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Best Lesbian Romance Books

Immerse yourself in the heart of emotion with the most beloved lesbian romance novels, acclaimed and often featured by top literary enthusiasts and romance-focused publications.

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And Playing the Role of Herself book cover
And Playing the Role of Herself
K. E. Lane - 2007-01-07
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This captivating novel tells the story of Caidence Harris, a rising actress who lands a leading role in a new hot police drama set in LA. Among the cast is the beautiful and magnetic Robyn Ward, who quickly becomes her friend. However, Caid soon realizes that her feelings for Robyn go beyond just friendship, but can she take the risk and follow her heart when she's uncertain of the outcome?
One Last Stop book cover
One Last Stop
Casey McQuiston - 2021-06-01
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Time-travel, pancakes, and a dash of cynicism - this romantic comedy from a bestselling author will capture your heart. August doesn't believe in love or fate, until she meets the enigmatic Jane who seems impossible to crack. But there's more to Jane than meets the eye - she's lost in time, a relic from the 70s. Can August find a way to save her? One Last Stop is a feel-good tale with heart, humor, and a little bit of magic.
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The Color Purple
A Novel
Alice Walker - 2019-12-10 (first published in 1982)
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In this modern classic, Alice Walker depicts the lives of African American women in early 20th-century rural Georgia. The story follows Celie and Nettie, two sisters separated as girls who sustain their loyalty and hope in each other through a series of letters spanning 20 years. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. With deep compassion and beautiful writing, this Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner is a must-read journey towards redemption and love.
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The Gravity Between Us
Kristen Zimmer - 2013-10-15
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A Hollywood starlet and her childhood best friend, who happens to be in love with her, navigate the pressures of fame and their own feelings in The Gravity Between Us. This daring and emotional new adult novel delves into the blurred lines between friendship and love, and the struggle to be true to oneself in a crazy world. Mature themes and sexual content are explored in this romantic tale of courage and self-discovery.
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Read Between the Lines
A Novel (Ms. Right Book 1)
Rachel Lacey - 2021-12-01
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"Read Between the Lines" is a charming romance story about Rosie, a Manhattan bookstore owner, and Jane, a reclusive author who uses a pen name. When Jane's company terminates Rosie's bookstore lease, their love story takes an unexpected turn. Despite their initial animosity, the two women can’t deny the sparks that fly between them. Will they set aside their differences and find love, or will their hearts remain closed books?"
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Breaking Character
Lee Winter - 2018-11-15
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In Breaking Character, a closeted British A-lister finds herself romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, and is forced to pretend they're a couple to land her dream movie role. As the two actresses navigate their fake relationship, they begin to develop real feelings for each other. This lesbian celebrity romance explores the themes of gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.
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Annie on My Mind
Nancy Garden - 1992-01-01 (first published in 1982)
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Experience love and confusion in its most wonderful and complicated forms in this heartwarming LGBTQ+ novel. Follow Liza Winthrop as she meets Annie Kenyon at the Met and watches their relationship blossom into something special. It's a tale of first love, and all the complexities it brings.
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Fated Love
Radclyffe - 2004-09-01
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A thrilling novel about life taking unexpected turns, Fated Love follows the story of Quinn Maguire, a trauma surgeon who finds herself in an ER physician job with a mysterious past. Her boss, Honor Blake, is suspicious of her, but as they work together, they both struggle with their growing and surprising attraction for each other. Amidst the chaos of emergency medicine, Quinn and Honor must face the fragility of life and the mysteries of love and fate.
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E. J. Noyes - 2018-06-14
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A former Olympic skier hides from her past at ski resorts around the world, coaching tourists and ignoring her problems. But when she meets a woman on a ski trip to Australia, her intense attraction forces her to confront her past and figure out how to get herself back on course for good. Will their encounter be anything more than a fling? Read on to uncover the secrets that bind them together.
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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics
Feminine Pursuits
Olivia Waite - 2019-06-25
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This captivating novel follows Lucy Muchelney as she escapes the pain of her ex-lover's wedding and embarks on a new challenge - translating a groundbreaking French astronomy text for the Countess of Moth. But when she arrives, Lucy is taken aback by the irresistible Catherine St Day, who she can't help but fall for. As their love blossoms, they must navigate old wounds and potential sabotage to stay together. Will they overcome the odds or will they be doomed to star-crossed love?
The Price of Salt, or Carol by Patricia Highsmith
Change Of Heart by Clare Lydon
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
The One Woman by Laura May
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Backwards to Oregon by Jae
Living by Lise Gold
Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
The Headmistress by Milena McKay
Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae
Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Reservations of the Heart by T.B. Markinson
What Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland
A Family Affair by Harper Bliss
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters
Empire of Desire by Rina Kent
The Hellion's Waltz by Olivia Waite
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Always a Love Song by Charley Clarke
Smoke and Fire by Julie Cannon
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Midnight Ruin by Katee Robert
Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole
Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood