25 New Queer Romance Books to Read in 2024

Get your TBR list ready because there are so many amazing new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that deserve a spot on it this year! If you’re looking to find all the most anticipated new LGBTQ+ romance books that are new this year, I’ve got them all on this book list.

I’ve shared my favorite new queer romance books followed by even more new releases that you’ll be anxious to read whether you like lesbian romance books, gay romance books, or enjoy reading any LGBTQ+ romance books you can find. You can also listen to my podcast episode to hear my favorites!

These new titles include enemies to lovers stories, friends to lovers, office romances, forbidden romances and so much more. There is seriously something for every type of romance reader.

Is there an LGBTQ+ romance releasing this year that made your must-read list but missed mine? Share it in the comments below.

Happy reading!…because life is better with a love story.

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My Most Anticipated New LGBTQ+ Romance Books

The Pairing is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

The Pairing
by Casey McQuiston

Theo and Kit have been a lot of things: childhood best friends, crushes, in love, and now estranged exes. After a brutal breakup on the transatlantic flight to their dream European food and wine tour, they exited each other’s lives once and for all.

Time apart has done them good. Theo has found confidence as a hustling bartender by night and aspiring sommelier by day, with a long roster of casual lovers. Kit, who never returned to America, graduated as the reigning god of his pastry school class and now bakes at one of the finest restaurants in Paris.

Sure, nothing really compares to what they had, and life stretches out long and lonely ahead of them, but―yeah. It’s in the past.

All that remains is the unused voucher for the European tour that never happened, good for 48 months after its original date and about to expire. Four years later, it seems like a great idea to finally take the trip. Solo. Separately.

It’s not until they board the tour bus that they discover they’ve both accidentally had the exact same idea, and now they’re trapped with each other for three weeks of stunning views, luscious flavors, and the most romantic cities of France, Spain, and Italy. It’s fine.

There’s nothing left between them. So much nothing that, when Theo suggests a friendly wager to see who can sleep with their hot Italian tour guide first, Kit is totally game. And why stop there? Why not a full-on European hookup competition?

But sometimes a taste of everything only makes you crave what you can’t have.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: The Pairing is a must-read of the year not only because it’s going to take you across Europe to Spain, Italy, and France with two childhood besties that have a falling out but then reconnect on this European food and wine tour, but because McQuiston hasn’t published a book in over a year and we are overdue for some McQuiston awesomeness.

If you loved Red, White and Royal Blue, then this queer romance surely deserves a spot on your TBR list.

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Late Bloomer is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Late Bloomer
by Mazey Eddings

Winning the lottery has ruined Opal Devlin’s life. After quitting her dead-end job where she’d earned minimum wage and even less respect, she’s bombarded by people knocking at her door for a handout the second they found out her bank account was overflowing with cash. And Opal can’t seem to stop saying yes.

With her tender heart thoroughly abused, Opal decides to protect herself by any means necessary, which to her translates to putting almost all her new money to buying a failing flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina to let the flowers live out their plant destiny while she uses the cabin on the property to start her painting business.

But her plans for isolation and self-preservation go hopelessly awry when an angry (albeit gorgeous) Pepper Boden is waiting for her at her new farm. Pepper states she’s the rightful owner of Thistle and Bloom Farms, and isn’t moving out.

The unlikely pair strike up an agreement of co-habitation, and butt heads at every turn. Can these opposites both live out their dreams and plant roots? Or will their combustible arguing (and growing attraction) burn the whole place down?

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: This new queer romance for 2024 sounds like a really fun and sweet forced proximity romance with these two living on a flower farm. I like that the setting is in my own backyard and I hope that it satisfies my grumpy sunshine romance need because I definitely need a good read in that trope as it’s been too long.

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Teach Me is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Teach Me
by Neve Wilder

It was supposed to be an anonymous thrill, fueled by raw desire. No strings, just the escape we both craved. The last thing I need is complications, especially from a casual hookup. That was the plan.

Except now, he’s not just some guy from a night I can’t forget. He’s in front of my class…teaching it. Turns out life has some unexpected lessons in store for me, and my professor is holding the syllabus.

Suddenly, what was supposed to be simple is anything but. Our connection is too intense, and the stakes are way too high—his career, my recovery, our futures. Every class is a battle against temptation, every glance a spark threatening to ignite.

We know it’s reckless, yet the magnetic pull between us is irresistible. I’m not just battling the ghosts of my past but also the fear that everything I’ve worked so hard to rebuild might crumble.

He has everything to lose, and so do I. But when surrender feels this right, walking away becomes the toughest test of all.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: Teach Me is book four in Wilder’s Extracurricular series which are all MM queer romance books set in college but it can be read as a standalone. I LOVE this series so much and is absolutely a queer series to binge-read if you haven’t already.

This book is a teacher student romance that has a really interesting meet cute for the characters. It is actually the least steamy of the series but still worth a read if you like MM romance.

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Here We Go Again is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Here We Go Again
by Alison Cochrun

A long time ago, Logan Maletis and Rosemary Hale used to be friends. They spent their childhood summers running through the woods, rebelling against their conservative small town, and dreaming of escaping.

But then an incident the summer before high school turned them into bitter rivals. After graduation, they went ten years without speaking.

Now in their thirties, Logan and Rosemary find they aren’t quite living the lives of adventure they imagined for themselves. Still in their small town and working as teachers at their alma mater, they’re both stuck in old patterns.

Uptight Rosemary chooses security and stability over all else, working constantly, and her most stable relationship is with her label maker.

Chaotic and impulsive Logan has a long list of misguided ex-lovers and an apathetic shrug she uses to protect herself from anything real. And as hard as they try to avoid each other—and their complicated past—they keep crashing into each other. Including with their cars.

But when their beloved former English teacher and lifelong mentor tells them he has only a few months to live, they’re forced together once and for all to fulfill his last a cross-country road trip.

Stuffed into the gayest van west of the Mississippi, the three embark on a life-changing summer trip—from Washington state to the Grand Canyon, from the Gulf Coast to coastal Maine—that will chart a new future and perhaps lead them back to one another.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: Cochrun made me laugh, cry, and swoon in this masterpiece! Here We Go Again made my list of most anticipated romance books of 2024 and it totally delivered becoming one of the best romance books of 2024!

While my heart broke at times for these characters, I also found myself laughing at the hilarity of them traveling around in a ridiculous van and getting into situations that just made you laugh out loud.

This book is about friendship, loss, reunions, and mourning but ultimately about love that connects us all. It’s also very low on steam. I loved it and highly recommend it.

Check out my book review of Here We Go Again.

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The Fake Dating Game is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

The Fake Dating Game
by Timothy Janovsky

Holden James picked the worst time to have a meltdown. His chance to audition for his favorite game show, Madcap Market, should have been a moment of triumph—a glorious, loving homage to his adored mom, who lost her life six years ago.

Instead, he’s destroying the minibar in a grim Los Angeles hotel room…recently dumped, partnerless and sliding into misery.

But at least the hotel service is sublime. It even comes with an unfairly fit and sexy (smart-ass) concierge who arrives at the door with pizza, Monopoly and deliciously distracting forearms.

All Holden knows about Leo Min is that he’s beautiful and unexpectedly sympathetic, and the chemistry between them is beyond. Maybe it’s even enough to convince everyone, including the show’s casting directors, that they’re a real couple.

All they’d have to do is crush the competition, win the huge cash prize and all of Holden’s problems—his broken heart, his buried grief, his complete lack of money and direction—will be fixed.

Of course, reality doesn’t quite work out that way. But love is an entirely different game.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: Timothy Janovsky actually has THREE new queer romance books releasing in 2024, so after reading The Fake Dating Game which released in January you can also check out his other two.

This book is giving me similar vibes to The Charm Offensive which was Alison Cochrun’s debut novel and one I LOVED because it also has to with love found on a TV show but in The Fake Dating Game, love is found on a game show. It sounds adorable and super fun all wrapped up in a fake relationship romance I want to read this year.

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The Ride of Her Life is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

The Ride of Her Life
by Jennifer Dugan

Molly McDaniel’s life is falling apart. Between her day job as a barista, her night job at a call center, and her crushing student loans, she’s barely getting by. And that dream she has of starting a wedding event planning business? The dream that led to all those student loan in the first place?

She can feel it slipping farther and farther out of reach every day. So the absolute last thing she needs is to discover she’s inherited a run-down, struggling horse barn out of the blue, courtesy of her estranged late aunt.

Molly is so ill-equipped to run the barn, it’s laughable. She certainly doesn’t have the money, time or knowledge needed to save it, no matter how much faith everyone who loved her aunt has that she will.

But the more Molly gets involved, the more she starts to wonder: maybe the barn is a blessing in disguise. If she can sell the land, the profits could be the small-business seed money miracle she’s been waiting for. So what if she’s starting to love everyone in the mismatched family she’s found here?

Well, everyone except Shani, the resident farrier and family friend who took care of Molly’s aunt in her last days. Judgmental, grouchy Shani, who refuses to give up on the barn; who walks around like she so much better than Molly; who’s actually really good with the horses…and kind of thoughtful. And obnoxiously hot. And unfailingly loyal.

And suddenly, Shani has become an entirely different kind of problem, one Molly can’t possibly solve, not without risking her whole future, no matter how much her heart wishes she could.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: This queer romance pretty much had me at enemies to lovers but I like the opposites attract aspect of the city girl and farm girl too. I hope it meets my expectations.

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To Catch a Firefly is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

To Catch a Firefly
by Emmy Sanders

There’s a lot I’ve never told my best friend. The fact that I love him. That I miss him every day he’s gone. That, sometimes, I ache for him with a ferocity that leaves me breathless.

Lucky Buchanan tore into my life as a boy, wild and daring, my opposite in every way. He drew me in, stole my heart without trying. He hears me, even though I rarely speak a word. But I always knew this place wouldn’t be enough for my free-spirited friend. I knew he wasn’t mine to keep.

So why, when I finally try to get over him, does he sweep back into town? Why is he upset? Why is there tension between us for the first time in years?

I never saw a future where Lucky could be mine. But now, unless I want to lose my friend, I might not have a choice but to tell the truth. My heart belongs to him. It has from the start.

If only I knew how to hold onto a creature that’s meant to fly.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: I’m hopeful for this childhood friends-to-lovers romance since there are supposed to be epic levels of pining, a neurodivergent hero with selective mutism, and two friends who always come back to one another. I can absolutely get behind a book like that.

The book summary just hooked me so I’m reading this one ASAP and luckily it’s available in Kindle Unlimited so if you have a subscription, put this one in your library.

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The Revenge Agenda is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

The Revenge Agenda
by Saxon James

Rush: When I show up to surprise my boyfriend in a barely-there festive outfit, I’m expecting him to be alone. Not hosting family.His fiancé’s family.

Down one boyfriend and up a lot of embarrassment, I flee with my tail between my legs. The broken heart will fade. My humiliation, not so much, but my saving grace is the fact that I never have to see either of them ever, ever again.

Until I walk into work and come face to face with my new boss.

Hunter: I never, in a million years, would have guessed the man hiding under his desk at work would be the one person I hoped to never see again. My ex-fiancé’s side piece.

Apparently I can’t fire the guy because of personal issues, so I try to play nice, which is a whole lot harder to do when I find out my ex is still texting Rush. The same ex I haven’t heard from since I walked out on his begging.

Rush tells me he didn’t know about me. He tells me there were others. He also tells me our ex still wants him and so, we come up with a plan. To show him what it feels like when you want someone who doesn’t want you back.

All we need is a camera. His number. And one shared kiss. Revenge has never been sweeter.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: The set up of this new queer romance is almost too cringe-worthy but I have to read the scene where Rush walks in on everyone and gets the surprise of his life along with his heart broken.

My mind is going in all the directions as to how they can get their revenge while armed with a camera so I hope this one is hot and brings some steam!

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Napkins and Other Distractions is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Napkins and Other Distractions
by M.A. Wardell

Kent Lester is proud of the joyful, thriving learning community he’s created as principal of Lear Elementary School. But seven years after his divorce, he’s ready to focus on his personal life and spread his bisexual wings.

Things get off to a rocky start when Kent’s first date is an uptight control freak — although that doesn’t stop them tangling some sheets.

Vincent Manda never seems able to move past the friend zone, and besides, he’s not sure anyone can handle his OCD. But that night with the bearded, older Kent revealed a side of Vincent he’d never experienced before. And he’s equal parts scared of and desperate for a repeat.

When Lear’s test scores take a nosedive, Kent finds himself under the microscope. Forced to implement new software to monitor and collect school data, he’s horrified to discover that Vincent is working on the project.

With his last install ending less than ideally, Vincent’s job depends on this one succeeding — and butting heads with the principal won’t help.

Vincent and Kent need to view each other in a new light, but that could change their futures forever.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: This is book three in Wardell’s Teachers in Love series and I love that it features the principal of the school! I really like romance books that spotlight a mental health condition and I’m hoping that Wardell does it right with this one with its look at OCD. It sounds like it could be a really cute office romance and I like that it features an older hero so here’s hoping I can fit this one in this year.

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The Lovers is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

The Lovers
by Rebekah Faubion

If Kit Larson believes one thing, it’s that the cards never lie. She’s seen it proven time and time again as a tarot reader and mystic influencer.

But unfortunately the cards didn’t warn her about her most recent breakup or her parents’ divorce, so when Kit is offered a gig at another influencer’s boho-chic Joshua Tree wedding she accepts for the distraction. And distract it does when she finds out her high school crush, Julia, is the wedding planner.

Julia Kelley is her agency’s most sought-after wedding planner, and for a good reason—she’s a perfectionist. Control means never showing others the vulnerable, blobby mess she really is deep down inside.

Having an ex-girlfriend in the bridal party is a problem, sure, but reconnecting with the beautiful tarot reader who broke her heart as a teenager is so much worse.

Kit’s cards once told her that she and Julia were Twin Flames, two halves of the same soul. With wedding events pushing them together, their spark reignites . . . and so does a chance at being lovers.

Why This New Queer Romance is a Must-Read: I love the book cover for this queer romance that makes it look like a tarot card which is fitting since one of the heroines is a tarot reader. I think I can honestly say that I’ve never read a romance book where a main character was a tarot reader so I’m all for it with this one.

I also love that it’s a sort of friends to lovers romance and yet I’m hoping that the ex-girlfriend in the wedding party is going to make some waves to make this one exciting.  This is Faubion’s debut novel which I will be checking out in September when it releases.

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More New Queer Romance Books to Read in 2024

At Her Service is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

At Her Service
by Amy Spalding

Max Van Doren has a wish list, and a great career and a girlfriend are at the top. But despite being pretty good at her job as an assistant to one of Hollywood’s fastest rising talent agents, she has no idea how to move up the ladder.

And when it comes to her love life, she’s stuck in perpetual lust for an adorably perfect bartender named Sadie. Her goals are clear—and Max has everything but the self-confidence to go for them. Even her mother seems to assume she’ll be crawling home to her childhood bedroom at some point.

When Max’s roommate, Chelsey—an irritatingly gorgeous and self-assured influencer in plus-size and queer spaces—offers to sponsor her for a new self-actualization app, Max gives in. If she can’t run her own life, maybe an algorithm guiding her choices will help?

Suddenly Max is scoring big everywhere, and her dreams are achingly close to coming true. But when one of Chelsey’s posts reveals Sadie’s part in the app’s campaign, Max is poised for heartbreak on all fronts.

Tired of the sponcon life with its fake friends and endless selfies, Max realizes that to have true influence, she’ll have to find the courage to make her own, totally authentic way in the world.

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Nearly Wed is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Nearly Wed
by Nicolas Didomizio

Ray Bruno and Kip Hayes are horrible on paper. Ray is a chaotic millennial ex-clickbait-writer who’s been oversharing his every thought online since he was a teenager, and Kip is a pragmatic Gen X doctor who values privacy above all else.

But somehow it all manages to work…until Ray convinces Kip to join him for an early honeymoon at a famous lux resort in Ray’s coastal New England hometown, eschewing the tradition of bachelor parties and hoping to recharge before their end-of-August wedding.

When a surprising encounter with another couple at the resort leads to a series of escalating mishaps and miscommunications, Ray and Kip are forced to look at their many differences in a stark new light, turning the trip into less of a vacation and more of a test: will they be able to work through their issues in time for the big day? Or is this marriage over before it begins?

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Remedial Magic is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Remedial Magic
by Melissa Marr

Ellie loves working in her local library in the small town of Ligonier. She loves baking scones and investigating the mysterious and captivating in her spare time.

And there is nothing more mysterious and captivating than the intriguingly beautiful, too properly dressed woman sipping tea in her library who has appeared as if out of nowhere. The pull between them is undeniable, and Ellie is not sure that she wants to resist.

Prospero, a powerful witch from the magical land of Crenshaw, is often accused of being… ruthless in her goals and ambitions. But she is driven to save her dying homeland, and a prophecy tells her that Ellie is the key. Unbeknownst to Ellie, her powers have not yet awakened. But all of that is about to change.

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You Should Be So Lucky is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

You Should Be So Lucky
by Cat Sebastian

The 1960 baseball season is shaping up to be the worst year of Eddie O’Leary’s life. He can’t manage to hit the ball, his new teammates hate him, he’s living out of a suitcase, and he’s homesick. When the team’s owner orders him to give a bunch of interviews to some snobby reporter, he’s ready to call it quits.

He can barely manage to behave himself for the length of a game, let alone an entire season. But he’s already on thin ice, so he has no choice but to agree.

Mark Bailey is not a sports reporter. He writes for the arts page, and these days he’s barely even managing to do that much. He’s had a rough year and just wants to be left alone in his too-empty apartment, mourning a partner he’d never been able to be public about.

The last thing he needs is to spend a season writing about New York’s obnoxious new shortstop in a stunt to get the struggling newspaper more readers.

Isolated together within the crush of an anonymous city, these two lonely souls orbit each other as they slowly give in to the inevitable gravity of their attraction.

But Mark has vowed that he’ll never be someone’s secret ever again, and Eddie can’t be out as a professional athlete. It’s just them against the world, and they’ll both have to decide if that’s enough.

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How You Get the Girl is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

How You Get the Girl
by Anita Kelly

When a smart-mouthed junior joins East Nashville High’s basketball team, Coach Julie Parker’s ready for the challenge. What she’s not prepared for is the teen’s new foster parent, a super-hot ex-WNBA baller and star of Julie’s fantasies.

Julie knows the cool and confident Elle Cochrane is way out of her league. But despite being completely tongue-tied around her, somehow Julie persuades Elle to step in as her assistant coach. 

Elle has not been on a court since her career-ending injury, but she can’t seem to resist Julie, who is just as adorable as her nervous babbling. Maybe because being around her makes Elle feel sparks for the first time in long while—which is why she offers to help when Julie reveals her lifelong insecurity about dating and how she wishes she could practice at it…like sports.

As Elle helps Julie navigate dating life, lines grow increasingly blurred, and the two must decide whether they’ll stay on the sidelines—or finally take their shot.

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On the Mountain is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

On the Mountain
by Riley Hart

Cyrus: I was intrigued by Crow at first glance. Who wouldn’t be? He’s a mountain of a man, who was raised in a cult and now lives secluded in the wilderness. But the draw I feel to him goes beyond mild interest. When his intense gaze falls my way, it feels like he can see into my soul, to my deepest yearnings and desires.

I took a bold chance venturing to his mountain uninvited. But I can’t help myself. Despite Crow’s dangerous facade, I feel at home when I’m near him. I’ve never felt wanted or needed…until the mountain man took me in his arms.

Crow: The mountain is my home, the only place that truly suits me. I reveled in my solitude…until Cyrus showed up looking as lonely as I felt. The warmth in his gaze made me welcome someone into my home and my heart when I never have before.

The way he smells. The way he feels. I come apart with his every touch. The past haunts us both. Yet when we’re together, the weight of it is manageable. Cyrus is mine, and I don’t ever want to let him go. Still, I fear that eventually he’ll want to leave the mountain, and for the first time in my life, I don’t want to be alone.

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Seas and Greetings is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Seas & Greetings
by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone

This is Krysta Morton’s last job. She’s done with being a bodyguard and is ready for a real nine to five where work stays at work. But when Addison Hayes’s manager offers Krysta a ridiculous amount of money to keep the high-maintenance singer-turned-influencer safe on a cruise, Krysta can’t make herself say no.

Not when the money means that she’ll be able to set her grandma up at the nicest senior living community in town. (It has a brand new pickleball court! And a juice bar!)

Addison Hayes is at the top of her game. After a long and healthy career as a B-list celebrity, she’s successfully made the transition to lifestyle brands and her dream of expanding her empire into hotels and cruises is within reach.

With her first branded cruise about to disembark, she’s in dire need of hired security while she curates the passenger experience and oversees the debut run of The Lion and the Lamb, her first attempt at producing a musical (and her ode to all things Twilight).

With Krysta’s no-nonsense attitude, Addison is certain her newly hired bodyguard loathes her. Then a steamy shore excursion reveals that Krysta’s icy shell is hiding a simmering hunger. And if this bodyguard isn’t careful, she might start breaking her own rules…

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Cover Story is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Cover Story
by Rachel Lacey

Natalie Keane is one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies, but she’s paid a steep price for her fame. After she was stalked eight years ago, the ensuing media frenzy almost broke her.

So when a new threat arises, Natalie agrees to extra security, but she wants to keep it under wraps. The last thing she needs is another tabloid spectacle, especially during awards season.

Taylor Vaughn has made a career as a bodyguard to the stars, but an injury has kept her sidelined for the past three months, jeopardizing her future in the job she loves. When an opportunity arises to work for Natalie Keane, Taylor jumps at the chance—even before knowing the details of the assignment.

From the moment they meet, Natalie knows this could work: Taylor, the bodyguard, masquerading as her girlfriend. The perfect cover story. But as circumstances push the two women closer, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.

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Make the Season Bright is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Make the Season Bright
by Ashley Herring Blake

It’s been five years since Charlotte Donovan was ditched at the altar by her ex-fiancée, and she’s doing more than okay. Sure, her single mother never checks in, but she has her strings ensemble, the Rosalind Quartet, and her life in New York is a dream come true.

As the holidays draw near, her ensemble mate Sloane persuades Charlotte and the rest of the quartet to spend Christmas with her family in Colorado—it is much cozier and quieter than Manhattan, and it would guarantee more practice time for the quartet’s upcoming tour.

But when Charlotte arrives, she discovers that Sloane’s sister Adele also brought a friend home—and that friend is none other than her ex, Brighton.

All Brighton Fairbrook wanted was to have the holliest, jolliest Christmas—and try to forget that her band kicked her out. But instead, she’s stuck pretending like she and her ex are strangers—which proves to be difficult when Sloane and Adele’s mom signs them all up for a series of Christmas dating events.

Charlotte and Brighton are soon entrenched in horseback riding and cookie decorating, but Charlotte still won’t talk to her. Brighton can hardly blame her after what she did.

After a few days, however, things start to slip through. Memories. Music. The way they used to play together—Brighton on guitar, Charlotte on her violin—and it all feels painfully familiar. But it’s all in the past and nothing can melt the ice in their hearts…right?

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Scandalous Park Avenue Prince is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Scandalous Park Avenue Prince
by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

When people look at me, I know what they see: a model student, senator’s son with a shining future in politics, Serena Carrington’s boyfriend, the studious, polite, dependable Park Avenue Prince

But sometimes looks can be deceiving. Because I’m hiding a secret. A big one. One that could shake the very foundation of the Upper East Side elite.

My secret has dark blond hair and a smile that could charm the pants off anyone—including mine. Charismatic. Powerful. Unbelievably gorgeous, with a body I fantasize about—not that they will ever know. This secret is one I’ll take to the grave.

Because, you see, I am in love with a Carrington, just not the one I’m dating. And what’s a bigger scandal than falling for your girlfriend’s dad?

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Hers for the Weekend is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Hers for the Weekend
by Helena Greer

No-nonsense lawyer Tara Sloane Chadwick is perfectly fine with going to her ex’s wedding—the break-up was congenial, and Tara is nothing if not well-mannered.

But after one too many reminders of her dismal dating track, Tara panics when asked if she’ll need a plus-one and declares she’s bringing her new girlfriend. One issue: Tara is seriously single. Thankfully, Holly, the waitress she’s been crushing on, happily offers to be her fake date . . . 
 
Only Holly’s offer isn’t quite selfless—she’s been lusting over Tara for ages, but Tara only dates women she can marry. And Holly has no interest in settling down with anyone or in any one place. A temporary arrangement is the perfect solution: Holly and Tara can enjoy a no-strings fling for the wedding and part ways after.

However, between sharing kisses and hotel beds and cuddling under the mistletoe, Tara begins to dream of a life with Holly in Charleston . . . just as Holly starts wishing she could travel with Tara by her side. Soon, neither can see a future without the other, but can they find a path forward where they both can thrive?  

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Mr. Important is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Mr. Important
by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Once upon a time, someone looked at my scrawny, impetuous eight-year-old self and nicknamed me Mr. Important… and I believed them. That was my first mistake.

Two decades, a dozen failed careers, and a thousand meaningless hookups later, I’ve made more mistakes than I can count. My parents have decided I’m purely decorative, my brother thinks I need pep talks, and the gorgeous billionaire who hired me as a favor to my dad? He’s forgotten I exist.

So I’m done with mistakes. Call it my New Year’s resolution. From now on, I’m going after what I want… starting with the mysterious silver fox in the Roman warrior mask who approached me at the charity gala and offered me a scorching, anonymous one-night stand.

Unfortunately, when our masks come off I realize mistakes are not done with me.

Because the bossy guy who blew my mind? He’d thought I was someone else. Worse than that, he’s my father’s friend. A supposedly-straight workaholic. The person I’m stuck on a road trip with for the next two weeks. And, oh yeah, my actual boss.

The farther we get from New York, the closer we become, and the harder it is to pretend I’m not falling for him. But I can’t see how someone as brilliant, controlled, and successful as Thatcher Pennington would risk everything to be with someone like me… even if he makes me feel like I’m finally Mr. Important.

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Bromantic Puckboy is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

Bromantic Puckboy
by Eden Finley and Saxon James

Bilson: The idea of moving away from Seattle was a joke at first. I have too many failed relationships here. Too much baggage.

So when I find myself signing with Nashville and leaving everything behind, I’m hopeful a new start will cure me of my attachment problems.

I fall fast and hard, and I’m quickly realizing it’s not so easy to escape my emotional damage. That follows no matter where I go.

When my new teammate, rookie goalie Miles Olsen, attaches himself to my side, the media are excited to exploit our bromance. Little do they know, he’s doing me a favor by keeping me away from making mistakes with women.

That’s the deal we made at the beginning of the season, but as time goes on, and we’re both going through a dry spell, Miles suggests a different arrangement. One I’ve never contemplated. One I shouldn’t consider. One I can’t stop thinking about.

Miles: My first day as starting goalie for Tennessee is made mildly more terrifying by coming face to face with NHL veteran Cody Bilson. Hero worship? Me? Never!

He reminds me of my old frat buddies; loyal, kind, easy to trade banter with. But my dude is lost and trying to find himself again–without getting married this time.

I want to help him, and while my suggestion might not be conventional, it sure as hell is effective. The only way to make sure he doesn’t marry a woman again? Blow off steam with a man instead.

We’re both straight, we’re both single, and we’re both down for a good time. After all, what are teammates for?

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A Bluestocking's Guide to Decadence is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

A Bluestocking’s Guide to Decadence
by Jess Everlee

London, 1885: A lesbian in a lavender marriage, Jo Smith cuts a dashing figure in pin-striped trousers, working in her bookshop and keeping impolite company. But her hard-earned stability is about to be upended thanks to her husband’s pregnant paramour, who needs medical attention that no reputable doctor will provide.

Enter Dr. Emily Clarke, a tantalizing bluestocking working at a quaint village hospital outside the city. Emily has reservations about getting mixed up in Jo’s scandalous arrangement, but her flustered, heart-racing response to Jo has her agreeing to help despite herself.

There’s a world of difference between Jo’s community of underground clubs and sapphic societies and Emily’s respectable suburbs. Perhaps it’s a gap that even fervent desire can’t bridge.

But for those bold enough to take the risk, who knows what delicious adventures might be in store.

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My Fair Brady is one of the most anticipated new queer romance books releasing in 2024 that you should add to your TBR list if you like LGBTQ+ romance.

My Fair Brady
by Brian D. Kennedy

Wade Westmore is used to being in the spotlight. So when he’s passed over for the lead in the spring musical, it comes as a major blow—especially when the role goes to his ex-boyfriend, Reese, who dumped him for being too self-involved.

Shy sophomore Elijah Brady is used to being overlooked. Forget not knowing his name—most of his classmates don’t even know he exists. So when he joins the stage crew for the musical, he seems destined to blend into the scenery.

When the two have a disastrous backstage run-in, Elijah proposes an arrangement that could solve both boys’ problems: If Wade teaches Elijah how to be popular, Wade can prove that he cares about more than just himself. Seeing a chance to win Reese back, Wade dives headfirst into helping Elijah become the new and improved “Brady.”

Soon their plan puts Brady center stage—and he’s a surprising smash hit. So why is Wade suddenly less worried about winning over his ex and more worried about losing Elijah?

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