Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a post that I had planned to write for Latinx Heritage Month, but I didn’t get around to it, so I thought I would post it now!
I read A LOT of romance and I’m the first one to admit that it took me a long time to realize that I was only reading romance books by white authors and about white characters and while I love a lot of those stories, the true is that it’s amazing to feel represented in the books you read and that’s why I have been making a effort to read more romance book by Latinx authors. Since I have read quite a few of them lately, I thought it was a good idea to share some of my favorites with you.
If you are just now realizing that you have never read a romance book by a Latinx author or if you have read some of them but want to read even more, I have good news … I got you! Here are some romance books by Latinx authors that you may want to add to your tbr.
You can read all of the series mentioned in this post out of order if you don’t mind spoiling the previous books or you can skip one of the books without problem if are more interested in other books in the series
Dreamers Series by Adriana Herrera
The Dreamers series by Adriana Herrera has three books that are already out and a fourth one that is coming out March 2020, so you have the enough time to catch up with this series before the last book is out. And let me tell you, it will be totally worth it! This is my favorite romance series by a Latinx author.
These books are about a group of 4 friends that are Latinx and each book is the story of one of them falling in love. Great writing, fantastic friendships, some of the sweetest romances I have ever read, mentions of amazing Latinx food and music, conversations about important subjects like domestic violence and police brutality are some of the reason why I love this series and why I would totally recommend it!
American Dreamer: a Dominican guy who owns an Afro Caribbean food truck, a sexy librarian, a m/m relationship.
American Fairytale: Cuban-Jamaican social worker, Dominican- American businessman with a cute daughter, a m/m romance.
American Love Story: A Haitian professor and activist, an assistant district attorney, a very complicated m/m romance full of tension and difficult conversations.
Delicious Desires Series by Sabrina Sol
The Delicious Desires series has three books that are all out already. I love books two and three the most, so those are the books I recommend more strongly. Since these are companion novels the main characters from each book are related to someone in the next book and that’s how the books are connected.
One of my favorite things about this series is that there’s a lot of mouth-watering Latinx food in it, so be ready to get hungry while reading! The amazing writing, the fact that these books include some of my favorite tropes and the really steamy scenes are other reasons why I recommend this series.
Delicious Temptation: Mexican Baker heroine, who’s a good girl, a ex-bad boy mexican hero, a second chance romance and delicious Latinx desserts
Delicious Complication: a Mexican wedding planner heroine, a Puerto Rican restaurant owner hero, a couple that goes from dislike to love and have a fake engagement.
Delicous Satisfaction: a Puerto Rican chef heroine, a Mexican-American lawyer hero, the best friend’s sister trope and delicious Latinx food.
Love on Cue Series by Mia Sosa
The Love on Cue series has three books that are all already out, but I have only read the first two. These are companion novels and the characters in the books are connected, so the hero from book one is the brother of the heroine from book two.
The great dialogues, lovable characters, complicated family dinamics and the fact that the second book discusses diversity in the movie industry are some of the reason why I recommend this series.
Action on Impulse: an afro-Puerto Rican heroine, who is a personal trainer, and a Hollywood actor hero.
Pretending He’s Mine: a Black Hollywood agent, a flight attendant/singer heroine, a fake relationship and the best friend’s little sister trope.
Dance Off Series by Alexis Daria
The Dance Off series has two full novels and one novella that are out already and there is supposed to be a third novel that doesn’t have a release date yet. I have read the two full novels but I have not read the novella.
What I love about this series is that it has a unique premise with the dance competion tv show, really steamy scenes, couples with lots of chemistry, three dimentional characters and so many other great things. Honestly, more people should definitely read this!
Take the Lead: Puerto Rican heroine, who is a pro dancer, a reality tv star hero, who looks like a viking and lives in Alaska and a dance competition tv show that brings them together.
Dance with Me: Puerto Rican heroine, who is a pro dancer in a dance competition tv show. Ukrainian hero, who is a coreographer and a judge in the tv show. Friends with benefits that end up living together.
His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras
This is the first book in a series and it’s the only one I have read so far, but I already own a copy of the second book and I’ll definitely be reading it soon.
His Perfect Partner has a Puerto Rican main character, who is a dance teacher for small kids and she fall in love with the single father of one of her students, who is Mexican-American. This is such a sweet romance story, but mainly I loved the relationship between the heroine and the little girl and the way the main character’s family accepted and loved the hero and his daughter. Also, this book is a bit heartbreaking so be prepared because it’s gonna give you a lot of feels. And just so you know, this doesn’t have explicit content. (Goodreads)
Kulti by Mariana Zapata
I have read a few Mariana Zapata books and I have loved them all, but I decided to include Kulti on this list because it’s the one that has a half Mexican, half Argentinian heroine.
Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow burn romances and this is definitely a slow, slow burn, but it’s so worth it at the end. My favorite thing about this book is the complex characters that have a captivating relationship that slowly goes from dislike to friendship to love. Also, I love sport romances and I had so much fun with this one that revolves around soccer since it’s the sport I’m most familiar with. (Goodreads)