Your Heart Can't Handle These Beautiful Transgender Romance Novel
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Incredible Trans Romance Books
The romance genre, along with fiction in general, still have a long way to go when it comes to go when it comes to equality and diversity. Many folks are working on creating more space for diverse authors and characters, and hopefully many more will. Trans romance books are among those very books we're hoping to see more and more of in the future!
It isn't fair to overlook the wonderful books that already do exist in the calls for diversity. I fully believe there's room to want more diverse stories published each year while honoring the diverse books that already exist! More wonderful trans romance novels will surely be published in the near future, but there are some truly amazing ones that already exist that don't deserve to be overlooked.
Today, let's honor the awesome trans romance that has already been published, while keeping an eye to the future of great books we get to look forward to!
1. Endless Forever by E.M. Lindsey
After leaving behind an oppressive childhood in London, Oliver Sasaki now lives a comfortable life in Southern California. He's on his way to earning a graduate degree while taking care of Leo, his younger brother. This means he has a few rules for himself: no commitment, no dating, just have fun. His rules go out the window when he meets adorable barista Gabriel and falls in love. But will love be enough when Oliver's past comes back to haunt him?
2. Roller Girl by Vanessa North
Roller Girl by Vanessa North is about Tina Durham, a recently divorced trans woman who is trying to become self sufficient despite her floundering career as a personal trainer. When her washing machine floods her kitchen, she's forced to call a plumber, which is how she meets Joanne "Joe Mama" Delario. They instantly hit it off and Joe invites Tina to try out for the roller derby team she coaches. Tina's never had female friendships before, so it seems like a great opportunity. Things start heating up between Joe and Tina, but they have to keep it secret given their status as coach and player. However, Tina wants more.
3. Documenting Light by E.E. Ottoman
E.E. Ottoman's exquisite Documenting Light is the story of Wyatt who finds an old, unidentified photograph that he becomes fascinated with. The two people in the photo sit together, their hands nearly toughing, and both in suits. Wyatt takes the photo to the local historical society in the hopes that Grayson, a staff historian, will be able to help him identify the people. Trying to uncover if they were friends, business partners, or lovers sends both Grayson and Wyatt down a hole as they look for information on who they are. Grayson no longer has the family that once anchored him before he transitioned, while Wyatt cares for his sick mother and wonders if he'll ever be able to express his nonbinary gender in public. All the while, they grow closer as they look for answers.
4. Hold Me by Courtney Milan
In Courtney Milan's Hold Me, Jay na Thalang is as demanding as he is driven, and he can't bring himself to slow down. Distractions like his friend's gorgeous sister are not what he needs right now, so he keeps her at arm's length. Maria Lopez runs a blog that has just hit the mainstream, meaning she has to be more careful than ever to maintain her anonymity online. The friendship she's had with someone on her blog doesn't make it easy. They went from emails to hours-long chat sessions, and Maria can feel their friendship turning into something more. What Maria doesn't know is that she already knows her commenter.
5. Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
In Cat Sebastian's Unmasked by the Marquess, Robert Selby wants to find an advantageous match for his sister. The problem is that Selbys are a family with no money or connections and Robert is actually a housemaid named Charity Church. For Alistair, the Marquess of Pembroke, repairing the estate his good-for-nothing father squandered is practically a full-time job. When young Robert Selby shows up at his door, Alistair is immediately smitten with the charming man. But when Robert's real identity is revealed, Alistair isn't sure what to make of it all. And Charity doesn't seem to keen to lace herself back up into a corset just because society thinks she should. Will they find a way to make it work?
6. Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn
Ella has always known she's transgender. He father was very accepting of her, but when he passed away, her stepmother does something despicable and forces Ella to outwardly revert back to who she was before her transition. Now Ella must do all the cooking, cleaning, and is forced to endure getting called by the wrong name just for a place to live. Princess Lizabetta extends and invitation to Ella to the ball, and Ella jumps at the chance for everyone to see her as who she truly is. She and the princess have an immediate connection, but Ella should have known her good fortune wouldn't last. Her stepmother dumps her on the very edge of the kingdom, forcing Ella to find her way back to where she truly belongs.
7. Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox
In Cass Lennox's Finding Your Feet, Evie Whitmore planned to carve out some time to sightsee and meet fellow asexuals. She didn't expect to audition for a dance competition. But now she's representing the newest queer dance studio in the studio despite the fact she's never danced before. Over the last year, Tyler Davis has been recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. The last thing he wants to do is get pushed into a competition with an amateur. But Evie turns out to be a great student. To get through this, they'll just have to learn to trust each other.
Let's Keep the Conversation Going...
What are your favorite trans romance novels? Are there any on this list you're eager to read?