Honey and Spice by Bolu BabalolaIntroducing: Kikiola "Kiki" Banjo, a British Nigerian student who, as the host of the popular campus radio show Brown Sugar, dispenses relationship advice to her Black peers at Whitewell University.
What happens: Caught kissing Malakai Korede, whom she has publicly denounced as a "Wasteman of Whitewell," Kiki embarks on a face-saving fake relationship with Malakai that soon feels all too real.
Book buzz: This novel by the author of the short story collection Love in Colour is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection.
Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic by Lauren HoWhat it's about: Determined to pursue her dream of motherhood, single management consultant Lucie Yi connects with software engineer Collin Read through an elective co-parenting website.
Everything is going to plan... until a pregnant Lucie returns home to Singapore with Collin in tow, much to the dismay of her parents -- and her ex-fiancé, who wants to pick up where they left off.
Reviewers say: Kirkus Reviews calls this novel by the author of Last Tang Standing "a beautiful exploration of both grief and romance starring a lovably hilarious heroine."
Dream On by Angie Hockman.What it is: a "wonderfully original spin on amnesia romance" (Publishers Weekly) by the author of Shipped.
What happens: Law student Cass Walker wakes up from a coma and asks for her boyfriend, Devin, who isn't real. Or is he? A chance encounter with the man of her dreams -- and his attractive brother, Perry -- prompts Cass to find out if there's any truth to her false memories.
For fans of: quirky, lightly magical twist-of-fate stories such as Hannah Orenstein's Meant to Be Mine or Lizzy Dent's The Setup.
American Royalty by Tracey LivesayWhat it's about: In need of some good publicity to counter a potentially career-derailing viral incident, hip hop star Danielle "Duchess" Nelson agrees to perform at a charity concert in the UK, where she meets the reserved and scholarly Prince Jameson.
For fans of: Talia Hibbert's The Princess Trap or Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals series.
About the author: Tracey Livesay is best known for her popular Girls Trip series.
You Were Made to Be Mine by Julie Anne LongWhat it's about: Hired by the shady Earl of Brundage to locate his missing fiancée, Lady Aurelie Capet, former British spymaster Christian Hawkes locates the woman in question at a London boardinghouse and must decide if he really wants to return her to her betrothed.
Series alert: This slow-burning romance is the 5th book in the Palace of Rogues series, which begins with Lady Derring Takes a Lover.
For fans of: Joanna Bourne's The Spymaster's Lady, K.C. Bateman's To Steal a Heart.
On Rotation by Shirlene ObuobiStarring: Angie Appiah, a high-achieving Ghanaian American medical student who never questions her life choices until, within a span of days, she gets dumped, nearly flunks an important exam, and meets charismatic artist Ricky Gutierrez.
For fans of: Kimmery Martin's medical dramas or Jane Igharo's novels about women from immigrant families navigating young adulthood.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley PostonStarring: Florence Day, a ghostwriter for a bestselling romance writer, and her new editor, Benji Andor, an actual ghost.
What happens: When her father unexpectedly dies, Florence must return to her hometown, while also dealing with Benji, who is not about to let anyone's death interfere with Florence's looming, last-chance deadline.
Is it for you? Although it ends happily, this Good Morning America Book Club pick tackles some heavy themes.
Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie WesleyIf you can't take the heat... In the aftermath of her disastrous stint on reality TV, Jada Townsend-Matthews wants nothing but a quiet life out of the public eye.
Get out of the kitchen: But Jada's new job at Sugar Blitz, the San Diego cupcakery owned by pro football player Donovan Dell, proves to be anything but uneventful once they realize that a fake relationship could be mutually beneficial.
You might also like: Chandra Blumberg's Stirring Up Love, Erin La Rosa's For Butter or Worse, or Jackie Lau's Donut Fall in Love.
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