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African American Romances


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If you like romances that feature African Americans or written by African Americans, you might enjoy some of these selections, compiled by Reader Advisor Carol Mathews.

Adam and Eva by Sandra Kitt.
Eva Duncan, on holiday, arrives at the beautiful island of St. John, and finds it is not quite the picture of serenity and tranquility she had believed it would be. Some of her chagrin is the fault of neighboring marine biologist Adam Maxwell. Eva hears him sternly ordering his young daughter about and decides that someone has to stand up to this man, even if it must be herself. Some descriptions of sex. RC 23209.

Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey.
After seven years, an African American writer is still in love with his former fiancée, who left him for a beautiful and successful woman attorney. In Oakland, he and Nicole resume their affair, but Nicole is unable to choose between her two lovers. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. RC 52673.

Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Shelby has just left a bad relationship and moved in with her best friend, Debra. When the two Los Angeles women meet comedian Leonard, sparks fly between him and Debra. A double date later, Shelby is falling for Leonard's best friend, Tyrel, but the two relationships run very different courses. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 47505.

Going to the Chapel by Rochelle Alers.
Four short African American romances featuring women who meet their soul mates. In "Stand-In Bride" middle aged, wedding planner Katherine Langdon is attracted to a bride's father. In "Learning to Love" American Sharon Braxton encounters cultural differences when she falls in love with a Nigerian. Some descriptions of sex. RC 54264.

If I Could by Donna Hill.
Three years after divorcing her emotionally unsatisfying husband, forty-year-old African American journalist Regina Everette walks away from a promising career. Unemployed and unattached, Regina is determined to live and love on her own terms despite having two teenage children to support. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. RC 57519.

Living Large by Rochelle Alers.
Four novellas by bestselling authors featuring plus size African American women finding love and happiness at turning points in their lives. "Reunion" portrays a curvaceous divorcée who falls for the former class geek, now a gorgeous god. In "Surprise!" fifty-something Elizabeth Howell drops a bombshell on her unsuspecting husband. Explicit descriptions of sex. RC 57315.

Man of the House by Felicia Mason.
Three contemporary romances featuring African American fathers in love. In Adrianne Byrd's "One in a Million," successful businessman Gregory Woods reunites with a former lover and the nine-year-old son he never knew he had. Includes Felicia Mason's "The Dreamers" and Doris Johnson's "Father at Heart." Some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 57324.

Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Recently moved from Tennessee to New York City, African American Jordan Greene is confused by his attraction to Kimberly Chavers, an artist he met in a cab. Kimberly is white and Jordan, who has only dated black women, is nervous to even be seen with her. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 47504.

Naughty or Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Three Los Angeles sisters, Frankie, Livvy, and Tommie, all suffer from miserable love lives as the holiday season approaches. Frankie turns to the Internet, Livvy has an affair to punish her cheating husband, and Tommie recovers from an abusive relationship. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. RC 57510.

The Other Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey.
An unnamed African American news producer is contacted by David Lawrence, a stranger who tells her that her husband is having an affair with his wife. The producer and David meet and have a brief fling, which their cheating spouses soon discover. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence. RC 56284.

Perfect Combination by Sandra Kitt.
At a medical convention in New Orleans, pretty Dr. Dale Christensen is caught up in the excitement of Mardi Gras and in a romantic encounter that changes her life. Some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 23530.

Rhapsody by Felicia Mason.
College sweethearts William Buster Dixon, an African American songwriter, and Dr. Lenore Foxwood are reunited at the reading of a friend's will. To collect her million dollar inheritance, Lenore must spend one week living with Billy, who broke her heart fifteen years earlier. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. RC 57450.

Sisters by Anita Richmond Bunkley, Eva Rutland, and Sandra Kitt.
Three novellas portray African American women bound by family loyalty but torn by romantic conflicts. In Sandra Kitt's "Homecoming," sisters are divided by the Hollywood success of one and the love interest of the other. Includes Eva Rutland's "Guess What's Cooking" and Anita Bunkley's "Into Tomorrow". Some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 57185.

Something to Celebrate by Felicia Mason, Margie Walker, and Monica Jackson.
Three stories of holiday romance by African American authors. As the New Year approaches in Brenda Jackson's "Truly Everlasting," Trask and Felicia discover they are meant for each other. Others find love in "The First Noel" by Felicia Mason and Margie Walker's "Kwanzaa Kupendi." Some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 57518.

Whispers of Love by Shirley Hailstock.
Robyn was a material witness in a federal case. To allow her pilot husband, Grant, to continue his career, Robyn chose to go into the Witness Protection Program alone, letting Grant think she had died. When they meet again after five years, Grant does not recognize surgically altered Robyn, now called Brooke, and he falls in love with her. But someone Robyn's testimony hurt has found her, too. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. RC 41194.

Winter Nights by Francis Ray, Shirley Hailstock, and Donna Hill.
Three holiday romances featuring African Americans. In "Until Christmas" Samantha becomes a housekeeper for Principal Rawlings and his twins. "Kwanzaa Angel" finds Erin being reintroduced to an old high school crush. In "'Round Midnight" radio talk show host Summer falls in love with her director. Some descriptions of sex. RC 52196.