Looking for an interracial romance book to read? If so, then check out some of Ash’s favorite interracial romance novels.
Most of these IR books fall into two main categories: Black Woman White Man (BWWM) and Black Man White Woman (BMWW) romances.
We’ve also included links to places you can buy each book from. Plus, our 2 FREE interracial romance novels and a BWWM short story that you can get at the end.
Now let’s get started with our list of IR romance novels.
Exceptional Interracial Romance Books to Read
1. Defying Gravity by A. M. Kusi
Bentley wants her body, but Belle can’t share it without getting her heart involved. He puts his life on the line every day as Sheriff, but loving Belle might be the greatest danger of all.
This contemporary romance is so much more than just a love story. It’s an IR book that tackles relevant social issues in a thought-provoking way.
In fact, this BWWM romance book tore our heart out and put it back together. It brought us to tears plotting, as well as writing. You can click here to instantly read Chapter 1 right now.
“Relevant, emotional, and heartfelt. I know I’ll be thinking about this story long after the last page.” – Aleatha Romig, New York Times Bestselling Author.
2. Stepping Into Tomorrow by A. M. Kusi
Isabella is a strong Latina who has been through her fair share of struggles. Raising a grieving twelve-year-old with Asperger’s, she’s looking for a fresh start by returning to her hometown.
One night with a gruff stranger, and she’s going back to the beginning in more ways than one when the doctor informs her she took home a souvenir from their tryst.
If you like a grumpy, dirty talking hero, a heroine that doesn’t settle for less than she deserves, and a small-town family that shows tough love, you won’t want to miss this romance novel, featuring a Mexican woman and a Black man.
3. The King Maker by Kennedy Ryan
The characters in this book were layered and three-dimensional. The story was riveting. I laughed, I cried. I wanted to slap the main characters LOL.
I learned so much from this book about Native American culture and politics, but it was done entertainingly. This book sheds so much light on important issues.
So if you like political romances with lots of angst, then this interracial romance book is for you.
“Powerful, gripping, unflinchingly honest and sensuously gorgeous writing.” – Kristan Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author.
Buy on: Amazon
4. The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
This IR is one of those romance books you read and never forget. It’s a story of hope after tragedy. Love after a loss.
Bring the tissues for this one.
Be ready to have your heart broken and put back together with this BMWW contemporary romance novel.
“This is a story that moved me to tears, that struck me with its emotional gravity, and that is undeniably one of my favorites this year.
It’s simply a book that should not be missed.” – Vilma Gonzalez, USA Today, HEA Blogger.
Buy on: Amazon
5. Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole
A historical romance, this interracial love story is set in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, so their relationship was, of course, way more taboo.
I loved how these two opposites attracted and complemented one another.
It was a beautiful story of the power of love and also a great reminder of the sacrifices made so our marriage can be legal today.
A 2016 RITA Finalist for Best Romance Novella – Romance Writers of America.
6. Glass Secrets by A. M. Kusi
If you are looking for an interracial romance novel featuring a Latina, then read this one. Because it features a Mexican heroine and a Black hero.
Mia has had to keep secrets all her life to survive as an undocumented immigrant. Andre has been burned by his cheating ex and has major trust issues. These two get off to a rocky start, enemies to lovers if you will.
When Mia’s truths come to light, will her secrets shatter everything she’s built with Andre?
Or will love be able to break down walls? You’ll have to read to find out!
7. The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan
This was one of the first books I read in romance, recommended by our Diversity Editor Renita McKinney of A Book A Day.
I fell in love with Mia’s writing because of this book. A story that mixes an old love story with a new one. It reminded me of Beauty and the Beast (without the kidnapping). It’s a beautiful interracial love story that’s poignant with a dash of suspense mixed in.
I never wanted the story to end. Trust me, this interracial romance novel is not one you want to miss.
“This is one gorgeous, sweeping, epic American love story.” – Katy Regnery, NYT Bestselling Author.
Buy on: Amazon
8. Behind the Bars by Brittainy Cherry
I have loved Brittainy’s books ever since I picked the first one up.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever read one of her books that haven’t made me cry like a baby- this BMWW interracial romance was no exception.
There were some tough scenes in this book, so trigger warning for sexual assault. This was a beautiful love story and totally worth the read.
“I have never been so emotionally moved by a book in my life. I didn’t just fall in love with these characters, I walked 300 pages in their shoes, I BECAME them, and am forever changed.
Behind the Bars is true Brittainy C. Cherry magic. 5 achingly beautiful stars.”– Author Kandi Steiner
Buy on: Amazon
9. Wishing for Yesterday by AM Kusi
This interracial romance book is a second-chance MM romance featuring Everett, the sweetheart, that, of course, our prickly grump, Ricky couldn’t resist.
If you like grumpy dirty talking heroes, a character arc that truly shows the growth of healing after childhood trauma, and small-town romances, you will love Ricky and Everetts’ story.
10. Be My Darling by Nia Arthurs
There was so much to love about this book. It is a contemporary BWWM romance and a fake relationship trope that turns all too real.
What I love about this story is that the author didn’t shy away from topics of race and the difficulties people in interracial relationships face.
So, if you like our novels, be sure to check out this one!
Buy on: Amazon
Bonus: Two FREE Interracial Romance Novels
1. A Fallen Star by A. M. Kusi
This BWWM interracial romance novel is a story of strength through the difficulties of navigating loving someone through addiction.
This love story will take you on a journey from when shy Remy, finally makes her move to capture her brother’s best friend, Mikel’s, attention.
He fights the attraction at first, but eventually, he gives in. They fall in love, and she discovers his addiction.
Trying to find the balance between helping and not enabling proves to be more difficult than she imagined. Everything comes to a head, and Remy has to make the most difficult decision of all.
Sometimes we can love someone and still let them go. Of course, we promise a HEA, and this story won’t fall short.
“A poignant story of hope and forgiveness.” Liz (Sultry Sirens Book Blog)
2. The Orchard Inn by A. M. Kusi
This book was the first contemporary romance novel we published. It’s a small-town love story between a strong White woman who runs an Inn and her guest, a kind biracial man staying at the Inn for two weeks.
If you like small-town romance novels with a dash of suspense, then this interracial romance book is for you.
“This is a beautiful romance novel of opposites attract and a delightful read.” – Tracy (TOP 500 REVIEWER, Amazon.com.au)
3. One Holiday Kiss by A. M Kusi
This steamy BWWM short story can be read in less than 90 minutes.
It features the best friends to lovers trope in a small-town setting.
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