LGBT gay romance The Untold Want by Catt Ford features African American main characters and supporting characters, a coming-out theme, separated lovers meeting years later, fine arts, New York City, and an intensely emotional and erotic tone.
This is a pleasant story of an attractive African American couple coming together, but it's not a keeper for me because of the tight focus on two characters who seem subordinate to the story's message of second chances.
Male-Female romance The Healer's Touch by Lori Copeland is set in 1887 Missouri and features a farm girl shunned by the townsfolk because of her mother's mental illness who takes in a U.S. Marshal with amnesia whom everyone mistakes for an outlaw.
LGBT gay romance Shirewode by J. Tullos Hennig is the absolutely terrific conclusion of the Robin Hood legend started in the first book Greenwode that reimagines Robin and Guy de Gisbourne as enemies-to-lovers.
Male-Female romance Only With You by Lauren Layne is an excellent romantic comedy and opposites-attract romance about a hapless party girl and an aloof businessman. The story manages to be equally funny and heartfelt.
Greenwode by J. Tullos Hennig is an LGBT gay retelling of the Robin Hood legend and a must-read for fans of gay romance and young adult romance. Here, Robin and his nemesis Guy of Gisbourne are re-imagined as friends and lovers meeting early in life. This is book 1 of an amazing two-book series.
In male-female paranormal romance Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, a female telepath and a male leopard shapeshifter join forces to hunt down a highly-placed sociopath murdering young women. This is the first book in a lengthy series and a Must-Read!