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lesbian romance Paper Love by Jae

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Paper Love

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan

Susanne Wolff isn’t thrilled when her mother sends her all the way across the country to Freiburg to save her uncle’s stationery store from bankruptcy. Freiburg is too provincial for her taste, and besides, pen and paper are outdated anyway.

Anja Lamm, Paper Love’s only full-time employee, takes an instant dislike to the arrogant, digital-loving snob who’s supposed to be her temporary boss.

But thanks to a meddling cat, a business trip to a stationery fair, and an armada of origami boats, Anja soon starts to see beneath Susanne’s aloof exterior, and Susanne discovers how sexy pens and notebooks can be—at least when Anja handles them.

As the end of Susanne’s three-month stay approaches, will she stick to her plan to leave, or will she open her heart to more than just paper love?

Publication date: August 29, 2018

Length: 89,000 words

Tropes & themes: opposites-attract romance, geek romance, bisexual character, enemies to lovers romance, romance set in Germany, ice queen romance


  • eLit Awards 2019 (silver) in the LGBT Fiction category
  • Rainbow Award Winner 2018/19 (9th place Best Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance and 11th place Best Lesbian Book)

Reading companion: If you’d like to look at pictures of Freiburg and the yummy German dishes mentioned in the book while you read, check out the reading companion here.

LESBIreviewed (Video review)

“The most beautiful book… I was completely blown away by her writing. You’ll fall in love with both characters.”

The Lesbian Review

“If you want a sweet, angst-free romance that’s like a warm hug, pick up Paper Love. It’s totally adorable and the perfect escapism when you need to get away from it all.”

Kitty Kat’s Book Review Blog

Paper Love was a wonderful love story in a very different and unique setting. It was beautifully done and Jae never fails to leave me with a happy, joyful feeling in my heart. Highly recommended.”

Love Bytes LGBTQ Book Reviews

“This is an excellent romance with well-crafted characters, amazing scenery, and a realistic story that pulls you right in.”

Rainbow Moose’s Reviews

“Paper Love is a great book that will keep you up at night, turning pages… I recommend it as one of Jae’s best yet, along the lines of Perfect Rhythm, Something in the Wine and Just for Show.”


“Jae as always delivers a well written, entertaining and original story. A feel good slow-burn romance set in a charming city.”

Alex Reads Boooks

“Paper Love is another really great f/f romance from Jae that you should absolutely pick up. Especially if you like reading work place romances.”

Lesbian Fiction Reviews

“Paper Love by Jae is what I’d call a sofa-and-blanket kind of book. A sweet, endearing and uncomplicated love story which is ideal when you are looking for a lesbian romance without excessive drama, perfect in its simplicity and sweetness.”

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