36 Best Interracial & Multicultural Romance Novels to Read

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Looking for a good multi-cultural romance novel to read? You’re in the right place!

Below are 36 of the best interracial and multicultural romance novels that will pique your interest and get your heart racing.

36 Best Interracial novels

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Andrew: BWWM, Single Parent, Billionaire Romance (Members From Money Season 2 Book 28)Andrew by Katie Dowe

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The Surprise Triplets: A BWWM Billionaire RomanceThe Surprise Triplets by Tiana Cole
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Falling For Her: BWWM Bad Boy Single Dad Romance (Love and Loyalty)Falling For Her by Niya JamesView on Amazon
Saved By The Fireman's Big Hose (BWWM, Widower, Fireman, Crazy Ex's, Life Threatening Romance)Saved By The Fireman's Big Hose by Justeen Jones
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Langston Abernethy: BWWM, Plus Size, Clean, BBW, Billionaire Romance (A Search For Marriage Book 4)Langston Abernethy by Jasmine Carter
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Author: Aliyah Burke
One of the first people Zane Kendrick runs into when he returns home from a stint in the military is Zoe Duncan, whom he remembers as the little girl who used to follow him and his brothers around. Zoe, however, is now all grown up, and she has caught Zane’s eyes because of the beautiful woman she’s become. But Zoe is convinced she can never have him, and what happens next is anything, but predictable.

Remington’s Sky

Remington's Sky
Author: LaShawn Vasser
Sky Kirby and Remington Kneeland are exactly the same – cynical about love and fiercely independent. If opposites attract, what happens when two people cut from the same cloth meet? After an accident brings these two people together, the rest of the story is heart pounding and unpredictable.

The Miseducation of Riley Pranger

The Miseducation of Riley Pranger: An Estill County Mountain Man Romance
Author: Pepper Pace
Because of the way he was raised, Riley Pranger is both a chauvinist and extremely prejudiced, but when Stella Burton, a black woman raising a biracial son, enters his life, he starts to question what he was raised to believe. With a lot of twists and turns, this book will keep you guessing right up to the end.

Author: LaShawn Vasser
Bo Stratton is fiercely attracted to Austin McKenzie, but there’s only one problem – she also hates him. When love and hate collide, what will happen next? The answer can be found in this intelligently written and exciting novel.

His Personal Assistant

His Personal Assistant
Author: D. Scott
Carter Bridges is a successful businessman and has wanted Winnie Jones since the moment he saw her. To get her, he makes her his personal assistant, but she is a professional who takes her job seriously and only concentrates on that aspect of her life … at least for now.

Ultimate Surrender

Ultimate Surrender
Author: Kaye Blue
CEO Lucian Silver concentrates most of his days on keeping his business intact, which is why dealing with Cassandra Portersen, whom he despises, is so annoying to him. With a love-hate relationship in existence, he eventually finds himself having to save Cassandra from danger, all the while dealing with his mixed feelings towards her, and wondering which one of those feelings will win.

Sweet Child of Mind

Sweet Child Of Mine
Author: Billy London
Liam McNamara is a widower with a young daughter who is a challenge to raise. Abigail Yeboah’s mother, who attends the same church as Liam’s mother, is always trying to get her hooked up with someone she feels is right for her. When Abigail catches Liam’s daughter in a vandalism incident, she tries to help the young girl, and ends up helping the girl’s father as well.

Until You

Until You
Author: Kendra Mei Chailyn
Recuperating from an emotional breakup, Calista Drummond moves to another town and meets a wealthy businessman named Hudson Carrick, who is recently divorced. They both want a life of solitude, but their growing attraction to one another may make that impossible.

Lies You Tell

Lies You Tell
Author: LaQuette
Dante De Luca thought he’d lost the love of his life six years earlier, but now she is back – and has his five-year-old son with her. Due to a number of circumstances, the two come face-to-face with one another unexpectedly, but how will each side deal with a situation like this?

Broken Soldier

Broken Soldier: A Lost Hearts Novella: Novella One (Lost Hearts Series Book 2)
Author: Blue Saffire
One of the first things Jake Parker does after coming home from active duty is look up the widow and son of a fellow soldier. He instantly falls for both Lakia and her son Isaac. There’s only one problem, and that is Lakia’s ex and Isaac’s father, who is bound and determined to keep them apart.

Fall from Grace

Fall From Grace
Author: Dahlia Rose
Grace Kyle and Major Oliver Mason have a hot and steamy affair while working in Oklahoma after a disaster, but when it’s over they each head back to their respective homes. Grace is in love, but she vows to forget about this man who broke her heart. She thinks she’s doing well until a year later when Oliver shows up at her doorstep begging her to forgive him, but by then she has closed off her heart. Will she open it enough to eventually let him back in?

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine: A Valentine Novella (Hold On To Me Book 1)
Author: Blue Saffire
A successful businessman with a multi-million-dollar business pines for a woman he met and worked with many years earlier, but his desire to hide his painful past just might make getting her back impossible, both now and in the future.

Christmas Plum

Christmas Plum
Author: Dahlia Rose
Portia Teale has finally learned to accept and love herself despite her larger-than-normal size, and she is even alright with the fact that she may be alone for the rest of her life … until she meets Hollis Wright, a man who loves her for who she is, despite the fact that she may think otherwise.

Author: Ancelli
Zacarias Santana and Rianna Campbell are serving together in Afghanistan amidst intense danger and turmoil, so they vow to stick together to help them through the ordeal. Can they maintain this closeness once they get back to the United States, and is it possible that it will turn into something more?

The Gold Feather

The Gold Feather
Author: Dani Pasquini
After another suicide attempt that she hoped would be successful, Lily has to try to find a reason to live, but keeps being unsuccessful. Then, she finds herself pining for a boy she hasn’t seen in over 20 years, and her life takes on a whole new direction.

The Way Back

The Way Back (Hired Hearts Series Book 1)
Author: Tressie Lockwood
Keon Kitson is suffering because he lost his young son in a car accident, like he did his parents when he was young. He’s in a dark spot emotionally, but when he meets Shakita Chambers, a woman who is determined to learn all she can from this well-known author, he is surprised that she is attracted to him. Can a spunky young woman and a closed-off young man ever get together?

Fragments of Us

Fragments of Us (A Contemporary Broken Hearts Romance) (Book Book 2)
Author: LaShawn Vasser
Davis and Nicole seem to have the perfect marriage, which includes two beautiful children, a lot of money, and even a mansion. But everything is not what it seems, because old habits die hard, and so do new ones, which makes their ability to stay together a very iffy situation.


Author: Eve Vaughn
Jamie Harrison had an awful childhood and therefore, she doesn’t expect much out of life. Dr. Asa Stanfield’s life is perfect except for a dark secret he’s hiding. When he meets Jamie, he is immediately smitten, but when she finds out his secret, it could eliminate any chance he has with her.

Destined: Giovanni and Zada

Destined: Giovanni and Zada (True Love Series Book 1)
Author: Vivian Rose Lee
A sexy and vivacious FBI agent meets a highly cultured mob boss, and the two become infatuated with one another. When Zada is threatened and needs protection, Giovanni is there to protect her, because no one messes with a mob boss’s girl. After all, this girl is the only person who makes him wish he could live a life like everyone else, and he is determined to keep her alive.

Author: Mallory Monroe
When Alexander Drakos, a successful venture capitalist, goes on vacation in Florida, he meets young Karena Grant, a struggling single mother, to whom he is instantly attracted. To be together, these two must deal with mobsters, Karena’s ex-husband, and many other enemies until they can finally submit to one another.

Buckeye and the Babe

Buckeye and the Babe (Modern Mail Order Brides Book 6)
Author: Olivia Gaines
When Cabrina Roberts meets Gabriel Neary, she hopes he can help her solve the mystery of her friend’s disappearance, but instead they set out on a course that includes a marriage that occurred when they were drunk and even a road trip to Georgia, but will this be enough to keep them together forever?

The Swede

The Swede (Denver Rebels Book 2)
Author: Maureen Smith
Scarlett Warner is living her dream as the lead singer of an indie rock band, and when she meets her celebrity crush – a Swedish NHL superstar named Viggo Sandstrom – they form an immediate relationship. He also has a lot of demons to deal with that Scarlett knows nothing about, so what will happen when she discovers what they are?

Queen of Spades

Queen of Spades (The Player's Club Book 1)
Author: Reana Malori
Terra and Damian have met up again after many years of being apart, but only because Terra’s father has sent Damian to help her figure out who is trying to jeopardize her business. They are both intent on getting the other one back, but proceeding with caution seems to be the only way to do that. Will it work in the end?

The Duke Takes a Wife

The Duke Takes A Wife (Not Just Royals Book 1)
Author: Dahlia Rose
The Duke of Northumberland, Jasper McTavish, wanted a simpler life than the one he had, which is good. When he meets the lovely Sergeant Zeva Troy, he realizes she isn’t impressed with all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding his life. Soon, it becomes obvious that his family is trying to tear them apart, which means they’ll have to work even harder to be together.

Army of Me and You

Army of Me and You
Author: Billy London
When Captain Cain Goldsmith starts receiving packages of chocolates and other sweets on a regular basis, he has no idea why, but when he sets out to discover what is behind this mystery, he is surprised by what he finds. Madeline Myopi is sending these treats to the man she believes saved her life in her native Rwanda. The truth, however, is just as sweet.

For Always

For Always: A Donovan Friends Novel
Author: A.C. Arthur
In this story, fitness expert Tyler West heads to his hometown after his parents’ death to prepare their home for sale, and it is there that he meets a beautiful interior decorator named Gabriella Bennett. Their mutual attraction is immediate and fierce, so much so that they don’t even realize it when dangers comes around.

The Boyfriend Bargain

The Boyfriend Bargain: BWWM, Interracial Romance
Author: Tizahmi
Lauren Shaw needs a date for her ex’s wedding, and when her assistant, Eli Sorensen, asks to borrow money so he can pay his rent, she decides to ask him to go with her as a way to repay her. However, she is not prepared for what happens next in this interesting chapter in her life.

Simply Complicated

Simply Complicated: Ellison Brothers
Author: Vera Roberts
Intern Keisha Jones shows up at lawyer Savior Ellison’s office prepared to work, but as soon as Savior sees her, he becomes interested in more than her legal skills. Unfortunately, Keisha doesn’t believe in happily ever after, so she spends as much time rejecting his advances as she does looking up legal cases. That doesn’t stop Savior from trying, however, and it never will.

Remember Me

Remember Me: Hitter Squad Series Novella
Author: Blue Saffire
When a professional hit person finds that her next target is someone she knows and has a history with, the case becomes more complicated every minute, especially when he doesn’t realize why she’s suddenly come back into his life in the first place.

On a Rainy Night in Georgia

On A Rainy Night in Georgia (Modern Mail Order Brides Book 5)
Author: Olivia Gaines
Ezekiel Neary is in a mountain cabin where he and his brothers go to get away for a bit, and he thinks he’s going to enjoy some alone time for a bit. When a naked woman in labor arrives at his doorstep, he has no idea what to do next, and no idea that her life is more complex than he can imagine.

The Most Popular Interracial Romance Tropes

What makes interracial romance novels so special is the fact that they are not just your typical love stories. They reflect a dark past by exploring historical issues on race and show us how far we’ve come.

More importantly, they can also show what more we can do to make the world a better place. As such, we believe that it’s also critical to acknowledge the different tropes that underlie these novels. Here are the most popular ones:

Bigot Romance

Most of the interracial relationships we find in this type of romance are already based on current perspectives. This characteristic means that most characters are already aware that one’s race shouldn’t be an issue when choosing a romantic partner anymore. 

Sadly, though, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, there are still those who are still consumed with bigotry. The good news is that these stories also allow us to explore interracial relationships in more depth. Race plays a big part in the love story. 

The ethnicity of the main characters is not simply part of their background. That said, if you’re looking for an adorable romance, then this might not be the type of story for you. It involves at least one main character trapped in their prejudices towards another race, usually due to their upbringing, culture, or even a dark past. 

We particularly love novels that show the current lives of the characters. As shown in the story, their daily lives should reflect how deep the conflict is and how difficult it would be for them to break free from the grips of racism.

Even so, the characters will still find themselves falling in love with each other and hopefully overcoming bigotry.  These stories definitely have the potential to develop into a beautiful romance. Hopeful, they can also develop empathy among people, especially their readers.

Child of Two Worlds

Interracial romance novels don’t always have to involve main characters from different ethnicities to show the diversity of romance. Some of them feature one main character that can come from at least two racial backgrounds. 

For instance, the female protagonist can be a biracial girl on a journey of self-discovery as well as love. The male protagonist can maybe help her in this adventure and ultimately fall in love. We really enjoy this type of interracial love story because of the sweet romantic relationships they tell.

Hidden Heritage

Another popular interracial romance trope is Hidden Heritage. This trope is where one character has decided to hide their ethnicity. What’s interesting about this trope is that it usually tells of a second-generation interracial romance. 

For instance, maybe the main character had an African-American father and a British mother. The previous relationship may or may not have been successful. This manner of creative writing leads to one main character having indistinguishable racial features. 

The issues that the previous interracial couple had may also play a part in why our current protagonist had chosen to hide their heritage instead.

After all, most of these stories involve a previous negative life experience. Like the previous theme, this type of story may show the actual life of the characters that can further reinforce why the main characters have judged their situations as such.

If written by a great author, the characters can end up having an epic romance that shows multiple cultures and perspectives, all wrapped up in one beautiful love story.

Exotic Cravings

Finally, not all interracial stories feature characters with conflicting backgrounds. Others feature characters who have fallen in love because they actually find other races attractive, and it’s usually because of their different physical characteristics.

You won’t find a lot of contemporary romance of this type anymore due to its tendency to categorize people according to racial stereotypes. However, you will certainly find adult romances. Don’t expect the couples in adult romance to be as complex as those from other subgenres, though.

We also find this trope common in historical romance. 

What’s Your Favorite?

We hope you have enjoyed the different interracial romance books we have featured above. There’s more where that came from! 

Feel free to check out various interracial tropes as well. The additional insights that they show might give you a more satisfying reading experience.

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