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

M/NB

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

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

Coming Out

F/F

M/M

Consanguinity

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

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

Fauxmance to Romance (Fake Dating)

F/F

M/M

Firefighters

F/F

M/M

Foodie/Chefs

F/F

M/M

M/F

Forbidden Love

F/F

M/M

Forced Proximity

F/F

M/M

Friends to Lovers

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/NB

F/F/M

Geeks, Nerds, and/or Gamers

F/F

M/M

Holiday

F/F

M/M

F/NB

M/F/M

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

F/F

Home Renovation

F/F

M/M

Hurt/Comfort

F/F

M/M

M/F

Internet Connections

F/F

M/M

M/F

Law Enforcement

F/F

M/M

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

Matchmaker

F/F

Medical

F/F

M/M

Military

F/F

M/M

Murder Mystery

F/F

  • Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta (YA)
  • Proper English by KJ Charles

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/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

Politics/Government

F/F

M/M

M/M/F

Post-Apocalyptic and/or Dystopian

M/M

Reality TV

F/F

M/M

Religious

F/F

M/M

Retellings and Reimaginings

F/F

M/M

M/F

Return to hometown

F/F

M/M

Revenge

F/F

Road Trip

F/F

M/M

M/F

Rock 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

Sex Work

F/F

M/M

F/NB

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

M/F

  • 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

Wedding/Matrimony

F/F

Western (Historical)

F/F

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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