When it comes to lesbian romance novels that are available to read, it seems like the authors that write these books put in a lot of effort in the understanding of the genre. Their efforts give a different perspective to the lesbian community and serve as a representative to the LGBTQ community. There is a range of queer, coming-of-age novels that give a better understanding of the concept, cementing their stance with young adult literature and reshaping their space in horror.
Authors like Gabby Rivera and Mason Deaver are amongst the many that are giving queer women the levity that they deserve across the hardships that they sometimes run into.
Don’t you think that in the collection of coming out narratives that we, the queer woman, deserve books that encompass our pleasures? Romance novels that are pleasurable reads rather than that of the literary aspects of the genre are an essential part that will be a contributing factor to our queerness. We are all entitled to delve into whatever brings us pleasure as sometimes the negative aspects that exist can heavily weigh us, queer women, down. There are books that offer the basic heavy plotlines whereas some choose to ignore sexism and homophobia completely.
Then there are others that offer a mix of both with a touch of utopia for their readers to reminisce in, however, I would say the more of a variety the better, don’t you think? The book recommendations listed below were chosen for the queer women, by the queer women, and offer a mixture of all the relevant aspects that has nothing but steamy plots and pleasure.
A Lesbian Romance Book by Author Sarah Waters
Fingersmith is a Lambda Literary Award winner that the author has done a fantastic job on. She has proved to be a favorite amongst readers as her ability to capture the essence of the genre is unmistakable. It is an extremely hot and heavy rendition that is well written with an undeniable knowledge of queer pleasure. It includes both sexism and classism and tells the tale about a women named Sue, an orphan, and Maud, her employer.
Their rendezvous offers steamy sex scenes between the two making this read a win. Meanwhile, during this enjoyable time, unbeknown to Maud, Sarah is plotting against her. The thrill of romance versus suspense encompasses this novel and is definitely a fixated pleasurable read. Readers that are looking for page-turning content that has a thrilling plot of vengeance coupled with an intriguing sexual experience will definitely enjoy Fingersmith.
The Locket and the Flintlock
A lesbian Romance book by Author Rebecca S. Buck
The Locket and the Flintlock is a fast-paced engaging historical romance novel that Rebecca S. Buck has done a fantastic job on. It is a complex plot that tells the story of Lucia and Len. They meet in an old-fashioned way when Lucia finds that her Locket has been stolen. Len on the other hand seems to have danger following her every step of the way, as she’s on a destructive path of her own to seek revenge and ultimately justice.
It offers a detailed plotline of lesbian literature with a multitude of steamy sex scenes, although not overly indulged as the story that it tells is one that gives you an insight into their endeavors. It is a win for us as it offers both complexity and romance. Readers that are after a thick plot that builds up with romance and vengeance will find this to be that of a fulfilling read.
The Night Off
A Lesbian Romance Book by Author Meghan O’Brien
Length: 7 hours and 31 minutes
The Night Off is about Emily, a woman who lives a very conservative life and hardly ever goes over the boundaries that she has strategically placed around her being. Fun and indulgence are not familiar occurrences in her personal life as she lives in a personal life cacoon that she has control of. All of this changes when she decides to hire Nat, a sex worker that she hopes will help her let loose and explore the avenues of her sexuality.
Although it comes across as stereotypical of the sex workers, Emily and Nat’s endeavors are filled with respect and understanding. Author Meghan O’Brien has done what she does best in giving the reader an insight into what it takes to find pleasure in a lesbian relationship. It is a plot that a lot of us can relate to in terms of sexual pleasures which shares a venture of the two, exploring their sexuality. This book emits detailed sex scenes that are pleasurable rather than heavy. The outcome of her decision to hire a sex worker to explore her fantasies is clearly explained in this book.
The Paying Guests
A lesbian Romance Book by Author Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests Lesbian is a book that is set in the 1920s and is about a woman named Frances. Her father and brother meet a tragic end leaving the family to fend for themselves. Now it is only Frances and her mother and without her father and brother, the family run into hard times. To make ends meet, the mother and daughter open their home to Lilian and Leonard, a married couple who seeks a place to live. The extra help and income will be of great help to the mother and daughter duo so they welcome the idea. In the meantime, while the couple moves in, Frances and Lilian are drawn to each other, an attraction that they can’t ignore.
Although the latter is married, their attraction slowly flourishes into a sexual relationship that is mutually accepted by both. Frances is familiar with this attraction as she has had previous romantic encounters with various other women before. However, their relationship has to remain a secret as she doesn’t want her mother to have even a slight inclination of what’s happening between her and their guest. This author has done it again in producing another hot read that is packed with high tensions. It is a story of secrets and sexual tension that is quite intriguing for the readers.
A Lesbian Romance Book by Author Rebekah Weatherspoon
Treasure is a romance Novel is about Alexis and Trisha, two college students who find themselves in a romance bubble where their unmistakable attraction cannot be ignored. The two have their own busy lives that demand their time, making it difficult to indulge in a sexual relationship, although it is always at the back of their mind. Trisha works as a stripper which takes most of her time while Alexis has made it her duty to concentrate on the stability of her mental health.
However, they can’t ignore the fact that their sexual attraction is at boiling point, threatening to explode at any time. In this book, readers get to experience an explosion of their steamy relationship when they finally do make the time to indulge themselves. The build-up is well worth the wait as Treasure offers a well-written plot with realistic sex scenes where two women of color clash in pleasurable ecstasy. It is a bit different from the usual books in this genre and is amongst the must-reads on our list.
Her Best Friends Sister
A Lesbian Romance Book by Author Meghan O’Brien
Length: 9 hours and 55 minutes
This is a story about Claire and her best friend’s older sister Alex. They have known each other for most of their lives and Claire has had a crush on Alex for a very long time, although she has never acted on it when they were younger. Now, adults, the two are busy with their own lives and cross paths with each other after some time has passed. The sexual attraction between them is felt almost immediately, and then the inevitable happens. They are encompassed by this romantic attraction and together explore and experience explosive sexual encounters.
The chemistry is undeniable and their hookup flourishes into a hot and heavy relationship. They tread down a path of gender play and strap-on sex, although it is not required in their sexual ventures, but in their case a preference as it heightens their pleasure. Their undeniable attraction serves as a satisfying sexual element on its own but they’re hooked on their newfound venture and the pleasure that it emits. Meghan O’Ryan has done another fantastic job in this book that will have you coming back for more. This selection on our list offers sexual satisfaction on another level and is a plus for the women that enjoy gender play and strap-on sex.