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Love on your mind? Check out these romantic titles full of unique and diverse couples. 

 

This is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee Camp by L. C. Rosen Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

 

This is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio

Rising high school juniors Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici fall in love while trying to save the Wu family restaurant, A-Plus Chinese Garden. Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love explores mental health, race, and self-acceptance.

 

I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee

For most of her life, [Bisexual] Skye Shin has been told that she can't and shouldn't do things because she's fat. The worst part? It's her mother who has consistently reinforced this idea. But this 16-year-old is about to prove the world wrong when she becomes a contestant in a televised K-pop competition, which she has every intention of winning. Despite a fat-shaming judge, her mother's ruthless criticism, and negative media attention, Skye's tenacity inspires others and just might win her the heart of her sexy partner.

 

Camp by L. C. Rosen

At Camp Outland, a camp for LGBTQIA teens, sixteen-year-old Randall "Del" Kapplehoff's plan to have Hudson Aaronson-Lim [who's only into straight-acting guys] fall in love with him succeeds, but both are hiding their true selves.

 

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

Told in two voices, Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship.

 

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Felix Love, a [black & queer] transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend.

 

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Challenged to break her no-relationships rule by a new friend who invites her to share in a summer of cliché rom-com reenactments that will end with no hurt feelings upon the arrival of fall, a cynical lesbian teen struggles to let go when she unexpectedly falls in love for real.

 

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated-- or understood.

 

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Posted by LiselyL on February 12, 2021