Black Romance Authors to Read Right Now

Looking to add more diversity to your romance book reading? Check out this list of black romance authors to read right now!

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List of black romance authors to read.

If you’re looking to diversify your romance book reading then look no further than this list of black romance authors.

These ladies know how to write romance and happily-ever-afters, so check out their portfolios of work when selecting your next romance book.

Diverse Romance Books from Diverse Authors

Ready to add diverse romance books as well as diverse authors to your reading list? These black romance authors have you covered.

Their romance books span several genres and categories in romance including contemporary romance, historical romance, gay and LBGTQ romance, sports romance and erotic romance to name a few.

These authors also include diverse characters in their romance books including black couples, interracial couples, and gay and lesbian couples as well.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but these are some incredible black romance authors worth reading right now!

Below I highlight each author’s most popular book to date as well as a few additional titles of their top works. You can also click on their Amazon page or Goodreads page to see all of their romance books.

Do you have a favorite black romance author that’s your go-to in romance? Share in the comments below!

Black Romance Authors to Put on Your Must Read List:

Kennedy Ryan
Amazon | Goodreads

Long Shot is romance book to read from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Think you know what it’s like to be a baller’s girl? You don’t because you don’t know my story. But then I met August, the new player in the NBA, and nothing will be the same.

More Kennedy Ryan Books:

Grip is a must read book by a black romance author.
The Kingmaker is a must read book by a black romance author.
is a must read book by a black romance author.
My Soult to Keep is a must read book by a black romance author.

Brittainy C. Cherry
Amazon | Goodreads

The Air He Breathes is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

I was warned to stay away from Tristan Cole but we both had to live with the wreckage that lived inside us. Maybe together we could finally remember how to breathe.

More Brittainy C. Cherry Books:

Disgrace is a romance books from today's popular black romance authors.
Loving Mr. Daniels is a romance books from today's popular black romance authors.
The Gravity of Us is a romance books from today's popular black romance authors.
Eleanor and Grey is a romance books from today's popular black romance authors.

Hope Ellis
Amazon | Goodreads

Been There Done That is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

As if Zora Leffersbee didn’t have enough to worry about with her tenure job in jeopardy, funding for her employees uncertain and a fake engagement to manage, the boy who broke her heart when he disappeared suddenly is now back in town and in her office. Nick is back and willing to do whatever it takes to win back Zora – if she’ll let him.

Chelsie Edwards
Amazon | Goodreads

Upsy Daisy is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Daisy Payton is a freshman at college ready to start a new chapter in her life, on her own and away from the pressures associated with the family name Payton. On move in day she meets senior Trevor Boone. Neither expected or anticipated their instant attraction but barriers ultimately arise that try to block their potential start at something more.

Tracey Livesay
Amazon | Goodreads

Love On My Mind is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

The only thing standing in Chelsea Grant’s way of making partner at her firm is turning a reclusive computer genius into a media darling in time for his new product launch. Only he doesn’t know his company hired her and the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep things professional.

More Tracey Livesay Books:

Along Came Love is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Sweet Talkin Lover is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Like Lovers Do is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Tycoon's Socialite Bride is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

B.B. Reid
Amazon | Goodreads

Fear Me is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

For ten years he tormented me until he went away but even then I still lived in fear. Now he’s back, thinking I had sent him away, and the one thing he wants is revenge.

More B.B. Reid Books:

Fear You is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Lilac is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Peer and the Puppet is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Bandit is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Talia Hibbert
Amazon | Goodreads

Get a Life, Chloe Brown is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a plan complete with a list of items to help her get a life. To help her learn to be bad, she enlists Red to help her – the bad boy artist she likes to spy on.

More Talia Hibbert Books:

Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
A Girl Like Her is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Princess Trap is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Alexa Martin
Amazon | Goodreads

Intercepted is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Marlee Harper thought she scored the man of her dreams only to discover his cheating ways. She’s vowed to never date an athlete again but that was before Gavin Pope, a new NFL quarterback and fling from her past, sets his sights on her.

More Alexa Martin Books:

Fumbled is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Blitzed is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Snapped is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Alyssa Cole
Amazon |
Goodreads

A Prince in Theory A Prince in Theory is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales and she certainly doesn’t believe the e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. When Prince Thabiso tracks down his missing betrothed he has a chance to experience life without the crown and can’t help falling for Naledi. Has he found his princess or will his deception be their end?

More Alyssa Cole Books:

A Duke By Default is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
A Prince on Paper is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
An Extraordinary Union is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
A Hope Divided is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Jasmine Guillory
Amazon | Goodreads

The Wedding Date The Wedding Date is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Agreeing to attend a wedding with someone after being stuck in an elevator isn’t something Alexa normally does but there’s just something about Drew that she can’t resist. After a great time together are they destined for a long-distance dating disaster or more than they could hope for?

More Jasmine Guillory Books:

The Proposal is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Party of Two is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Wedding Party is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Royal Holiday is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Beverly Jenkins
Amazon | Goodreads

Forbidden is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Rhine Fontaine’s success depends on his ability to pass for White but if he wants a relationship with Eddy, he may just have to give up everything.

More Beverly Jenkins Books:

Wild Rain is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Rebel is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Destiny's Embrace is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Destiny's Surrender is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Naima Simone
Amazon | Goodreads

Sin and Ink is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

There’s something about the forbidden that makes the temptation so great. I’ve in lust with my dead brother’s wife and every day it gets harder to ignore my need, especially since she works with me. It might be time to surrender to the temptation, even if it means losing everything.

More Naima Simone Books:

Scoring With the Wrong Twin is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Scoring Off the Field is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Only for a Night is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Vows in Name Only is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Adriana Herrera
Amazon | Goodreads

American Dreamer American Dreamer is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Nesto Vasquez is taking a huge gamble moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York. He can’t afford any distractions but then again he didn’t anticipate meeting Jude Fuller.

More Adriana Herrera Books:

American Fairytale is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
American Love Story is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Here to Stay is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Mangoes and Mistletoe is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Rebekah Weatherspoon
Amazon | Goodreads

Rafe is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

When Dr. Sloan Copeland’s live-in nanny for her twin daughters bails with no warning, she’s desperate to find a replacement. What she finds is Rafe Whitcomb who is wonderful with her girls and may just end up being the man of her dreams.

More Rebekah Weatherspoon Books:

Haven is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Fit is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Xeni: A Marriage of Inconvenienceis a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Treasure is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Nana Malone
Amazon | Goodreads

Game, Set, Match is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Tennis star Jason Cartwright’s is fighting a playboy image an a knee injury threatening his career. Needing a makeover and career comeback, all he needs to do is convince the woman he left fifteen years ago to trust him again.

More Nana Malone Books:

Cheeky Royal is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Cheeky King is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Mr. Trouble is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Sexy in Stilettos is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Mia Sosa
Amazon | Goodreads

The Worst Best Man is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Carolina Santos is a wedding planner in demand, but she hasn’t forgotten being left at the altar at her own wedding. Now she’s forced to work with the man who played a role in her failed nuptials to land a great opportunity – her ex-fiance’s brother.

More Mia Sosa Books:

Acting on Impulse is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Pretending He's Mine is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Crashing Into Her is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Unbuttoning the CEO is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Brenda Jackson
Amazon | Goodreads

Delaney’s Desert Sheikh is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

Delaney Westmoreland’s vacation has taken an unexpected turn and she’s now sharing a secluded cabin with an arrogant sheikh. Jamal Ari Yassir had intended to school Delaney in sensuality for his pleasure, but his plan backfired because he intends to keep her.

More Brenda Jackson Books:

A Brother’s Honor is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Irresistible Forces is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
A Little Dare is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Thorn's Challenge is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Vanessa Riley
Amazon | Goodreads

A Duke, the Lady and a Baby is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

West Indian heiress Patience Jordan lost everything when she questioned her English husband’s mysterious suicide. Wanting to be close to her newborn son, she gets hired as her son’s own nanny in the house of his new guardian, Busick Strathmore, Duke of Repington. The two soon become unexpected allies and discover an unexpected passion.

More Vanessa Riley Books:

An Earl, the Girl and a Toddler is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Bittersweet Bride  is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Butterfly Bride  is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Unmasked Heart  is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Farrah Rochon
Amazon | Goodreads

The Boyfriend Project is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

When Samiah Brooks realizes she’s been catfished along with two other “girlfriends,” the three women end up bonding and make a pact to think only of themselves for the next six months. But just as she’s dedicated to put herself first for once, Samiah meets the sexy Daniel Collins at work and wonders if he just might be boyfriend material.

More Farrah Rochon Books:

The Dating Playbook is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Deliver Me is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Huddle With Me Tonight is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
I'll Catch You is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

Francis Ray
Amazon | Goodreads

Until There Was You is romance book from one of today’s best black romance authors.

All ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson was looking for was some peace and quiet. Instead, he finds Dr. Catherine Stewart in the secluded cabin in the woods. The two are now stuck together avoiding the trouble they’ve fled but finding it all the same in each other.

More Francis Ray Books:

You and No Other is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Dreaming of You is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
The Way You Love Me is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.
Only You is a book from one of today's popular black romance authors.

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