5 Gay Romance Novels | Quiller Recommendations [CC]

5 Gay Romance Novels | Quiller Recommendations [CC]

Hello quillers! Today I am here to recommend five gay romance
novels. At number five is Signed and Sealed by B.A. Stretke.
William Drake has been estranged from his sister Katrina since their parents died, but
when he gets a phone call that she’s in trouble, he heads to a ranch in Montana, owned
by Elijah Hunter, the brother of Katrina’s would-be fiancé. However, Will arrives to find Katrina gone
and Elijah demanding that he remain at the ranch until she returns. Things then heat up between Will and Elijah,
with Will weaving through feelings of lust and repulsion like a question mark. This story is very Beauty and the Beast, which
tends to be the sort of dynamic that people either love or loathe. So, if you like that kind of story arc, I
definitely recommend Signed and Sealed. If not, I suggest skipping this one and maybe trying out… Number four,
Love Means…No Shame by Andrew Grey. When Geoff’s father dies, he returns to
run his family’s ranch- I mean, farm. In the Midwest they’re called farms. Apparently. Then, one morning Geoff discovers a young
Amish man named Elijah Henninger sleeping in his barn. Geoff hires and houses Elijah and feelings
begin to bloom. Geoff and Eli’s relationship is quite interesting,
because Eli has been repressing his sexuality, living in fear of being shamed by his family
and his community, whereas Geoff is very comfortable with his, and was raised by two men in a loving
relationship. However, neither of them has much experience
with love or a serious relationship, which gives them mutual ground for their romance
to evolve. Love Means…No Shame is the first book in
Andrew Grey’s Love Means series. Each book highlights a different couple, but
a common element seems to be Geoff’s family farm, so there is no better place to start
than with this novel. At number three is When Love Gets Hairy by
Jacob Z. Flores. Nino is a model living in Provincetown, which
is a popular LGBT tourist destination, but when Bear Week rolls around, he hides away,
because he’s not a fan of burly, hairy men. So he’s very surprised when he wakes up
one morning next to Teddy – a small hairy guy – and neither of them can remember the
previous evening. Nino thinks Teddy is a slob, Teddy thinks
Nino is shallow. Over the course of the next few days, they
gradually begin to rediscover what drew them together, and to reconnect. I’ve never been to Princetown but Flores
does a brilliant job pulling the reader into the setting, and it was great to read a book
with an extensive LGBT cast. Rather than “The only two homosexuals in
the world happen to find each other in a sea of heteronormativity and are conveniently
attracted to one another!” When Love Gets Hairy is the third book in
the Provincetown series, each book focusing on a different couple, but I thoroughly enjoyed
it without having read the previous titles. At number two is Good to Know by D.W. Marchwell. When 10 year old William’s parents die,
he goes to live with his mother’s cousin, Jerry, a successful artist who lives in Alberta
on – you guessed it – a ranch. David is William’s new teacher. When David and Jerry meet, it’s lust at
first sight, but soon their attraction becomes more emotional, as they begin to connect over
a shared missing element in both their lives – a family. However, some of the people at David’s school
are none too happy with what they deign to be him “flaunting” his “improper relationship,”
which further complicates David and Jerry’s lives as they strive to sort out their feelings
for one another and do their best by William. Good to Know has a couple of sequels but the
novel stands nicely on its own. And at number one is Tigers and Devils by
Sean Kennedy. When Simon Murray’s two best friends drag
him to a party, he winds up defending Australian Football League player Declan Tyler…only
to be overheard by Declan himself. Soon after, Simon finds himself pulled into
an unexpected long-distance relationship with a closeted football player, and nothing is
easy. Tigers and Devils not only focuses on the
charms and complications of a romantic relationship, but it also touches on friends, family, work,
and public image versus privacy, which all weaves together to form a heartfelt and humorous
narrative. I will say that when I read this for the first
time, I knew absolutely nothing about Aussie Rules football – still don’t really. I actually looked up a video clip of a game
online, in order to better visualise what I was reading about. I wouldn’t say it’s absolutely necessary to
enjoy the story, but it just helped me to better comprehend a rather crucial element
of the novel. There is a sequel to Tigers and Devils – which
I have inexplicably not read yet – but it can be read as a standalone. So those are five of my recommendations for
gay romance novels. I hope some of them may be of interest – and
please let me know if you have any recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, whether romantic or otherwise.

7 thoughts on “5 Gay Romance Novels | Quiller Recommendations [CC]

  1. By what you said they all seem pretty common life events and a bit cliche. Do you know any gay romance books that fall under guys in their age range of 25+. Non vain personas, non right away sexual make out, non closet case guys. Like a book if it had sub plots to mystery, murder, sci fi & ones that have a guy or both guys living to fill a career need, but still end up together. Oh and no novels with death to either guy. Read to much of that.

  2. Helen Donohoes 'Birdy Flynn' is a amazing book on a Irish girl growing up in the 80's trying to deal with her sexuality – I would definitely recommend reading it!

  3. I know a good LGBT book series called the merman. There are 5 books in total: Transformation, acceptance, caller, undersea and land fall. Also it is VERY detailed.

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