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See 7 LGBTQ Romance Books To Check Out

Find the ideal LGBTQ love-themed romantic books to read. These novels contain all of our favorite romantic cliches, like friends becoming lovers and forced proximity, but they also explore characters learning how to live their truths and own their identities.

 

  1. The One Woman by Laura May

The most current sapphic love novel by writer Laura May is called The One Woman. Julie is a graphic artist who uses a variety of lenses, but neither her life nor her relationship with Mark stand out. Till Ann appears. Ann is lovely, smart, and successful. Julie finds it hard to contest the chemistry they immediately felt after randomly running into one another.

The spark will rekindle when their pasts intersect in Barcelona. Julie is forced to decide between her loyalty to Mark and her love for Ann when tragedy strikes. Can true love last despite hardship? Read in The One Woman.

 

  1. Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

Ellie Oliver, a recent transplant to Portland, had her dream job in animation one year ago, and she also had a chance encounter with a woman at a bookstore on Christmas Eve that resulted in her falling in love over the course of a single night. But the following morning she was betrayed, and shortly after that she lost her job, leaving her stranded, alone, and in need of money.

After finding work at a neighboring coffee shop, Ellie is barely getting by when her landlord, Andrew, makes an unexpected, intoxicated proposal: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and lessen Ellie’s financial struggles and loneliness. To keep up the lie, they decide to spend the holidays together at his family’s cabin. Ellie is shocked to learn that Jack—the enigmatic woman she fell for over the course of one amazing Christmas Eve the year before—is Andrew’s sister. Ellie is currently forced to make a decision between the security of a fictitious relationship and the danger of something genuine.

 

  1. Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels

Evan Cerelli, a vice detective for New York City, lost his wife, the only woman he had loved and had sex with. He is attempting to move on with his life and create a future for his kids. Matt Haight, a former homicide detective, is a ladies’ guy who doesn’t believe in commitment. He’s despondent, going through a midlife crisis, and unsure of what his future holds.

In the bottom of a shared bottle, the two discover friendship. When a friendship develops into love, it upends the lives of two straight men and sends them into a tailspin. Can all the love in the world overcome the barriers to fidelity and belief in the presence of children, families, and occupations that are not gay-friendly?

 

  1. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Aria Tang West was looking forward to spending the summer on Martha’s Vineyard with her closest friends before she left for college. When a graduation party goes wrong, Aria’s parents send her to live with her grandmother, artist Joan West, in California. Aria was prepared for monotony, but she was surprised to meet Steph Nichols, her grandma’s gardener. For Aria, her family, and the working-class homosexual community Steph exposes her to, a summer that once appeared lost quickly transforms into one they will never forget. Soon, Aria will start to doubt her identity and her goals. A person’s life will be changed forever by this summer.

 

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The worst Chosen One to ever be picked is Simon Snow.

That is what Baz, his roommate, claims. Baz may be wicked, a vampire, and an absolute dickhead, but he’s probably right.

Simon can’t even get his wand to work half the time, and the other half he sets stuff on fire. His lover dumped him, his mentor avoids him, and a magic-eating monster wearing Simon’s visage is prowling the area. It’s their final year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s irksome enemy didn’t even bother to show up. Baz would be giddy with delight if he were here.

 

  1. Checking It Twice by Lucy Bexley

Although Sacha Brighton is dreading her sister’s wedding on Christmas Eve, she is still traveling to their family home in northern Michigan. Despite the fact that she is running many hours behind schedule and that her phone battery failed on the freeway, not a lot of surprise there. Sacha had prepared herself for Alexis to engage in numerous diva wedding antics. She wasn’t expecting to learn that her sister had engaged an androgynous wedding planner, who has been on Sacha’s thoughts nonstop.

She is aware that Hal (Hallie) Halliday lives by her checklists. She only desires that the wedding she has been planning for months go without a hitch. She attended the same school as the Brighton sisters, but she has come a long way from her ponytail jock days and is now comfortable in her own skin. She was aware Sacha would attend the nuptials. The moment she saw her, though, her intense high school crush came back, and she was still shocked. Could Hal and Sacha actually have a chance?

Or will Hal have to deal with Sacha as just another calamity to keep this wedding on schedule?

 

  1. May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor

Cheerleader and student body president Jeremy Harkiss will not allow his senior year to be ruined by coming out as a transgender male. By challenging his all-star ex-boyfriend, Lukas, for the title of Homecoming King, Jeremy resolves to make some noise rather than submit to the racists and antiquated school administration.

After his older brother’s burial and the loss of his long-term girlfriend—who turned out to be a boy—Lukas Rivers, a star football player and chairman of the Homecoming Committee, is merely trying to regain control of his life. But Lukas begins a scheme to disrupt Jeremy’s campaign as Jeremy makes threats to destroy his heart and take his throne.

The dance is on the point of being canceled when both boys escalate their antagonism. They will need to confront their shared hurt—as well as the lingering butterflies they can’t ignore—if they are to salvage Homecoming.

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