Adorable Lesbian Romances To Read For Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is one of our favorite times of year! Why is that you ask? Well, it's the perfect excuse to read as much romance as we want! Not that we need an excuse to read romance, but Valentine's Day make reading romance even more exciting because many of us are already feeling a bit sappy.
In this article, we rounded up five amazing lesbian romance books that are the perfect amount of sweet and gooey for Valentine's Day! We searched for books that featured a diverse cast of characters, including characters of different races, sexualities, religions, body sizes, and characters with mental illness.
Have fun getting your read on this Valentine's Day and don't forget to check out how to submit your own romance short story to Women.com!
1. Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
Shira Glassman's Knit One, Girl Two is an adorable short book about Clara Ziegler, a small-batch yarn dyer, and Danielle Solomon, an artist who paints wildlife. After Clara sees some of Danielle's paintings, they begin collaborating on Clara's next batch of yarn and, in the process, fall in love. The book is also pretty geeky, completely delightful, and features Jewish characters!
2. How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden
In How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden, small town sweetheart Molly O'Brien is a widow who thinks she may be ready to start dating again. Enter Jordan Tuscana, the younger sister of deceased wife. They haven't seen each other in years, but it's immediately obvious that there's something growing between them.
3. Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed
Soft on Soft: #FatGirlsInLove by Mina Waheed is a sweet story about June Bana and Selena Clarke. Shy makeup artist June, a Persian pansexual woman, has a huge crush on Selena, the gorgeous demisexual black model she does makeup for. After a while, it becomes apparent that Selena has feelings for June too, but will June be able to break from the comfort of her shell for love? The book is very body positive and the diversity is so refreshing!
4. If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker
If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Emma with a lesbian twist. It follows perpetual bachelorette Theo Sullivan enjoys playing matchmaker for both locals and tourists in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Her friend Kini ʻŌpūnui warns Theo's matchmaking will eventually backfire. Theo doesn't realize how right Kini is until Kini starts seeing someone and it dawns on Theo that she's in love with her.
5. Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss
Two equally career-driven women star in Ceillie Simkiss' Learning Curves. Lesbian latina law student Elena Mendez meets freelance writer and business student Cora McLaughlin, who is asexual and panromantic, after she lends her her notes. They end up spending a lot of time together in the library, opening up to each other and, after a while, realize that they've fall in love and that they're much stronger together than on their own. This book is also really body positive!
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