Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley (YA)
Take Me Home by Lorelie Brown
Something in the Wine by Jae
Who’d Have Thought? by G. Benson
Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
A&B by JC Lillis
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in LA) by Amy Spalding
Bonus: Seemed a little obvious to include in the five, but: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Double Bonus: This is literally just more recommendations; so sue me: Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley, Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler, Style by Chelsea M. Cameron, and Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley.
I’ve had the joy of recommending this book probably at least once a week since I read it, because fluffy f/f YA can be super hard to come by (as is also a running joke in this delightful rom com) and this is one of the cutest, sweetest, most fun ones you will ever read. Dating Sarah Cooper was written before the MTV show Faking It, but imagine that show had had an HEA for the characters instead and you’d basically have this book. Sound fabulous? It is. Best friends-to-lovers at its finest! (And as a bonus, you definitely want to get to know this author, who’s one of the best YA self-pubbers on the market and has a nice and affordable backlist!)
Katie Hammontree and Sarah Cooper have been best friends since the 2nd grade. Katie’s welcoming, tight-knit family is a convenient substitute for Sarah when her distant parents aren’t around, and Sarah’s abrasive, goal-oriented personality gels well with Katie’s more laid-back approach to life.
But when a misunderstanding leads to the two of them being mistaken for a couple and Sarah uses the situation to her advantage, Katie finds herself on a roller coaster ride of ambiguous sexuality and confusing feelings. How far will Sarah go to keep up the charade, and why does kissing her make Katie feel more alive than kissing her ex-boyfriend Austin ever did? And how will their new circle of gay friends react when the truth comes out?