Gay Romance Novels: 5 Must-Read Gay Relationship Novels for Gay Men on Gay Dating & Gay Romance
Gay Romance is a genre of romance fiction focused on characters who are in a Gay Relationship. It is as vast and expansive as any other categories of fiction, with plenty of books being published daily.
Whatever you’re looking for, there’s definitely a Gay Romance Novel out there to satisfy your literary thirst.
If this is your first time diving into the world of Gay Dating, it’s best to start with all-time favorites as voted by readers.
This list of Gay Romance Novels has been carefully curated using Amazon’s Bestseller List and reviews to allow you to jump right into gay romance … Enjoy!
Top on our Amazon Gay Dating bestseller list is LOL: Laugh Out Loud: an After Oscar Novel by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox.
This light-hearted romance-comedy stars main characters Roman Burke, Hollywood’s hottest star, and Scotty, a Central Park horse carriage driver.
Caught in a media frenzy involving paparazzis, Roman hijacks Scotty’s carriage and gets pulled over by the cops. His crisis manager insists that Roman lay low for a bit, and things take an unexpected turn when Scotty shows up, horse in tow, without a job.
Roman has to haul both Scotty and his horse to his Vermont retreat, and unfortunately, trouble sticks to the carriage driver wherever he goes. Amidst all the chaos and scandal, Roman realizes that it’s not just his career on the line, but his heart too.
With an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 130 reviews, we can see why this book tops the charts in gay romance on the Amazon book store. As one reader puts it, LOL is the perfect romance lovers book.
Low angst and lots of hilarious banter will leave you swooning with joy. This book is a feel good book filled with happiness and romance, with interesting side-characters added in to spice up the story.
Second on our Gay Romance bestseller list is Hop On: Welcome to Morningwood Omegaverse Romance Book Five by Kiki Burrelli.
While this particular title is the fifth installment in the Morningwood Omegaverse series, it can be read as a standalone title. The novel stars Captain Aries, a member of Elite Force tasked to protect an entire town of shifters – people who can shapeshift – from external threats.
His final task before his resignation is a simple one: protecting a VIP named Arthur on his way to Morningwood. A shifter himself, Arthur has always kept a low profile. He’s on the run from his sadistic twin, who taught him that shifters only bring danger.
But when Captain Aries shows up on Arthur’s doorstep to escort him to the shifter community, Arthur wants to believe that he is and will be safe around other shifters. Aries is immediately captivated by Arthur, but has doubts on himself because he feels like a battered alpha.
His future happiness is threatened when a rival alpha shows up and offers Arthur the life he craves. Will Captain Aries stand back and let his happiness be taken away?
Readers agree that this novel is the best in the Morningwood Omegaverse series, giving it 5 out of 5 stars (80% of reviews) with top-tier character development coupled with proper conflicts and resolutions.
The characters’ struggle with their inner demons is something everyone can relate to.
The author has done a wonderful job in filling this romance novel with love, angst and humor. Hop On: Welcome to Morningwood Omegaverse Romance Book Five is a highly recommended title to those new to and familiar with Kiki Burelli’s Morningwood series.
Third on our list is Queen Takes Triune (Their Vampire Queen Book 6) by Joely Sue Burkhart.
The last book in a series of six, this book concludes the thrilling series of Shara Isador, a virgin vampire queen with two vampire knights sworn to protect her.
In this final chapter, our vampire queen has to make a choice to take her rightful seat. Three courts call for her: one dead, one full of monsters and one ruled by another queen.
A big decision looms over Shara, but there’s one thing she knows without a doubt, she takes what she loves and she keeps it for all-time.
Their Vampire Queen is a polyamorous series that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. 87% of readers gave this book, and the series as a whole, 5 out of 5 stars.
This book should not be read as a standalone as it draws heavily on the established mythology and backstory of the previous novels.
Next up, we have Starting From Zero (Starting From Series Book 1) by Lane Hayes.
Our main character, Justin Cuevas, is going through a rough patch in life. This budding rock star’s confidence is shaken by relationships, scandals and the demise of his band, but it’s too early for him to give up on his dreams.
He’s working two jobs and crashing on his friend’s couch, but Justin knows his big break is coming soon. He’ll relaunch his music career in LA with his new band, and all he needs to do is to stay focused.
His biggest distraction? Gray Robertson, a veteran songwriter who has written multiple hits and worked with the biggest names in showbiz. The two of them crossed paths through an unforgettable one-night stand, and from then on, they can’t get out of each other’s mind.
When a challenge to write a quintessential love song appears, Justin knows it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with Gray. The two of them realize that they have a shot at something special if they work together.
This novel was published on 16th April 2019, and so far, it has received nothing but favorable reviews.
Readers give the book 5 out of 5 stars, and they have stated that the book is beautifully written and it portrays the evolution of Justin and Gray’s relationship very well.
This was the author’s first foray into dual POV and she did not fail to deliver. This book is a strong start for a new series, and the next book will definitely be on everyone’s watch list.
Last on our list is Wrong Way Home: Taken (Criminal Delights Book 1) by K. A. Merikan, a dark, thrilling male/male romance story that will keep you in suspense.
Colin, on his way home from university, decides to take the road less traveled. What he doesn’t know is that this is the last time he has a choice. Following this path, Colin ends up being abducted by a silent, imposing man.
But what seems like his worst nightmare might be a path to freedom that Colin never knew existed. His captor, Taron, has been living alone for years.
A stone cold man, he deals with his problems alone, and on the night he chose to dispose of an enemy, he found a witness to his crime. The last thing Taron wants is a captive, but when he finds out Colin is gay, a whole new perspective opens up. Taron gets tempted by Colin’s pretty eyes glaring out of his cage, and the lines of right and wrong get blurred.
This book is part of the Criminal Delights series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone title.
K. A. Merikan doesn’t hold back in portraying scenes of twisted, tantalizing love and this novel is not for the fainthearted. Garnering 4.6 out of 5 stars, this book is not too dark but it doesn’t have light tones either.
It is a romance story that walks between the fine lines of Stockholm syndrome and true love, and the author really puts into perspective how certain small decisions made can totally derail our lives.
There is a huge variety of books in Gay Romance fiction, and this list only scratches the surface of what this genre has to offer.
If you have yet to find a sub-genre that you like, there’s no harm in starting out by reading the Gay Relationship books listed above, as they all come from different sub-genres.
Furthermore, these Gay Romance Novels have been rated by many readers to be some of the best few with a balance of an interesting plot and romance.
With thousands of books out there, whether physical or in eBook form, you’re bound to find something that satisfies your Gay Dating fantasies and take you away on a literary adventure.
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