Hey Ladies: Lesbian Romance

romancebutton_01Like straight romances, lesbian romance novels feature many different subgenres and levels of sexiness. They also contain many of the same tropes. But in these books, girl meets girl, girl loses girl, and girls get back together to live happily ever after.

GravityThe Gravity Between Us, by Kristin Zimmer

Rising Hollywood starlet Kendall Bettencourt and college student Payton Taylor have been best friends since childhood. Not long after Payton comes out to her, Kendall stars in a movie as a bisexual rock star, and soon, all she can think about is Payton. A sweet friends-to-lovers new adult romance.


sweetHow Sweet It Is, by Melissa Brayden 

Four years ago, Molly O’Brien lost the love of her life, Cassie, in a plane crash. Since then, she’s been leading a quiet life in Applewood, Illinois where she runs a bakery called Flour Child. She’s ready to date again, but doesn’t know where to start. Then Cassie’s younger sister Jordana comes back to town to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. They’re attracted to each other, but they have a lot of issues to resolve before they can know if they have a chance. 

wineSomething in the Wine, by Jae

Annie Prideaux has been the victim of her brother Jake’s practical jokes all her life. When he sets her up with his college friend Drew and fails to tell that Drew’s not a man, but a woman, and a lesbian at that, it’s the last straw. Drew and Annie decide to teach Jake a lesson, but find themselves falling for each other instead.


Liking the ladies? Here are some more:

All I Want for Christmas, by Clare Lyndon

The Colour of Love, by Radclyffe

Confucius Jane, by Katie Lynch

Everything Leads to You, by Nina Lacour

Far from Home, by Lorelie Brown

For the Love of Cake, by Erin Dutton

If You Could Be Mineby Sara Farizan

Keep Hold, by Michelle Grubb

Minotaur, by J. A. Rock

Petticoats and Promises, by Penelope North

Razor Wire, by Lauren Gallagher

Roller Girl, by Vanessa North

Scarlet Revenge, by Sheri Lewis Wohl

Southern Comfort, by Skyy

Snow Falls, by Gerri Hill

Starting from Scratch, by Georgia Beers

Twice Lucky, by Mardi Alexander



About the Author:

Ilene Lefkowitz is a supervising librarian at the Denville Public Library in Denville, New Jersey. Along with C. L., co-author of Read On . . . Romance (2014). When she is not reading romances she can be found cooking up a storm or attempting to be crafty. Follow her on Twitter @ilefkowitz. C. L. Quillen is the director of the Spotswood Public Library. In her spare time, she likes to get creative in the kitchen, travel, and spoil her already very spoiled Siamese-mix cat. She is the co-author of Read On . . . Romance (2014). Follow her on Twitter at @cielle.

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