Make your heart happy this Pride Month with funny, sweet, breezy romantic comedies (including lots of new releases for YA romance fans) featuring LGBTQIA characters as they tumble head over heels into meet-cutes, star-crossings, and maybe just maybe happily ever after.
One of Buzzfeed’s 39 Excellent LGBTQ Books To Read This Month And Always. When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in Playing the Palace, a hilarious romantic comedy about an unlikely but meant-to-be romance that sets off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hani Khan is one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her, saying she canâ€™t be bi if sheâ€™s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that sheâ€™s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishu Dey. Ishu agrees to help Hani in the ruse, if Hani will help her become more popular in exchange. But what started as strictly business gets a but more complicated when Hani and Ishu start developing real feelings for each other…
In When Katie Met Cassidy, Katie Daniels, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancÃ© when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man’s suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.
“The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer…[with] all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic.”—Vogue
Arch-nemeses Emma, a die-hard romantic, and more-practical minded Sophia find themselves competing against one another for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles…what happens if their rivalry turns into a romance? For fans of Becky Albertalli’s Leah on the Offbeat, full of laugh-out-loud humor and make-your-heart-melt moments.
Morgan is forced to transfer high schools after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants. The two are drawn to each other, but while Morgan—out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start—doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?
Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldnâ€™t come at a worse time—threatening Emmaâ€™s promotion and Joâ€™s new movie. As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives…but is the rumor really so off base after all?