Here is Jude’s List of Best Lesfic Books in 2020, among the ones she reviewed on LezReviewBooks. You’ll find another list on Les Rêveur and a third one on her blog, Not Me Anymore. Order in author’s alphabetical order.
‘Written in the Stars’ by Alexandria Bellefleur
When her brother Brendon sets her up on a blind date with his work friend Elle, Darcy vows it’s the last time. The date is a disaster despite all kinds of chemistry but Brendon keeps pushing and Darcy ends up declaring it went well. Which leads to her asking Elle to pretend to be her girlfriend. Elle reluctantly agrees, hoping introducing Darcy as her… See the full review.
‘The Thing About Tilly‘ by G Benson
If you’re looking for a fast burn with low angst, this is not the book for you. And that’s okay but I feel a little sad for you, that you won’t get to experience the precious joy that is this book. I have only read two of G Benson’s books before this one but they were enough for me to know that she’s one of a handful of authors I have to read when I’m in a good place. Not that her books are… See full review.
‘Spindrift‘ by Anna Burke
Emilia Russo is trying to get back onto her feet after the worst year ever. Her father’s death triggered a suicidal depression, the groundwork to which had been laid by her work as a shelter veterinarian, where putting animals to death seems to happen more often than saving lives. And as if that wasn’t enough, her girlfriend left her. Emilia arrives in… See the full review.
‘Those Who Wait‘ by Haley Cass
Sutton is coming to terms with the idea that she’s not only attracted to men. To help her take the first step into dating women, her best friend Regan creates a profile for her on a lesbian dating app then sends a very non-subtle message to a woman whose picture has caught Sutton’s eye. To Sutton’s surprise, the woman… See the full review.
‘Callisto 2.0’ by Susan English
It’s 2097. At thirty-one, Callisto (Calli), a physicist specializing in the obscure field of faster-than-light space travel, is more or less resigned to accepting the job offer she received from the government when she gets another call, from a foundation called Portal al Porvenir, aka the Foundation. Privately funded, the Foundation invites… See the full review.
‘Midas Touch‘ by Alex Hall
The way it began, this should have been a hard story to read. Gwen and Frankie grow up in dirt-poor single-parent households in Williamsburg, Virginia. Gwen’s father is abusive and an alcoholic. Frankie’s mother is a loving woman with a bad reputation. Most of the book takes place when Gwen and Frankie meet again, as adults, but their… See full review.
‘Art of Magic‘ by KJ
Cath Monroe (Sam’s best friend from ‘Coming Home’) meets Rica Diamandis (remember Tal from ‘Kick Back’? Rica is their sister) at a teacher convention. They hit it off, have a drink together, flirt a little then part ways without exchanging phone numbers. Shortly after, Rica is introduced as… See full review.
‘Don’t Cry for Me’ by Rachel Lacey
Josie Swanson’s life is all about rescuing kittens but since her father’s death a couple of years ago, she’s been killing herself trying to keep the bar he loved, the bar she grew up in, afloat. When Eve, whose show she loves, comes to her for help with the abandoned kittens, sparks fly, not all in a… See the full review.
‘Party Favors‘ by Erin McLellan
Amanda and Wren have been online besties for five years. Wren is a badass lingerie designer, impulsive, and oh so cool. Amanda sees herself as the opposite of cool. Her nickname – which she hates – is the disco ball heiress. She does what is expected of her, endures her job at her family’s business in California and only rebels through her clothes, preferring vintage to anything her mother would rather she wore. Wren, on the other side, is… See full review.
‘Masquerade’ by Madeleine Taylor
Ivy Giacometti, a nightclub singer from New York, is in New Orleans visiting her best friend Tessa. In an effort to show Ivy what her new city has to offer, Tessa takes her to a women-only masked party. When it turns out they weren’t exactly invited, Ivy is irritated but her annoyance doesn’t last long as a mysterious… See the full review
‘Face the Wind‘ by Caren Werlinger
After years of underestimating Caren Werlinger books, I now know when I open one that it’s going to be wonderful. There will be romantic aspects but it won’t be a romance novel. It’s going to be beautifully written, probably bittersweet, full of love and the need to belong. Because that’s what life is about. ‘Face the Wind’ is the… See full review.
‘Hotel Queens‘ by Lee Winter
Amelia Duxton is a genius but she’s also a lesbian, and for that reason keeps being passed over in favour of her nasty brother Oliver. It would be annoying in any family, but in the Duxton family, it means Amelia has been exiled to London (it could be worse and she knows it) while Oliver is the CEO of the family business, one of the most powerful hotel chains in the world. Until Oliver… See full review.
‘Moon Fever’ by Ileandra Young
A new werewolves pack is in town, aspiring to impose its dominance. When Danika’s friend Wendy (sorry, Wensleydale Gordan) is overthrown from his position as Dire Wolves alpha, the new leader wants to take advantage of the mess already happening to take over everything. Danika reluctantly finds… See the full review
‘The Other Women‘ by Erin Zak
Four months ago, Willow took a job in Vegas. For the past four years, in Chicago, she had been having an affair with Cecily Yates, a married woman. Cecily loves her husband Luke but hasn’t been in love with him in a long time, and multiple miscarriages sealed their marriage’s fate. Yeah, she should have left him, Willow… See full review.
‘The Road Home‘ by Erin Zak
Gwendolyn Carter has spent the last seventeen years hating her mother for all the ways she’s put her down as she was growing up and, most of all, for her terrible response when she discovered her only daughter was a lesbian. Summoned home for her dad’s birthday, Gwendolyn is faced with…See full review.