Are you looking for good lesbian romance books to read or curious to check out this category of romance books?
This book list gives you the start you need to explore what lesbian romance books have to offer and which books you should check out and start reading.
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If you’ve ever considered reading a lesbian romance book, then pride month is the perfect time to do so, though these romance novels are perfect to read any time of year!
One thing that I LOVE about the romance genre is the vast diversity of characters, storylines and time periods you can pick out with any book.
Sure, diversity is an every growing and expanding thing that can always be improved, but there really is so much to choose from when it comes to reading romance books.
The majority of published romance books feature male/female (MF) couples though male/male (MM) couples are quite a popular category.
* Check out my list of best MM romance books!
Lesbian romance book titles are catching up with more and more FF romances being published, especially in the young adult romance category.
While I’m all about finding my next book boyfriend here at She Reads Romance Books, I’m also on the hunt for finding really great lesbian romance books!
It’s all about the love in my eyes and life truly is better with a love story, no matter who that love story is about.
Ready to read a lesbian romance book? Check out these must-read titles!
My Favorite Lesbian Romance Book
A Fake Relationship Lesbian Romance Book
Darcy is tired of her brother trying to fix her up, so after a disastrous blind date with Elle, his coworker, she fibs and tells him that they were a match.
Elle is ready to find her soul mate but she’s assured that it is not Darcy who couldn’t be more opposite to the care-free astrologer. But when she finds out that Darcy lied to her brother saying that they are now dating, she somehow agrees to Darcy’s plan to fake date through the holidays.
And the more these two spend time with one another, it appears love may be written in the stars for these two opposites after all.
I really liked this opposites attract story between the quirky astrologer and the straight-laced actuary. It wasn’t overdone to make either seem like an extreme personality or that they wouldn’t be able to find commonality.
A well-written debut novel and overall adorable book that I didn’t want to put down. I highly recommend it! [My Review]
Popular Lesbian Romance Books
A Historical Lesbian Romance Book
When Lucy Muchelney accepts a job to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.
Catherine St. Day expected to hand off the translation and wash her hands of the project—instead, she is intrigued by the young woman whom she soon longs for.
While both women falling in love, can they find the strength to overcome sabotage and stay together?
This one of the most popular lesbian romance books from an author with quite the catalogue of sapphic romance titles. If you’re going to read a novel in this category, why not start with one of the most popular?
A Small Town Lesbian Romance Book
Devyn Winters is a Philadelphia real estate broker who’s more comfortable closing multimillion-dollar deals than remembering her formative years in boring Dreamer’s Bay.
When she’s called back home, she starts counting the moments until she can leave again. Only now she’s looking at her former classmate, Elizabeth Draper in a whole new light.
If you’re going to read a lesbian romance book, then a title by Melissa Brayden is a must. I love the set up of this small town romance where former classmates who didn’t click definitely seem to sing a different tune as adults.
A Lesbian Romance Book Made into a Movie
Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend.
Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. As Tala’s wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.
I love it when romance books are made into movies so this one definitely caught my eye since it was made into a movie!
I also love the diversity in the different characters and the culture clash that occurs. Check it out then watch the movie.
A Lesbian Romance Novella
Kiskeya Burgos left the tropical beaches of the Dominican Republic with one goal in mind: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. She will stop at nothing to win and prove to her family that she can make it in the culinary world, only she can’t keep her eyes off her infuriating teammate.
Sully Morales loves baking and is determined to win the Holiday Baking Challenge. She just has to convince her grumpy AF baking partner that they make a great team both in and out of the kitchen before an unexpected betrayal ends their chance to attain culinary competition glory.
This book had me at pastry and Scotland! While this book is more a novella at 126 pages, I can’t wait to see the sparks fly between these two chefs.
A Historical Lesbian Romance Novel
“Luke” Hamilton has always been sure that she’d never marry. She accepted that she would spend her life alone when she chose to live her life disguised as a man.
After working in a brothel for three years, Nora Macauley has lost all illusions about love. She no longer hopes for a man who will sweep her off her feet and take her away to begin a new, respectable life.
But now they find themselves married and on the way to Oregon in a covered wagon, with two thousand miles ahead of them.
A single mother and a woman masquerading as a man….let’s check this one out! I love historical romance novels though haven’t read a lot focusing on westward expansion in the U.S. so I’m very intrigued with this one.
A Slow Burn Lesbian Romance Book
When Blair Spencer and her husband run into problems trying to conceive a child, they seek the help of a group of reproductive specialists, including a surgeon named Kylie Mackenzie.
As Blair and Kylie become friends and Blair’s marriage teetering on collapse, they eventually come to a crossroads, which could either destroy their friendship or turn it into what each of them has been seeking.
While I’m not a huge fan of pregnancy romances, I adore slow burn romances which is what caught my eye about this one. Check it out for yourself and see what you think of this slow burn, friends to lovers lesbian romance.
A Celebrity, Fake Relationship Lesbian Romance
British A-lister and closeted actress, Elizabeth Thornton hates the top-rated TV medical drama that she stars in. To add insult to injury, she’s become romantically linked to her new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. Elizabeth is desperate to land her dream movie only the eccentric French film-maker insists on meeting her “girlfriend,” Summer, first.
This lesbian romance includes another one of my favorite romance book tropes – the fake relationship love story. I guess it’s also a bit of enemies to lovers given the frustration and angst that started their relationship rumors in the first place.
This is one of my top picks from the list!
A Hollywood Lesbian Romance Book
When actress Caidence Harris lands a leading role in 9th Precinct, a hot new police drama she’s brought into the orb of Robyn Ward, the magnetic, glamorous, and the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom.
When the two meet on the set of 9th Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain?
Who doesn’t love a romance set in Hollywood? This lesbian romance is between co-stars so it’s also a bit of an office romance if that’s a favorite of yours.
A Lesbian Romance in the Office
Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time—threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie.
The more time they spend together realize the rumor might not be so off base after all…but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?
This lesbian romance book was a nominee for Best Romance Book for the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards. It’s another office romance but this one is between a boss and her assistant.
A Lesbian Romance Novella
Alexis Chambers is coping with her life as a once popular athlete and violinist turned loner and the focus of her parents’ disappointment. She just started her freshman year of college where she finds herself sharing a class with Treasure, the gorgeous stripper from her sister’s bachelorette party.
Trisha Hamilton has finally gotten the credits and the money together to transfer to a four-year university. She can’t seem to hide her feelings for Alexis, even when Trisha discovers what she has been through, but will Alexis have the strength to be just as fearless about their new love?
If you’re looking to dip your feet into the lesbian romance book category, a novella is a great start. This sounds like a great college romance from Weatherspoon.
An Enemies to Lovers Lesbian Romance Book
Josephine Wilder’s torrid love affair is with Tangle Valley Vineyard, her family’s legacy. She’s always had secret ideas about how to make the place shine, but her biggest obstacle is Becca Crawford, the uppity manager trying to kill the vineyard’s rustic charm.
Becca Crawford is all about giving the tourists of The Jade Hotel all the luxury they desire. If only the captivating owner would get on board with her plan and stop badmouthing the hotel to everyone in town.
This lesbian romance book is giving me good enemies to lovers vibes which is one of my most favorite romance book tropes.
Brayden is an author of lesbian romance not to be missed so I’ll be reading this one with a glass of wine in hand. Plus, this book also kicks off a three-book series if you become a fan.
An Erotic Lesbian Romance Book
Emily Parker has always had to maintain iron-clad control in her life but for one night she’s ready to pay for exactly what she wants: to surrender control, by having it taken away.
Nat Swayne knows precisely how to fulfill the fantasies of women who enjoy her special brand of make-believe—all without ever becoming emotionally involved.
When their night of intense play turns into something more, Emily and Nat can’t help but pursue a connection in the real world. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and love isn’t always enough.
I love erotic romance so this lesbian romance has peeked my interest. I also love when characters try to maintain emotional distance in their encounters yet you can see how that’s going to fail miserably in the end. I’m ready to dive into this world of surrender and control.
A Young Adult Lesbian Romance Book
Liz Lighty has a plan to get out of her small midwestern town and that plan includes going to college and coming a doctor.
But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, her plans are in jeopardy until she remembers her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen.
Willing to do anything to get into the college of her dreams, she runs for prom queen along with the new girl in town, Mack.
Mack makes the whole process more bearable but will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams or make them come true?
This book also made my teen romance book list because I just love the storyline behind this young adult romance. If romances set in high school are your thing, then put this book on your TBR list.
New Lesbian Romance Book Titles
A Time Traveling Lesbian Romance
August looks forward to seeing Jane every day on the train. Only her subway crush is impossible because Jane is a girl lost in time, displaced from the 1970s.
If time travel is an element you like, this lesbian romance book is one to check out.
A Fantasy, Lesbian Romance Book
Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters — but is now little more than a decaying ruin.
Priya is a maidservant, one among several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, so long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides.
But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne. The other is a priestess seeking to find her family. Together, they will change the fate of an empire.
I’ve found a love of fantasy romance books so when I saw this book, it instantly stood out as a different type of lesbian romance worth reading. It’s book one in a trilogy and is set in a world inspired by the history and epics of India. Sounds very cool!
A Royal, Lesbian Romance Book
When Makeda Hicks agrees to help the investigator from the World Federation of Monarchies tasked with searching for Ibarania’s missing heir, she didn’t expect to be dragged on a transatlantic adventure with the sexy Beznaria Chetchevaliere.
When they finally make it to Ibarania, they realize there’s more at stake than just cash and crown, and Makeda must learn what it means to fight for what she desires and not what she feels bound to by duty.
This was an interesting read as I never expected to find these two women aboard a cargo ship. If you love the story of Anastasia and the long lost princess, this story may appeal.
A Second Chance, Lesbian Romance Book
After becoming an inadvertent viral sensation—and losing her job and her girlfriend as a result— Phoebe Shaw retreats to Vermont. Renovating her late grandmother’s cabin into a vacation rental seems like the perfect way to lie low for a while.
But the last person she expects to encounter on the property is the woman whose kiss was her teenage awakening . . . and whom she’s never quite forgotten.
There’s something about second chance romance books that makes the love connection in these stories so much sweeter. This book is part of the Vinos and Veritas series that takes place in small town Vermont. Check this one out and the entire series of books.
A Historical Lesbian Romance Novel
Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. And after her family lost their piano shop to a con man, she’s more suspicious than ever. That’s why she can tell the silk-weaver, Madeline Crewe, is certainly up to something.
Maddie Crewe has set her plan to fund the weavers’ union for life by pulling one over Mr. Giles, a greedy draper. But that was before the nosy piano teacher, Sophie, started sticking her nose where it didn’t belong.
If Sophie won’t be put off, the only thing to do is to seduce her to the cause.
I like variety in my romance book reading so I couldn’t pass up adding another historical lesbian romance to the list. This is another Waite romance to check out if you love historical romances with a bit of suspense.
New, Young Adult Lesbian Romance Books
A Young Adult, Enemies to Lovers Lesbian Romance
After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean Irene Abraham.
Things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.
This book sounds like it has it all – an engaging enemies to lovers storyline, a bit of revenge and some hilarious antics. This is a new young adult, lesbian romance worth adding to your TBR list.
An Opposites Attract Lesbian Romance Book
Everyone likes easygoing and popular Humaira “Hani” Khan, but when she comes out as bisexual, her friends invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita “Ishu” Dey.
Ishu, the academic overachiever, is the complete opposite of Hani. She agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl.
Young adult romances seem to be where it’s at when it comes to diversity in romance. I love the opposites attract angle with this fake relationship story, but it’s also a great pick for increasing my reading diversity.
Young Adult, Fake Relationship Lesbian Romance Book
When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind.
That was before she met the perfect girl. Willow is gorgeous, glamorous, and…heartbroken? And when she enlists Nozomi to pose as her new girlfriend to make her ex jealous, Nozomi is a willing volunteer.
This is another young adult romance featuring a fake relationship, lesbian romance.
I do love a story where the a bit of revenge against an ex is part of the story only to have the heartbroken character find love with someone more deserving. This book sounds super sweet!
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