Books Featuring Butch/Femme Couples (Lesbian Book Bingo #20)

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_Ann Aptaker

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.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Lost for Words_Andrea Bramhall

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.

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Unexpected_Jenny Frame

Unexpected by Jenny Frame

When Dale McGuire falls for Rebecca Harper, the mother of the son she never knew she had, will Rebecca’s troubled past stop them from making the family they both truly crave? 

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks
Audible (audio book)

Fearless_Shira Glassman

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_Sherryl D. Hancock

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_Jae

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.

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Inside Out_Susan Meagher

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?

Available at:
Brisk Press
Amazon

SH.eps

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.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks
Audible (audio book)

Built to Last_Aurora Rey

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.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks
Audible (audio book)

Switching Gears_Rhavensfyre

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.

Available at:
Amazon

Courageous Love_KC Richardson

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?

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks
Audible (audio book)

Close to Home_Rachel Spangler

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?

Available at:
Bywater Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

The Devil Inside_Ali Vali

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.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks
Audible (audio book)

Whiskey Sunrise_Missouri Vaun

Whiskey Sunrise by Missouri Vaun

Culture and religion collide when Lovey Porter, daughter of a local Baptist minister, falls for the handsome thrill seeking moonshine runner, Royal Duval.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks  

Between the Lines_KD Williamson

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?

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

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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The reading list for the next bingo square—paranormal books—will be posted on October 18. Subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss it. There’ll be another giveaway too!

Happy reading!
Jae

40 thoughts on “Books Featuring Butch/Femme Couples (Lesbian Book Bingo #20)

  1. Hi there !!!

    For the “butch/femme couples” square” I read : Just Physical” (The Hollywood Series – Book 4) by Jae (Ylva)

    But I read “Safe Harbor” too … :-)

    “Lost for Words” by Andrea Bramhall & “Fearless” by Shira Glassman are unknown for me for now …. think my never-ending “must-to-be-purchased-and-read”-list of novels is now a bit longer, LOL

    Good luck everyone !!!

  2. I wonder what it says about me, when I’ve read the majority of these this year! LOL Such a great section of authors and books! Got a couple of ones I’ve missed, so here I go!

  3. I’ve got a couple that I haven’t read, so I’m excited to be ordering them. One of my favourite sub categories. I read Love at Coopers Creek for my square.

  4. I have noticed that I like basically every category of the bingo card, so this isn’t the exception. And actually isn’t one of my favourites. I’ve read at least half of the books listed here and I’m sure I’ve read more, but sadly I can’t remember them right now to add them to the list. I have a couple on my kindle on queue in my never ending to read list ;P
    that is “Switching Gears” by Rhavensfyre and “Fearless” by Shira Glassman. And I’ll be looking for the few ones I’ve missed for sure. I also got to say that departure from the script is one of my very fav of this category. I fell in love with Michelle and Amanda in “the morning after”, so I had to read right away their story. Thank you so much for the recommendations.

  5. I am going to read Built to Last by Aurora Rey for this square and then I only need one more book to finish my bingo card.

  6. Lost for Words and Unexpected are both on my to-read list.. so either one of those. Departure from Script is a strong contender, though, as I’ve read (and liked) the other books in the series.

  7. I lovelovelove Departure from the Script! I’d been wanting to read it ever since I read the short story that this couple starts in (The Morning After). But I had to wait until I could increase my book-buying budget. (This is *not* to suggest that lesfic books are overpriced! They are, if anything, an extremely great value!)

    Thank you so much for this book and this couple! I may just re-read it so I can include it on my Bingo card. I know I read the short story numerous times, swooning! :)

  8. Well, I will have more to add to my never ending “to read” list. I am reading Switching Gears by Rhavensfyre for this category.

  9. Ouch! For some reason I haven’t read any of these books, first time happening in the bingo. I will start with unexpected

  10. I previously read “Safe Harbor,” “Departure From the Script,” and “The Devil Inside” and really enjoyed them. Recently, I read “Lost for Words” and “When Katie Met Cassidy.” I want to read “Inside Out” because I love Meagher’s work.

  11. One of my favorites “Departure from the script ” deserves another read. You must add “Playing Passions Game”, by Lesley Davis. Great love story everyone can relate to.

  12. I will definitely work through each of these. I will also throw my novel Dal Segno into the mix. ;-)

    I can’t remember what I put into this square so many months ago but I love these lists and will draw from them for a long time.

  13. Another great list and although I have seven from the list, for once I don’t have any of the three being offered for the drawing. So far I’ve read, or re-read: C F Frizzell – Stick McLaughlin, Linda Crist- Galveston 1900: Swept Away, Ali Vali – The Devil Inside, and Lynn Galli – Something So Grand. Need to add several more to my TBR list.

  14. Good list! Apparently, I like this genre because I’ve read many of the books and loved them. My favorite here is “Unexpected” by Jenny Frame, for which I highly recommend the audio version.

  15. This is one of my favourite categories. I think I’ll opt for listening to the audio of Jenny Frame’s Unexpected. I have read nearly all of your recommendations but there a couple of books I have not picked up, so I have added them to my reading list.

  16. I’ve already put Fated Love by Radclyffe and Departure from the Script by Jae down for two of my cards for this square. I’m still deciding about the other two, but damn there are so many choices!! And just like every time this suggested reading list comes out, my TBR pile becomes a little more unmanageable ;) But I’m not complaining.. My bankacount is though..

    Anyways I’m always really looking forward to the suggestions, it even keeps me from alraedy filling all the squares, just the anticipation..

    By the way the Hunter series by Gerri Hill also would fit this category nicely. Happy readings everyone!!

    And thanks Jae for all your efforts in making this bingo!

  17. I’ve read the whole Cain Casey series by Ali Vali. Can’t go wrong with any of them. I also have to agree with Rawena that the Hunter Series is a good one too.

  18. I have read ‘Side Order of Love by Tracey Richardson and Next of Kin by Jae for this square. Both not on the list above. So I have some choices left for future read.
    Thanks Jae, for make reading lesfic even more fun with the Bingo Card.

  19. I love your list, i have read a couple of these, but some new ones to try. Along with action this is one of my favorite lesbian topics. Thanks.

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