Finally! Characters in Romance Novels Who Look Like Me – and Maybe You, Too

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are spotlighting women of color who are bringing diversity to the Romance genre. I’ve never really been a big fan of romance novels. They just seem so… unrealistic. You know, the mysterious hero with the heart of gold, the innocent—yet not so innocent—maiden, and all that creamy ivory skin. Always ivory skin. Never golden, brown, or mahogany. It doesn’t help the preferred settings--the Wild West, Ye Olde England, and Medieval Europe--don’t exactly lend themselves to anything but… ivory skin. ...more
@Grace Hwang Lynch The romance novels I have read in the past were by authors like: Linda Lael ...more