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

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.

Amnesia

M/M

Athlete

F/F

M/M

Baby Mama Drama

M/M/F

Best Friend’s Sibling

M/M

F/F

Billionaire

M/M

M/F

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 ArtistsK

F/F

Dancers

F/F

M/F

Enemies to Lovers (see also: Opposites Attract)

F/F

M/M

M/F

F/NB

Epistolary/Internet Chatting (see also: Online Dating)

M/M

M/F

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

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/F/M

Geeks/Nerds

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

Law Enforcement

F/F

M/M

Love Triangle

F/F

M/M

Marriage of Convenience

F/F

Matchmaker

F/F

May/December (aka Age Gap)

F/F

M/M

Medical

F/F

M/M

  • The Doctor’s Discretion by E.E. Ottoman (T)(Historical)

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

Online Dating/Hookups

F/F

M/M

M/F

Opposites Attract

F/F

M/M

M/F

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

F/F

M/M

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

Rock Star/Musician

F/F

M/M

M/F

Road Trip

M/M

M/F

Royalty

F/F

M/M

Rural/Cowboys

F/F

M/F

M/M/M

Second Chance Romance

F/F

M/M

Sex Work

M/M

Small-Town

F/F

M/M

M/NB

Sibling’s Significant Other

F/F

Teacher-Student etc.

F/F

M/M

Western (Historical)

F/F

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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