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Sapphic low-angst romance (Sapphic Book Bingo 2023 #16)

sapphic low-angst romance

After last week’s category featured 15 high-angst romances, this week, it’s time for sapphic low-angst romance novels!

A low-angst romance is feel-good book that feels like a warm hug. It’s more on the light-hearted side, without a lot of relationship drama. The main characters usually don’t have a traumatic past.

 

15 sapphic low-angst romance novels

Below, you’ll find 15 recommended sapphic low-angst romance novels:

 

A Purrfect Gift by Jae

Lena has just moved to a new city with her cat, Scully, so when she finds little gifts on her doorstep every day, she thinks they’re from her neighbors.

Caroline, who lives next door, can’t figure out how her stuff keeps disappearing until she catches a cat in the act of stealing from her. She follows the feline felon home—and meets its cute owner.

Despite Lena’s best efforts, Scully doesn’t seem inclined to give up her life of crime, so she keeps having to go over to Caroline’s to return the loot.

Soon, neither woman minds the cat burglary anymore. Is it possible that her thieving cat gave Lena the purrfect gift for Christmas?

Available at:

Amazon

Audible

 

Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae

Flirting has never been Denny’s strong suit, but so what if she’s too shy to ask women out? She’s content with her simple life, working as a cashier and helping her sister raise her niece.

But then she gets a wrong-number text message from a stranger named Eliza, asking her of all people for dating advice!

Eliza is Denny’s total opposite: witty, outgoing—and straight. Despite their differences, the accidental text sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon, Eliza—self-proclaimed queen of disastrous first dates—would rather banter back and forth with Denny than to keep trying her luck at online dating.

When they meet in person, there’s an instant connection. But what Eliza is feeling can’t be attraction, right? It doesn’t mean a thing that she’s starting to wish the guys she dates would be more like Denny. Or does it?

Can the wrong number lead to the right woman after all?

Available at:

Ylva Publishing

Amazon

Apple Books

Audible

 

The Roads Left Behind Us by Kat Jackson

After some unexpected life detours, Callie Lewes is determined to complete her PhD program and figure out what to do with the rest of her life. Her laser focus is finely tuned and she’s ready for total immersion in literature, subpar student essays, and all the joys that come with being a graduate teaching assistant. She has no time for, or interest in, anything else. Especially not dating.

Even if Callie were to entertain the idea of dating, she’s certain it would be with someone vibrant, open, and close to her own age. Definitely not someone like Dr. Kate Jory, a new member of Pennbrook College’s English department. Kate is both intimidating and a closed book. And the age difference between them is not small. But Kate is also brilliant and fascinating, and Callie is drawn to her in ways she’d never imagined possible.

Not that Kate notices. Or does she? Callie can’t tell. Even though they develop an engaging and flirtatious friendship, Callie struggles to work up the courage to put herself directly in Kate’s romantic path—wary of the type of fire she suspects their sparks could ignite.

Available at:

Bella Books

Amazon

Apple Books

Audible

 

Birds of a Feather by Laina Villeneuve

Adrienne Stecher has always known she’s different, and she’s fine with her place on the spectrum. She loves her job and her apartment, and she’s happy to help out her grandfather a few times a month. If she could just get the peacocks that plague his neighborhood to stop destroying his yard, she’d be set.

Native to Mississippi, Casey Knight knows beautiful when she sees it, and California is full of beauty. She appreciates everything about her college town—the weather, her job, and the majestic birds that populate her neighborhood.

Though every encounter Casey has with Adrienne seems designed to scare her away along with the birds, Casey keeps finding herself drawn back to her neighbor’s granddaughter. Adrienne is adamant that her quirks make it impossible to date, but something about her makes Casey just as certain that they could be birds of a feather.

Available at:

Bella Books

Amazon

Apple Books

Audible

      

Off the Menu by Alaina Erdell

In less than 48 hours, reality TV sensation Restaurant Redo and its gorgeous host will arrive to film in chef Taylor Mobley’s kitchen…and she just found out.

Fixer Erin Rasmussen has a reputation for saving failing restaurants with her take-no-crap attitude. She gets the job done on time, under budget, and millions of viewers tune in to watch her do it.

The fine dining restaurant Taylor works for has some serious problems, and management doesn’t want her input. It’s time to leave. But how is she supposed to find a new position when a TV host with delusions of grandeur keeps painting her as a problem chef? Taylor refuses to play nice with Erin, especially on camera. They make each other’s blood boil, which is why it’s even more annoying that they can’t manage to keep their hands off each other.

Erin only cares about entertaining viewers. Taylor is unprofessional and immature. Or at least that’s what they each think. As the cameras roll and their careers hang in the balance, will Erin and Taylor make the jump from enemies to lovers?

Available at:

Bold Strokes Books

Amazon

Apple Books

 

Highland Whirl by Anna Larner

When city girl about town Roxanne Barns reluctantly accepts a holiday invite to her best friend Eve’s birthday party in the Scottish Highlands, the last thing she expects is to fall for the very person she’s been dreading seeing again—the feisty Highlander, Alice Campbell.

The moment Alice learns that Roxanne is visiting her home hamlet of Newland, she couldn’t be more suspicious or defensive. A warm welcome is certainly not the plan, let alone falling in love.

Despite Eve’s warnings that Roxanne is not relationship material, Alice can’t ignore her growing attraction. She absolutely trusts Eve’s judgment, but taking her advice just might break Alice’s heart.

Available at:

Bold Strokes Books

Amazon

Apple Books

 

Destination Bedding by Allison Temple

Kate’s fine. Just fine.

Sure, her ex-fiancé is marrying Kate’s little sister in scenic Summit Springs. Sure, her friends and family don’t think that plot twist is weird. And sure, her pink bridesmaid’s dress is a fashion crime.

But it’s fine. Just fine.

Until Kate comes face to face with Piper. They’ve known each other their whole lives, but Piper’s gone from awkward teen to walking temptation. And she’s not shy about showing Kate exactly how grown up she is.

Kate’s ready and Piper is willing, but it’s impossible to find time alone with alpacas and bridezilla on the loose. If they can just get the happy couple down the aisle, then Kate can reach her true destination: one night in Piper’s bed.

Available at:

Amazon

Audible

 

She Keeps Me Warm by Abigail Taylor

The much-awaited sequel to No One Compares to Her has arrived, and it’s time to catch up on Rory and Hazel’s red-hot, second-chance love story.

Back together, after years apart, they are having the time of their lives in their very own love bubble, enjoying the freedom to explore each other and making up for lost time until Hazel receives shocking and unexpected news.

Will Rory stand by her twin flame and love her unconditionally, or is this simply one life event too far?

Available at:

Amazon

 

The Woman at the Top of the Stairs by Jamey Moody

Dru Rae gave up everything to get away from her mafioso family. She disappeared with hopes they’d never find her. All she wanted was a quiet life with a few friends and the woman she knew in her heart was out there.

Marina Summit was an uber successful realtor in a thriving housing market. She gave someone two dates, if there wasn’t a spark then she moved on. Besides, she was too busy for love.

As a house stager on the first day of her new job, Dru was waiting to meet the realtor for a final walk through.

Marina was set to approve a new listing when she went to check on the house staging. She wasn’t prepared for what happened to her heart when she saw the woman at the top of the stairs.

Available at:

Amazon

Audible

      

The Arc by J.A. Rainbow

Carly Fletcher’s body is pulled from the River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow. DCI Ellie McVey must solve the mystery surrounding her death. The story follows her investigation and a possible new romance for Ellie as she meets beautiful redhead Kate by chance in the park. Kate is battling insecurities based on her disability but finds the detective so attractive she shirks her self-imposed loneliness for a chance at real happiness. Can Ellie solve the mystery and keep the girl?

Available at:

Amazon

 

A Matter of Trust by Sabrina Kane

Chloë Marchand knows everything there is to know about coffee. Her talented palate can discern hints of hibiscus in a Tanzanian peaberry blend and notes of coconut in an Ethiopian Harrar. Which is why she loves working at La Vida Mocha, the hip coffee spot in Carlsbad, California. But she also has dreams of opening her very own coffeeshop someday soon. One night at work, though, Chloë sees the woman she had a huge crush on in high school: her former teacher, Miss Banks, who is just as stunningly beautiful now as she was when Chloë last saw her. Not at all the shy type, Chloë doesn’t waste any time approaching her to say hello…Morgan Banks doesn’t understand what is happening to her! But ever since she reconnected with her former student, Chloë, Morgan has not been able to get the younger woman off her mind. Not only that, but Morgan is certainly enjoying the way Chloë flirts with her! One problem, though: Chloë is a woman and, well, Morgan has only ever dated men. What starts off as an innocent friendship between these two women ends up becoming a passionate and soul-fulfilling love affair, the kind each woman has been looking for. Yet both of them will have to learn new things about trust—trust in each other and trust in themselves—in order to make this romance work.

Available at:

Amazon

 

Spells, Snow, & Sky by Coffee Quills

Sky needs breathing room. Keeping a photographer on a short leash is, in her opinion, an act of cruelty. Fleeing Florida and landing in Hokkaido might just be the act that saves her sanity, even if it dooms her romantically.

Yuki wishes to leave Japan. Not forever, but to at least travel the world for a while with a lover at her side. The hard part is figuring out how a being of ice and snow can survive outside of Hokkaido’s winters.

Nyssa needs to find her runaway girlfriend. Too bad she doesn’t want to be found and has turned off her phone. When Nyssa receives a panicked farewell though, all her wants center on arriving in enough time to save her love. It’s going to take honesty, communication, and some heart-felt apologizing for things to be okay between everyone… but Sky’s not going to settle for just “okay” when, with a little push, there’s happiness on the horizon for all of them.

Available at:

Amazon

Apple Books

 

Christmas, Pursued by a Bear by Ryann Fletcher

Andie is on the hunt for the perfect photograph. She’s broke, her career is stalled, and her friends keep ghosting her. Winning the Christmas wildlife photography competition is her only chance to change her life – but stumbling into a bear in the woods might end up changing more than she bargained for. Cat has a secret. A big, furry secret. She’s working sixty hours a week to keep her sister and the rest of her found family safe, when the terrible news arrives in the morning paper. Syndicorp, the huge multi-national company, is about to tear down half of their local wildlife reserve! To make matters worse, poachers find a cub in the woods, and Cat barely manages to save it. With the bulldozers waiting to rip apart the forest they both love, sparks fly between the two women. But will Andie discover Cat’s secret, putting them all into even more danger?

Available at:

Amazon

Apple Books

 

Not for a Moment by Cheyenne Blue

Andi Barrons has no time for kids or the chaos they bring—certainly not when she runs a high-end decorating business. Mischief and little fingers around expensive materials? No thanks!

But then her gorgeous friend, Sarah Santoro, winds up in a custody battle with Sarah’s former in-laws and now… Well, somehow Andi’s agreed to pretend she’s Sarah’s live-in partner.

She’s still not quite sure how she got stuck playing a role she’s so utterly clueless about and that’s everything she doesn’t want in life. But as long as Sarah and Noa, the world’s cutest seven-year-old, don’t get a hold of her heart, she’ll be fine.

Easy, right?

Available at:

Ylva Publishing

Amazon

Apple Books

      

From Fan to Forever by Tiana Warner

Talented A-lister Cate Whitney is the gorgeous middle-aged movie star almost every lesbian has a crush on.

Rachel Janssen, an introverted medical physics student, is no exception. So when her celebrity crush starts filming near her Vancouver apartment, she can’t believe her luck.

A chance encounter with Cate leads to a little swooning, small-talk, and a shock offer to help the star as a science consultant on her Marie Curie film. And, wait, could Cate actually be flirting with Rachel?

However, as the chemistry sizzles between them, Rachel struggles with the harsh reality of being linked to a famous actress. Paparazzi keep dragging her into the spotlight when all she wants is to be taken seriously in her medical career.

Is falling for a superstar too much to handle? Even if sexy Cate Whitney is the one everyone wants? Even if she’s everything Rachel needs?

Available at:

Ylva Publishing

Amazon

Apple Books

Audible

 

Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

Frankie Bellisario knows she can get anyone she sets her sights on, but just because she can doesn’t mean she should—not when the person she’s eyeing is Samara Kazarian, the daughter of a southern Republican mayor. No matter how badly Frankie wants to test her powers of persuasion, even she recognizes some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.

But when Frankie learns she’s been on Samara’s mind too, the idea of hooking up with her grows too strong to resist. Only Sam’s not looking for a hookup; she wants—needs—the real thing, and she’s afraid she’ll never find it as long as Frankie’s in her head.

Forced to choose between her first relationship and losing the girl who’s been clawing her way under her skin, Frankie opts to try monogamy…under her own condition: 30 days of keeping things on the down low and remaining abstinent. If she fails as hard at girlfriending as she’s afraid she might, she doesn’t want to throw Samara’s life into upheaval for nothing. But when neither the month nor Frankie’s heart go according to plan, she may be the one stuck fighting for the happily ever after she never knew she wanted.

Available at:

Amazon

Apple Books

Audible

 

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