A Romance for Everyone

Romance and relationships don’t have a set path to success. Reading about a relationship and actually living in it can be two completely different things. Thinking about a typical romance novel might put images of Fabio or some other fictional character that one might never encounter (usually for good reason) into your head. The following list includes a variety of romances and relationships that are fictional in their creation, but might be closer to real life than expected.  

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Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn’t matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

His Only Wife

Afi, a small-town seamstress, is getting married to Elikem in the capital city of Accra, Ghana. Afi knows that Elikem is deeply in love… with another woman. Their arranged marriage was supposed to pull Elikem out this love spell, but what Afi finds the situation maybe more complicated than her or the family thought. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on Hoopla or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Monster in the Middle

When Fly and Stela meet, it seems like fate. But could it be that simple? Or is their love story a reflection of their families’ influence and romances throughout history? Moving across time and space–NYC to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back—is Stela and Fly’s love truly meant to be? You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Prophets

A debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook or eAudiobook on Overdrive/Libby. 

Sex and Vanity

While attending a lavish wedding in Capri, Lucie meets George and is immediately turned off. Four years later, the two reunite in NYC and a series of garish parties, social scandals and cultural clashes make them question: “Is this love???” You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.