secure a contract to keep his job. His best friend's sister, businessowner Alexis Devers, needs a fiance -- real or fake -- to keep up her professional image. The business arrangement that helps them both is complicated when their feelings start getting in the way.

	Rebel
Rebel
by Beverly Jenkins

After the Civil War, Captain Drake LeVeq, an architect from an old New Orleans family, is drawn into an irresistible intrigue when he encounters a rebellious young woman who is on a mission to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish.

	Idlewild
Idlewild
by Jude Sierra

Five years after his husband's sudden death, Asher is determined to pull off a revival of his own. In a last ditch attempt to bring his restaurant back to life, he fires everyone and hires a new staff. Among them is Tyler, a recent college graduate in need of funds to pay for medical school. When Tyler and Asher fall for each other, it is not their differences that challenge their love, but the ghosts and expectations of their pasts. Will they remain stuck or move toward a new life?

	Tempted at midnight
Tempted at midnight
by Cheris Hodges

When her hot one-night stand on New Year’s Eve turns out to be the CEO of Jordan Industries -- and her new boss -- hopeless romantic and interior designer Sylvie Gates must make the best of a sticky situation.

	The other side
The other side
by Trice Hickman

Three women -- Bernadette, Tess, and Arizona -- struggle to find lasting love on the heels of a milestone birthday when they discover secrets from their lovers’ pasts that threaten their new-found happiness.

	Forget me not
Forget me not
by Brenda Jackson

Three years after her husband’s death, Ashley Ryan, who cannot bring herself to move on, joins her girlfriends on a getaway to beautiful Catalina Cove, where she gets the shock of her life when she encounters a man with amnesia who is unmistakably her husband.

	Get a life, Chloe Brown : a novel
Get a life, Chloe Brown : a novel
by Talia Hibbert

Emerging from a life-threatening illness, a fiercely organized but unfulfilled computer geek recruits a mysterious artist to help her establish meaning in her life, before finding herself engaged in reckless but thrilling activities.

	Basketball Jones
Basketball Jones
by E. Lynn Harris

AJ Richardson's comfortable life with his longtime lover, famed NBA star Dray Jones, is threatened by the need to hide their relationship to maintain Dray's public image and by Dray's marriage to Judy, a beautiful and ambitious woman.

	Insert groom here
Insert groom here
by K. M Jackson

When her fiancé backs out of their wedding on air and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, Eva Ward, to save face, stars in a new “find-a-groom” reality segment that forces her to work with Aidan, who shows her a different side to him that changes everything.

	The wedding date
The wedding date
by Jasmine Guillory

Stranded together in an elevator during a power outage, Drew and Alexa agree to pose as a couple at an ex's wedding and discover afterwards that they are unable to forget each other.

	Afterburn : a novel
Afterburn : a novel
by Zane

Shyly hiding his feelings for attractive bank employee Rayne Waters, chiropractor Yardley Brown endeavors to work up the courage to ask her out, unaware that Rayne has been struggling with unfulfilling relationships and an erratic, promiscuous mother.

	What's done in darkness
What's done in darkness
by Kayla Perrin

After a series of mishaps that lead everyone to believe that she is crazy, Jade Blackwin takes a job in Key West at a coffee shop where her new boss explodes into fits of rage, a crime writer asks too many questions, and a killer lurks in the shadows.

	I do love you still
I do love you still
by Mary B. Morrison

A power couple famed for their talents and passion-driven clashes face an ultimate test when one is given a rare chance to move her fashion brand to New York City at the same time as the other secures an Olympic spot.

	The inheritance
The inheritance
by Rochelle Alers

Hannah, a widowed attorney still stinging from her late husband’s infidelities, returns home to the Garden District in New Orleans and convinces three of her friends to help her turn her family’s 200-year-old DuPont House into an inn. When the opportunity appears to rekindle a past romance, will Hannah be able to overcome her distrust of men?