The Best of Gay Romance
The best gay romance novels (or novels containing a gay romance subplot) out there.
1 Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1)
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2 Zero at the Bone (Zero at t...
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3 Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Lo...
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4 Promises (Coda Books, #1)
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5 Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3)
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6 Tigers and Devils (Tigers a...
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7 Hot Head (Head, #1)
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8 Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run,...
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9 Without Reservations (With ...
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10 Caught Running
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11 The Tin Star (Ranch Series,...
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12 Shades of Gray
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 3,302 ratings
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13 With Caution (With or Witho...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 3,670 ratings
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14 Crossing Borders (Crossing ...
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15 Bareback (Bareback, #1)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,761 ratings
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16 Collision Course  (Florida ...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,926 ratings
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17 Fatal Shadows (Adrien Engli...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,747 ratings
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18 Keeping Promise Rock (Promi...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 3,483 ratings
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19 Bear, Otter, and the Kid (B...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 4,270 ratings
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20 My Fair Captain (Sci-Regenc...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,076 ratings
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21 Death of a Pirate King (Adr...
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22 The Dark Tide (Adrien Engli...
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23 Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run...
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24 Drawn Together
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,679 ratings
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25 Strawberries for Dessert (C...
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26 I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,813 ratings
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27 Warrior's Cross
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,085 ratings
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28 The Assignment (Assignment,...
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29 St. Nacho's (St. Nacho's #1)
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,814 ratings
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30 The Locker Room
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31 Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run,...
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32 Change of Heart (Change of ...
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33 Shattered Glass (Shattered ...
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34 The Broken H (Ranch Series,...
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35 Special Forces (Special For...
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36 Duty & Devotion  (Faith, Lo...
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37 A Matter of Time (A Matter ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,282 ratings
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38 Camp Hell (PsyCop, #5)
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 2,013 ratings
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39 The Curtis Reincarnation
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40 Love & Loyalty  (Faith, Lov...
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41 Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cock...
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42 Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Ru...
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43 The Hell You Say (Adrien En...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 3,111 ratings
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44 Special Delivery (Special D...
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45 Timing (Timing, #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,289 ratings
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46 The Englor Affair (Sci-Rege...
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47 A Dangerous Thing (Adrien E...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 3,109 ratings
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48 Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run, #7)
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 3,749 ratings
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49 The Long Way Home
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50 Regularly Scheduled Life (O...
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51 Among the Living (PsyCop, #1)
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52 Knowing Caleb (Hawkins Brot...
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53 Heaven Sent (Heaven Sent, #...
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54 Rough Canvas (Nature of Des...
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55 Submission (Deviations, #1)
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56 Something Like Summer (Seas...
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57 Edward Unconditionally (Com...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,254 ratings
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58 Falling (Hawkins Brothers/Q...
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59 Duck! (Avian Shifters, #1)
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60 Diving in Deep (Florida Boo...
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61 Between Sinners and Saints
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62 With Love (With or Without,...
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63 Str8te Boys
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64 Somebody Killed His Editor ...
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65 A Note in the Margin (A Not...
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66 The One That Got Away
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67 Luck in the Shadows (Nightr...
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68 Finding Zach
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69 Finding Home (Quinn Securit...
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70 911 (911, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,609 ratings
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71 A Bit of Rough (Rough, #1)
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,691 ratings
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72 Almost Like Being in Love
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73 Natural Disaster (Bareback,...
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74 Fair Game
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75 Stalking Darkness (Nightrun...
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76 Hell (Heaven Sent, #3)
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77 Broken Boundaries
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,647 ratings
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78 Nowhere Ranch
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,562 ratings
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79 Take My Picture
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,811 ratings
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80 Heaven (Heaven Sent, #1)
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81 One of Those Days
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82 Wicked Gentlemen
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83 ReneCade (Hawkins Brothers/...
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84 The God Eaters
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85 Partners (PsyCop, #1-2)
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86 Chase in Shadow (Johnnies, #1)
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87 A Matter of Time (A Matter ...
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88 No Going Home (Home, #1)
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89 Making Promises (Promises, #2)
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90 Mind Fuck (The Administrati...
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91 Bound by Deception (Bound, #1)
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92 Adrien English Mysteries: F...
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93 Physical Therapy (St. Nacho...
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94 No Souvenirs (Florida Books...
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95 Handyman (Handyman #1)
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96 The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks
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97 Heaven Sent 2 (Heaven Sent,...
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98 Bent (Hammer, #1)
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99 The Heart of Texas (Texas, #1)
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100 Wes and Toren
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message 1: by Victor (new)

Victor J. Gosh, I've not read any of these books, and only recognize one name, a writer of whom I am not a fan. So, I think I have to disqualify myself.

And it does seem an odd list, more notable for who is missing than who is included. I can think of a bunch of names off the top of my head: Ruth Sims, Josh Lanyon, Rick Reed, Mary Renault, Michael Cunningham, Michael Chabon - and I've written a romance or two myself along the way.

Victor J. Banis


message 2: by Jen (new)

Jen Victor's right...this is an odd list. I've read about 200 gay romances this year, but only two of them are on this list.

Where is Mary Renault? J. L. Langley? Victor J. Banis? Ally Blue? Erastes? Chris Owen?


message 3: by Nancy (new)

Nancy We don't have to vote only for the titles on this list, we can add our own!





message 4: by ElaineY (new)

ElaineY Sorry, can't vote coz I haven't read any of these but now I know what to check out.


message 5: by JenMcJ (new)

JenMcJ You can add your own to the list!


Nichole (Dirty H) Who added every book Neil Gaiman ever wrote to this list??


message 8: by Lily (new)

Lily I havent' read all these but in the Mortal Instruments series, there are two significant characters who are gay. Alec & Magnus (:


message 9: by Kingsley (new)

Kingsley fucked up men how do you expect me to vote wen i ve not read any of this men.


Moderatrix Lori If you're a lover of M/M Romance, be sure and check out our group http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2...


Moderatrix Lori People have some strange ideas of what constitutes gay romance. I guess it's the "gay romance sub-plot" that is throwing me off but isn't Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Cash by Josh Lanyon non-fiction? And Trucker Fags in Denial #1? Really?


message 12: by Wyndslash (new)

Wyndslash i didn't know "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman had a gay romance subplot :P


message 13: by Tania (new)

Tania i get most of the books i want to read from here, and the ratings and reviews. It's a pretty good list, some of the books were really good! but i still have a long way to go to catch up.


message 14: by willaful (new)

willaful Is this list m/m only? My favorite gay romance is f/f.


message 15: by Taylor (new)

Taylor I am working through reading this list, but I am wondering why Kimberly Gardener's books aren't on here. They're unique and perfect... hot and beautiful at the same time. I would recommend adding "Phoenix Rising" and "Bound To Please".


message 16: by J.L. (new)

J.L. Merrow Hmm. I really like PsyCop 1 by Jordan Castillo Price - but should I vote for it as a standalone ebook or as part of the PsyCop 1&2 paperback? Both? Confusing.


message 17: by willaful (new)

willaful Orcaheart7 wrote: "I am working through reading this list, but I am wondering why Kimberly Gardener's books aren't on here. They're unique and perfect... hot and beautiful at the same time. I would recommend adding "..."

You can add them yourself. :-)


message 18: by Taylor (new)

Taylor I'm new to this site. Sorry if I made a fool of myself. I don't know how to add. But thank you for letting me know.
What are your personal favorites? I've been looking for something in a similar style to Kimberly Gardner. I did, however, like "The Landlord" by Jeff Erno. Beautiful story.


message 19: by willaful (new)

willaful You didn't make a fool of yourself, sorry if I seemed to be chiding. To add, go to the top and click on the "add books to this list" tab. It will give you an option to add from your books, which makes things simple if you have a specific shelf to add books from, or you can search the site to find the books.


message 20: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Thank you. I really appreciate this. I'm new to this genre, but now I can't put these books down. I really love them. I have them all on my nook and I read nonstop.

Thank you for helping me. I really do appreciate it.


message 21: by JenMcJ (new)

JenMcJ Orcaheart7 wrote: "Thank you. I really appreciate this. I'm new to this genre, but now I can't put these books down. I really love them. I have them all on my nook and I read nonstop.

Thank you for helping me. I re..."


I was coming here to tell you how to add them too. We all have to learn.


message 22: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Lily wrote: "I havent' read all these but in the Mortal Instruments series, there are two significant characters who are gay. Alec & Magnus (:"

You're right. There are. Hahaha. I almost forgot about that. They're awesome. If I recall, Magnus even shoots glitter out of his fingers, right? Gosh... I love that series. I didn't like the "ClockWork Angel", but the other series was awesome. Thanks your that input. I had almost forgotten. That was a great way to give me a smile to start my day.


message 23: by Shakisha (new)

Shakisha I was wondering how I was going to find more really good M/M.....well here it is.


message 24: by Isabel (new)

Isabel Shakisha wrote: "I was wondering how I was going to find more really good M/M.....well here it is."

Shakisha, I'm so glad you voted!!! It was the way I've found this list!!!! <3<3<3


message 25: by Shakisha (new)

Shakisha Isabel wrote: "Shakisha wrote: "I was wondering how I was going to find more really good M/M.....well here it is."

Shakisha, I'm so glad you voted!!! It was the way I've found this list!!!! <3<3<3"


So glad to help our cause more M/M for us!!!


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