5 African American Romances You Need to Read Right Now

32a4b0bc8611f8e4894dd05462c6adce1) Commitment by Nia Forrester

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 522 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5 stars

It was obvious to everyone but them they were all wrong for each other. Riley is a free-spirited boho writer and Shawn is a magnetic and charismatic rapper, riding the highest crest of his career. She doesn’t understand his world and he sure as hell doesn’t understand hers. And what’s worse, while he’s never committed to any woman before, she’s committed to someone else. Still, they can’t stay away from each other. Along with frequent clashes of their equally strong wills, Shawn and Riley will have to face down opposition from friends, family and one extremely motivated groupie, if they want to forge a commitment that will last the test of time.

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9781426809972_p0_v1_s260x4202) Tonight and Forever by Brenda Jackson

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 256 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.41/5 stars

After her marriage ends in bitter divorce, all Lorren Jacobs wants is to leave California behind. Returning to her roots in Texas seems to be just what the doctor ordered…until she meets real-life physician Justin Madaris. Lorren has vowed never to give her heart to another man, but she can’t stop herself from responding to the handsome widower’s sensuous whispers of love…

Buy Tonight and Forever at your local bookstore today.

th_04511880393) Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 416 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.2

In this sexy, soulful tale of love, betrayal, and friendship set in modern-day Los Angeles, the lives of four young African Americans–two men and two women–are chronicled through the love and the laughter, as well as the heartache and pain of not-so-everyday life. A witty, honest portrait of contemporary mores and humanity in which the gender gap isn’t merely investigated but celebrated.

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9781426835414_p0_v1_s260x4204) Man of Fortune by Rochelle Alers

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 304

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.33/5 stars

Once bitten, twice shy – it’s a lesson that Tamara Wolcott took to heart after her first marriage. But the handsome, witty financial whiz she ends up trapped in a lift with could make her change her mind.

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kingspleasure_2005) King’s Pleasure by Adrianne Byrd

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 304 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.36/5 stars

The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs across the country. What could be better than living the single life in some of the world’s most glamorous cities?

Finding a woman worth giving it up for…

Jeremy King’s brothers may have turned in their player cards, but that just leaves more action for him. Like the gorgeous, bikini-clad party crasher who saunters into the Malibu bachelor bash he’s hosting. Leigh Matthews wants Jeremy, but just for one last fling. And what Leigh wants, she gets.

Unable to forget their amazing connection, Jeremy is stunned when weeks later Leigh hires his company—to plan her bachelorette party. Leigh has her reasons for getting married. But after their night of unbridled pleasure, Jeremy doesn’t believe she’s truly in love. Now he’s got six weeks to convince her that their incredible Malibu night was only the beginning.…

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