We suggest: LGBTQ+ romance novels

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

It’s Pride Month! And love is in the air in these Pride romance novels!

LGBTQ+ romance novels



How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole

Why you should try it: What do a long-lost princess, a not-so-by-the-book investigator, and a cargo ship have in common? This book.

Description: When a threat to her grandmother’s livelihood pushes Makeda to agree to return to Ibarania, she is taken on a trans-Atlantic adventure complete with a beautiful investigator named Beznaria, a crew of lovable weirdos, a fake marriage, and one-bed hijinks on the high seas.

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Hard Sell by Hudson Lin

Why you should try it: Falling for your best friend's brother is a well-known romance trope, but this time, make it gay.

Description: Danny Ip has a plan for struggling tech company WesTec: acquire it, shut it down, and squeeze the last remaining revenue out of it for his Jade Harbour Capital portfolio. But he didn't expect his best friend's younger brother to be there. Tobin Lok has always thought the world of Danny. He's funny, warm, attractive—and totally out of Tobin's league. Now, pitted against Danny at work, Tobin might finally get a chance to prove he's more than just Wei's little brother.

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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

Why you should try it: There's cake (lots of cake). Plus, a scene-stealing 8-year-old, a love triangle, and a heaping helping of self-acceptance.

Description: "Rosaline Palmer is a bisexual, 27-year-old single mother, and contestant on Bake Expectations, a reality-television competition. Before she arrives at the filming location, she meets successful and sophisticated Alain, a fellow competitor, and mutual attraction sparks immediately. However, when the competition begins, she’s also intrigued by electrician Harry." -Booklist

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The Mail Order Bride by R. Kent

Why you should try it: It's a western cowboy romance...with a twist!

Description: When a mail order bride is thrust on Austin, he must choose between the bride he never wanted or the dream he lives for.

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Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Why you should try it: This contemplative romance will make you look at love and affection differently.

Description: A lesbian romance about seeking the perfect rhythm between two very different people--and finding happiness where they least expect it.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (digital audiobook)

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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Why you should try it: This is a very traditional Regency romance. With women who love women. And science.

Description: Hired to translate a French treatise on celestial mechanics, aspiring astronomer Lucy Muchelney finds herself drawn to her employer, the widowed Catherine St. Day, Countess of Moth.

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American Love Story by Adriana Herrera

Why you should try it: If you like your romance with a healthy dose of reality, this is the book for you.

Description: Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path he's worked so hard for. All-around golden boy Easton forged his own path to success, choosing public service over the comforts of his family's wealth.

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Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.

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