Things in Print Thursday :: more of the Goodreads game

23 Jun

How many of the second 25 new releases in Goodreads’ GLBT tag are actually predominantly and openly about GLBT things in the summary?

Want by Kade Boheme (“after six years of making a mess with Trevor Mackentire, he’s ready—he thinks they’re both ready—for them to stop playing around and figure out if what they have is real.“)
How to Wish Upon a Star by Eli Easton (“Along the way [Jason and Milo] might discover that true love is possible—if you wish upon a star.“)
Without Annette by Jane B. Mason (“Josie Little has been looking forward to moving halfway across the country to attend Brookwood Academy, a prestigious boarding school, with her girlfriend, Annette, for ages.“)
Beta Test by Annabeth Albert (“But Ravi didn’t struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now.“)
Power Play by Avon Gale (“Max’s optimism plays havoc with Misha’s equilibrium—as does the fierce attraction that springs up between them.“)
Come What May by A.M. Arthur (“Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet. Or at least, he doesn’t want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay.“)
Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought for the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper (dude, the whole summary.)
Short Stay by Heidi Cullihan (“Baz Acker and Elijah Prince have it all. They’re engaged, and their wedding is guaranteed to be a spectacle no event will ever top.“)
False Start by Alison Hendricks (“Mitch is insanely attracted to the very straight linebacker. As the season ramps up and both men fight for their place on the team, a heated locker room encounter leaves Dante questioning everything he thought he knew about himself.”)
The Only Option by Megan Derr (“When Rochus arrives at the castle he is ordered to marry the very same [hunky, male] dragon he spent the night with.“)
Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes (“ At his high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys.“)
Risk Aware by Amelia C. Gormley (“Gallery owner Robin Brady knows he can deliver what Geoff needs: to be taken to the edge of danger but never beyond.“)
Mr. and Mr. Smith by HelenKay Dimon (“No enemy has ever brought him to his knees, but one lover has: Zachary Allen, the man currently sharing his bed.“)
Solace by Sierra Riley (“Shane tries his best to keep Aaron at a distance, even though his attraction to the man is undeniable.“)
Debt by K.C. Wells (“Mitch isn’t remotely interested in the twinks parading like peacocks, until he spies the young man at the back of the room, nose firmly in a book and oblivious to his surroundings. Now Mitch is interested.“)
Te quiero by Suki Fleet (“Betrayed and hurt by his ex, Ally knows it’s the worst possible time to start trusting someone but there’s something about shy, glittery Levi that gets under his skin.“)
Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne (“If only Jaxon had an easier time reading what Caleb had to say. But he’s interested in trying, and Caleb seems interested back.“)
The Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend by Nicki Bennett (“Administrative assistant Jonah Hollis has nurtured a hopeless crush on his boss, millionaire cattle rancher Lincoln Courtwright, ever since he started working for him.“)
Fire and Snow by Andrew Grey (“Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.“)
Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity by Elizabeth M. Edman (again, all of it)

20/25 in this batch are explicit about their queer. However, only two are about women (and most of the romance novels about m/m are about white guys written by white women).

–your fangirl heroine.



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