🌹Friday Faves! In Honor of PRIDE Month: 5 Fabulous LGBTQ Romances!🌹

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Hey y’all! Happy Friday everyone…I hope y’all had a terrific week. My kids have been home for almost a month and are being lazy sloths!😂😂 Mr. A has also been home for about a month and he’s climbing the walls. He probably won’t be going back to work for at least another month so I’m basically doing all my reading in the middle of the night after everyone finally goes to bed. GEEESH!😣😣 

For the last day of June’s FRIDAY FAVES, I’m highlighting FIVE FAVORITE LGBTQ ROMANCES in honor of PRIDE month. Although I adore reading same-sex romance, I really haven’t read a whole bunch of this trope (I tend to read contemporary or dark romance). Also, I mostly read M/M romance though I have read a few bisexual and lesbian love stories. And no, I have nothing against this trope, I mean, what’s hotter than two gorgeous men kissing?!?😳😳 

I’m also proud to say that my son is openly gay. He’ll be going to our city’s PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE this weekend in support of this extremely important movement. Quick story: My son was dating a boy from school. Unfortunately, the boy had no support at home and was in fact, scared to come “out” to his parents and family. That poor boy was so depressed and miserable, it broke my heart! I’m not one to preach but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…appreciate the beauty of our children!💙💙

Ok, I’m done! Here we go…check out these fantastic same-sex books!

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A Charm of Finches (Venery #2) by Suanne Laqueur

“I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it.”

Ex-hustler Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. The third time proves to be the charm when he meets a Manhattan art therapist named Steffen Finch. What starts as casual and curious deepens into a passionate, soulful relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing.

Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful nature have made him into a talented therapist, the one to call for tough cases. His professional success can’t conceal a deep need to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.

Geronimo “Geno” Caan is Stef’s most challenging case. To cope with his ordeal, he’s allowed an alter-ego called Mos to make decisions, and now lives a double life within a web of lies. Under Stef’s navigation, Geno uses art to express what Mos forbids to be spoken aloud. But as Geno’s attachment to Stef gradually extends to Jav, the boundaries between professional and personal begin to blur.

Over the course of a year, Jav, Stef and Geno form an unexpected and unconventional triangle, revealing how men make love in times of war and how love is a great wisdom made up of small understandings. The long-awaited second book of the Venery series, A Charm of Finches is an epic tale of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.

 

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Ethan (Alluring Indulgence Book 5) Kindle Edition by Nicole Edwards

How long did it take you to find your place in the world?

For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance, and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path.

Beau Bennett knows exactly who he is—now. It might’ve taken him some time to figure it out, but now that he has his bearings, Beau has set his sights on the mysteriously sexy Ethan Walker. Pursuing someone has never been his style, but something is telling him to keep at it because the end result is going to be worth it.

Now that they’ve found one another, how long will it take Ethan and Beau to accept that their place in the world is…Together?

 

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Jagged Edge: Jason and Raine – M/M romance Kindle Edition by Jo Raven

I don’t want Jason Vega.
Not at all.
It’s the worst idea ever.
Ah hell…

Jason is handsome. Smart. Dangerous. Hot.
He’s goddamn gorgeous—but he’s also sleeping on the street, hanging out with the local biker gang and selling his body for a living.
Our lives, our paths couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light, while he’s falling into the dark.
But it doesn’t matter how different we are, or what logic dictates.
I really shouldn’t want Jason Vega—but I just can’t stop.
He’s under my skin, and sinking deeper…

Trigger Warning: violence and s*xual abuse
This is a M/M (gay) romance and it tells the story of Jason and Raine whom you may have met in JESSE (Damage Control 2) and OCEAN (Damage Control 5). It is super hot, and angsty, and violent, but with a guaranteed Happy Ever After.

 

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Discovering Delilah (An LGBT Love Story) Contemporary Romance (Harborside Nights Book 2) Kindle Edition by Melissa Foster

DISCOVERING DELILAH is lesbian Romance (#LGBT)

​”​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” -NYT Bestseller J. Kenner​

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

In DISCOVERING DELILAH…
After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.

Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.

When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.

Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.

COMING soon the full Harborside Nights series:
Catching Cassidy (Het)
Discovering Delilah (F/F)
Tempting Tristan (M/M)

 

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Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11) Kindle Edition by J.R. Ward

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has found an identity as a brutal fighter in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: it seems Qhuinn has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young. It’s hard for Blay to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. And Qhuinn needs to come to terms with some dark things before he can move forward…

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions, but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn learns the true meaning of courage, and two hearts meant to be together finally become one.

 

Have you read any of these books? Are there any same-sex books that you’d recommend? Happy Friday, y’all!

 

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