Diverse romances #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is….

It’s a Love Freebie!

 

 

Ok it has been far too long since I’ve done one of these. And here I am, on a “freebie” week, talking love. Because for far too long I was the kind who turned up my nose at romance novels. And recently I have grown to love them.

Here are some amazing ones I’ve devoured recently:

Jasmine Guillory’s books

The Wedding Date

The Proposal

The Wedding Party (oops actually I missed out on this one! Off to amend that)

Royal Holiday

Her books are lots of fun, I like how they are connected through a group of friends, for eg in The Wedding Date, Carlos is a secondary character, but he’s the main character in The Proposal. Also the books somehow manage to make me hungry (I wrote a post about how reading Royal Holiday made me crave scones, and so I made some). And that’s always a plus for me.

Helen Hoang’s books

The Kiss Quotient

The Bride Test

The Kiss Quotient was a book that made me sit up as it was probably one of the first steamy romance novels with Asian characters that I had come across. And it was hot! I have to admit that I didn’t like The Bride Test as much but I am still looking forward to more from Hoang.

 

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Such a cute read by this British author. Hibbert has written a few other books but this was the first of hers I’ve read. And especially unique as its main character has a chronic illness. It was one of those bumbling, fumbling types of romances. Really cute.

Emergency Contact by S.K. Choi

This is a YA book but hey, it’s still a romance, isn’t it? I’m putting it in here as the female character is Korean, and I really liked this one although I’m not its target audience. You can read my thoughts on this book here. 

Ayesha At Last – Uzma Jalaluddin

This is a modern version of Pride and Prejudice which I was a bit hesitant to read because I had read another re-imagining of P&P before this one, and it did not stand up. Also, P&P was one of the books I studied for my English Lit A Levels and so I do know it  (and love it) quite well. But Ayesha At Last was quite satisfying!

 

What are some diverse romances you’ve enjoyed?


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Great picks! I am so glad to see so much more diversity in romance. We’ve still got a way to go, but these are definitely a gifted start and I’m forever swooning over all of them. Side note: these covers are all so freaking beautiful.

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