Book Review: Diversity in Romance

Romance has moved well beyond your great aunt’s old Harlequin bodice-rippers. Today the genre is vibrant and dynamic, with heroines (and heroes) of all orientations, ethnicities, and identities from all walks of life finding love in all its forms.

Whether you’ve already read every Nora Roberts book there or have never picked up a romance novel before, there’s something in our collection sure to delight everyone.

Don’t see something here that strikes your fancy? Ask our reference staff for help or try browsing the romance section (located in the non-fiction stacks) yourself!

Too embarrassed to be seen checking out a romance novel? Don’t be! Librarians don’t judge and our lips stay firmly sealed— so read as you please.

Below is a selection of some of our favorites to get you started.

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev

Royal HolidayThe Wedding Party; and The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

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