Since more than half of the year is over, many readers are slowly starting to complete their Lesbian Book Bingo cards and asking me for recommendations for squares they haven’t yet filled.
One of the categories that I get asked for recommendations most often is romantic comedy. Rom-com novels are pretty popular with many readers. Every once in a while, it’s just nice to get a change of pace from all the heartache and angst and to read a novel that will make you laugh out loud.
15 GREAT F/F ROMANTIC COMEDY NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 must-read romantic comedies that will tickle your funny bone.
Just Jorie by Robin Alexander
On a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts Jorie Andolini in the path of Lena Vaughn. Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you’ll see along the way in this hilarious romantic comedy.
A Fairytale of Possibilities by Kiki Archer
Wedding planner Lauren Hilliard weaves fairytales out of possibilities. It’s her business and she’s good at it. Her brides love her for making their dreams come true but she’s not managed to make the magic happen for herself – yet.
Trouble is, Lauren’s in love with her best friend and has been for eleven hopeless years.
But what if the feelings are mutual?
Crazy Little Thing by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner
Ollie and Claire fell head over heels in love, drove to Iowa and got married. One year later they realized they’d made a big mistake. But in order to get divorced they have to drive back to Iowa and live together for three months before the judge will grant them a divorce. Can Ollie and Claire fall back in love? Can their love survive a divorce?
Kiss the Girl (Soho Loft Romances) by Melissa Brayden
Sleeping with the enemy has never been so complicated. Twenty-eight-year-old Brooklyn Campbell is having a bad day. A speeding ticket, a towed car, and a broken heel are all working against her laid-back vibe. To top it all off, her birth mother, whom she’s never met, has requested contact. The only bright spot is an impromptu date with a beautiful and mysterious brunette.
Love Bites by Lila Bruce
The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart.
Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned…
Clichéd Love by Lynn Galli
As a journalist, Vega spends her days writing other people’s stories. For her latest assignment, she’s taking down LGBT love stories and worrying that her eyes might roll right out of their sockets during every mushy interview. Only the help of her new friend, Iris, who also believes romance stories are worth mocking, prevents her from finding ways to make her subjects mysteriously disappear to save her from having to listen to more clichés.
A Date With Angel and Other Things That Weren’t Supposed to Happen by J. Judkins
Kim’s ordinary life became complicated when she met Angel, a woman she immediately identified as an alien attempting to pass for human. She did what any other science fiction geek would do and invited her home.
Eight Dates by Lori L. Lake
After a disastrous breakup, Skylar Cassidy finds meeting women daunting and doesn’t want to go through it again. But when her best pal and business partner Mitchell signs her up at the GirlsGaylore.com dating website and characterizes her as a happy-go-lucky, amorous, risk-taking single, all hell breaks loose. Suddenly, women are coming out of the woodwork and Sky hardly knows what to make of it.
Shell Game by Benny Lawrence
Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped by a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears–and Lynn’s not exactly what she seems to be, either. In between encounters with old girlfriends, a slow death involving marmalade, and bounty hunters with no sense of humor, Lynn and her new mistress attempt to work out exactly what they are to each other–and who’s in charge.
Welcome to the Wallops by Gill McKnight
Jane Swallow has always struggled to keep peace, friendship, and equanimity within the community she loves, but this year everything is wrong. Her father has just been released from prison and is on his way to Lesser Wallop with the rest of her travelling family. Her job is on the line, and her ex-girlfriend has just moved in next door. Only a miracle can save her.
Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan & Salem West
Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a Line Supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small Indiana town; and life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant after it’s been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, fried catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a small-town bar called Hoosier Daddy.
The Seduction of Moxie by Colette Moody
When Hollywood-bound actress Violet London meets speakeasy singer Moxie Valette, her trip takes an unexpected turn toward love. New York City, 1931: When wry Broadway actress Violet London and her hard-drinking cohorts venture into a speakeasy the night before she is to board a train for Hollywood, she is floored by sassy blond singer Moxie Valette.
See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith
Schoolteacher Gemma Hughes is an ordinary woman. Disorganised and clumsy, she soon finds herself in the capable hands of the beautiful Dr Maria Moran. Everything goes wonderfully until Gemma starts doubting Maria’s intentions. But has Maria something to hide? Can Gemma stop her actions? Or will she ruin the best thing to happen in her life? Given her track record, anything is possible.
The Hypotenuse of Love by Kate Sweeney
Parker Englewood is a respected professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago. All she wanted one night was dinner at her favorite restaurant, then a quiet weekend. And what did she get? The madcap Charlotte Darcy on a platter with a side of screwball chaos.
The Plus One by Natasha West
When Charlie Black gets dumped by her girlfriend just before her sister’s wedding, she’s too embarrassed to admit it. She’s finds a solution in Rent-a-Date, a company that will provide you with an actress that can pretend to be your partner at social occasions. So after booking herself a date from the company, Charlie is guaranteed that a hot woman will show up to the wedding with enough knowledge to pretend to be her girlfriend, at least for the length of the big day. But when Charlie turns up at the church, her date has a surprise in store…
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the romantic comedy square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another f/f rom-com novel.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the romantic comedy square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- A Fairytale of Possibilities by Kiki Archer
- Clichéd Love by Lynn Galli
- The Plus One by Natasha West
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 “romantic comedy” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Entries close on Thursday, August 9, 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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