f/f romance

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Rust in the Root

Rust in the Root does not take place in the same universe as Justina Ireland’s paranormal historical duology Dread Nation/Deathless Divide, which both earned DIKs here. This book can’t possibly be as good as those, right? Surprise! It’s even better. In a magic-infused alternate history, the ...

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In the Event of Love

Nope, apparently it’s not too early for the first wave of Christmas-related romance novels to hit the market.  In The Event of Love is sweet and just a touch quirky, making it a fun and fast-paced intro to the season.  Morgan Ross is an event planner extraordinaire.  She’s busy and success ...

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The Romance Recipe

The trouble with The Romance Recipe is that I felt like our heroines really didn’t like each other much.  They wanted to have sex, sure, but it took more than half the book for me to believe that they had anything resembling an out-of-bed future together. Amy Chambers has just opened her first ...

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New World: Stay With Me

The blurb for New World: Stay With Me bills it as the story of “a galactic farmer [who] discovers the robot she ordered is actually a flesh-and-blood woman.” Would it surprise you to know that this is actually a Fated Mates vampire romance? It sure as hell surprised me, and not in a good way.  ...

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Home Field Advantage

What a delightful book.  Dahlia Adler’s Home Field Advantage combines the serious with the fun and light, providing a novel with a whiff of the 1980s about it together with lovable, memorable characters that will please any discerning teenager looking for an afternoon’s read. Amber McCloud i ...

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler

If you’re a queer kid who survived life as a student at a religious school,  I Kissed Shara Wheeler will definitely have a strong impact on you.  You’ll either remember the agonies of self-discovery under the crucible of religion, academia and social pressure, or you’ll nod your head as Case ...

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Great or Nothing

With apologies to Paul Simon, it seems there are 50 million ways to rewrite Little Women. I’ve seen modern adaptions that switch the book’s setting and time period; versions that give us a living Beth or a Jo/Laurie union.  Versions where the Marches are vampires or werewolves, or just plain ho ...

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Delilah Green Doesn't Care

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care is a queer contemporary romance about a small-town single mom and a big city photographer. There is no love lost between Delilah Green and her miniscule home town, Bright Falls. She fled when she was eighteen and barely looked back, preferring to spend her time pursui ...

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Count Your Lucky Stars

Alexandria Bellefleur’s Written in the Stars series – about romance and astrology in Seattle – comes to a sweet conclusion with Count Your Lucky Stars, about two former high school girlfriends who reunite unexpectedly after many years.  It’s warm and funny and real about what it’s like to ...

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Unexpected Goals

There’s been a mini-epidemic of Canadian and American lady hockey players entering into lovelocks, marriage and childrearing together - prime romance novel material.  Thus I’ve been yearning for more F/F centered hockey romances (there is a bumper crop of het and M/M ones in the genre), and Une ...