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Simon & Schuster is celebrating Black Love Summer and we are excited to bring you stories that feature Black Love at it’s best—dreamy, angsty, and real. It was important for us to show a full scope of love that isn't soley centered on trauma, but gives a relatable view on young and adult Black love. These three novels showcase Black love in ALL it’s glory! They show that this love can be light, fun, pure, and joyful, while also giving a realistic side of what it takes to fight for and maintain that love. We hope you enjoy these exciting and gorgeous reads as you soak up some sun this summer.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

A Novel

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by The Washington Post, Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrillist, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Marie Claire, Parade, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Business Insider, The Guardian, Financial Times, PopSugar, Book Riot, LitHub, Bookish, LGBTQ Reads, and more!

“A deeply heartfelt romance novel.” Marie Claire

“Riveting...emotional.” —Book Riot

A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

Love Radio

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this witty and romantic teen novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

Good Morning, Love

A Novel

For fans of My (Not So) Perfect Life and Jasmine Guillory’s While We Were Dating, a disarmingly fun debut novel follows Carlisa Henton as her life comes undone after a chance meeting with a rising pop star.