Lesbian Fiction/Romance be like:

Chit-Chat Submitted July 9, 2020, 5:11 a.m. by SearchLightsInc

"She was a young, 20 something high-powered law firm partner who graduated with a PHD from Yale university 3 years before she was at a typical graduate age. Her partner, an incredibly successful arts dealer who had travelled the world and owns at least 2 yachts lived a life of luxury. On one fateful night their worlds collided - will their money and success be an issue with them getting together? Find out in this truly fictional tale of 2D characters unable to navigate the world of dating. "

"She was a top investment banker and had no time for anyone and anything but through most of this book she will spend 80% of it NOT working and she will only be respected by the people around her who are overly invested in her love life because her parents died when she was 5 years old and she grew up in money having the best education you could buy and being looked after by nannies and adults who always treated her like the top investment banker she always was destined to be"

"She was a leader of a tribe and is still holding onto something terrible that happened 200 years ago - She hasn't lived a full life since, that is until she meets a very average and slightly annoying character who instantly falls for her brooding manner despite her coming on so so strong and lacking a sense of humour - Alas, the pain from her very very distant pass makes her push and pull this very average character away who doesnt have any sense of herself and only exists to be fallen in love with - How will she overcome something that happened so damn long ago!?"

Going out to browse for books later. Give me your best lesbian fiction/romance stories! Even if "the best" is just less terrible than what's usually on the market! Also... Give me your most unrealistic, laughable and annoying story lines!

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FeminineEnergy01Southern Femme · July 9, 2020, 5:46 a.m.

The absolute accuracy. I am CRYING 😂😂😂

Nite nite day-walkers. 😴

ShiningMirrorMaze · July 9, 2020, 5:57 a.m. · 1 reply

A princess who is engaged to be married to her ex-gf flees the castle and falls for a small-town café owner in Cornwall.

(Once Upon a Princess - Harper Bliss & Clare Lydon)

I like princesses, don’t call me out on it!

SearchLightsIncLaughing Hard At /r/AL · July 9, 2020, 6:10 a.m. · 1 reply

Love it - This is an actual book then? I'll have a look for that one seems like a laugh!

ShiningMirrorMaze · July 9, 2020, 6:23 a.m. · 1 reply

It is and I really liked it.

There’s a similarish one called “Her Royal Highness” (by Rachel Hawkins): American student gets accepted to prestigious Scottish boarding school and falls for Scottish princess.

It’s more YA but also very cute.

bitchybriar · July 9, 2020, 6:49 a.m. · 1 reply

Her Royal Highness is one of my favorite books. I devoured that book cause it was so good

ShiningMirrorMaze · July 9, 2020, 7:08 a.m.

Do you perhaps know any other books that are similar?

inviolatelove(v̇) · July 9, 2020, 6 a.m. · 1 reply

This is painfully accurate, but you forgot the main career path of 50% of lesbians in fiction! "She was a homicide detective/private eye who only wanted to get her man, that is... Until she met her woman."

Aaaaaah, I hope you get some good recommendations. I haven't read anything that wasn't complete cheese (featuring the other trope "I'm straight, ok maybe not totally straight, but oh no I'm in love with my straight best friend who oh no likes me too! Lesbians I guess! Teehee this was written by a straight woman.") in a very long time. I've been searching for a lesbian romance that would leave me satisfied and not annoyed or devastated.

SearchLightsIncLaughing Hard At /r/AL · July 9, 2020, 6:09 a.m.

"She was a homicide detective/private eye who only wanted to get her man, that is... Until she met her woman."

Lmao - so true!

Aaaaaah, I hope you get some good recommendations. I haven't read anything that wasn't complete cheese (featuring the other trope "I'm straight, ok maybe not totally straight, but oh no I'm in love with my straight best friend who oh no likes me too! Lesbians I guess! Teehee this was written by a straight woman.") in a very long time. I've been searching for a lesbian romance that would leave me satisfied and not annoyed or devastated.

I'll put on an edit if anything comes up!

MaxinistaFemmeinistaFunny Femme · July 9, 2020, 7:12 a.m. · 1 reply

Most of the lesbian romance/fiction I bump into is: Doctor/Detective falls for single mother with tragic past, Serve and Protect type- ex military falls in love with assignment, usually president’s daughter, lesbian pop star hides her orientation but falls for other pop star or new assistant, or power lesbian runs away from stressful life in quaint town and meets carefree townie who shows her how to live her best life. lol.

Rachel Spangler has been my favorite so far because she doesn’t seem to have too much of a common thread. They make for a quick, cute read.

eudaemonia2017 · July 9, 2020, 2:40 p.m.

For ‘usually presidents daughter’ see Radclyffe’s ‘Honor’ series. Which reminds me, I haven’t checked in ages so there must be one I haven’t read by now.

psychosus · July 9, 2020, 8:20 a.m. · 2 replies

I think we can blame Xena fanfic for this. A lot of Uberfic turned lesbian fiction is based on Xena and Gabrielle's dynamic.

LesbianSeparatist · July 9, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

Uberfic will still hold a special place in my heart for the hours of Harlequin lesbian romance it provided

SearchLightsIncLaughing Hard At /r/AL · July 9, 2020, 1:53 p.m. · 1 reply

Correct me if im wrong but wasnt Xena's hayday in the early 90's??

psychosus · July 9, 2020, 2:43 p.m. · 1 reply

Absolutely. The fan fiction community had a lot of writers who went on to write other lesbian fiction, but the character influences of lesbian fiction today are pretty obvious if you spent thousands of hours reading the fanfic back then.

SearchLightsIncLaughing Hard At /r/AL · July 9, 2020, 2:58 p.m.

Interesting, i would never thought but then again i am only 31 so i missed the whole Xena thing on account of being younger than 10 years old haha

calicoJill · July 9, 2020, 9:24 a.m. · 3 replies

lol this is painfully accurate. Even the two recommendations I'd give lean into that last trope a bit. At least in the sense of falling for the woman with a rotten attitude, but if you don't mind that;

When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson is a 3-part series. "In Book I of the trilogy, Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin’s house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras."

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon "The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep."

It's been a while since I've read When Women Were Warriors, but I remember it having a lot of wisdom in it and The Priory of the Orange Tree is great for any fantasy fan.

SearchLightsIncLaughing Hard At /r/AL · July 9, 2020, 1:52 p.m. · 2 replies

The Priory of the Orange sounds alright tbh, is it a long read?

brainsweeties · July 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m.

Yes it's a long story and it's very good!

calicoJill · July 9, 2020, 5:38 p.m.

Depends on the reader. It is 800 pages but I got through it pretty quick because I found it to be engaging. If anything, I wish it had been longer/a series.

Rhapsodys-BabeGold Star · July 9, 2020, 4:55 p.m.

Dragons...lesbians?? Sign me up

bsd_thestormbringer · July 9, 2020, 9:02 p.m.

I second When Women were Warriors. Just finished book 1 and am loving it! I hate that I’m stuck waiting for book 2 & 3 to arrive.

I have Priory, but omg the hardback version is daunting. It’s gotta be one of the biggest books in my collection lol Who can say no to lesbians and dragons though?

Speaking of lesbians and dragons I think the Dragonoak series is a good one as well.

DandyPandemonium · July 9, 2020, 10:57 a.m. · 1 reply

Ahaha, this is so accurate. I have read so many lesbian fiction books in my past and all of them have a common theme. One lady in a power position and the other lady just stumbles into her world and makes her realize that love is indeed possible. Or the the books with the hospital theme. If you understand which author I'm talking about. :))

PinkPrincessPeachy · July 9, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

Probably looking too into it but it kinda reminds of how straight tropes will be like "The woman quits her job for the man she loves~"

koenacht · July 9, 2020, 11:02 a.m. · 2 replies

The only "lesbian" fiction I read was about an art teacher and one of her students falling in love. I was expecting a cute love story, but in the middle of it there was a r*pe done by a man in which every detail was described. It was disgusting and I had to threw up. After that, I decided I was done with this kind of books lol.

kickassginger · July 9, 2020, 11:09 a.m. · 1 reply

That’s hideous. How could anyone ever think that was a good idea for a lesbian novel (honestly any novel imo)? Makes me question the author.

koenacht · July 9, 2020, 11:17 a.m. · 1 reply

The author goes by the name"Alma V." I couldn't find many infos about them. I've read the book in italian but I don't know if the author is Italian. But yeah, it's really suspicious since they basically hide their identity .

angieLeFlamme · July 9, 2020, 9:14 p.m.

Might be wrote by a man lol

brainsweeties · July 9, 2020, 4:41 p.m. · 1 reply

That is gross but why were you expecting a cute love story about a teacher and student "falling in love"?

koenacht · July 9, 2020, 5:10 p.m. · 1 reply

It was a painting school for adults. The student was a woman in her 20s.

brainsweeties · July 9, 2020, 5:11 p.m.

Oh ok. Damn that really could have been a cute story :/

ttvelvet · July 9, 2020, 11:37 a.m.

I’m a patron of lesbianpulp who writes lesbian fiction. Her Instagram is the same username.

PinkPrincessPeachy · July 9, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

And don't forget there's almost always cheating to make it ~spicy and interesting~ or ~sexy~.

baratheon99 · July 9, 2020, 1:53 p.m. · 1 reply

Nevernight series endgame couple are bi women! Highly recommend the series!!

Thexkdiejrbrnpronoun · July 9, 2020, 2:18 p.m.

Oh man the Nevernight series! I 100% highly recommend it.

Blackafropuffs · July 9, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

I kinda like how cheesy the lesbian romance books are. It's not fair that straight people get to have all the quirky tropes.

StrictlyDykely · July 9, 2020, 8:26 p.m.