Interracial romances do more than just tease and titillate – they also allow us to cross barriers and society-imposed divides to explore and discover what could be and should be. Stories of love, passion, betrayal, revenge, protection, envy and jealousy abound and it is up to the hero and heroine to discover their inner strength and allow the ties that bind them to find love and keep it… or lose it.
Here are the 10 best interracial romance books and ebooks that explore and expose the complexities of life and love in multi-color. All of them feature black women and white men, or BWWM for short. Have a read of them all and let me know which is your favorite.
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10. Braver (Runaway)
Braver is the second installment in the ‘Runaway’ series by Lexie Ray. Fans of the series have enjoyed the singular adventure of the women that Ray has brought to life, namely the ladies of Mama’s nightclub. Jasmine took the lead in ‘Stronger’, the first installment. This time around, it is her roommate Cocoa’s turn.
Braver is a story of survival, of a woman who made questionable choices to get by. Although her desperation is short-lived and she does manage to find an opportunity to try to get her life back together, Cocoa is haunted by her past, embarrassed for herself, always struggling with the possibility that it will somehow prevent her from finding true love. Will the handsome and successful Liam Henry change all that? Has Cocoa finally discovered her true passion? More importantly, is the undeniable attraction between them strong enough to blossom into true love? Cocoa would like to believe so, until Liam’s brother enters the picture and Cocoa has to accept the fact that her past has caught up to her. Will Liam see through the woman she pretends to be and find the woman she really is? Is there room for her in his life?
9. Burned By Passion
This is a short read but what it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its love scenes. It is the story of Kira Taylor, a secretary who takes one look at the picture of her boss’ son Blake and falls in love. When he materializes in front of her, it would have been a dream come true but just like all great stories of love and passion, there are obstacles in the way. First, Kira is loyal to her brilliant boss and she does not appreciate how Blake treats his father. Second, Kira is in a relationship. Can she overcome her initial dislike of Blake in order to explore the new feelings that stir her soul? Can she let go of her relationship in favor of someone she has not known for long? Should she?
Burned by Passion is an unabashed look at how strong emotions can often push judgment out of the way. In Kira’s case, she has struggles to overcome, both personal and social. How she does it and why makes this book an excellent read. Burned by Passion is Dez Burke’s newest offering.
8. Her Venice Affair (The Albury Affairs)
Her Venice Affair is about taking chances and grabbing life’s little moments to make the most of them. In Riana’s case, making a decision that is so out of character changes her life, allowing her to enjoy the little surprises along the way. Riana starts off as a good girl with a level head. Suddenly left alone and betrayed by the man she thought she loved, she makes a split second decision to change her ways and take her chance on an offer made by the handsome Allan Sinclair to spend two weeks in Venice with him.
What might seem like a win-win offer is not without a catch, however. Like Riana, Allan is nursing a heartache of his own. Unknown to them both, his decision to bring her to the romantic city of Venice for business may put things he holds sacred in jeopardy and may just cost Riana her life. This book is about surprises that await you when you take a chance.
7. Forty Weeks (The Langley Brothers)
Smart, ambitious and beautiful, Kayla knows what she wants and has her future plotted and planned. When she meets James, the attraction is undeniable and so she embarks on a beautiful affair, even if they have very different goals. Kayla, after all, wants to finish college and embark on a rewarding career. James, on the other hand, prefers to party. They both know that while they want to be together, the spark cannot last… or can it?
Forty Weeks explores the complications that occur in relationships when a disparity in lifestyle and goals gets in the way. Throw in an unplanned pregnancy and the complexity becomes a real threat to a perfectly passionate affair. This is an interracial romance with a twist, the kind that could potentially ruin a love that is just about to blossom or one that could open up a door to a wonderful future as partners.
6. Sergei (Her Russian Protector)
Danger can be irresistible and this story once again proves that to be true. A family tragedy has turned Bianca Bradshaw into a woman wary of men with less than a clean record. However, when trouble follows her, the tall, handsome Sergei comes to her aid, promising to protect her and be there for her. Sergei seems like a caring man, a man who will sacrifice a lot for Bianca just to make sure she is safe. He is also the most stunningly beautiful man she has ever laid her eyes on but her attraction is complicated by his job as a mob enforcer of a criminal boss.
Sergei is the fifth installment in Roxie Rivera’s ‘Her Russian Protector’ series. It explores the dark underworld of the Russian mob, and the men and women who are caught in it. It also offers a wonderful take on loyalty, family ties and ultimately, love and what it takes to attain it.
Now, before we go any further, our friends over at Saucy Romance Books have an updated list of the top BWWM romance books in 2015 & 2016. Be sure to check that out if you want the latest and best interracial romance novels.
5. No Regrets (A Tale of Three Hearts)
No Regrets is the last of the series created by Sienna Mynx. The colorful saga of Daisy and Aiden Keane continues here and the deceit, lust, jealousy and betrayal that hounded them will finally be resolved. Or will they? Aiden harbors a secret that could destroy Daisy’s trust and faith in him forever but he is Aiden Keane. His success did not come from being a passive observer. He is a doer and every decisive action he makes from here on just might bring much-deserved peace and happiness with the woman he loves, or it could take Daisy away from him.
4. The Blake Legacy (The Blake Boys)
Now happily settled with a successful husband, a beautiful baby and a career that is about to take off, Morgan Reed-Blake is living the life she dreamed of. She has a man who loves her but with every great love comes great sacrifice, a demand that she and Seth have to face. How much should each of them give up and for what price? In The Blake Legacy, Rhonda Laurel gives us a peek at the life shared by a handsome star NFL quarterback with his beautiful entrepreneur wife and the choices each has to make to find and keep love.
3. Giving Birth to Mr. White’s Baby (BWWM Interracial Romance)
Giving Birth to Mr. White’s Baby is number 6 in a long Line of great ebooks following this couple. With a baby on the way, Natasha Schmidt’s dream of a happy family is finally coming true. Her journey – and his – to becoming one-half of a happy couple has not been easy. And although Mitchell has given her love and unquestioning support before, will they be able to overcome misunderstandings in order to build a life that they and their new baby deserve? JA Fielding’s new offering explores the problems many new mothers face – body and personal grooming issues included – and provides us with an intimate look at the lives of two people in love who also has to undergo the trials and tribulations of that married couples often face. Story by BWWM Club, who write some of the best BWWM romance books around.
2. Exit Strategy
Fans of the Ghetto Girl Romance series can finally heave a sigh of relief with the release of LV Lewis’ Exit Strategy. This latest installment finds Tristan and Keisha in a bind… and not just the leather and silk kind. As in love as they are, certain things in their lives cannot be stopped and Keisha has decided to cut her ties with her handsome lover. Life has other plans, however and it promptly brings them back together again when Keisha’s past threatens her. Tristan’s dominance over Keisha could either grow into a passionate, mutually-rewarding relationship or it could keep them apart. How far would Tristan go to protect his submissive? At times funny, at times suspenseful, at times dramatic, this romance novel is for fans of BDSM and the type of romances that break convention.
1. The Masseuse (G.O.N.Y. – Double Dragon)
So, The Masseuse gets number one spot! A private spa, a beautiful young woman, a man with talented hands and all the intimacy requisite of a very heavy first encounter. As a successful career woman, Jezebel Carter knows how to take charge and will not allow herself to be taken for a fool but the male masseuse at the spa is just too irresistible. He may or may not be a real spa employee but the point is lost on Jezebel. He wants her as well but he hides a secret that could tear them apart. Violette Dubrinsky’s The Masseuse is about two very strong-willed individuals whose lives become intertwined after their first meeting. Their love, however, is threatened by distrust, lies and misconstrued statements. If it survives, they would both have the love and unbridled passion they have longed for. If it does not, it would leave both broken and bitter for a love that could not be.
So there you have it, the 10 best interracial romance novels and ebooks in the BWWM genre!
So from the above list, which ones have your read? And which one is your favorite?