As we’re slowly approaching the end of the year and of Lesbian Book Bingo, I would be amiss not to include a list of books featuring butch/femme couples. Most of these are romance novels in which a butch and a femme character meet and fall in love.
15 GREAT LESBIAN BOOKS THAT FEATURE BUTCH/FEMME COUPLES
I’ve put together a list of 15 books featuring butch/femme couples I hope you’ll enjoy.
Criminal Gold by Ann Aptaker
New York, 1952. Midnight. Cantor Gold, dapper, custom tailored butch-about-town, smuggler of fine art and treasure, waits in her small boat under the Brooklyn Bridge to complete a smuggling operation: the delivery of a priceless jewel. But the plan, and the jewel, sink when a woman in a red sequined dress plummets from the bridge, smashing down on Cantor’s boat, capsizing it. The dead woman and the lost jewel trigger a night of danger, desire, and double-cross, when Cantor—and a seductress who excites Cantor’s passion but ensnares her in a labyrinth of lies—run for their lives, and into an explosion of love, lust, loyalty…and murder.
Lost for Words by Andrea Bramhall
Massage therapist Sasha’s meddlesome mother and best friend conspire to shake up her mundane existence by entering her into a scriptwriting contest. She’s not entirely sure how she feels about the life-upending chaos that ensues, which includes meeting an attractive, perfectionist film producer. A bittersweet lesbian romantic comedy about the fun of never knowing what life will bring.
Fearless by Shira Glassman
Lana Novak hasn’t played violin in over twenty years, her musical life these days confined to being a devoted band mom to her clarinet whiz daughter Robin. She didn’t think she could get back into it after this long, but Melanie Feinberg, the outgoing, enthusiastic, and very cute butch orchestra director from Robin’s school, has other ideas.
Available at: Amazon
Break in the Storm (WeHo series, book 2) by Sherryl D. Hancock
Ex-Special Forces bodyguard Quinn Kavanaugh takes a job protecting up-and-coming singer Xandy Blue. Little does she know the diminutive lavender-eyed singer is far from the drama queen type that Quinn can’t stand. When the tragedies of Xandy’s young live catch up with her, can Quinn save the day to bring a Break in the Storm?
Available at: Amazon
Departure from the Script by Jae
Amanda isn’t looking for a relationship – and certainly not with Michelle. She has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch. Having just landed a role on a TV show, Amanda is determined to focus on her career. But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from her grandmother, she wonders if it’s not time for a departure from her dating script.
Inside Out by Susan X. Meagher
In Washington, DC, a town hungry for gossip, it’s political blogger Kit Travis’s job to feed the beast—under a closely guarded pseudonym. Kit meets Bailey Jones, a strikingly pretty software engineer who turns heads with her androgynous sense of style. Bailey challenges Kit’s priorities and her preconceived beliefs about herself. As they begin to fall in love, Bailey reveals that being out and proud as a couple is integral to her happiness. Can a woman who values her anonymity like a treasure abandon it for the sake of love?
Safe Harbor (Provincetown Tales, book 1) by Radclyffe
Reese Conlon, Lt.Col USMCR, is the new sheriff who has heads turning amidst speculation as to who will be the first woman to capture her attentions. Doctor Victoria King has been betrayed by love once and refuses to risk heartbreak again. Brianna Parker, the teenaged daughter of Reese’s chief, fears her father’s wrath when he learns that she loves another girl. As these three women struggle to live and love in freedom, they risk their hearts and souls to give one another a Safe Harbor.
Built to Last by Aurora Rey
After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, Olivia Bennett falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living.
Switching Gears by Rhavensfyre
Micah is young, dark, and dangerous, Olivia is the epitome of the woman in a power suit, but when the two of them get together, the power dynamics will take your breath away. More than just an erotic love story, this novel will move you in ways you will never suspect as you follow their journey of discovery and healing.
Courageous Love by KC Richardson
When Alex is diagnosed with a devastating disease, her role is changed from caregiver to patient and she prepares for the fight of her life. Frank Greco has developed intense feelings for Alex, but wonders if she has it in her to take care of another woman she loves who has become sick. However, she sees this as an opportunity to do things differently this time around.
Will Alex and Frank be able to overcome Alex’s illness, and their own demons, to embrace love?
Close to Home by Rachel Spangler
Kelly Rolen, a smart, focused, and closeted accountant with a respectable, if unexciting life in Darlington, Illinois hires the young and brash Elliot Garza to help her through tax season—but can their future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction, or will the answer to their equation end up hitting too close to home?
The Devil Inside (Cain Casey series, book 1) by Ali Vali
Derby Cain Casey was groomed from birth to take the reins of the Casey family enterprises, which just happens to be one of the major crime organizations in New Orleans. Cain is as careful with her heart as she is with her business—until she met Emma Verde. The farm girl from Wisconsin puts a hit out on Cain’s heart and leads her down a dangerous road filled with great joy and devastating sorrow.
Between the Lines (Cops and Docs #3) by KD Williamson
Cool, detached psychiatrist Tonya Preston prefers dealing with her patients more than her family. When her path dramatically crosses that of irrepressible rookie cop Haley Jordan, she’s thrown out of her comfort zone. A simmering attraction draws them close. But will it be enough when work, family and a confronting police case start to tear at them?
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “butch/femme couples” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian book featuring a butch/femme couple.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the butch/femme couples square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- Lost for Words by Andrea Bramhall
- Fearless by Shira Glassman
- Safe Harbor by Radclyffe
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “butch/femme couples” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Entries close on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
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