Did you know that May is the month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month? It's a time to recognize and appreciate all the amazing contributions they make. But here's the thing - we shouldn't just limit our support and appreciation to just one month, let's show love and support to AAPI authors all year round!
Let's take this opportunity to celebrate AAPI authors! Here are some of my favorite romance books written by AAPI authors. Happy reading!
One Night Only by Jayci Lee
Jayci Lee never disappoints if you’re looking for a sexy read.One Night Only follows chamber violinist Megan Han who after a one-night stand with a seductive stranger ends up with two pink lines on a stick.
But she needs to keep it a secret because the guy she had the one-night stand with? Well, he just so happens to be the CFO of her father’s company. Opposites attract in this fabulous romantic read about two people who couldn’t be more different but yet are perfect for each other.
Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
A thrilling series you need to try is the Heroine Complex series, a fantasy romance series about superheroes and their happily ever afters. The first book kickstarts the whole thing with Evie Tanaka, the personal assistant of superheroine Aveda Jupiter, but she’s also her childhood best friend.
When Aveda hurts herself, she is forced to pose as her which would have been hard because Evie does not have powers. But what they don’t know is that Evie actually does have powers and now her secret is out to the world.
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The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo
If you’re craving a holiday romance, Tif Marcelo has the perfect one for you. She sets up the perfect cozy atmosphere inside a local inn where our main character is working for the holidays. Her life is going as well as she can expect and she’s enjoying her last winter break of high school.
But everything changes when her boss’s annoying (but also very cute) nephew walks through the doors and becomes her coworker. They can’t seem to stop arguing whenever they’re in the same room! But is this holiday season going to blow some magic between them or will their secrets become too much for them to surpass?
Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma
Sharma’s upcoming title,Tastes Like Shakkar, is a hilarious rom-com that reimagines Shakespeare’sMuch Ado About Nothing in a marvelous way. You can expect this book to hit shelves in August and you’re not going to regret picking it up!
The story follows Bobbi Kaur, an event planner, who is determined to plan the perfect wedding for her best friend. But there’s one little problem: the groom’s best friend, Bunty Padda! They don’t have the best relationship, but when someone starts to sabotage the wedding, they decide to leave their differences aside and work together.
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Remember when I mentioned in myprevious posthow a groveling scene can totally make or break a romance book? Well, let's dive into that topic a bit more, shall we? Now, I know there's been some talk and debate about those dramatic third-act breakup scenes, but guess what? I'm a huge fan of them, especially in romance books! Why, you ask? Well, here's the scoop: I absolutely love it when the groveling happens after the breakup. It's that magical moment when the person who messed up finally realizes they can't live without their other half and goes all out to win them back. Talk about fireworks!
Look, sometimes you crave a fantasy book. You want action-packed scenes, high-stakes, fights, magic systems, and even talking animals. You want epic adventures that make the characters grow closer. But if you’re like me, you also want to read a romance book. How someone falls in love and finds their other half. How there are small moments between characters, like holding their hand and kissing their forehead, that make you fall madly in love with the book immediately. But what if you crave both of them at the same time? The good thing is that fantasy romance books exist; a little bit of one and a little bit of the other mixed together in one unique and beautiful book.
Age gap romance novels have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. These books explore the complex dynamics of relationships between individuals of different ages, and the challenges that can come with such relationships.
If you’re unfamiliar with the trope, it’s when an older person falls for a younger one. Obviously, each party is over 18! Usually, this trope goes hand-in-hand...