Celebrity romance novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #6)

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony took place earlier this month, so I thought this would be a good time to post the recommended reading list for the celebrity romance square of the Lesbian Book Bingo.

If you need to brush up on the book bingo rules, check out the rules post.

I think what makes celebrity romances so appealing to many readers is that we get to see the glamour, but also the downside of fame. Whether the famous person is an actress, an athlete, or a singer, love in the limelight has its challenges. Often, seeing two very different worlds—those of a star and a normal person—collide can be part of the fun.

15 GREAT LESBIAN CELEBRITY ROMANCE NOVELS

I’ve put together a list of 15 celebrity romance novels with lesbian, bi, pan, or other women-loving female main characters. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

All That Lies Within_Lynn Ames

All That Lies Within by Lynn Ames

A sexy, glamorous movie star with a secret second career… A learned professor of American Literature with a particular expertise in the work of a mysterious, Pulitzer Prize-winning author… And the chance phrase in a letter that forever alters the course of their lives. Welcome to the worlds of Dara Thomas and Rebecca Minton.

Available at:
Amazon
Audible (audiobook)

Off Screen_J.A. Armstrong

Off Screen (Off Screen series, book 1) by J.A. Armstrong

Actress Emma Bronson seems to have it all, but she’s lonely and craves love. When aspiring writer Addison Blake accidentally collides with Emma; sparks ignite. Friendship and companionship are rivaled by an attraction that neither woman has ever experienced. But Addison seems reluctant to pursue a romantic relationship with the popular television star, challenging Emma to finally demolish all of her self-imposed walls.

Available at:
Amazon

Waiting in the Wings_Melissa Brayden

Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden

Jenna McGovern has spent her whole life training for the stage. At graduation, she’s stunned when a chance audition lands her a prime supporting role in the hottest Broadway touring production in the country. In more exciting news, Jenna discovers acclaimed television star Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the production..

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

Leaving L.A._Kate Christie

Leaving L.A. by Kate Christie

When Hollywood A-lister Tessa Flanagan’s long-term nanny quits, she hires graduate school-bound Eleanor Chapin to watch her young daughter for the summer. The job is supposed to be temporary, but when a deeper connection begins to develop between the two women, will Eleanor change her mind about leaving LA?

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Love on Location_Lisa Girolami

Love on Location by Lisa Girolami

Power, money, and fame spell happiness—at least in the movies. Hollywood film producer Kate Nyland has it all, including her gorgeous movie star girlfriend, Hannah Corrant. Amid the excitement of shooting multimillion dollar movies and being photographed by the ever-present paparazzi after a glimpse of Hannah, Kate is reminded continuously that her life couldn’t be better.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Damage Control_Jae

Damage Control (Hollywood series) by Jae

When actress Grace Durand is photographed in a compromising situation with a woman, she fears for her career.
She hires PR agent Lauren Pearce to do damage control, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.
As they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together, Lauren realizes how different Grace is from her TV persona.
Getting involved would ruin their careers, but the attraction between them is growing.

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Stepping Stone_Karin Kallmaker

Stepping Stone by Karin Kallmaker

Producer Selena Ryan isn’t going to let anyone use her to get what they want, ever again, even if that means living without love.

Lights, camera and action are the backdrop for this lesbian romance novel of taking chances by Golden Crown and Lambda Literary award-winning author Karin Kallmaker.

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

And Playing the Role of Herself_KE Lane

And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of 9th Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. When the two meet on the set of 9th Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain?

Available at:
Amazon
Audible (audiobook)

Between the Lines_Bobbi Marolt

Between the Lines by Bobbi Marolt

When romance writer Gail Prescott meets British actor Tannen Albright, she develops feelings that she usually only experiences through her characters. Despite Gail’s prickly demeanor, Tannen won’t be deterred from striking up a friendship. Gail’s emotional walls begin to crumble before Tannen’s irresistible charms, and she cautiously allows Tannen, and the possibility of love, into her life.

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Stars Collide_HP Munro

Stars Collide by H.P. Munro

Despite her fame, Freya Easter has managed to keep one aspect of her life out of the public eye. However, a new job on the hit show Front Line and a storyline that pairs her with the gorgeous Jordan Ellis may mean that Freya’s secret is about to come out. While their on-screen counterparts begin a romantic journey, Freya and Jordan also find themselves on a pathway towards each other.

Available at:
Amazon

Survived by her Longtime Companion_Chris Paynter

Survived by her Longtime Companion by Chris Paynter

After the death of a movie star, Daphne DeMonet, two former lovers, Bailey and Chelsea, find themselves interviewing her “longtime companion,” Eleanor Burnett. Eleanor insists the two women read portions of her diaries to learn from the mistakes that she and Daphne made during their relationship–and from the love they shared. By reading about Daphne and Eleanor’s 60 years together, will Bailey and Chelsea renew their own relationship?

Available at:
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Love's Autograph_Michele M. Reynolds

Love’s Autograph by Michele M. Reynolds

What do you do when you show up at an apartment to pick up your blind date and she mistakes you for her kid’s sitter?
Lesbian rock star EJ Way decides to be the sitter for the night. Fascinated by both Ria and her eleven-year-old daughter, she finds herself sitting night after night, without revealing who she really is. Getting a glimpse into their family life seems like a nice change of pace from her world of music and fame. She doesn’t count on falling in love—or on having to watch Ria go on date after date.

Available at:
Amazon

Backstage Pass_Riley Scott

Backstage Pass by Riley Scott

Everyone’s favorite rock ’n’ roll bad girl has gone too far this time. When scandal finally breaks, Raven is forced to hire public relations guru, Christina Villanova, to refine her image. As Raven’s behavior escalates dangerously, Christina realizes she’s not just fighting for Raven’s popularity, she’s fighting for Raven’s heart—and her future.

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Casting Lacey_Elle Spencer

Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer

Coming out is easier when you’ve got someone by your side. At least that’s how the hyper-private Quinn Kincaid sees it. When her publicist suggests a good old-fashioned sham of a Hollywood relationship, Quinn reluctantly agrees. And that’s how the star of Jordan’s Appeal, TV’s highest-rated legal drama, ends up with a fake girlfriend—the very real, very sexy, and very gay soap star Lacey Matthews.

Available at:
Amazon

The Princess Affair_Nell Stark

The Princess Affair by Nell Stark

Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan has never had anything handed to her on a silver platter. As she arrives at Oxford to begin her course of study, she is determined to make the most out of this latest opportunity. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry’s priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore.

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

If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the celebrity romance square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian book featuring a famous main character.

Leave a comment to win a book

In addition to winning books by completing a line on the bingo card, there’ll also be a giveaway for each post. This time, you can win an e-book copy of my novel Damage Control (which is part of the Hollywood series, but is a standalone with all-new main characters) and an e-book copy of Stepping Stone by Karin Kallmaker.

To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment and let us know which book you’re going to read for the celebrity romance square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.

I’ll announce the winner of the two books on Thursday, March 22.

The reading list for the next book bingo square—fake relationships and marriage of convenience romances—will be posted on April 5. There’ll be another giveaway too!

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Happy reading!
Jae

75 thoughts on “Celebrity romance novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #6)”

  1. Have just filled this square with a re read Of Casting Lacey – fab book and v funny😀. Can also recommend And playing the role of herself – that’s been a re read book several times over.

  2. I read True Colors for my card but am reading Backstage Pass at the moment and am really enjoying it. 5boxes to go for me but they are not my favourite genres and some of them I’m in limbo about finding a book.

  3. Waiting in The Wings is great, other great selections for this Square are A Royal Romance by Jenny Frame and The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmmer

  4. I’ll probably read “playing the spy” by Maggie Brown or I’ll wait the release of “the Princess Deception” by Nell Stark or “Sparks Like Ours” by Melissa Brayden. Not sure yet :) I still have others squares to fill too. I just finished “kellen’s moment” by robin alexander for the “romantic comedy” square. Thank you Jae for this brilliant idea, I discovered quite a few new authors with this game :)

  5. The Gravety Between Us was the first book I read in this category. Then I read. And playing the role of herself. That book was amazing. Just when I thought It couldn’t get better I read Perfect Rythem truely appreciate how this book was wrote. I was very touched.

  6. My new favorite pastime, has been trying to fill my bingo card. Looking forward to someday winning a paperback, signed

  7. I read Casting Lacey for this square, but have read most of the recommendations in the past. The ones I haven’t I will certainly check out, since this is one of my favorite categories.

  8. Crikey, you know you read a lot of lesfic when there is only one on the list you haven’t already read! So my choice is easy… Leaving LA it is! (am also about to start binge reading all of your Hollywood series, darn it! Will never get any work done at this rate!

  9. SO many choices, so little time. I will likely read What Lies Within since it’s already on my to-read list. And I think I already own Leaving L.A.
    Stepping Stone is also recommended. I’ve read almost every one of Karin’s books. She never disappoints.

  10. Having great fun filling my bingo card. This should be a good category, although it doesn’t help me complete a row 🤔❣️

  11. i went with your Just Physical. also on your Celeb romance bingo list you labeled Eyes Like Those as Waiting in the Wings both By Melissa Brayden

  12. I love it when these lists come out. I get to revist the books I’ve already read and I get introduced to new titles to add to my “to read” list.

  13. Just re-read Damage Control. One of my favorite books. The whole “Hollywood” series is great! Finished my first BINGO!!

  14. I read Charming the Vicar by Jenny Frame for this square and just finished Captain of Industry by Karin Kallmaker which would qualify as well. Both good reads too.

  15. Funny I looked at all the titles and realized I read few of those in the past…..Nell Stark has it for me on this square though 😊👍

  16. I read “Magic of the Heart” by C.J. Hart for this one – really fun read! I’ll have to keep some of these titles in mind next time I’m looking for a book to pick up, though. One of my favorite categories.

  17. I read Casting Lacey and All That Lies Within. I’m sure I’ll end up reading Damage Control too. Seems like I’m reading at least one Jae book a week. :)

  18. “And Playing the Role of Herself” by KE Lane is my favorite from the ones I’ve read on this list…and the genre as a whole. If you read it, get the audio version. Also loved “Waiting in the Wings” by Melissa Brayden and “The Princess Affair” by Nell Stark. For my BINGO card, I read “Reality Lesbian” by Q Kelly, and I thought that one was fantastic as well!

  19. Gerri Hill’s newest novel, The Locket, just came out and one of the characters is a celebrity. It is a great mystery/suspense, with the celebrity twist.

  20. I would add Heart on Fire by Diana Simmonds to the list. After a country singer is outed, her tour bus breaks down at a truck stop in the Australian Outback where she meets an unimpressed local who works at her family’s restaurant.

    I think I will read Waiting in the Wings for this category.

  21. I don’t think I have enough hours in a day and days in a year to ever finish my To Read list! At least not in the way this bingo is going!! I keep adding more and more books! But I love it! In the past I’ve already read a lot on this list and loved them! But i’m not gonna re-read! So for this list I just finished Kristen Conrad’s This is Devin Jones, but maybe I will shift it to another spot because there are so many suggestions here I still want to read from this list! I’m gonna start with The locket by Gerri Hill (thanks for the suggestion) and I’ve never read the hollywood series, so that’s following up! I also have my eye on All the love songs by Nicole Pyland, Lost in the starlight by Kiki Archer and Casting Lacy! But the new series of Melissa brayden sounds great as well!!! So many choices! I have 4 bingo cards already and still I feel the need to add more.. DAMN IT!

    • Having 4 bingo cards going…that’s the way to go! My to-be-read list is a mile long too, but that’s a great problem to have, right?

      • Yeah, 4 cards is a lot, but I have trouble sleeping and an addiction to reading (especially lesfic) so that makes a long to-be-read list is a great problem to have! Thanks again for the bingo!

  22. A Damage Control Re-read is coming. Awesome. I love those characters, and maybe I’ll Waiting in the Wings will be read too.

  23. I’m interested in a few, but mostly damage control, all that lies within and backstage pass, so, there’s my starting point :)

  24. Amazing list again! I have all but 4 of these including the 2 offered for this squares drawing. Most of them are on both my re-read and favorite author lists. I could add many others but will list only Karin Kallmaker’s Unforgettable. For this square I read Lynn Ames What Lies Within.

  25. This is a great list. I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far and look forward to reading the rest. One of my fav books is missing from this list though… Course of Action by Gun Brooke. It’s one of my fav celeb re-reads.

  26. I’ve just finished Damage Control by Bobbi Marolt which, I thoroughly enjoyed. This is my second go at completing Lesbian Bingo and I’m just going to keep reading and reading and completing as many Bingo sheets as I can. Loving it!

  27. I’m really enjoying this game. I came across it 4 days ago and have already completed secretaries on my card. I’ve read several of these books listed this year-Casting Lacey. I’m going to re-read Love’s Autograph and start the J.A. Armstrong series Off Screen. I think one of the best parts about this game is being able to read everyone’s comment about books they’ve read, will read, and favorites. It’s making my reading list even longer, which I appreciate because I read at least a book a day.

  28. I loved Waiting in the Wings when I read it not too long ago. And Playing the Role of Herself is one I’ve read MANY times (most before it was published, but made sure to buy the book).

    Not sure which of these I will read for the BINGO, but I think Coffee Sonata by Gun Brooke would fit (Vivan Harding, famous opera singer); would also fit under age difference.

  29. And Playing the Role of Herself has got a lot of positive comments on this feed so far; I think I’ll have to read that one!

  30. Departure from the Script, I recommend this book, especially if you need to escape from real life for a few hours. The characters (both, actress and photographer) are extremely likable. This is very cute book, but it ended far too soon. Caution, after reading the book you will cook pancakes!

  31. I feel as if I can’t live my life to the fullest without having read “And Playing The Role of Herself,” lol. I’ve only heard good things about And Playing The Role of Herself, so gotta jump on board the fan bandwagon for this one. So, yeah, I’m reading that one for this square.

    I’ll also will read “The Gravity of Us” (I’m a huge fan of dual perspective/first person novels and this book seems as if it will be one of the few New Adult books that is not problematic) and “Lost in the Starlight” (love, love, love the book’s cover and I’ve heard only good things about this book.)

  32. Oooh I read The Princess Affair already but I’ve always wanted to read And Playing The Role of herself – it’s a classic!

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