I don’t know about you, but as autumn leaves fall and the comforting scent of pumpkin spice permeates every aspect of our lives, I get the urge to cozy up underneath a warm blanket with a mug of hot apple cider and dive into the pages of a great new book.
In this list of upcoming gay romances, we have irresistibly romantic tales from days of yore to modern stories of friends-to-lovers and falling for the nice guy next door. There’s even an early release holiday story for those who are already craving a sweetly festive Christmas romance.
Peter Cabot Gets Lost by Cat Sebastian (Sept 13)
In the summer of 1960, Caleb needs to get from Boston to Los Angeles. His only choice is catching a ride with well-to-do Peter, who has his own reasons for avoiding his father’s presidential campaign and taking a road trip with a guy who can’t stand him.
A Rival for Rivingdon by JA Rock and Lisa Henry (Sept 14)
The claws are out in this latest historical tale in The Lords of Bucknall Club series. Loftus and Morgan are each making their society debuts this season. The problems start when they both set their sights on the same fashionable viscount. Their attempts to sabotage one another might be hiding something deeper. Could the loathing they share actually be lust?
Fancy Free by Mia Monroe (Sept 17)
The romantic attention of the mostly straight Luke flatters a high-end wedding planner, and a remarkable kiss from his inexperienced suitor has him rethinking his ‘friends only’ approach in this latest installment of the Friendship and Desire series.
Between His Lover and The Deep Blue Sea by Merry Farmer (Sept 21)
In the first book of a brand-new series from bestselling historical author Merry Farmer, a tutor and a former sailing master find love at a remote country estate after the Napoleonic Wars. A new naval commission will force one of them to choose between a life on the sea and the love of a lifetime.
Always Eli by Charlie Novak (Sept 23)
When work as his fabulous drag alter ego no longer pays the bills, Eli gets a temporary office job. One of his new co-workers is Tristan, his brother’s best friend. It’s only a matter of time before romantic sparks begin to fly in this sexy/sweet office romance that kicks off the new Forever Love series.
Seducing the Sorcerer by Lee Welch (Sept 23)
Fenn is down on his luck. Why else would he accept the hospitality of Morgrim, the court sorcerer? But all is not what it seems in the black tower and Finn can’t help but be drawn to his intriguing host in this new fantasy romance filled with magic, politics, and desire.
Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert (Sept 28)
When Naval Chief Derrick returns home, he figures that a fake relationship smooch will show his ex-boyfriend just what he’s missing. Nice guy Arthur will help him with the plan. The only problem is that a video of the kiss goes viral and Derrick is starting to have very real feelings for his best friend’s adorkable brother.
The Lights on Knockbridge Lane by Roan Parrish (Sept 28)
Make the yuletide gay? Most definitely.
Christmas comes early this year with the arrival of the first gay romance featured in the Harlequin Special Edition line. Single dad Adam wants to make this holiday extra special for his young daughter. If that means accepting the help of their handsome next-door neighbor, so be it. As they deck the halls, will the twinkling glow of Christmas lights bring them together and make this holiday season magical, merry, and bright?
About the Authors:
Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at BigGayFictionPodcast.com, jeffadamswrites.com and willknauss.com