12 great gay male romance novels from the last 6 months

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Looking for new romance books featuring a gay couple? In the past year, there have been loads of new releases and I dug through our database to find the most popular, hottest, lovable and, of course, romantic couples. From regency romance to contemporary, billionaire types and athletes to friends who become lovers, from funny to dark, sweet to hot, all kinds of romances are covered to give you some great suggestions.

  • #1 The Truth Within - Sloane Kennedy

    The Truth Within - Sloane Kennedy

    angst abuse age gap m-m (gay) contemporary

    Angsty with an age difference

    At twenty-five years old, Ford Cornell should have his whole life ahead of him but instead, the would-be artist is drowning in denial and just trying to get through each day. And the boy who once believed life was about following impossible dreams has finally come to accept that it’s really only about surviving a living nightmare… one of his own making.

    But the bruises are becoming harder to hide.

    They say bad things happen in threes. For Sheriff Camden Wells, it’s more like fours… or fives… or dozens... more

  • #2 One-Eyed Royals - Cordelia Kingsbridge

    One-Eyed Royals - Cordelia Kingsbridge

    m-m (gay) suspense multicultural mystery dark romance

    Suspensful detective series

    Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante’s body count continues to climb, and it’s all Levi can do to keep up with the carnage.

    When Levi’s and Dominic’s paths keep crossing in the investigation of a kidnapping ring with a taste for mutilation, it feels like history repeating itself. Thrown together by fate once again, they reluctantly join forces in their hunt for the mastermind behind the abductions.. more

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  • #3 Out of the Blue - Lila Rose

    Out of the Blue - Lila Rose

    suspense contemporary m-m (gay) alpha male friends to lovers

    Friends to lovers menage-a-trois

    At forty, Lan Davis is looking for his damned picket fence and 2.5 kids. What he doesn’t expect is instead of a wife in the picture, his mind keeps conjuring up images of two men. One, his partner in the force, who is as straight as they came, the other an ex, who he’d hurt but never forgot. After an incident leaves Lan injured, the two men rally around him… only maybe they shouldn’t have. It seems a medicated Lan is a truthful one.

    Parker Wilding is pissed at the world. His anger builds when his partner refuses medical care after an attack. Instead, Lan entrusts his neighbour to take care of him—a guy Parker doesn’t trust... more

  • #4 Boy Shattered - Eli Easton

    Boy Shattered - Eli Easton

    young adult m-m (gay) angst mystery friends to lovers

    Young adult angst with serious subject matters

    Brian: I had everything—school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself it didn’t matter no one knew the real me. And then I nearly died. Landon saved my life. He’s the bravest guy I know. He came out a few years ago, proud and fierce, and he ran into gunfire to help others. Me, I’m a mess. Can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. But here’s the thing about losing it all: You get a chance to start over and be someone new... more

  • #5 Beau - Nicole Edwards

    Beau - Nicole Edwards

    m-m (gay) contemporary erotic romance

    Starting a family

    Happily married for four and a half years, Beau and Ethan Walker are ready for the next phase in their lives. They want what so many people dream of: A baby. Expanding their family with a tiny bundle of joy isn’t as easy for them as it is for the rest of the Walker clan. However, they have options and they’re willing to do what it takes because they’ve learned that the things worth fighting for aren’t always easy, but they are definitely worth it.

    Despite their deep desire and their endless efforts to start a family, there are outside forces working against them. Some they can see, others they can’t... more

  • #6 Band Sinister - K.J. Charles

    Band Sinister - K.J. Charles

    m-m (gay) regency historical erotic romance enemies to lovers

    Regency opposites attract romance

    Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He’s a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It’s orgies.) Guy Frisby and his sister Amanda live in rural seclusion after a family scandal. But when Amanda breaks her leg in a riding accident, she’s forced to recuperate at Rookwood Hall, where Sir Philip is hosting the Murder. Guy rushes to protect her, but the Murder aren’t what he expects. They’re educated, fascinating people, and the notorious Sir Philip turns out to be charming, kind—and dangerously attractive... more

  • #7 Of Sunlight and Stardust - Riley Hart,Christina Lee

    Of Sunlight and Stardust - Riley Hart,Christina Lee

    m-m (gay) mystery friends to lovers bisexual contemporary

    Love after loss and a mystery

    After the death of his wife, Tanner Rowe takes a step toward making her dying wish come true and buys the house with the dilapidated barn she’d been inexplicably drawn to in the picturesque Upper Peninsula. But after a year, he still can’t get past his grief long enough to make the repairs he’d promised.

    Recently out of prison, Cole Lachlan has little to his name. Homeless, broke, and without many options as a felon, Cole heads to Red Bluff with hopes of a second chance... more

  • #8 His Saint - Lucy Lennox

    His Saint - Lucy Lennox

    m-m (gay) funny contemporary mystery military

    Contemporary suspense with a hot ex-military protector

    Augie: I don't need anyone's protection. I'm fine. But to appease my sister after a home invasion, I agree to take self-defense lessons. They just so happen to be with a big, muscled former navy SEAL who may or may not be everything I've always daydreamed about but never thought I could have. And he's dead-set on looking out for me even when things in my life suddenly get complicated. Between the increasing threats against me and pressure from my wealthy family to be someone I'm not, I'm having a hard time keeping it together... more

  • #9 Deke - Eden Finley

    Deke - Eden Finley

    m-m (gay) sports enemies to lovers friends to lovers insta-love

    Enemies to lovers sports romance

    Ollie: Word of advice: don’t come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they’re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help. My family believe I can’t be happy if I’m not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name. I really should’ve asked for his name.

    Lennon: Word of advice: learn how to introduce yourself properly. In my defense, I don’t recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey... more

  • #10 IRL: In Real Life - Lucy Lennox,Molly Maddox

    IRL: In Real Life - Lucy Lennox,Molly Maddox

    contemporary m-m (gay) billionaire enemies to lovers insta-love

    Billionaire boardroom shenanigans

    Conor: It starts with a drunken text pic. The kind I would normally never send. Only, instead of it going to the flirty hotel bartender, it goes to some random stranger who actually responds. I tell myself an unexpected night of hot as hell back-and-forth is the perfect way to blow off a little steam while I’m in New York closing an important business deal. Little do I know the man on the other end of the line is none other than Wells Grange: the most controlling, egotistical, emotionless SOB I’ve ever met... more

  • #11 Dane - K. Webster

    Dane - K. Webster

    m-m (gay) contemporary alpha male age gap erotic romance

    Sexy battle of the alpha males

    I’m used to being in charge. In the courtroom. In life. In the bedroom. But then I met him. He brings me literally to my knees.

    Handsome. Charismatic. Sexy as hell. He’s everything I desperately crave to possess. I’m burning to get him beneath me just to have a taste. Turns out, though, one taste isn’t enough. And he’s starved for me too. Two alphas fighting for dominance. He thrives on control and I can’t give it up... more

  • #12 Unwritten Law - Eden Finley

    Unwritten Law - Eden Finley

    m-m (gay) insta-love friends to lovers bisexual abuse

    Mistaken identity romance with dark themes

    Being an identical twin doesn’t come without issues. No one can tell us apart, not even our parents sometimes. We don’t usually use that to our advantage, but it comes in handy when my brother needs help breaking up with his boyfriends—which happens more than I’d care to admit. I know it’s enabling him, but I can’t say no to Anders. I will do anything for my twin. The breakups always go the same; they’re swift and simple.

    Until Reed.

    He’s everything I've fantasised about but never allowed myself to have. When I give in to temptation and begin to freak out, it’s not because he’s a guy... more

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