The Best of Gay Romance
The best gay romance novels (or novels containing a gay romance subplot) out there.
800 Love, Like Water
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800 The House on Hancock Hill
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 226 ratings
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803 London Calling
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 65 ratings
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803 Out of the Woods (Tarin's W...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 555 ratings
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803 Owning Corey
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 305 ratings
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806 Striking Sparks (PsyCop, #2.1)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 742 ratings
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807 I, Omega
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,099 ratings
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807 Forever Promised (Promises,...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 540 ratings
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809 Foxe Tail (Skyler Foxe Myst...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 540 ratings
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810 Up in Arms
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 699 ratings
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811 S, Vol. 3: Split
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 156 ratings
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811 Shane and Trey (Enemies to ...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 864 ratings
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813 The Tin Box
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 295 ratings
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814 Butterfly Tattoo
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 781 ratings
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814 Free Falling
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,065 ratings
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816 Dark Soul: The Complete Col...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 232 ratings
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817 Enduring Instincts (Instinc...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 405 ratings
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817 The Prince (The Original Si...
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 5,885 ratings
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819 Mongrel (Mongrel, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 408 ratings
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820 Secret Light
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 413 ratings
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821 Treasure (The Lost Gods, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 470 ratings
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821 A Little Bit Country
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 538 ratings
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823 Pet Rescue
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 142 ratings
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823 Special Forces - Mercenarie...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 916 ratings
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825 Widdershins (Whyborne & Gri...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,344 ratings
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826 Exotic Pets
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 105 ratings
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826 Frost Fair
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 295 ratings
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826 The Wish (The Wish, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 467 ratings
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826 Kamikaze Boys
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 999 ratings
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830 Orphan's Quest (The Chronic...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 77 ratings
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830 Everything Under the Sun
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 167 ratings
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830 Maritime Men (Maritime Men,...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 421 ratings
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833 Dillon's Prayer
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 60 ratings
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833 The Boys and the Bees
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 311 ratings
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835 Fairytales Slashed 1
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 363 ratings
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836 All In with the Duke (Gambl...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 414 ratings
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837 Blue Notes (Blue Notes, #1)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 657 ratings
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837 Twin Flames (Sumeria's Sons...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 222 ratings
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837 Ricochet
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 416 ratings
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837 A Rookie Move
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 474 ratings
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837 Clarity of Lines (Thomas El...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 738 ratings
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842 Melusine (Doctrine of Labyr...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,471 ratings
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842 The Price of Falling
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 370 ratings
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842 Blame It on the Mistletoe
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,363 ratings
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845 Bound Forever (Bound, #3)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 535 ratings
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846 Best Vacation that Never Was
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 350 ratings
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847 The Cranberry Hush
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 867 ratings
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847 Social Skills
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,502 ratings
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849 Arresting Developments
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 142 ratings
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849 Love, Always, Promise (Wolf...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 841 ratings
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849 Paul's Dream
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 651 ratings
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852 Spliced
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 57 ratings
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852 Wild Horses
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 180 ratings
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852 The Jetsetters
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 29 ratings
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852 Creature Feature
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 352 ratings
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852 Cuffed (Knots, #3)
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 97 ratings
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852 Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1)
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 220 ratings
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858 Lover's Knot
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 179 ratings
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858 The Phoenix
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 215 ratings
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858 Galen & the Prince (Nabeda #1)
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2.88 of 5 stars 2.88 avg rating — 8 ratings
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861 Our Sacred Balance (Triquet...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 74 ratings
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861 Haunted by Your Soul (Triqu...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 90 ratings
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861 My Heart is Within You (Tri...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 170 ratings
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861 Hidden Force (Tennessee Cop...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 545 ratings
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861 Anchored (Belonging, #1)
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 737 ratings
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861 Accidents Never Happen
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 16 ratings
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861 Counterpoint: Dylan's Story
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 197 ratings
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861 The Gamma Boy
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2.73 of 5 stars 2.73 avg rating — 26 ratings
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869 When You Don't See Me
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 277 ratings
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869 St-st-stuffed (Enemies to L...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 619 ratings
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871 His Beautiful Samurai (Genj...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 110 ratings
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871 Second Chances
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 44 ratings
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871 City Knight: Working It (Ci...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 393 ratings
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871 The Administration
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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 329 ratings
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871 Talented Boys II: The Dean'...
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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871 Talented Boys 3: Making the...
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871 The Sorcerer's Misery (Nabe...
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878 A Troubled Range (Range, #2)
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 855 ratings
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878 Skin Deep (Fae, #1)
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 898 ratings
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878 Strength of the Pack (The T...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 1,255 ratings
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878 Falling Off the Face of the...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 782 ratings
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882 Mate: And more stories from...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings
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882 Achilles: A Love Story ( A ...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 29 ratings
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884 Sins of the Father
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 214 ratings
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885 Touch Me Gently
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,977 ratings
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885 Swimming to Chicago
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 37 ratings
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887 The First Full Moon
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 30 ratings
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887 Message of Love
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 18 ratings
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889 Tangle
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 67 ratings
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889 Uncle's Story
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 134 ratings
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889 Gay Fairy and Folk Tales: M...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings
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889 Angels in America, Part One...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 11,201 ratings
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889 Racing for the Sun
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 832 ratings
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894 Offside Chance (Southern Sc...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 522 ratings
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895 Angels in America, Part Two...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11,346 ratings
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895 Mere Mortals
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 176 ratings
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895 Shaking the Sugar Tree
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 454 ratings
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898 Out of the Shadow (Cattle V...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 858 ratings
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898 Reckless (Southwestern Shif...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 725 ratings
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898 Brothers In Arms (Recon Dia...
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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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