By Trope/Archetype

Find LGBTQIAP+ Romances by trope, archetype, and/or theme here! All Romances are adult and contemporary unless otherwise listed.
B/P notes MC and/or LI identifies as bisexual or pansexual
A/D/Aro = MC and/or LI identifies on the asexual spectrum, as demisexual, or as aromantic
T/NB/GQ = MC and/or LI identifies as transgender, non-binary, and/or genderqueer
*Beginning of a romantic ARC in a series but not resolved in this book alone
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Please note that as is common with Romance, many of these books are in a series with recurring characters. All should be readable as standalones, however, unless noted otherwise.

Additionally, please be advised that this is more of a database than a rec list; I have not read most of these titles, and strongly advocate reading reviews for potential triggers etc.

Academics

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan – Bm/Tf

Age Gap

F/F

M/M

Amnesia

F/F

M/M

Athletes (see “Sports Romance”)

Baby Mama Drama

M/M/F

Best Friend’s Sibling/Sibling’s Best Friend

M/M

F/F

M/F

  • Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

Billionaire

M/M

M/F

Book World

These books star authors, librarians, book bloggers, and/or booksellers

F/F

Butch-Femme

Celebrity/Non-Celeb (see also: Hollywood, Reality TV)

F/F

M/M

Class Warfare

F/F

M/M

College

F/F

M/M

M/F

M/NB

  • *And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Coming Out

F/F

M/M

Consanguinity

Despite the word, these books strictly feature books where the characters do not share blood, and did not grow up together as family.

F/F

Criminals/Con Artists

F/F

Dancers

F/F

Detectives

  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade (serial) (Amz)

Enemies to Lovers (see also: Opposites Attract)

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan – Bm/Tf
  • Keep Me Close by R.M. Virtues – Dm/TPf (Amz)

Faith and Religion

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan (Judaism)

Fake Dating

F/F

M/M

M/F

Fandom

F/F

  • Ship It by Britta Lundin
  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

M/M

F/NB

  • The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman

Firefighters

F/F

M/M

Foodie/Chefs

F/F

M/M

F/NB

M/F

Forbidden Love

F/F

M/M

Forced Proximity

F/F

M/M

Friends to Lovers

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Bf)
  • When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA)(T)(Magical Realism)
  • Birthday by Meredith Russo (YA)(T)

F/NB

F/F/M

Geeks, Nerds, and/or Gamers

F/F

M/M

Holiday

F/F

M/M

F/NB

NB/NB

M/F/M

Hollywood (see also: Celeb/Non-Celeb, Reality TV)

F/F

M/M

  • How to Be a Movie Star by TJ Klune (M/M Romance) (Amz)

Home Renovation

F/F

M/M

Hurt/Comfort

F/F

M/M

M/F

In/Out

F/F

  • Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler (NA)
  • Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan (YA)

M/M

Internet Connections

F/F

M/M

M/F

Kink

F/F

M/M

  • For Real by Alexis Hall

M/F

  • For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes (Tf)

NB/NB

Late Bloomers

These are books with MCs and/or LIs who are “late” to queerness and/or queer romance 

F/F

  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler (YA)
  • Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler (YA)
  • In at the Deep End by Kate Davies
  • Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae
  • If the Shoe Fits by E.J. Noyes
  • Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen (YA)

Law Enforcement

F/F

M/M

Long Distance Relationship

M/M

  • Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa (YA)

Love Triangle

These are books with love triangles that specifically do not end up in polyamory.

F/F

M/M

Marriage of Convenience

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Matchmaker

F/F

Medical

F/F

M/M

Military

F/F

M/M

Mistaken Identity

F/F

M/M

Murder Mystery

F/F

M/M

  • Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian

M/NB

My One Exception*

*This is the “____ For You” trope, restricted to books that acknowledge bisexuality, whether or not the character ultimately IDs as non-monosexual in any way.

F/F

M/M

M/F

Office Romance (See: Workplace Romance)

On the Rocks (Note: these are generally companion novels)

F/F

M/M

One-Night Stand/Fling

F/F

M/M

Only One Bed

  • *No Rings Attached by Rachel Lacey

Opposites Attract

F/F

M/M

M/F

Parent’s Best Friend

M/M

Pirates

F/F

M/M

Player/Virgin (or Experienced/Not-so-Experienced)

F/F

PNR (Paranormal Romance)

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/F/M

F/NB

Politics/Government

F/F

M/M

M/M/F

Post-Apocalyptic and/or Dystopian

M/M

Reality TV

F/F

M/M

Retellings and Reimaginings

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Beast by Brie Spangler (T) (YA, Beauty and the Beast)
  • Drag Me Up by R.M. Virtues (Hades and Persephone) (Amz)
  • Keep Me Close by R.M. Virtues – Dm/TPf (Hephaestus and Aphrodite) (Amz)
  • The Right Thing to Do at the Time by Dov Zeller – T (Pride & Prejudice)

Return to hometown

F/F

M/M

Revenge

F/F

Road Trip

F/F

M/M

M/F

Rock Star/Pop Star/Musician

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/NB

M/NB

Roommates-to-Lovers

F/F

M/M

Royalty

F/F

M/M

Rural/Cowboys

F/F

M/F

M/M/M

Second-Chance Romance

F/F

M/M

Secret Identity

M/M

Secret Romance

M/M

  • *If This Gets Out by Cale Dietrich and Sophie Gonzales

M/F

  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

Sex Work

F/F

M/M

F/NB

  • Cam Girl by Elliot Wake w/a Leah Raeder

Sibling’s Significant Other

F/F

M/M

Single Parents

F/F

M/M

Slow Burn

F/F

M/M

Small-Town

F/F

M/M

  • Nothing Like Paris by AJ Cousins
  • Work For it by Talia Hibbert
  • Seasons of New Hope by Philip William Stover (Amz)

M/F

  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy – QF (YA)
  • Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale – BF (YA)
  • Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

M/NB

M/M/F

Sports Romance

F/F

M/M

Tattoo Artists

F/F

M/M

M/F

Teacher-Student etc.

F/F

M/M

F/F/M

Time Travel

F/F

  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

M/M

  • Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson (YA)

Wedding/Matrimony

F/F

Western (Historical)

F/F

Workplace Romance

F/F

M/M

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