This week’s category of the Sapphic Book Bingo features blind dates! Usually, the two main characters go on a blind date with each other, but you can also read a book in which the protagonist goes on a blind date with someone else.
15 sapphic books featuring a blind date
Here are my book recommendations for the “sapphic books featuring a blind date” category:
Blind Date at the Booklover’s Lair by Jae
Even though Tricia pens sapphic romances for a living, she hasn’t been out with a woman in forever. Her best friend sends her on a blind date in a bookstore, but the woman she meets in the LGBT section isn’t who Tricia thinks she is. What will happen when the wrong date turns out to be just right?
Something in the Wine by Jae
All her life, Annie Prideaux has suffered through her brother’s constant practical jokes. But Jake’s last joke is one too many, she decides when he sets her up on a blind date with his friend Drew—neglecting to tell his straight sister one tiny detail: her date is not a man, but a lesbian.
Annie and Drew decide it’s time to turn the tables on Jake by pretending to fall in love with each other.
At first glance, they have nothing in common. Disillusioned with love, Annie focuses on books, her cat, and her work as an accountant while Drew, more confident and outgoing, owns a dog and spends most of her time working in her beloved vineyard.
Only their common goal to take revenge on Jake unites them. But what starts as a table-turning game soon turns Annie’s and Drew’s lives upside down as the lines between pretending and reality begin to blur.
The Setup by TB Markinson
Can a weekend change your fate?
As soon as Rory Price’s plane touches down in Britain for her two-year work contract, she has big plans to see and experience everything she can. The one thing that isn’t on the twenty-seven-year old’s agenda is a relationship.
Tell that to her matchmaking British friend who sets Rory up on a coffee date on her first full day in the new country.
Imogen Wright doesn’t want any more complications in her life. The only thing she’s considering committing to is adopting a dog.
Their blind date starts off disastrous, but there might be more than meets the eye.
Will the two headstrong women continue to clash, or will they see what’s so obvious to their matchmaking friend?
Falling Blindly by Abigail Taylor
Shay is an attractive tomboy with everything going for her except self-belief.
She works from home as a statistical analyst but spends all her free time working on her popular cult fan page, Lost-and-Found Girl, which doesn’t leave much time for socializing.
But everything changes when Shay meets Charlotte, an enthusiastic fan, who lives life to the fullest and loves Shay’s individuality.
As their online friendship develops, Shay’s confidence rises, and she begins to claim her life back, starting with finding her self-worth and eliminating people who didn’t belong in her life no matter how long they’d been there.
The Game Changer by Finley Chuva
Elena Torres has it all. As a successful soccer star playing for the Denver Defiant, she has money, fame, and, best of all, gets to do her favorite thing for a living. Sure, she’s also a 31-year-old divorcée, has no idea how to go about dating again, and is still deciding how open to be about her recent autism diagnosis. But she’s dealing. Then Harper Wright arrives back in town, and Elena is surprised to discover she has more in common with her best friend’s little sister than she’d ever imagined. As much as she tries, she can’t seem to get those messy red curls and bright smiles out of her mind…
Harper Wright has a Plan with a capital P. Step one, get her new board game café up and running. Step two, stop subsisting entirely on muffins from the vegan bakery next door. Step three, stop thinking about Elena Torres, no matter how amazing her arms look in a tank top. Or that she’s beginning to look at Harper in a way she had only dreamed of back in high school. Starting something with Elena would be a disaster waiting to happen, but it’s getting harder and harder to remember why. After all, they’re grown-ups now. Elena isn’t looking for anything serious, but Harper will just have to be careful not to let her heart get involved…
Tell Me What You Want by Johana Gavez
A failed blind date turns into the start of an unexpected connection.
Since her divorce four years before, love hasn’t been in the cards for Olivia Fernández. She focuses on work, her children, and the occasional fleeting encounter that never becomes more. The last thing she wants for Valentine’s Day is to be set up on yet another date that will end with her bed warm but her heart as lonely as ever.
Canceling the date arranged by her nosy friends should be simple and the end of any interaction with Isabela Santamaría, CEO of Santamaría Media. Except, life insists on putting Isabela on Olivia’s path and she can’t deny her attraction and the easy connection they share.
Not falling for the woman she initially rejected becomes harder than expected the more time they spend together and explore their chemistry in bed. Will passion turn into love for Olivia and Isabela?
Waiting For You by Anne Hagan
What if the server was more appealing to you than your lunch date?
The Starlite Diner seemed like the perfect place for a blind date. Broad daylight. Good food. Great service. What could go wrong?
Marketer Kelly Dawson took herself out of the dating game after a failed engagement. She let a good friend talk her into a blind date. Some friend. Her date was late, and the time Kelly spent waiting on her was a better time than the half hour they spent together.
Alyssa Tyler is just helping out in her parents’ busy diner. An MBA candidate and future general manager of a Starlite Diner mini empire, she’s usually completely focused on operations and not on the front-end customer experience. Her focus changes when a gorgeous butch gets seated in her section for the lunch rush.
Kelly’s failed date is dispatched away quickly, but the journey to love for her and Alyssa won’t be as easy as pie.
Love Is Enough by Cindy Rizzo
Angie Antonelli has the life she’s always wanted—a promising political career, a supportive family, and great friends. The one thing missing is what she hoped she’d have by now, a committed relationship with the woman of her dreams.
Jan Clifford has been taking a break from dating while she figures out how to create a life that is more fulfilling than the country club society of her parents and her job in the family’s investment firm.
When Angie and Jan are set up on a blind date to go sailing, the chemistry is immediate and the attraction undeniable, but each wonders if she can really fit into the other’s world. Can the politician who fights for the little guy make things work with the financier who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth?
Before it has time to get very far, this new relationship is put to the test. First, Angie must decide how she really feels when the woman who broke her heart many years ago suddenly comes back into her life. And then the worlds of politics and finance collide when Jan refuses to walk away from a business deal that threatens Angie’s re-election to a second term in Congress.
Can the intense connection they feel keep Angie and Jan together? Only hopeless romantics believe that love is enough. Or is it?
Skimming around Murder by Edale Lane
Top detective Jenna Ferrari winds up with too much on her plate as Christmas approaches when she becomes entangled in three cases. Allowing her emotions to run amuck, she concludes there’s no use trying to pursue a new relationship with Randi.
Randi senses something is very wrong with Jenna and refuses to give up on them, but she consents to engaging in an experiment to date someone else.
Crimes overlap while Jenna struggles with feelings of guilt, remorse, and inadequacy. Can she accept the fact that even a strong woman needs help, or will her world shatter from the inside out?
Follow Lieutenant Ferrari as she tracks down multiple suspects while juggling a budding relationship in book two of the Lessons in Murder series. Maybe she’ll end up with a Christmas miracle of her own, affirming hers can also be a Wonderful Life.
Matzo Match by Roz Alexander
After a brutal break-up, Sam is ready for a lot of things: spring, hosting on her own again, a casual fling or two. Sam is definitely not ready for anything real, but her best friend Virginia has decided she’s taken long enough. When loving encouragements aren’t enough, Virginia takes fate into her own hands.
With Passover just around the corner, will a surprise blind date, three celebrations in eight days, and approximately 100 glasses of wine be enough to finally move on?
After one taste of the hard-bodied, immaculately dressed butch Jordan, it just might be time. Too bad Jordan has her own baggage to work through.
Month of Sundays by Yolanda Wallace
Love doesn’t always happen overnight; sometimes it takes a month of Sundays.
Conservative accountant Rachel Bauer is recovering from the abrupt end of a long-term relationship when she’s tossed into the dating pool against her will. Expecting to meet friends for drinks, she finds herself in the middle of a blind date with Griffin Sutton, the sexy celebrity chef with a reputation for being easy on the eyes but hard on the heart. Rachel isn’t interested in becoming the latest notch on Griffin’s well-worn bedpost so she rebuffs her advances. Griffin, who hasn’t met a woman she couldn’t seduce, decides the best way to Rachel’s reluctant heart is through her stomach. She offers to take her on a culinary trip around the world one Sunday at a time.
If Rachel accepts Griffin’s proposition, will she find more than a good meal?
Magic in Her Touch by Kate McLay
She’s the baddest witch in town…
Darby Guerin hustles pool, gets in bar fights, and wears the mantle of black sheep and screw-up with pride. No way will she consent to an arranged marriage with some debutante from a rival witch family just to satisfy her mother. A night of passion with a beautiful stranger is more her speed. Her one night stand gets complicated when sparks fly and Darby can’t stop thinking about Mina.
Mina Poole never planned to return home…
Never is a long time, and when she finds herself back in town her mother insists that she bind herself to a stranger in the name of duty. Mina scoffs at her mother’s plans, and rushes into the arms of a beautiful, brawling woman at the local bar.
What’s a little danger between lovers?
A friend in need and a desperate rescue turn one passionate night into something neither Darby nor Mina expected. As their lives intertwine, their hearts collide and bind them together more tightly than their families could dream. And an unwanted match suddenly becomes just the thing that two lost women need more than anything.
Nurturing Hope by Kara Ripley
Desiree Adler does not want a girlfriend. Why would she? She has a demanding career as a photographer and content creator, an eccentric but supportive family, and a huge responsibility as a foster parent to a teenager named Hope.
Desi’s life is just fine the way it is. Why risk another heartbreak?
However, Desi’s sister is annoyingly persistent and when she arranges a blind date for Desi, it’s less trouble to agree, get it over with, and return to normal life. The blind date is every bit as terrible as predicted. So why can’t Desi stop thinking about Soledad Reyes?
If Desi has any hope of finding balance in life, she must help Hope confront the ghosts of her past, while confronting her own assumptions about race, power, and identity in the present.
30 Dates in 30 Days by Elle Spencer
Veronica Welch has made it. She’s about to be named a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. She’s on top of the world, except for one tiny ridiculous thing: she promised herself she’d be married by thirty-five. After a drink too many, she accidentally lets her “life plan” slip to Bea, her steadfast, ever meddling assistant, and now Bea won’t let the idea go.
Rachel Monaghan doesn’t do serious relationships. As a busy wedding photographer, she’s jaded about lasting love, has a thriving repeat business, and hasn’t had much luck with love herself. While bartending at her cousin’s bar, Rachel learns of Bea’s plan to get her boss married off by scheduling thirty dates in thirty days.
In this sophisticated contemporary romance, Veronica Welch tries to find love in the most efficient way possible, while Rachel Monaghan avoids love at all costs. What could possibly go wrong?
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.
Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy… a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle’s new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because… awkward.
Darcy begs Elle to play along and she agrees to pretend they’re dating. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family during the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a faux relationship. But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?
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