Angela Smith is a writer and paralegal who lives in Central Texas with her husband, a handful of animals, and a gathering of books. Learn more at www.loveisamystery.com or @angelaswriter.
Variety is the spice of life, so check out these ten diverse romances featuring multicultural heroes and heroines that you’ll adore. With a wide array of cultures and heritages reflected in these emotional love stories, this collection offers passion and pleasure in vibrant, living color.
Making It Real: After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over and his barbershop is thriving. But the road back is rough, and he never expected his second chance to come from sexy female barber Neecie Baldwin.
Hiding Places: Mona Smith is on the run to avoid getting mixed up in some dirty business with a drug kingpin. Will she find escape or more trouble in unexpected savior Linc Dray’s arms?
My Nora: Matthew Vogel considers painter Manora Frederickson the perfect neighbor—unfortunately, she only has eyes for her artwork. How can he convince her to take a chance on love?
Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance might be just what the doctor orders.
Nothing’s Sweeter than Candy: Brice Coleman is proud to be a player until he meets Candace Brown, who doesn’t believe in Prince Charming. What’s a fellow got to do to heal his woman’s broken heart?
Final Mend: Jake Inman needs a private investigator to track down his kidnapped goddaughter. Winona Wall left the PI game, but now to save herself she must team up with Jake—and avoid love at all costs.
California Sunrise: Dr. Raúl Mendez finds himself drawn to single mother Alicia Fuentes, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and personal battles that lie in wait.
Running Interference: An offensive linewoman for the Cleveland Clash, Tanya Martin is determined to save her father’s gym, even if it means calling in a favor from her former friend, Super Bowl MVP Cam Simmons.
Singapore Fling: Lalita Evans has three weeks to jet across eight countries and prove her worth as the next CEO in the family business. The problem is, she also has to take along Jeremy Lakewood, the new director of marketing. Which comes first: love or career?
Island Pursuits: Former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez returns to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago only to run into a feisty island goddess with one flaw—she has no love of anything military.
In the summer of 1969, when the first man has landed on the moon and the world is wrought with war, a small town in Texas finds their hope in an engagement between a bookstore owner and her loan officer, two individuals who aren’t right for each other; especially because one is already married.
Chapman Springs, Texas, brims with possibilities, but many of its citizens struggle to adapt when confronted with progressive social ideas and the changes wrought by the Vietnam War. Brooklyn Williams is at the forefront of change, owning and running a successful bookstore, but the town only tolerates her position because of her purported engagement to her loan officer. When her estranged husband returns from the war, and the town begins to turn on her, she must fight to save her livelihood and her friends, and decide if her love for Leath can bring trust and peace back into her life.
Leath Williams lost more than his arm in Vietnam. He lost Brooklyn's heart. When he returns home, he opens Solace Ranch as a haven for other war-torn soldiers, and struggles to resolve his own inner demons in the process. He hopes to reunite with Brooklyn, but someone wants to put him out of the picture for good. Can Brooklyn and Leath overcome their fears, defeat the enemy without losing the fight, and save their love?
Hollywood fashion consultant Naomi Fisher is happy to use her obsessive-compulsive planning to assist with her cousin's wedding, but her history with the sexy and sullen Chayton Chambers, the groom’s brother, terrifies her. When the groom is kidnapped at his own wedding, Chayton and Naomi rush to find an important relic to satisfy the ransom before her cousin becomes a widow before a bride. Naomi trades garters for guns as survival, and love becomes a deadly game impossible to resist.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Reagan McKinney is on a mission to discover more about a deceased uncle who mysteriously left her a sizable inheritance, a condo in the mountains, and a stash of stolen jewels. With both her graphic design career and her love life in shambles, the opportunity to begin a new life couldn’t have come at a better time. When she becomes involved with the sexy FBI agent next door, she finds her struggle is not only to keep her heart intact, but her life.
Grief stricken after an undercover investigation ends in the death of his partner, FBI Agent Garret Chambers goes home to find solace in the arms of his mountain retreat. That is, until his boss assigns him to investigate the spirited brunette staying in the condo next door. He is assigned to investigate Reagan’s involvement with a large jewel fencing organization, but his investigation becomes compromised when his attraction to her heats up. Will his discovery destroy everything he has come to love, including Reagan?
Sensuality Level: Sensual