By Trope/Archetype

Find LGBTQIAP+ Romances by trope, archetype, and/or theme here! All Romances are adult and contemporary unless otherwise listed.
B or P notes MC and/or LI identifies as bisexual or pansexual
A = MC and/or LI identifies on the asexual spectrum (D if demisexual)
T = MC and/or LI identifies as transgender (NB = non-binary, GQ = genderqueer)
+ = series continues in a way that fits under this heading
*Beginning of a romantic ARC in a series but not resolved in this book alone

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/F

  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan (NA)(B)(T)

Age Gap (see “May-December”)

Amnesia

F/F

  • Clean Slate by Andrea Bramhall
  • Before You Were Mine by Heidi Lowe

M/M

Athletes (see “Sports Romance”)

Baby Mama Drama

M/M/F

Best Friend’s Sibling/Sibling’s Best Friend

M/M

F/F

Billionaire

M/M

M/F

Butch-Femme

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

F/F

M/M

Class Warfare

F/F

M/M

Classic Retellings (see also: Fairytale Retellings)

M/M

College (Generally NA)

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan (NA)(B)(T)

M/NB

Coming Out

F/F

M/M

Consanguinity

F/F

Criminals/Con Artists

F/F

Dancers

F/F

M/F

Enemies to Lovers (see also: Opposites Attract)

F/F

M/M

M/F

Fairytale Retelling (see also: Classic Retelling)

F/F

M/M

M/F

  • Beast by Brie Spangler (T) (YA, Beauty and the Beast)

Fauxmance to Romance (Fake Dating)

F/F

M/M

Foodie/Chefs

F/F

M/M

Forbidden Love

F/F

M/M

Forced Proximity

F/F

M/M

Friends to Lovers

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/NB

  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (YA)(B)(GQ)
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (YA)(B)(GQ)

F/F/M

Geeks, Nerds, and/or Gamers

F/F

M/M

Holiday

F/F

M/M

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

F/F

Hurt/Comfort

F/F

M/M

M/F

Internet Connections

F/F

M/M

M/F

Law Enforcement

F/F

M/M

Love Triangle

F/F

M/M

Marriage of Convenience

F/F

M/M

Matchmaker

F/F

May/December (aka Age Gap)

F/F

M/M

M/NB

Medical

F/F

M/M

Military

F/F

M/M

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/Workplace/Co-Star Romance

F/F

M/M

One-Night Stand/Fling

F/F

M/M

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

F/F

M/M

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

Post-Apocalyptic and/or Dystopian

M/M

Politics/Government

F/F

M/M

M/M/F

Reality TV

F/F

M/M

Religious

F/F

M/M

Return to hometown

F/F

M/M

Road Trip

M/M

M/F

Rock Star/Musician

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/NB

  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (YA)(B)(GQ)

M/NB

Royalty

F/F

  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (YA)(B)(Fantasy)
  • The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (YA)(B)(Fantasy)
  • The Second Mango by Shira Glassman (Fantasy)
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins (2019, official title TBD)
  • Cinder Ella by ST Lynn (T)(Fantasy)
  • The Princess Affair by Nell Stark

M/M

Rural/Cowboys

F/F

M/F

M/M/M

Second-Chance Romance

F/F

M/M

Sex Work

F/F

M/M

Sibling’s Significant Other

F/F

Single Parents

F/F

M/M

Slow Burn

F/F

M/M

Small-Town

F/F

M/M

M/NB

Sports Romance

F/F

M/M

Teacher-Student etc.

F/F

M/M

Western (Historical)

F/F

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