Get ready to celebrate AAPI Month with a book binge! We’ve rounded up 15 fantastic Asian authors on Kindle Unlimited for you to explore. These stories will keep you hooked so dive in and discover your next favorite read!

And don’t forget to check out our diverse book lists if you want to read even more amazing and diverse reads.

AAPI Asian Authors on Kindle Unlimited

This post contains affiliate links. That means we receive a small commission at no cost to you fom any purchases you make through these links.

15 Romance books by Asian Authors on Kindle Unlimited

Diversity in literature is crucial as it allows us to experience different cultures, perspectives, and stories. Celebrating AAPI heritage through these authors enriches our understanding and appreciation of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. In this post, you’ll find a variety of romances and themes, all written by talented AAPI authors. Kindle Unlimited is a fantastic resource for trying new authors without committing to a purchase, offering a vast library of books at your fingertips. However, please note that books can come off Kindle Unlimited at any time, so the availability of these titles is as of the time of this posting.

Asian Authors on Kindle Unlimited

Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley

Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley

Read this if you want:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Social media influencers
  • Nerd/Geek romance

In Love, Comment, Subscribe, Cathy Yardley brings us a charming romance about high school frenemies turned unexpected collaborators. Lily Wang, once a member of the quirky Nerd Herd, is now a beauty influencer on the brink of success, striving to hit five million subscribers. Tobin Bui, another Nerd Herd alum, has made his mark as a YouTube gamer but is now facing creative burnout. When Lily proposes a collaboration to boost both their channels, Tobin reluctantly agrees. Their first video together goes viral, reigniting their competitive dynamic and sparking an undeniable chemistry. As their online partnership blossoms into something more, they must navigate their growing feelings under the scrutiny of their followers.

Grab this book on Amazon

King of Wrath by Ana Huang

King of Wrath by Ana Huang

Read this if you want:

  • Arranged marriage
  • Billionaire romance
  • Enemies to lovers

In King of Wrath, Ana Huang crafts a sizzling tale of power, passion, and unexpected love. Dante Russo, a ruthless and controlling billionaire CEO, finds himself blackmailed into an engagement with Vivian Lau, a beautiful and ambitious jewelry heiress. Determined to break free from the unwanted betrothal, Dante is blindsided by his growing attraction to Vivian. For her part, Vivian agrees to the arranged marriage to elevate her family’s social standing, never anticipating the intense desire she would feel for her enigmatic fiancé. As they navigate their complex relationship, the lines between duty and love blur, leading them to confront their deepest fears and desires.

Grab this book on Amazon

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

Read this if you want:

  • Friends to lovers
  • Small town romance
  • Career change

Jayci Lee’s Booked on a Feeling is a heartwarming romcom that delves into the complexities of love, career, and family expectations. Lizzy Chung, an overachieving lawyer on the brink of partnership at her prestigious firm, suffers a panic attack during a pivotal moment, prompting her to take a break in Weldon, California. There, she reconnects with her best friend, Jack Park, who has secretly harbored a crush on her for years. As they work together to revitalize a failing bookstore, Lizzy and Jack discover new feelings and dreams. Lee skillfully addresses the dynamics of Korean-American family life, and friends to lovers making this story relatable.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee book review

Meet Your Matcha by Nanxi Wen

Meet Your Matcha by Nanxi Wen

Read this if you want:

  • Opposites attract
  • Reality show
  • Fish out of water

In Meet Your Matcha, Nanxi Wen offers a delightful contemporary romance set against the backdrop of a reality dating show. Pippa Fleming, a meticulous planner, finds herself at a crossroads when her dream job turns out to be a nightmare. Seeking an escape, she signs up for a reality dating show, hoping for some fun and a break from her stressful life. Enter August Weather, a laid-back guy content with his small-town life, who joins the show at his sister’s urging. Pippa and August are opposites in every way—she’s adventurous and ambitious, while he’s easygoing and grounded. Despite initial clashes, their time together reveals a deeper connection. But can their budding romance survive the real world?

Grab this book on Amazon

Lord Lucifer by Jade Lee

Lord Lucifer by Jade Lee

Read this if you want:

  • Second chance romance
  • Protector hero
  • Murder mystery

In Lord Lucifer, Jade Lee kicks off her Lords of the Masquerade series with a gripping tale of love, danger, and redemption. Lucas, scarred by both war and heartbreak, returns to England after failing to protect his beloved Diana from an arranged marriage twelve years earlier. Now a stronger and more independent woman, Diana finds herself accused of her husband’s murder. With the estate in jeopardy and every accusation aimed at her, Lucas steps in to help. Defying constables, thieves, and even his own family, Lucas is determined to protect Diana and clear her name. As they navigate treacherous waters together, Lucas risks everything, not just to save Diana’s life, but to win her heart once more.

Grab this book on Amazon

Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo

Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo

Read this if you want:

  • Self-discovery journey
  • Family secrets
  • Sweet romance

In Once Upon a Sunset, Tif Marcelo delivers a heartwarming tale of self-discovery, family, and second chances. Diana Gallagher-Cary, a successful OB/GYN in Washington, DC, is at a crossroads after a controversial medical decision forces her to take a sabbatical. During this break, she and her free-spirited mother, Margo, uncover a box of letters from Diana’s grandfather, revealing that he survived World War II and that they have living relatives in the Philippines. Determined to connect with her newfound family, Diana embarks on a transformative journey to the Philippines, challenging her identity and understanding of love and family. This captivating story weaves together drama, romance, and cultural exploration, making it a standout read.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo book review

Sacked by Jen Frederick

Sacked by Jen Frederick

Read this if you want:

  • Sports romance
  • Virgin hero
  • Hero falls first

In Sacked, Jen Frederick introduces us to Knox Masters, an All-American football player with a surprising secret—he’s a virgin, waiting for The One. Enter Ellie Campbell, the sister of one of his teammates. From the moment Knox meets Ellie, he’s convinced she’s the one he’s been waiting for. Ellie, however, is focused on starting a new life and has no interest in a relationship, especially with her brother’s teammate. Despite the obstacles, Knox’s determination and the undeniable chemistry between them create a sweet and engaging new adult sports romance.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our Sacked by Jen Frederick book review

The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin

The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin

Read this if you want:

  • Forbidden love
  • Opposites attract
  • Murder mystery

Set in the vibrant world of Pingkang Li, Jeannie Lin’s The Jade Temptress follows the captivating courtesan Mingyu and the steadfast constable Wu Kaifeng. Known for her charm, Mingyu finds herself irresistibly drawn to the serious, no-nonsense Kaifeng. When a powerful official is murdered, their paths cross once again, pulling them into a web of intrigue and danger. As they work together to unravel the mystery, their mutual attraction grows, threatening to consume them both. This historical murder mystery is rich with forbidden romance and suspense, making it a must-read from AAPI authors on Kindle Unlimited.

Grab this book on Amazon

Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea

Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea

Read this if you want:

  • Time travel
  • Enemies to lovers
  • Second chance romance

Charlotte Wu’s high school checklist is almost complete—until a prom night mishap sends her crashing into her nemesis, J.T. Renner. When Charlotte wakes up, she’s suddenly thirty years old, engaged to Renner, and struggling to navigate an unexpected future. Together, they embark on a hilarious journey to find their way back to their teenage selves while discovering that the present might have more to offer than they realized. This magical rom-com by Amy Lea captures the essence of high school nostalgia and the wild ride of growing up too fast.

Grab this book on Amazon

Dessert Fling Repeat by Sarah Smith

Dessert Flirt Repeat by Sarah Smith

Read this if you want:

  • Opposites attract
  • Workplace romance
  • Social media influencer

In Dessert Flirt Repeat, Sarah Smith delivers an opposites-attract romance filled with humor, heat, and irresistible charm. After her cheating ex empties her bank account, desperate ice cream shop owner slides into the DMs of TikTok sensation Gage Grant with a bold request: to film sexy TikToks together to save her business. To her surprise, Gage agrees—with the condition that she stars in the videos alongside him. Despite their differences—she’s the girl-next-door, and he’s a shirtless, gourmet-cooking TikTok bad boy—their on-screen chemistry is undeniable. As they whip up viral videos and tasty treats, the sizzling attraction between them becomes impossible to ignore.

Grab this book on Amazon

South East Asian Authors on Kindle Unlimited

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

Read this if you want:

  • Arranged marriage
  • Fish out of water
  • Cultural exploration

In A Bollywood Affair, Sonali Dev writes a heartfelt and engaging story that blends tradition with modernity. Mili Rathod, promised in marriage at the age of four, hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years. This marriage, though unconventional, grants her freedoms rarely available to girls in her village, even allowing her to study in America. Enter Samir Rathod, Bollywood’s favorite director, who arrives in Michigan to secure a divorce for his brother. Expecting an easy task, Samir is instead drawn into Mili’s world. As he helps her navigate life in America, Samir finds himself questioning his own values and where his true happiness lies. This novel beautifully explores the complexities of love, tradition, and independence.

Grab this book on Amazon

Luv Shuv in New York by N.M. Patel

Luv Shuv in New York by N.M. Patel

Read this if you want:

  • Opposites attract
  • Forbidden love
  • Interracial romance

In Luv Shuv in New York, N.M. Patel delivers a heartwarming and humorous interracial romance filled with family drama and cultural exploration. Akira Mishra moves to New York with one condition from her father: she must not get involved with anyone who isn’t a Desi boy. Determined to focus on her studies and career, Akira’s plans go awry when she meets her classmate Sam White. Sam, with his brooding demeanor and determination to learn about her culture, makes Akira feel at home in an unfamiliar city. Despite her resolve to honor her promise, Akira finds herself irresistibly drawn to Sam.

Grab this book on Amazon

A Curse of Shadows and Ice by C.A. Maura

A Curse of Shadows and Ice by C.A. Maura

Read this if you want:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Forced marriage
  • Magic training

In A Curse of Shadows and Ice, C.A. Maura delivers a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Princess Arabella of Althea finds herself forced into a marriage with Felix Osiris, the cursed Shadow Emperor, who threatens her kingdom. Arabella discovers that her forbidden magic holds the key to breaking the curse that plagues Felix’s empire. As she works alongside Felix to minimize the curse’s effects, their initial animosity transforms into a passionate connection. With stakes higher than ever, Arabella must master her volatile magic and break the curse, or risk losing Felix forever.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our A Curse of Shadows and Ice by C.A. Maura book review

Trial of the Sun Queen by Nisha J. Tuli

Trial of the Sun Queen by Nisha J. Tuli

Read this if you want:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Deadly competition
  • Fae magic

In Trial of the Sun Queen, Nisha J. Tuli weaves an electrifying fantasy romance that pits ten women against each other in a deadly contest for the Sun King’s heart. Lor has spent twelve years suffering under the brutal rule of the Aurora King, longing for freedom and revenge. Unexpectedly freed and thrust into the Sun Queen Trials, Lor finds herself competing to become the queen, a role that promises liberty but comes with lethal stakes. With fierce competitors and a mysterious dark prince, Lor must navigate fae magic, high-stakes challenges, and treacherous rivals. Winning means freedom, but losing could mean death or worse. This pulse-pounding enemies-to-lovers tale is a must-read for fans of high fantasy and gripping romance.

Grab this book on Amazon

The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard

The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard

Read this if you want:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Marriage of convenience
  • Grumpy/sunshine

In The Beast of Beswick, Amalie Howard delivers a delightful Regency romance that blends Beauty and the Beast with Taming of the Shrew. Lord Nathaniel Harte, the scarred and surly Duke of Beswick, spends his days in self-imposed isolation, intimidating anyone who dares approach him. Enter Lady Astrid Everleigh, a sharp-tongued beauty determined to protect her sister from a notorious scoundrel. Astrid boldly proposes marriage to the fearsome duke, setting the stage for a battle of wits and unexpected romance. As sparks fly, Astrid’s fierce determination and Nathaniel’s hidden vulnerability create a captivating love story that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply heartfelt.

Grab this book on Amazon

Read More

Join the Under the Covers Community

  • Book Release Calendar
  • Book Tropes Book Database
  • Reading Under the Covers: Extra Bite – Exclusive Bonus Podcast Feed
  • Monthly recommendations, tutorials, live events
  • Free downloads (activities, templates and more)
  • And much more!

Join our bookish community →

Pin It Later

AAPI Asian Authors on Kindle Unlimited

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.