18 Amazing Underappreciated Queer Romances

Some of these are novellas, and some are novels. They’re all wonderful. Click on the cover to find out more. Happy reading!

Slow Moves by Elliott Junkyard

After a tryst with the only other passenger in first class, pop star Zachary Allen is ready to focus on the real reason he’s in London: kicking off his tour and promoting his new album. The only problem is that he can’t seem to get Gabe out of his mind. Against his better judgement he gets in touch, and Gabe plans to meet him in at a gallery near his hotel. That’s should be safe enough, right?

Their totally not-a-date makes Zach realize how much he wants to get know Gabe. After a year of being single, Zach might just be ready to put himself out there.

Fight Fire with Fire by Sionna Fox

Frannie Thorpe is on the verge of getting everything she ever wanted, crowned by securing an exhibition of the work of late queer photographer Rian Sampson–until her funding is put in jeopardy by a would-be senator with an eye on slashing public funding for “pornography.”

Ashley Patterson, Sampson’s muse and erstwhile indie music darling, steps in to help close the funding gap. Working together to save the show creates sparks, but neither woman is prepared for the fire between them.

Liberator by Shelley B. McPherson

David Adler is a feckless, bisexual grad student in 1980s Cleveland who goes somewhere he shouldn’t and ends up in 1941, where he freaks out, works hard, joins the Army Air Corps, and reconnects with his Jewish roots. He also falls in love with both flying and Jim Wysynski.

Liberator is a queer historical romance, with a twist of time-travel, set largely during WWII.

The Ninepenny Element by K.L. Noone

Successful lawyer Amelia Burne is having a terrible day. She’d swear someone’s cursed her with bad luck, but magic isn’t, right?

Except the self-proclaimed witch she’s just run into claims it is … and Lia actually is cursed. Lia isn’t sure she believes this unlikely story, but Verity seems serious and wants to help, and maybe it’s worth a try. Because when Verity smiles, the whole world gets brighter … just like magic.

Village Fool by ‘Nathan Burgoing

Owen is only confident in two places: at work, and when he’s sitting around a gaming table in the role of a smooth and charming bard. He’s never acted on the crush he’s had on his former physiotherapist — and total cubcake — Toma.

When a friend decides to play a prank involving Owen’s contact list, Owen spends the morning of April Fools’ day inadvertently texting smooth and charming thoughts about Toma… to Toma himself.

Edge of the Woods by Jules Kelley (a romance-adjacent paranormal)

Haley Fern has been the alpha of her local werewolf pack for less than a year when their law enforcement liaison retires, and Leland Sommers, a man who knows nothing about werewolves or their world, is hired in his place. What could be an awkward situation turns complicated when the man shows up his first day on the job with an injured teenage boy he found on the road–a boy Haley knows has just been bitten.

There’s something wrong in Pine Grove, Montana, and its bite is vicious.

Improbable Heaven by J.P. Noether

Messenger angel Kel didn’t want an important assignment any more than her angelic superiors wanted to give it to her. She’s already lost the paperwork and taken an unauthorized shortcut when she falls into a trap that succubus scientist Alba has set on the demonic side of the hinterlands.

Kel’s spotty record can’t take that many more black marks. She negotiates for Alba’s silence: she’ll do anything the demon wants for thirty days.

Sea Lover by J.K. Pendragon

Ian is happy with his life in a remote Canadian fishing town, where he has only the sea and his fishing crew for company. People say being alone is terrible, but he’s never had any problems with it.

Then his peaceful life is thrown into upheaval when he finds an injured merman washed up on the shore. As he helps S’mika heal, a bond begins to form, and Ian starts to wonder if maybe there is more to life than being alone…

The Opposite of Drowning by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

Elizabeth Anne Abgral loves her job, her life, and maybe even her fiancé. But no one can have it all, and as long as she does everything her old-fashioned, high-society New England family expects of her, she’ll probably be happy. Right?!

But when she meets a handsome – and mischievous – older man at her new job, that illusion shatters. As she and Harry bicker their way through industry events around the world, Elizabeth finds herself tossing rationality – and her plans – to the wind.

A Duet for Invisible Strings by Llinos Cathryn Thomas

Heledd, leader of the first violins, has been in love with her irrepressible conductor Rosemary for years. She’s keeping a secret that means she can never be with Rosemary, but the time they spend working and performing together is enough for her – until a near miss with a speeding car forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew.

When the orchestra is mysteriously summoned to perform in the Welsh village where Heledd grew up – a village she hasn’t returned to in decades – the life she’s made for herself begins to unravel, and her secrets threaten to escape.

Conning Colin by Brad Vance and Elsa Winters

Colin O’Neill has been in a rut for some time now. Whether it’s his acting career or his newly-discovered identity as a gay man, he can’t seem to get any traction in his job or his love life. What he needs is a change. What he needs is a shock to his system. What he needs is Hamilton.

Hamilton. Dillinger. Harrison. He goes by different names to fulfill a world of different fantasies, but he’s most popular as Hamilton, the escort who acts and dresses like he’s worth a million bucks.

Sugar and Spice by Eli Wray

Mason attempts to bake gluten-free cookies for their crush and college classmate, Natalie. When the baking goes very wrong, can Mason still win Natalie’s heart?

This low stakes story includes holiday baking, two people pining, rain-soaked admissions from hopeless romantics, some wholesome smut and a 100% nonbinary trans cast.


Farm of Fancy by Julianna Thorn

Quiet, coffee, and the company of his horse are all Gabe Byrne needs. When his mare takes sick, Gabe calls David Meloy, the town’s new veterinarian — who’s so gorgeous Gabe can barely think straight. After a tough break-up and a long recovery from cancer, Gabe knows this attraction isn’t a complication he needs.

David Meloy might be new to small-town life, but after the sudden passing of his husband, a fresh start is exactly what he needs. If only Gabe Byrne would stop insulting him in public.

Help Wanted by J. Emery

Em is confused about a lot of things: who she is, what she wants, how she’s going to pass Alchemy when she’s awful at it. Also, her coworker Phineas who is in turns aggravating and endearingly awkward. She’s not sure if she wants to date him or wants be him. The more time they spend together the more she thinks it may be both.

A gender and sexuality questioning f/m romance novella.


Falling Into Place by Sheryn Munir

Romance is not for Tara. Embittered after a college fling, she vows to never fall in love again–especially since she believes there’s no future for same-sex love in her home in urban India. Then, one rain-drenched evening, an insane decision brings the bubbly Sameen into her life and everything changes. Sameen is beautiful, a breath of fresh air… and almost certainly straight.

All Tara’s carefully built-up defences start to crumble, one after the other. But is this relationship doomed before it can even start?

Behind These Doors by Jude Lucens

Lucien Saxby is a journalist, writing for the society pages. The Honourable Aubrey Fanshawe, second son of an earl, is Society. They have nothing in common, until a casual encounter leads to a crisis.

Aubrey and Lucien have too much to hide—and too much between them to ignore. Rejecting the strict rules and closed doors of Edwardian society might lead them both to ruin… but happiness and integrity alike demand it.

Jilted by Lilah Suzanne

Carter’s fiancé is in love with someone else. Link has just been left at the altar. After bonding over mutual heartbreak at the would-be reception’s open bar, Link and Carter pass out in the honeymoon suite—and are mistaken for the happy newlywed couple the next morning. During an exciting week of fake honeymooning, Carter starts to have real feelings for Link. A genderqueer artist who lives life by their own rules, Link inspires Carter to build a new future, but Carter and Link have to decide if a second chance at love is in the cards.

Femme Like Her by Fiona Zedde

Nailah Grant only dates studs, races her Camaro for therapy, and believes in leaving her exes in the past where they belong.

But, with a layoff looming and her retired parents about to take a life-changing step Nailah isn’t ready for, her world becomes far from stable. Enter Scottie, the only femme she’s ever allowed close enough to touch her heart. They say trouble comes in threes, and this femme is one with a capital T.