Ah, yes… Valentine’s Day. While the rest of the world scurries to come up with last minute romantic gestures—cards, flowers, candy (hint: never give anyone conversation hearts, they’re the candy corn of V-Day) romance readers know that love is something worth celebrating 24/7, 365 days a year. So, whether you’re happily coupled-up, or contentedly single, you just might find your next swoon-worthy read in this list of upcoming gay romances.
Season’s Change by Cait Nary (Feb 1)
Olly, a veteran hockey player, and Benji, a rookie, spend all their time together—on the ice, in the locker room, in their apartment. They can’t get away from each other, or their own desires, in this sexy, heartfelt opposites-attract hockey romance, the first book in the new Trade Season series from debut author Cait Nary.
An Angel’s Song by A.C. Everett (Feb 1)
Casper has officially hit rock bottom. After waking in a gutter with no memory of who he is or how he got there, a chance encounter with Aiden triggers a chain of events that could lead him to discover secrets best forgotten. Their attraction is undeniable, but their chemistry could be the catalyst that ignites a war between Heaven and Hell, in this—the first in the paranormal Infernal Affair series.
Shades of Lust by EM Lindsey (Feb 2)
Stone runs The Carnal Tower, a place where people can have their deepest and darkest fantasies realized. When a young artist comes to Stone with a suggested trade—seven paintings for seven nights with him—he can’t say no, not when it means he’ll be able to have August any way he wants him. He plans to strip August down to his very soul. But as the week goes on, Stone comes to realize that August might very well be his undoing.
Devil’s Dance by Garrett Leigh (Feb 3)
The outlaw biker and the accountant. Straightlaced vs straight to hell… or heaven, depending on how you look at it. Cam has loved Saint for years. But Alexei brings him to life in ways he can’t describe. He loves them both and, with the weight of the underworld bearing down on him, he just needs to stay alive long enough to tell them, in this, the first in a hurt/comfort, dark romance, MMM duet.
Wicked Heat by Ella Frank (Feb 7)
Firefighter Jameson doesn’t do relationships. Saving some rich guy from losing his wallet at a sketchy club is the last thing he wants to do on a Friday night. Especially when Ryan looks like he just stepped off the cover of GQ. A wicked heat simmers between them and though Jameson’s trained to put out fires, he can’t help but think: What’s the worst that could happen if he lets this desire burn out of control?
Golden Boys by Phil Stamper (Feb 8)
In the summer before senior year, four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams, each embark on a new adventure. Gabriel is volunteering at a nonprofit in Boston, Reese is attending design school in Paris, Sal is interning on Capitol Hill, and Heath is heading to Florida to help with his aunt’s boardwalk arcade. What will their season of travel and life-changing experiences mean for each of them—and for their friendship?
The Alpha’s Son by Penny Jessup (Feb 12)
Netflix’s Young Royals meets Teen Wolf in this Young Adult, Boys Love, wolf shifter romance. Max couldn’t care less about finding his mate. But all that is about to change at a summer camp for Elite Pack wolves. It’s a rite of passage and this year the alpha’s son Jasper is attending for the first time. When Max finds himself inexplicably linked with the exceptionally handsome, but totally jerk-faced heir, he’s forced to grapple with the unexpected feelings clawing at his soul.
Historic Event by Jeris Jean (Feb 14)
A B&B owner’s entire business hangs in the balance when he breaks his leg a week before the biggest event in the B&B’s history. There are no elevators in historic mansions. When the only person who’s willing and able to help is an adorkable local professor, he enlists him as a fake boyfriend to help pull off the event. But once they start acting like they’re in love, the chemistry between them feels anything but fake.
The Magic Between by Stephanie Hoyt (Feb 15)
A.B. is an obsessive-compulsive pop star with the ability to turn invisible. He thinks dating in the spotlight is a hassle at best and a nightmare at worst. Matthew is the NHL’s number one goalie prospect, the youngest in a hockey dynasty, and one of the rare few who can see the unseeable. They’re a textbook case for Bonding, but legend never said anything about sparks flying between people opposite in more ways than magic.
Smolder by Susan Scott Shelley and Chantal Mer (Feb 15)
Cameron is a hard-working single dad and the captain of the over-thirty rugby team he founded. When Aspen, the attractive and aggravating captain of the under-thirty team, is revealed to be the mystery man he’s been communicating with via text, Cam is forced to rethink their relationship and admit there’s more to his fascination with Aspen than his ever-changing hair color and kaleidoscope of tattoos.
I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson (Feb 22)
Kian’s ex has a favor to ask. Hudson wants him to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town. Soon, Kian is Hudson’s plus one to Georgia’s wedding of the season. If Kian goes, he’ll get the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in media. This could be the big career break he needs. But their fake relationship is starting to feel like it might be more than a means to an end. It might be time for both men to fact-check their feelings.
Extradition by Kelly Fox (Feb 23)
When the son of a Mafia Don goes head-to-head with a billionaire CEO, their heated exchange goes viral. To save Rand Wolfe from mob retaliation, the kind that ends with him at the bottom of the Hudson River, they’ll need to lie low at Rand’s swanky Manhattan penthouse. While they’re hiding out, the mafioso’s son will be put to the test… is he mob enough to save the man he’s falling for?
Down in Flames by Parker St. John (Feb 25)
Sexy, older cowboy meets innocent ranch hand in this, the latest book in the Down Home series. Rugged widower Michael has sworn off relationships. West, his new ranch hand, begs for experience between the sheets and Michael can’t resist the temptation. But West won’t be satisfied with scraps of affection. He wants all of Michael… and he’ll be merciless until he gets it.
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
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