Can you recommend any books that are essentially wlw rom-coms/ hallmark movies? I’m dying for a version of the city girl is stuck in a small town, instantly gets on the wrong side of the hot mechanic, they snark, they start to bond over something, is this a date? Oh no a secret or misunderstanding drove them apart, wise local clears it up, tearful reunion and love confessions trope.
I wish I could recommend something that exactly matches your description! It sounds excellent. Bad news: I don’t know an exact match, and I haven’t read a ton of rom-coms myself. Good news: there are lots of f/f rom-coms out there, and I can point you towards people who have read a lot more of them! I’ll start with my recommendations, which are just light reads with a central romance, though they might not exactly fit the Hallmark movie part:
- The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (review) (YA)
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (review) (YA)
- Rescued Heart by Georgia Beers (review)
- Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (review)
- Roller Girl by Vanessa North (review)
- Sugar Town by Hazel Newlevant (review) (Comic)
My go-to light and happy wlw books, which also have a romance, tend to be comics, especially all-ages comics. That’s not exactly what you asked for, but I couldn’t help listing them just in case:
- Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley (review)
- Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson (Author) and Brittney Williams (illustrator)
- Space Battle Lunchtime Volumes 1 & 2 by Natalie Riess (review)
- Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson and Sophia Campbell
On to recommendations from people who read more f/f romances that I do:
Royally Yours by Everly James: Whitney at the Lesbrary recommends this “secret royalty” book for fans of Hallmark movie A Royal Christmas.
@shiraglassman recommends Carolyn for Christmas by Lucy Carey as an “enemies to lovers lesbian romcom about former friends competing over the choir solo in the Christmas concert
- The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
Also check out LGBTQ Reads tropes page, especially “Enemies to Lovers.”
I hope that helps!
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