10 Romance Books By Latine Authors You're Going To Love

1.You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

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Daria's romance is told from the perspective of two main characters: Jasmine Lin Rodriguez and Ashton Suárez. Jasmine is recovering from a very public breakup with her ex while Ashton is a telenovela star hoping to break into mainstream Hollywood. When two are cast as leads in a bilingual romantic comedy coming to Screenflix, they quickly realize they need to sell their on-screen chemistry, despite barely knowing one another. And it doesn't help that they had a disastrous first encounter! But as they get to know each other without the help of their intimacy coordinator, they realize there might be some real heat between them. Only, Ashton's keeping one big secret from Jasmine...

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Avon Books

2.West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

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Set in San Antonio, Texas, Mariana and her younger sisters need to win the Battle of the Mariachi Bands in order to help resolve their adoptive parents' financial problems. This means they'll be competing against her father’s archnemesis, which also means Angelo, an attractive mariachi, is strictly off limits to Mariana. That doesn't stop him from pursuing her in secret even as the competition — and their deep feelings — grow heated.

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3.A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

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After her father's untimely passing, Luz Alana discovers her trust fund won't release until she marries. This poses a giant problem, as Luz has plans to expand her family's rum business, and she's finding buyers and shippers are turned off by the idea of doing business with a woman of color. Then she meets James Evanston Sinclair, Earl of Darnick, who has built a huge whiskey brand to separate himself from his father's dirty money. But could a marriage of convenience with this earl could solve many of Luz's problems?

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4.Twice a Quinceañera by Yamile Saied Méndez

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In this fun-filled contemporary romance, readers are introduced to Nadia Palacio, who decides to throw herself a 30th birthday quinceañera (a double quince, or treintañera) after discovering her fiancé cheated on her right before their wedding. The venue is already booked, so why not take advantage? But Nadia soon discovers her old college fling is the one in charge, bringing up a tidal wave of old memories.

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Kensington Publishing Corporation

5.Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson

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Ramón Montez is a hardworking, determined perfectionist. So when a mysterious woman kisses him on the Day of the Dead and disappears into the night with his heart, he'll do whatever it takes to find her. Julieta Campos is a celebrity chef who discovers that her restaurant's new landlord is Ramón, the man she hooked up with on Día de los Muertos — who is also the son of a man who stole her mother's taco recipe decades ago. They're forced to work together, for better or worse, as their outraged community protests against the Taco King takeover, further dividing their families.

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Berkley Books

6.The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

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This is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Spanish Love Deception, which follows Rosie Graham, a romance writer who finds herself in a pickle when the ceiling of her New York apartment crumbles, forcing her out. She decides to stay in her BFF's apartment while she's away, but what she doesn't know is that Lina's cousin, Lucas, is already occupying the space. He's happy to share, of course. But when he learns that Rosie's experiencing writer's block, he proposes a series of experimental dates to revive her inspiration for the six weeks that he's in town. She has a deadline of her own to meet, and she's hoping this works — one way or another.

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Atria Books

7.A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Caña

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Kamilah Vega wants to enter her family's Puerto Rican restaurant into the Fall Foodie Tour, and she's convinced this will help save the beloved establishment while her Chicago neighborhood continues to feel the results of gentrification. But her grandmother has a stipulation: if Kamilah wants to update the restaurant for the tour, she'll have to do something for her abuelo in return. And her abuelo wants Kamilah to marry the one person she can't stand. Liam Kane's grandfather has been diagnosed with cancer, and he wants to see Liam married before it's too late. And not just anyone: to Kamilah Vega. If both parties refuse, their grandfathers threaten to sell the building that homes their businesses. But Kamilah and Liam have a better plan: fake an engagement to get what they want. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

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Mira Books

8.After Hours on Milagro Street by Angelina M. Lopez

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This contemporary romance story follows Jeremiah and Alejandra, aka Alex. Alex is trying to figure out how to turn her grandmother’s bar downstairs into a profitable business while Jeremiah is a professor and a tenant in one of the upstairs rooms. The problem? Jeremiah also has interest in buying the bar in order to preserve a sense of community, while Alex seems to be looking out for her best interests. But when an outside factor threatens to ruin everything, Jeremiah and Alex decide it's better to combine forces to get what they want.

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9.The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lorincz

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Angel Gomez is a Puerto Rican single mother living in the Bronx who works hard at the club to provide for her son — and her future. Caleb "The Duke" Lewis is a pitcher for the Bronx Bolts who tries to keep a low profile from the tabloids, especially when it comes to his love life. So when he meets Angel, he believes she's the perfect woman to help him fool the media into believing he's settling down. But what begins as fake dating slowly simmers into something more.

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10.The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

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Even though Carolina Santos is a wedding planner, she would love to erase the memory of being left at the altar. But when she's offered a life-changing opportunity, she learns she'll have to collaborate with her ex-fiancé's brother, Max. Max is the one who urged his brother to leave, and Lina is drooling at the thought of payback. But what happens when their animosity for each other begins to turn passionate?

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Avon Books