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Romance by African American Authors

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32 Candles: A Novel
by Ernessa T. Carter Details
Tormented endlessly in high school and hopelessly in love with handsome football player James Farrell, ugly duckling Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood. Finally a million miles from where she started, she bumps into James, who finds himself falling for her. But just as they're about to ride off into the sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie's dreams and break her heart again.
A Change is Gonna Come
by Jacquelin Thomas Details
The women who work at St. Paul Human Services--flirtatious and self-centered Tangie, Sabrina the gossip, lonely widow Bonnie Mae, and devout but self-righteous Cordelia--cope with men, friendship, family, and religious faith.
Dare to Dream
by Donna Hill Details
Unable to paint after a fire destroys her SoHo art studio, gallery owner Desiree Armstrong seeks inspiration in the embrace of her ex-fiance, Lincoln Davenport, when she escapes to his bed and breakfast to relax and recover.
Lovin' Blue
by Zuri Day Details
Thanks to a stroke of bad luck, Eden Anderson's childhood tormentor, Jansen McKnight, is now her temporary roommate. He's also a badass, gun-toting cop who relishes a steak dinner. As a peace-loving vegetarian, there's nothing Eden hates more than guns--and meat. But as Eden learns more about the man beyond the badge, their teasing turns tantalizing.
Man of Fate
by Rochelle Alers Details
Childhood friends Kyle, Duncan, and Ivan have become rich, successful co-owners of a beautiful Harlem brownstone. The one thing each of them lacks is a special woman to share his life with. A fender-bender seems like a stroke of lousy luck until attorney Kyle Chatham sees the woman who just put a dent in his vintage Jag. And the fact that gorgeous social worker Ava Warrick wants little to do with him only piques his interest.
She Who Finds a Husband
by E. N. Joy Details
When Doreen, lovingly known as the Church Mother of New Day Temple of Faith, presented the idea of a singles ministry to her pastor, she hoped it would serve as a foundation to empower, encourage, and enlighten the church's single members. But when only women join the group and Doreen learns that all these women want just one thing out of the ministry--help in finding a man--her mission goes astray.
The Best-Kept Secret
by Kimberla Lawson Roby Details
Possessing a renewed commitment to behaving himself after landing a new wife and job, Curtis Black soon finds himself tempted to fall into his old pattern of seducing women. Then he begins to wonder if he may have actually met his match in his third wife.
The Company We Keep
by Mary Monroe Details
After a string of failed relationships, record executive Teri Stewart has decided to concentrate on work. Her best friend Nicole urges her to socialize more, even though her own love life is left wanting. When DJ Harrison Starr enters Teri's circle, she can't resist him. And Nicole has been ignoring the complete package that's been standing right in front of her. Now, both women must learn that the company they keep can lead them down the wrong path--or right where they belong.
Updated 12/15/2014
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