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Books about polyamorous relationships (Book Unicorn post #5)

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It’s time for another Book Unicorn post! This one features books that include a sapphic character who’s in a polyamorous relationship.

The protagonist is in intimate, consensual relationships with more than one person.


15 sapphic books that feature a polyamorous relationship

I put together a list of 15 sapphic poly romance novels. I hope you find at least one you’ll enjoy.


Love Without Limits (Pink Bean Series Book 7)  by Harper Bliss

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year.

Josephine has shed her insecurities and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.

When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they truly are.

Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?

Available at:

LadyLit Publishing


Apple Books



Double Six by Brenda Murphy

Elaine MacLeod, the most feared and revered Mistress of Rowan House, is frustrated. Overworked, still hurt and angry over the departure of her long-term lover, she refuses to admit Rowan House needs another Mistress to accommodate their guests. Unconvinced anyone will be able to meet her high standards, Elaine grudgingly agrees to audition the sole applicant, Petra Grendhal.

Robin Broadacre would do anything for the woman who rescued her from certain death at the hands of her previous employers. When she volunteers to assist Petra with her audition, Elaine is forced to reckon with her desire for Robin. Drawn to Petra’s fiery strength and icy demeanor as well Robin’s devotion, Elaine finds herself torn between her passion for both women. When Petra disappears on a trip to Oslo, Elaine and Robin’s search leads them to menaces from Robin’s past and a fight for their lives.

Available at:

NineStar Press



Nights of Silk and Sapphire by Amber Jacobs

Abducted from a land of wealth and privilege, Dae is chained to a slaver’s caravan crossing the vast Jaharri desert. It is a strange world of blistering sun, rolling dunes, and wind-carved plains, ruled by the Scion Zafirah Al’Intisar, a powerful and mysterious woman with seductive eyes of sapphire blue.

When Zafirah liberates the caravan the rescue Dae prayed for is not as it seems; Zafirah’s carnal appetite is legendary. Dae is taken into Zafirah’s harem, a decadent world of excess and sexual freedom. At first, Dae struggles with desires she has never before experienced, but as love and lust collide these two women slowly forge a bond as one learns to listen to her heart, and the other to the call of her awakening body.

Available at:

Ylva Publishing


Apple Books


Temper: Fated (Book 5 of the Temper Saga) by Lila Mina

Fearsome Japanese warlord Date Masamune has a problem. A dashing Spanish ship captain-shaped headache who gives his dreams a spicy touch, to his wife’s great amusement. But when the handsome captain arrives in his domain, Date discovers that a mysterious woman travels with him. A strange and odd-looking woman who’s been plaguing his mind for months. Is she a god-sent promise or a demonic threat?

Four hundred years later in Tokyo, the lives of Lana Martin and her wife Yuki are turned upside down. The soul of their husband Naruhito disappears, replaced by the man he used to be in a previous life and who hates her with a vengeance. The unbreakable bonds of love that tie her to her spouses are cracking, threatening her life and everyone that she holds dear.

Old and powerful enemies are back, and this time, they’ll stop at nothing to change the fate of the world. A race to fix what should never have been broken begins… and the solutions might be buried in the past.

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Eden’s Garden by D.F. Krieger

My transient lifestyle as a government contractor makes it hard to have permanent relationships, especially when I prefer to spice my life up with BDSM. When my life-long friend, Rhett, introduces me to the local group, they welcome me with open arms…and a handful of women looking for a partner. There’s shy Wynn, sassy Maya, Cami the Kitten, and playful Denisha.

As our lives become intertwined, like roses in a garden, I’m left wondering if I can live without any of them. Each beautiful, unique woman fills my heart with their own special addition to our group rainbow. But my contract here is temporary, and I don’t know if I can handle the heartbreak of them fading out of my life, like everyone always does after I move.

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Building the Family by Amy DeMeritt

Can one wild weekend really be more than just a fun time?

Can it lead to a loving and lasting relationship?

When Kayla starts college in love with one girl she’s never been able to have a relationship with, and nursing her broken heart after being dumped by her girlfriend, she lands in the lap of a beautiful girl – a girl who could either fill the void in her heart, or open her heart for a life she only briefly dreamt of as a possibility.

Some say its only possible to be in love with one person at a time, but Kayla learns the “one love” rule doesn’t apply to her.

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Eight Kinky Nights: An f/f Chanukah romance by Xan West

Sometimes the perfect Chanukah gift can change everything.

Newly divorced stone butch Jordan moves into her friend Leah’s spare room, ready, at 49, to take on a new job and finally explore kink and polyamory. But moving to NYC during the holidays sends grief crashing through her, and Jordan realizes that when she isn’t solely focused on caring for others, her own feelings are unavoidable. Including her feelings for Leah.

51 year old queer femme Leah, an experienced submissive kink educator who owns a sex shop, has recently come to terms with being gray ace and is trying to rework her life and relationships to honor that.

Leah has a brainstorm to help them both: she offers Jordan eight kink lessons, one for each night of Chanukah, to help Jordan find her feet as a novice dominant, and to create a structured space where Leah can work on more deeply honoring her own consent, now that she knows she’s gray ace.

She’d planned to keep it casual, but instead the experience opens cracks in the armor Leah’s been using to keep people at a distance and keep herself safe. Now she needs to grapple with the trauma that’s been impacting her life for years.

Can these two autistic queers find ways to cope with the changes they are making in their lives and support each other, as they build something new they hadn’t thought was possible?

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Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver

The city of Parole is burning. Like Venice slips into the sea, Parole crumbles into fire.

The entire population inside has been quarantined, cut off from the rest of the world, and left to die – directly over the open flame. Eye in the Sky, a deadly and merciless police force ensures no one escapes. Ever. All that’s keeping Parole alive is faith in the midst of horrors and death, trust in the face of desperation… and their fantastic, terrifying, and beautiful superhuman abilities.

Regan, silent, scaly stealth expert, is haunted by ten years of anxiety, trauma and terror, and he’s finally reached his limit. His ability to disappear into thin air isn’t enough: he needs an escape, and he’ll do anything for a chance. Unluckily for him, Hans, a ghostly boy with a chilling smile, knows just the thing to get one. It starts with a little murder.

But instead of ending a man’s life, Regan starts a new one of his own. He turns away from that twisted path, and runs into Evelyn, fearless force on stage and sonic-superheroic revolutionary on the streets. Now Regan has a choice – and a chance to not only escape from Parole, but unravel the mystery deep in its burning heart. And most of all, discover the truth about their own entwining pasts.

They join forces with Evelyn’s family: the virtuosic but volatile Danae, who breathes life into machines, and her wife Rose, whose compassionate nature and power over healing vines and defensive thorns will both be vital to survive this nightmare. Then there’s Zilch, a cool and level-headed person made of other dead people, and Finn, one of Parole’s few remaining taxi drivers, who causes explosions whenever he feels anything but happy.

Separately they’d never survive, much less uncover the secret of Parole’s eternally-burning fire. Together, they have a chance. Unfortunately, Hans isn’t above playing dirty, lying, cheating, manipulating… and holding Regan’s memories hostage until he gets his way.

Parole’s a rough place to live. But they’re not dead yet. If they can survive the imminent cataclysmic disaster, they might just stay that way…

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Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew.

But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he’s a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego . . . and Alana can’t keep her eyes off her.

But there’s little time for romance: Nova’s in danger and someone will do anything—even destroying planets—to get their hands on her!

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The Three by Meghan O’Brien

Two lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence.

When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship.

For in order to prevail, the two must become…The Three, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

Available at:

Bold Strokes Books


Apple Books


Third by Q. Kelly

Helen Franklin is horrified when her dying father leaves her a most unusual inheritance: a woman. The woman, Anne, is a time traveler with a tragic past. Helen tells herself she does not have time for Anne. Yalia, Helen’s wife, has been distancing herself from Helen for three years, and Helen needs to decide if she wants to save their marriage.

Then the unexpected happens. A romantic relationship develops among Yalia, Anne and Helen. Can the three of them figure out their lives together, especially when time might be running out for Anne?

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Three Times the Charm by A.M. Burns, Caitlin Ricci & Kimberly Cooper Griffin

When longtime friends Raine and Amelia meet new student Mel, a shameless flirt and open lesbian, it casts their feelings for each other in a different light. Soon the affection between the three girls grows into an attraction they’re eager to explore.

But even as new love blooms, a secret Amelia’s been hiding for years demands their attention. Amelia has an eating disorder, and even if she’s in denial, the disease is threatening her health—and her life. She’ll need the support of her friends to recover as the relationship faces its first test… one they must pass before it’s too late for Amelia.

Available at:


Apple Books


Winterbourne’s Daughter by Stephanie Rabig

When her parents are overthrown, Lisette is demoted from princess to servant. Refusing to stop caring for her people simply because she’s no longer royalty, Lisette cooperates with the new royal mistress, Emeline, to smuggle people out of the castle.

She also befriends the champion of the deathfights, and finds herself in the impossible situation of falling in love with both of them. Before she can sort the matter out, however, an assassination attempt sends Emeline fleeing for her life—with the new queen’s fearsome huntsman close on her heels…

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Three’s a Crowd by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Managing the frozen-food aisles at the market rarely brings excitement. Until average gal Maya Flores meets two female customers who want her to go out with them. Separately, of course!

Jocie Greer is the charismatic lover she’s always desired. When they’re together, they’re on an adventure. Maya doesn’t have to think about the crumbling family waiting for her at home, or the nowhere job keeping her chained to a paycheck.

Or she’s with Loren Hamilton, the professor who can quote classic literature and the latest hot romance novel. She makes Maya feel like the star of her own bestselling romance. The private tours of a college campus aren’t bad, either!

But Maya knows that every great romance novel has a catch. She simply has to believe it won’t happen to her…

Jocelyn Greer and Loren Hamilton go back all the way to boarding school, where they ruled as romantic rivals. Now, twenty years later, they’ve bumped into each other, and all hell is breaking loose!

This might require telling Maya the truth about their past. And if there’s one thing Jocie and Loren would rather do than go down that road, it’s admit anything is wrong. Or that they might still like each other, too.

Something has to give. Will it be Loren, who has turned her back on her old self, anyway? Or Jocie, who knows she’ll never stand a chance against a trust-fund academic from freakin’ Brentwood?

Maybe it will be Maya, as soon as she’s done milking this fling for all it’s worth!

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Forever Theirs by Anna Stone (Coming on May 30)

A billionaire executive. Her glamorous fashion designer girlfriend. Together, they’re determined to make one unassuming woman theirs.

For florist Chloe, life isn’t all sunshine and roses. Deep in debt and haunted by a past she’s desperate to leave behind, she can barely keep her little flower shop running. So when Mistress Media executive Gabrielle strolls into Chloe’s florist and hires her for her company’s event, Chloe jumps at the opportunity. She’s irrevocably drawn to the tantalizingly beautiful woman.

And when she comes face to face with Dana, Gabrielle’s girlfriend, Chloe is drawn to her too. A world-renowned fashion designer, Dana is just as beautiful, just as elegant, and just as enticing as Gabrielle.

Both women possess one characteristic that makes Chloe weak—they like to take control. They want Chloe. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get her.

Swept into a whirlwind of romance and sensual delights beyond her wildest fantasies, Chloe is unable to resist falling for her two Mistresses. As their relationship deepens, all three women begin to wonder if the love they’ve been searching for is within their grasp, but secrets and past shadows stand in the way. Can Dana and Gabrielle do what it takes to make Chloe theirs for good?

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