14 Queer Rom-Coms to Read for Valentine’s Day


14 Queer Rom-Coms to Read for Valentine’s Day

By Rory O’Neill, published on February 3, 2023

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There’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to pick up a new romantic comedy — so check out these charming queer romances! With first loves, unexpected connections, and plenty of happily ever afters, love is in the air for everyone this season.

Book cover for Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni

Sorry, Bro

Taleen Voskuni

When Nar’s mother pressures her into joining a series of Armenian cultural events throughout San Francisco, she’s open to meeting the man of her dreams. However, it’s actually fascinating and beautiful Erebuni to whom Nar finds herself drawn. As the two women grow closer, Erebuni helps Nar appreciate the beauty in their shared culture — but if they’re to be together, Nar’s going to have to come …Show More ›

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Book cover for A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson

A Dash of Salt and Pepper

Kosoko Jackson

From the author of I’m So (Not) Over You: Xavier Reynolds is less than thrilled to be working as a prep chef at a hip new restaurant in his small hometown. Single father and restaurant owner Logan O’Hare doesn’t understand his sarcastic new employee, but he hired Xavier because he needs all the help he can get. When things start to heat up between Xavier and Logan, the two must learn to work …Show More ›

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Book cover for Behind the Scenes by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Behind the Scenes

Karelia Stetz-Waters

Ash Stewart isn’t interested in romance — after all, her ex-girlfriend tore out her heart and wrecked her directorial career. Now, Ash needs to get her latest film financed, which is where consultant Rose Josten comes in. Rose has her life together, complete with three supportive sisters and a secret hobby. The attraction between the two women is immediate, but this is business — isn’t it?

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Book cover for Friday I’m in Love by Camryn Garrett

Friday I’m in Love

Camryn Garrett

Sixteen-year-old Mahalia Harris didn’t have a Sweet Sixteen birthday — so she decides to throw a coming out party instead! In this ode to celebrating yourself, Mahalia gets wrapped up in party planning, extra shifts at work, and dress shopping… all while trying to get the attention of the cute new girl, Siobhan. Will she be able to pull off this extravagant balancing act and throw the party of …Show More ›

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Book cover for The Gentleman’s Book of Vices by Jess Everlee

The Gentleman’s Book of Vices

Jess Everlee

In this Victorian-era London love story, Charlie Price is dedicated to his collection of explicit novels — much more dedicated than he is to the woman he’s supposed to marry. Charlie makes it his mission to meet his favorite author in person, tracking down Miles Montague at his bookshop. What starts as a signature becomes a steamy affair, and the two men must reckon with their pasts and their …Show More ›

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Book cover for How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole

How to Find a Princess

Alyssa Cole

In this queer Anastasia retelling, Makeda Hicks is newly single and unemployed, and not interested in her grandmother’s old story about a fling with a runaway prince. But then an investigator shows up and claims Makeda is the missing heir of Ibarania. The investigator, Beznaria Chetchevaliere, is gorgeous and charismatic, and she convinces Makeda to come to Ibarania to find answers for good. But …Show More ›

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Book cover for Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee

Café Con Lychee

Emery Lee

Theo Mori and Gabi Moreno couldn’t be more different if they tried. The one thing they seem to have in common is that both of their parents’ cafés are being threatened by a new fusion café coming into town, and they know they have to do something about it. When Theo ropes Gabi into a scheme to save their families’ businesses, the two realize that maybe working together isn’t too bad after all…

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Book cover for A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron

A Tale of Two Princes

Eric Geron

When long-lost twins Edward and Billy meet by chance in New York, their lives quickly turn upside down. Edward, Crown Prince of Canada, must guide his new brother Billy through the world of coronations and royal events. Billy, an openly gay cowboy, helps Edward with his own coming out. As the two navigate their changing lives — all while juggling their high school classes — they risk leaving …Show More ›

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Book cover for This Doesn’t Mean Anything by Sarah Whalen

This Doesn’t Mean Anything

Sarah Whalen

Spencer’s first semester of college is going smoothly. She gets along well with her roommate, she’s got great friends, and she’s been spending a lot of time studying with upperclassman Nick. She even tries the dating apps, though she doesn’t feel totally at ease there — until she learns about asexuality. Could this be part of her identity? And what does it mean for her and Nick?

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Book cover for Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly

Something Wild & Wonderful

Anita Kelly

Kirkus Reviews calls this grumpy-meets-sunshine rom-com “a deeply satisfying, romantic story worth getting lost in.” Alexei Lebedev sets off on the Pacific Crest Trail after coming out to his conservative family, hoping he’ll find healing through his solitude in the wilderness. What he finds instead is charming and chatty Ben Caravalho, who seems determined to keep Alexei company. As they go on …Show More ›

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Book cover for The Fiancée Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur

The Fiancée Farce

Alexandria Bellefleur

Tansy Adams is an unlucky-in-love bookstore owner whose family won’t get off her back. So, she invents Gemma: an imaginary girlfriend based on the cover model of a popular book. It turns out Gemma van Dalen is real, and in a bind of her own. When Gemma finds out that Tansy has been pretending to be dating her, she goes all in and announces their engagement. The two must keep up appearances for …Show More ›

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Book cover for Sizzle Reel by Carlyn Greenwald

Sizzle Reel

Carlyn Greenwald

Aspiring cinematographer Luna Roth knows that coming out as bisexual at age 24 won’t be easy, though her queer best friend, Romy, is thrilled for her. When Luna’s work brings her into contact with A-list actor Valeria Sullivan, Luna starts crushing hard, and thinks she might finally get a girlfriend. Only suddenly this seems to be affecting her relationship with Romy. Will Luna be able to secure …Show More ›

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Book cover for Just as You Are by Camille Kellogg

Just as You Are

Camille Kellogg

In this Pride and Prejudice–inspired romance, Liz Baker should be happy when the wealthy Daria Fitzgerald purchases Nether Fields, the queer magazine where Liz works — after all, she’s still got a job and an income. The only problem? Liz cannot stand her new boss. Yet as the two women are forced to spend more time together, they realize that despite their differences, there’s an undeniable …Show More ›

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Book cover for Best Men by Sidney Karger

Best Men

Sidney Karger

Max Moody is going to be his best friend’s man of honor, which is shocking, because he always assumed he would get married first. Tensions rise when he meets the groom’s brother, Chasten: Max and Chasten could not be more different if they tried, and they are both serving as best men. The two try to do everything they can to make the wedding go smoothly, but they can’t ignore the romantic spark …Show More ›Save to Wishlist

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