Fall not only marks the beginning of cuffing season, but it also kicks off Latinx Heritage Month, which honors Latinx and Hispanic communities. So there's no time better than the present to dive deep into these romance novels by Latinx authors that bring complex, swoon-worthy, and brave Latinx characters and their relationships to life.
Some of these fictional stories tackle real issues the Latinx community has faced. One novel, Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera, examines the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands in September 2017. Other stories, including Alexis Daria's You Had Me at Hola, channel a romantic comedy featuring the stars of a soap opera and atelenovela. So if you're looking for a light read, a fun tale, or something more dramatic, there's a romance novel written by a Latinx author for everyone.
Whether you are part of the Latinx community yourself, or looking to learn more about the culture, you'll find something to hold onto in each one of these books, such as the rich relationship a young woman has with her abuela or the Cuban traditions tucked into pockets of Miami. These novels put Latinx heritage and culture front and center, and blend them into relationships you could find yourself in.
During Latinx Heritage Month — which kicked off on Sept. 15 and ends on Oct. 15 —and beyond, pick up and enjoy these romance novels by talented Latinx authors. You'll close each one and either identify with the characters within the story or leave an engaging, page-turning experience with a better understanding of another culture.
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