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Queer Romance Books to Read Right Now

Find the perfect romance books to read that celebrate queer love. These stories feature all our favorite romance tropes, from friends to lovers to forced proximity, but they also explore characters learning to live their truth and claim their identities.

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    Some Girls Do Book Cover Picture
    Some Girls Do Book Cover Picture

    Some Girls Do

    by Jennifer Dugan

    In this contemporary queer romance, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?

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    Some Girls Do Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    Date Me, Bryson Keller Book Cover Picture

    Date Me, Bryson Keller

    by Kevin van Whye

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    Date Me, Bryson Keller Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $9.99

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    I Think I Love You Book Cover Picture
    I Think I Love You Book Cover Picture

    I Think I Love You

    by Auriane Desombre

    Arch-nemeses Emma and Sophia find themselves competing against one another for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles. But after a twist of events, they end up falling for one another—at least they think so. Full of laugh-out-loud humor and make-your-heart-melt moments, this is a pitch perfect queer romance.

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    I Think I Love You Book Cover Picture

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    $9.99

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    Bonds of Brass Book Cover Picture
    Bonds of Brass Book Cover Picture

    Bonds of Brass

    by Emily Skrutskie

    A young pilot risks everything to save his best friend—the man he trusts most and might even love—only to learn that his friend is secretly the heir to a brutal galactic empire.
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    Bonds of Brass Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

    by Junauda Petrus

    Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.
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    The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Book Cover Picture

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    $9.99

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    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture
    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture

    The Starless Sea

    by Erin Morgenstern

    From the bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

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    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Lover At Last Book Cover Picture
    Lover At Last Book Cover Picture

    Lover At Last

    by J.R. Ward

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    Lover At Last Book Cover Picture

    Mass Market Paperback
    $8.99

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    Belladonna

    by Anbara Salam

    In 1957, when Isabella and her best friend Bridget graduate, they land coveted spots at a prestigious art history school in northern Italy. There Bridget discovers she can reinvent herself as anyone she desires…perhaps even someone Isabella could desire in return. A hypnotizing coming-of-age novel that stares into the heart of longing and at the friendships that have the power to save and destroy us.

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    Belladonna Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture
    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture

    When Katie Met Cassidy

    by Camille Perri

    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture
    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    19 Love Songs Book Cover Picture
    19 Love Songs Book Cover Picture

    19 Love Songs

    by David Levithan

    Born from David Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine’s Day, 19 Love Songs brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there’s something for every reader to enjoy.

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    $10.99

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    Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Cover Picture
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    Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    by Malinda Lo

    Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible. But America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
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    Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    Malice

    by Heather Walter

    Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne and the future queen her realm needs. She isn’t bothered by Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the dark magic that runs in her veins. A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this retelling of Sleeping Beauty, true love is more than a simple fairy tale.

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    Malice Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    His Royal Secret Book Cover Picture

    His Royal Secret

    by Lilah Pace

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    The Passing Playbook

    by Isaac Fitzsimons

    Spencer Harris seems to have it all: a decent shot at a starting position on the boy’s soccer team, great friends, and maybe even something more than friendship with one of his teammates. The only problem is, no one at school knows Spencer is trans—he’s passing. Spencer has to decide if he should be true to himself even though it means coming out to everyone—including the guy he’s falling for.

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    The Passing Playbook Book Cover Picture

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    $17.99

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    Something to Talk About Book Cover Picture

    Something to Talk About

    by Meryl Wilsner

    Something to Talk About Book Cover Picture
    Something to Talk About Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Darius the Great Deserves Better

    by Adib Khorram

    In this companion to Darius the Great is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. Darius is just starting to feel okay, like he finally knew what it meant to be Darius Kellner. But maybe okay isn’t good enough. Maybe Darius deserves better.

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    Darius the Great Deserves Better Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    Captive Prince Book Cover Picture

    Captive Prince

    by C. S. Pacat

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    Captive Prince Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Skye Falling Book Cover Picture

    Skye Falling

    by Mia McKenzie

    A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this buoyant novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community.

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    Skye Falling Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Full Disclosure

    by Camryn Garrett

    Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school. She’s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she’s HIV-positive. As Simone and Miles start going out for real–shy kisses escalating into much more–she feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies. She knows she has to tell him that she’s positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she’s terrified of how he’ll react! As she gains a deeper understanding of the prejudice and fear in her community, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head-on. Full Disclosure is the  uplifting story of a bisexual teen, falling in love and learning to live her truth.
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    Full Disclosure Book Cover Picture

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    $10.99

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    Dirty Games Book Cover Picture
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    Dirty Games

    by HelenKay Dimon

    Finn Drummond is the baby in a family of sharks—which means he’s worked twice as hard to make a name for himself. After learning the tricks of the trade from his brothers, Finn’s just as ruthless and dominant. But when supplies from Drummond Charities go missing, Finn has to partner up with the smoldering ex–Army grunt who’s always challenging his authority—or giving him mixed signals. Justin Miller wanted his attraction to Finn to be mutual, but the cocky brat always had a girlfriend. Who could blame Justin for trying to move on? After Justin and Finn are thrown together against gunrunners and kidnappers, their simmering chemistry turns explosive. Justin only hopes that hot sex is enough to persuade this spoiled pretty boy to do the right thing.
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    Odd One Out Book Cover Picture
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    Odd One Out

    by Nic Stone

    From the bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It’s Us.

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    Odd One Out Book Cover Picture

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    $10.99

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    All Through the Night Book Cover Picture
    All Through the Night Book Cover Picture

    All Through the Night

    by Suzanne Brockmann

    All Through the Night Book Cover Picture
    All Through the Night Book Cover Picture

    Mass Market Paperback
    $8.99

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    Playing the Palace

    by Paul Rudnick

    When Carter Ogden, a lonely American, starts dating Edgar, the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues setting off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic. Together Carter and Prince Edgar fight for a happy ending to equal their glorious international beginning.

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    Playing the Palace Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Girl Crushed

    by Katie Heaney

    Before Quinn Ryan was in love with Jamie Rudawski, she loved Jamie Rudawski, who was her best friend. But when Jamie dumps Quinn a month before their senior year, Quinn is suddenly girlfriend-less and best friend-less. Enter a new crush: Ruby Ocampo, the gorgeous and rich lead singer of the popular band Sweets, who’s just broken up with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Quinn’s always only wanted to be with Jamie, but if Jamie no longer wants to be with her, why can’t Quinn go all in on Ruby? But the closer Quinn grows to Ruby, the more she misses Jamie, and the more (she thinks) Jamie misses her. Who says your first love can’t be your second love, too?
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    Girl Crushed Book Cover Picture

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    $18.99

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    Daily Grind

    by Anna Zabo

    Brian Keppler, owner of Ground N’At, the coffee shop beneath SR Anderson Consulting, doesn’t have time for a relationship. His most recent girlfriend broke up with him because he’d become married to his shop, which is falling apart without his favorite barista, Justin. As he struggles to stay afloat, the arrival of handsome British high-tech whiz Robert Ancroft becomes another complication. Rob quickly becomes a fixture at the shop with his sharp wit and easy charm, and Brian soon finds himself looking forward more and more to Rob’s visits—to the point where his heart skips a beat when he walks in.
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    My Cowboy Heart

    by Z.A. Maxfield

    J-Bar ranch foreman Malloy pretty much keeps to himself—slinking around the edges of everybody else like an old coyote, doing his job and staying private. That is until Crispin Carrasco shows up. Lean, muscular, and with a motor mouth that won’t quit, Crispin sparks something in Malloy—something the foreman didn’t know was there. But how does a lone coyote approach the warmth of a fire? And more important, what would happen if that fire burned?
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    Riven

    by Roan Parrish

    Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They’re all he can think about. But Caleb’s no groupie—and one night with him won’t be enough.
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    A Fashionable Indulgence

    by KJ Charles

    When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a Radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity—and yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong pair of lips.
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    Foundryside

    by Robert Jackson Bennett

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    Foundryside Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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