10 LGBT Romance Novels You Can Read Today (Not Just During Pride Month)

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Do you know what’s terribly cliché? A happy gay couple who must hide their love in secrecy. If they expose their relationship out in the open, one of them dies a tragic death.

What the f**k? What is this Brokeback Mountain hot mess? I don’t have time for the same old’ depressing drama. You probably don’t either.

Where are the LGBT romances with legit happy endings? No tragic BS.

Looking for LGBT romances that don’t send you racing for the tissue box? Here are 10 LGBT romance novels you can read today (not just during pride month:

1. The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

The Gravity Between Us (New Adult Contemporary Romance) by [Kristen Zimmer]

  • Series: (standalone)
  • Genre: New Adult
  • Release Date: October 15, 2013
  • Publisher: Bookouture
  • Quick Summary: Kendall invites her best friend Payton to Los Angeles to bring sanity to her whirlwind celebrity lifestyle. Payton happily obliges to Kendall’s request, except she has a secret that may spell ruin to their long-standing friendship.

2. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Him by [Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy]

  • Series: Him #1
  • Genre: Sports-Hockey
  • Release Date: July 28, 2018
  • Publisher: Rennie Road Books
  • Quick Summary: After an awkward, drunk night, two former friends coincidentally reunite in a sports summer camp and rekindle their broken relationship.

3. Love in Translation by E.M Leya

Love In Transition (Hearts Not Parts Collection Book 1) by [E.M. Leya, Karissa Ariel]

  • Series: Hearts Not Parts #1
  • Genre: Sports – Olympic skiing
  • Release Date: June 24, 2014
  • Publisher: E.L. Publishing
  • Quick Summary: Lexi (formerly known as Alexander) befriends an aspiring Olympic skier. She wants more than a friendship but worries her true self will scare him off.

4. Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon

Meet Cute Club (Sweet Rose Book 1) by [Jack Harbon]

  • Series: Sweet Rose #1
  • Genre: Interracial
  • Release Date: May 5, 2020
  • Publication: (Independently published)
  • Quick Summary: Bookstore owner Jordan has no choice but to partner up with his employee Rex to save his dying romance book club. Rex doesn’t care much for love stories, but he may find himself in a real one the closer he works with Jordan.

5. Pretty Perfect by Christina Lee and Riley Hart

Pretty Perfect (Boys in Makeup Book 1) by [Christina Lee, Riley Hart]

  • Series: Boys in Makeup #1
  • Genre: New Adult
  • Release Date: January 16, 2020
  • Publisher: Christina Lee and Riley Hart
  • Quick Summary: Jesse finally escapes from his small-minded small town for Portland, Oregon. There he meets a bartender he loves to mess with only to develop a deeper connection to him.

6. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel by [Casey McQuiston]

  • Series: (standalone)
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release Date: May 14, 2019
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Quick Summary: The President’s First Son loathes Henry, the Prince of Wales. Governments from both sides attempt to make them buddies in the public’s eye. What they don’t know is the growing relationship between the two young men.

7. The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

The Soldier's Scoundrel by [Cat Sebastian]

  • Series: The Turner Series #1
  • Genre: Regency
  • Release Date: September 20, 2016
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
  • Quick Summary: A goody-two-shoes English soldier and a streetsmart scoundrel must get together to solve a common problem without falling in love in the process.

8. Up for Heir by Stella Starling

  • Series: Rosavia Royals #1
  • Genre: Royalty
  • Release Date: June 16, 2020
  • Publisher: (independently published)
  • Quick Summary: The Rosavian crown heir has to choose his future queen soon, or else he will lose his seat to the throne. Meanwhile, the royal librarian doesn’t think of himself when it comes to love until the crown prince of Rosavia steps into his life and swings it into a surprising turn.

9. Seeing Double by Briar Lane

Seeing Double: A Lesbian Romance Novel by [Briar Lane]

  • Series: (standalone)
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • Release Date: August 26, 2018
  • Publisher: Briar Lane
  • Quick summary: Two women fall in love with each other after being cheated by the same man (imagine that).

10. Try by Ella Frank

Try (Temptation Series Book 1) by [Ella Frank]

  • Series: Temptation #1
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Release Date: November 9, 2013
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
  • Quick Summary: Logan’s loving life as a swinger. Male or female, it doesn’t matter to him. His latest conquest: Tate. Recently divorced, Tate is in no mood for another relationship until Logan changes his mind. Will it last?

What are some LGBTQ romances you recommend? Comment down below your list!

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