A Year of Love: Sapphic Books Galore – Ylva Publishing’s Best Lesbian Romance Releases of 2023

Hey, fellow book lovers! As we wave goodbye to another amazing year, let’s snuggle up and reminisce about the captivating sapphic books Ylva Publishing treated us to in 2023. If you’re a fan of heartwarming tales, happy endings, and diversity, buckle up for a delightful journey through this enchanting collection of the best wlw romance.

The Fixer” + “Chaos Agent”, an age gap, ice queen, enemies to lovers duology by Lee Winter

Imagine a world where a naive activist gets entangled with a corporate villain, leading to awkward farces, twisty puzzles, and the slowest of slow burns. Lee Winter’s duology is the epitome of opposites-attract, ice queen romance—a must-read for fans of sapphic books that defy expectations.

The Fixer by Lee Winter

The Business of Love“, a fake relationship, opposites-attract, sapphic romance by Charley Clarke

Fake marrying a woman for a job is bad, right? But what if you end up falling head over heels for her? Charley Clarke’s story is the perfect opposites-attract, fake relationship romance.

The Business of Love by Charley Clarke

Not For a Moment“, a fake relationship wlw romance by Cheyenne Blue

Desperate situations call for desperate lies in Cheyenne Blue’s charming tale of a fake-relationship lesbian romance is packed with warmth, humor, and a healthy dose of unexpected twists—perfect for those seeking top-tier lesfic gems.

Not for a Moment by Cheyenne Blue

In Too Deep“, an age gap, holiday sapphic romance by Rachael Sommers

Sip on tangy cocktails, raise those arched eyebrows, and dive into a lesbian summer holiday romance. Rachael Sommers serves up a sweet side of mystery in a holiday setting, promising a getaway filled with love, laughter, and a touch of intrigue.

In Too Deep by Rachael Sommers

Shattered“, an ice queen, lesbian superhero novel by Lee Winter

Lee Winter returns with a moving, opposites-attract, science-fiction tale. Earth’s first black, lesbian superheroine disappears, and a stubborn tracker is sent to bring her home. Get ready for a journey that explores not only love but also the resilience of the human spirit.

Shattered by Lee Winter

A Curious Visit“, an ice queen, opposites-attract, romantic mystery by Jess Lea

Join lesbian fiction’s funniest odd couple in this offbeat Australian romantic mystery. Jess Lea invites you to investigate tall tales, extinct creatures, and a crumbling house filled with secrets. Get ready for a ride filled with laughter, love, and a touch of the mysterious. This sequel to “A Curious Woman” for you, if you’re seeking the best lesbian mystery books.

A Curious Visit by Jess Lea

Lucky Yellow Shoes“, an age gap, butch/femme short story by Jae

Denny plans to propose to her girlfriend, Eliza, on Christmas Day, but she needs help finding the perfect ring. Will it go according to plan, or will she end up being the one surprised? Jae’s short story, a sequel to “Wrong Number Right Woman”, is a light-hearted lesbian romance that promises holiday cheer and heartwarming surprises—a delightful addition to your festive lesfic book recs.

Lucky Yellow Shoes by Jae

After Happily Ever After Once Again“, a fluffy short story collection by various authors

The end is only the beginning! Dive into ten standalone short stories that pick up after the happily-ever-afters in some of our most beloved lesbian romances and mysteries. Get ready for fluffy, funny, and heartwarming moments—a perfect sapphic short story collections.

After Happily Ever After Once Again - Anthology

Big Island“, a coming-of-age, opposites-attract, enemies to lovers, sapphic romance by Emily O’Beirne

Emily O’Beirne takes us on a coming-of-age journey in this opposites-attract, young adult lesbian romance about finding a way to fight for your future, navigating the complexities of love, and discovering the strength within. Ideal for bookworms seeking coming-of-age LGBT books and captivating enemies-to-lovers stories!

Big Island by Emily O'Beirne

Interlude“, an age gap, ice queen short story by Lola Keeley

Sweet ballet dancer Anna and her fierce, artistic director lover Victoria struggle with conflicting schedules. A reunion in Berlin is the perfect opportunity to reconnect. Lola Keeley’s sizzling short-story interlude is set in the world of the best-selling lesbian romance, “The Music and the Mirror“—a must-read for fans of age gap romance and sapphic books that sizzle.

Interlude by Lola Keeley

Fool for Love“, a second chance, small town, lesbian romance by Rachael Sommers

Is a lost love ever really gone? Rachael Sommers answers this question in a beautiful, small-town lesbian romance filled with broken hearts, hope, and second chances. A perfect, cozy read that will make you fall in love.

Fool for Love by Rachael Sommers

Onside Play“, a second chance, sports romance by Liz Rain

Two soccer stars share a secret and a rivalry that stretches halfway around the world in this light-hearted, second-chance lesbian romance. Liz Rain scores big with a story that combines love, sports, and a dash of intrigue!

Onside Play by Liz Rain

The Principal’s Office“, friends to lovers, workplace romance short story by Jae

Regan and her childhood best friend, Kylie, are no strangers to the principal’s office. But this time, their trip has a different reason: they need to tell Regan’s boss that the gossip about them is no longer just rumors. Jae’s sequel to “Chemistry Lessons” is a delightful short story that will charm you from the get-go!

The Principal's Office by Jae

The Road Trip Agreement, a fake-dating, opposites-attract romance by Tiana Warner

Join Coral and Ruby in this captivating road trip romance—a journey that could change everything. Could faking a relationship for the cameras be the key to going viral and boosting their careers?

The Road Trip Agreement by Tiana Warner

I Do, an opposites-attract, twin swap romance by Cheyenne Blue

When her twin sister gets injured in an accident, Allie agrees to pretend to be her for a few weeks. All she has to do is fake being a lesbian for a few weeks and co-ordinate a rural gay wedding festival. Simple. At least it is, until Allie and her assigned assistant, Tarryn, meet. Let’s just say that sparks are flying…

I Do by Cheyenne Blue

Truth & Measure Box Set“, an age gap, ice queen, workplace sapphic romance duology by Roslyn Sinclair

What happens when the world’s fiercest fashion editor learns she’s pregnant, and her distracting assistant is the only one she can turn to? Roslyn Sinclair’s wildly popular age-gap lesbian romance mixes humor and chaos with self-discovery and just the right amount of fire. If age gap, ice queen romances are your thing, don’t miss this sapphic romance!

Art of the Chase“, a second chance, enemies to lovers, romantic suspense by Jennifer Giacalone

When a notorious art thief surfaces, warring detective exes reunite for the hunt. Jennifer Giacalone’s second-chance lesbian romantic suspense fuses the fine line between love and hate—a thrilling tales that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Art of the Chase by Jennifer Giacalone

A Purrfect Gift“, a low angst, romantic Christmas novella by Jae

Looking for a festive lesbian romance featuring a matchmaking cat? Look no further! Jae’s novella promises Christmas cheer, romantic comedy, and low angst—all wrapped up in a purrfect gift. A must-read for fans of lesbian romance and festive reads! This sequel to “Paper Love” can be read as a standalone.

A Purrfect Gift by Jae

Make Her Wish Come True“, a fake relationship, festive read by A.L Brooks

In A.L Brooks’s lesbian romance, the realest thing about a fake relationship is all the possibilities. Get ready for a festive read that will warm your heart and fill you with holiday spirit. An ideal rec to add to your festive book list!

Cover of Make Her Wish Come True by A.L. Brooks. Two women in front of a Christmas tree.

The Best Mistake“, an ice queen, second chance sapphic romance by Emily O’Beirne

A chance weekend fling becomes an electrifying escape for two strangers until they meet again under very different circumstances. Emily O’Beirne crafts a one-night-to-forever lesbian romance that explores the beauty found in mistakes and the potential for love to heal and renew—perfect for fans of second-chance romance and the best sapphic books with ice queen dynamics.

The Best Mistake by Emily O'Beirne

A Great Catch“, an opposites-attract, wlw short story by Jae

In this sequel to “Just a Touch Away,” Winter learns an important relationship lesson when she goes to visit Hannah’s family for the first time. Jae’s short story promises a delightful exploration of opposites attracting and the challenges of family. A must-read for fans of short, heartwarming tales.

A Great Catch by Jae

Principle Decisions“, an erotic romance by Thea Belmont

A no-strings-attached agreement with a dominatrix seems perfect for a sexually frustrated academic until she learns the other woman’s identity. Thea Belmont delivers a moving BDSM erotic romance. This book will leave you out of breath in the best way!

Principal Decisions by Thea Belmaont

And there you have it—Ylva Publishing’s 2023 lineup, a perfect blend of love, laughter, and diverse tales that celebrate the beauty of women-loving-women relationships. If you were looking for book recs, you can rest easy. This list gives you the best lesbian romances and stories to fill your shelves. And always with a happy ending! 💖📚

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