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By Tj Alexander. 2022
A high-strung pastry chef's professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive…nonbinary kitchen manager in this deliciously fresh and witty queer rom-com. Simone Larkspur is a perfectionist pastry expert with a dream job at The Discerning Chef, a venerable cookbook publisher in New York City. All she wants to do is create the perfect loaf of sourdough and develop recipes, but when The Discerning Chef decides to bring their brand into the 21st century by pivoting to video, Simone is thrust into the spotlight and finds herself failing at something for the first time in her life. To make matters worse, Simone has to deal with Ray Lyton, the new test kitchen manager, whose obnoxious cheer and outgoing personality are like oil to Simone's water. When Ray accidentally becomes a viral YouTube sensation with a series of homebrewing videos, their eccentric editor in chief forces Simone to work alongside the chipper upstart or else risk her beloved job. But the more they work together, the more Simone realizes her heart may be softening like butter for Ray. Things get even more complicated when Ray comes out at work as nonbinary to mixed reactions—and Simone must choose between the career she fought so hard for and the person who just might take the cake (and her heart)
By Georgia Clark. 2022
Love is in the salty sea air in this smart and steamy ensemble romantic comedy set in a tropical paradise,…from the author of the "sparkly and entertaining" ( Oprah Daily ) It Had to Be You . This is one island you won't want to be rescued from. The Kellys are messy, loud, loving Australians. The Lees are sophisticated, aloof, buttoned-up Americans. They have nothing in common...except for the fact that their daughters are married. When a nearby volcano erupts during their short vacation to a remote tropical island off the coast of Queensland, the two families find themselves stranded together for six weeks. With only two island employees making up the rest of their party, everyone is forced to question what—or who—they really want. Island Time is a sumptuous summer read that dives deep into queer romance, family secrets, ambition, parenthood, and a bird-chasing bromance. This sexy, sun-soaked paradise of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforest will show you it's never too late to change your destiny
By Kosoko Jackson. 2022
One of... Essence's New Books We Can&’t Wait To Read In 2022 Oprah Daily&’s Most Anticipated Romance Novels of 2022…Buzzfeed&’s Highly Anticipated LGBTQ Romance Novels in 2022 Popsugar's New Romance Novels That Will Make You Fall in Love With 2022 BookRiot&’s Most Anticipated New Adult Romance Reads For Spring 2022 E! News and LifeSavvy&’s February Books to Fall in Love With Bustle&’s Most Anticipated Books of February Betches&’ Books You Need to Read in 2022 A chance to rewrite their ending is worth the risk in this swoony romantic comedy from Kosoko Jackson. It&’s been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. . . But no, Hudson has a favor to ask—he wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town, and Kian reluctantly agrees. The dinner doesn&’t go exactly as planned, and suddenly Kian is Hudson&’s plus one to Georgia&’s wedding of the season. Hudson comes from a wealthy family where reputation is everything, and he really can&’t afford another mistake. If Kian goes, he&’ll help Hudson preserve appearances and get the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in media. This could be the big career break Kian needs. But their fake relationship is starting to feel like it might be more than a means to an end, and it&’s time for both men to fact-check their feelings
By David K. Yeh. 2021
When a long-lost sister shows up as a trans man named Luke, a series of precipitous events throws the lives…of boyfriends Daniel and David into turmoil. While David attends an extravagant family reunion in Sicily, Daniel’s ex Marcus plans the world-premiere of his one-man show. The couple’s vertiginous exploration of sex, intimacy and love comes to a head when a shocking revelation tests their commitment and future together.
By Jake Maia Arlow. 2022
Stonewall Honor author Jake Maia Arlow delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas rom-com in a read perfect…for fans of Kelly Quindlen and Casey McQuiston. It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom's Subaru. Attempted vehicular manslaughter was not part of Shani's plan. She was supposed to be focusing on her monthlong paleoichthyology internship. She was going to spend all her time thinking about dead fish and not at all about how she was unceremoniously dumped days before winter break. It could be going better. But when a dog-walking gig puts her back in May's path, the fossils she's meant to be diligently studying are pushed to the side—along with the breakup. Then they're snowed in together on Christmas Eve. As things start to feel more serious, though, Shani's hurt over her ex-girlfriend's rejection comes rushing back. Is she ready to try a committed relationship again, or is she okay with this just being a passing winter fling?
By Nathan Tavares. 2022
Hayes Figueiredo is struggling to finish his documentary when handsome physicist Yusuf Hassan shows up, claiming Hayes is the key…to understanding the Envisioner—a mysterious device that can predict the future. From a top-secret research facility run by the brilliant Dr. Kaori Nakamori, Hayes discovers he created the machine in a parallel universe—and he's married to Yusuf. But he doesn't recognize this other him, angry, aloof, and obsessive. Together, Hayes, Yusuf, and Kaori study the machine and all its secrets. When tragedy strikes, Hayes must do anything he can to save Yusuf's life. Because there are infinite realities, but only one Yusuf. With his heart, and the fate of the multiverse, in his hands, they tumble through a kaleidoscope of universes trying to save it all. But even escaping into infinity, Hayes is running out of space—soon he will have to decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to save the love of his life
By Simon James Green. 2022
"One of the most hilarious, heart-flippingly romantic, charmingly observant writers in the game right now." —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon…vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda A road trip rom-com about heartbreak, social media hijinks, and learning to be happy with who you are, perfect for fans of Heartstopper, Becky Albertalli and Phil Stamper. When their ex-boyfriends get together and start Instagramming a disgustingly perfect summer of love, Jack and Nate decide to concoct a mutual Insta-worthy summer adventure of their own to prove they're just fine and everything's great. Of course, it's hard to have an epic summer road trip when they're stuck in a van with Nate's mid-life crisis-bound parents and his annoying younger sister. And it's been years since Jack and Nate have said more than a few sentences to each other. But their followers don't have to know any of that. How hard could faking the high life be? Posting as @TheHeartBreakBoys, the duo stumbles into one hilarious situation after another—and each discover that maybe the cure for heartbreak has been the boy riding next to him all along
By Kosoko Jackson. 2022
One of Amazon's Best Romances of December A December LibraryReads Pick Sometimes two cooks in the kitchen are better than…one in this swoony romantic comedy from the author of I’m So (Not) Over You. Xavier Reynolds is doing less than stellar. He just got dumped, was passed over for a prestigious fellowship, and to top it all off he's right back home in Harper's Cove, Maine (population: 9,000). The last thing he wants to do is to work as a prep chef in the kitchen of the hip new restaurant in town, The Wharf. Especially since the hot, single-father chef who owns it can’t delegate to save his life. Logan O’Hare doesn’t understand Xavier or why every word out of his mouth is dipped in sarcasm. Unfortunately, he has no choice but to hire him—he needs more help in the kitchen and his tween daughter, Anne, can only mince so many onions. It might be a recipe for disaster, but Logan doesn’t have many options besides Xavier. Stuck between a stove and a hot place, Logan and Xavier discover an unexpected connection. But when the heat between them threatens to top the Scoville scale, they’ll have to decide if they can make their relationship work or if life has seasoned them too differently
By Rosalie Knecht. 2022
Everyone's favorite sleuth?Vera Kelly?is back and put to the test as she searches for her missing girlfriend. It's spring 1971…and Vera Kelly and her girlfriend, Max, leave their cozy Brooklyn apartment for an emergency visit to Max's estranged family in Los Angeles. Max's parents are divorcing—her father is already engaged to a much younger woman and under the sway of an occultist charlatan; her mother has left their estate in a hurry with no indication of return. Max, who hasn't seen her family since they threw her out at the age of twenty-one, prepares for the trip with equal parts dread and anger. Upon arriving, Vera is shocked by the size and extravagance of the Comstock estate—the sprawling, manicured landscape; expansive and ornate buildings; and garages full of luxury cars reveal a privileged upbringing that, up until this point, Max had only hinted at—while Max attempts to navigate her father, who is hostile and controlling, and the occultist, St. James, who is charming but appears to be siphoning family money. Tensions boil over at dinner when Max threatens to alert her mother—and her mother's lawyers—to St. James and her father's plans using marital assets. The next morning, when Vera wakes up, Max is gone. In Vera Kelly: Lost and Found, Rosalie Knecht gives Vera her highest-stake case yet, as Vera quickly puts her private detective skills to good use and tracks a trail of breadcrumbs across southern California to find her missing girlfriend. She travels first to a film set in Santa Ynez and, ultimately, to a most unlikely destination where Vera has to decide how much she is willing to commit to save the woman she loves
By Eric Geron. 2023
"The perfect dream-come-true-fairytale!" —Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Jay's Gay Agenda and Out of the Blue. "Effortlessly…charming, funny, swoon-worthy, and sincerely moving." —Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions. #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Geron delivers whirlwind wish-fulfillment in this story of a closeted crown prince and an out-and-proud cowboy who discover they were separated at birth. Edward Dinnissen leads a charmed life. He's the Crown Prince of Canada, gets the royal treatment at his exclusive private school, and resides in a ritzy mansion. He thrives off being the perfect prince as he prepares for the Investiture Ceremony on his eighteenth birthday, the final step in his role as heir—and Canada's future king. But this closeted Crown Prince has just one tiny problem: he's unsure how to tell his parents, his beloved country, and his adoring fans that he's gay. Billy Boone should be happy with the simple life. His family's ranch is his favorite place in the world, he loves his small town, and his boyfriend is the cutest guy at Little Timber High. So why does it feel like something's still missing? Maybe it has to do with the fact that this out-and-proud cowboy feels destined for something more . . . When Edward and Billy meet by chance in New York City, they discover that they are long-lost twins, and their lives are forever changed. Together, will these twin princes—"twinces"—be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations? Or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal train wreck? Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. "The enchanting cast of characters hooks you into a regal setting full of drama, romance, and intrigue, with relatable underlying journeys of self-love and struggle." —Brian Zepka, author of The Temperature of Me and You.
By Edward Underhill. 2023
A trans pianist makes a New Year's resolution on a frozen Wisconsin night to win regionals and win back his…ex, but a new boy complicates things in Edward Underhill's heartfelt debut YA rom-dram, Always the Almost....
By Tess Sharpe. 2023
Six moments lead us to two girls, one kiss, and three little words that were maybe always true in this…gorgeous novel perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Jenny Han. After years of bickering, Penny and Tate have called a truce: they'll play nice. They have to. Their mothers (life-long best friends) need them to be perfect, drama-free daughters when Penny's mother becomes a living liver donor to Tate's mom. Forced to live together as the Moms recover, the girls' truce is essential in keeping everything—their jobs, the house, the finances, the Moms' healing—running smoothly. They've got to let this thing between them go. There's one little hitch: Penny and Tate keep almost kissing. It's just this confusing thing that keeps happening. You know, from time to time. For basically their entire teenaged existence. They've never talked about it. They've always ignored it in the aftermath. But now they're living across the hall from each other. And some things—like their kisses—can't be almosts forever. Told through two girls' present and six moments from their past, this dynamic love story shows that sometimes the person you need the most has been there for you all along.
By Zoe Whittall. 2023
A con artist walks into a grief support group. Chaos ensues. After the death of her wife, Shelby is suffering…from prolonged grief. She's increasingly isolated, irritated by her family's stoicism and her friends' reliance on the toxic positivity of self-help culture. Then, in a grief support group, she meets Cammie, who gives Shelby permission to express her most hopeless, hideous feelings. Cammie is charismatic and unlike anyone Shelby has ever met. She's also recovering from cancer and going through several other calamities. Shelby puts all her energy into helping Cammie thrive—until her intuition tells her that something isn't right. Gibson is fresh from divorce, almost forty, and deeply depressed. Then he falls in love with Cammie. Not only is he having the best sex of his life with a woman so attractive he's stunned she even glanced his way, he feels truly known for the first time in his life. But Gibson's friends are wary of Cammie, and eventually he, too, has to admit that all the drama in Cammie's life can feel a bit over the top. When Gibson and Shelby meet, they realize Cammie's stories don't always add up. In fact, they're far from the truth. But what kind of a person would lie about having cancer? And what does it say about Shelby and Gibson that they fell for it? From the author of The Best Kind of People and The Spectacular comes a sharp, emotional novel about lies, liars and the people who love them
By Alexandria Bellefleur. 2023
Lambda Literary award winner and national bestselling author Alexandria Bellefleur returns with a steamy sapphic rom-com about a quiet bookseller…and a romance novel cover model who agree to a modern-day marriage of convenience. Tansy Adams greatest love is her family's bookstore, passed down from her late father. But when it comes to actual romance Tansy can't get past the first chapter. Tired of her stepfamily's questions about her love life, Tansy invents Gemma, a fake girlfriend inspired by the stunning cover model on a bestselling book. They'll never actually meet, so what's the harm in a little fib? Yet when real-life Gemma crosses Tansy's path, her white lie nearly implodes. Gemma van Dalen is a wild child, the outcast of her wealthy family, and now the latest heir to Van Dalen Publishing. But the title comes with one tiny condition: she must be married in order to inherit. When Gemma discovers a beautiful stranger has been pretending to date her for months, she decides to take the charade one step further and announces their engagement. Gemma needs a wife to meet the terms of her grandfather's will and Tansy needs money to save her struggling bookstore. A marriage could be mutually beneficial, if they can fool everyone into thinking it's a love match. Unexpected sparks fly as Tansy and Gemma play the role of affectionate fiancés, and suddenly the line between convenient arrangement and real feelings begins to blur. But the scheming Van Dalen family won't give up the company without a fight, and Gemma and Tansy's newfound happiness might get caught in the fallout.