The best books with bisexual romance

Who am I?

I’m a geeky nerd who loves Disney villains and escaping reality while also supporting a slice of the world that means a lot to me. Bi-erasure sucks and the perpetuated stereotypes aren’t helping. So, I tell better bisexual stories. One magical thing about being an author is exploring healthy ways of presenting messy, complicated, and loving relationships with realistic bisexual characters—especially men. Heck, I have a world where the assumed sexuality is always bi. I don’t want to be erased, so I’m leaving a mark behind and, now as a bestselling author, I think I’m getting through for us all—but I’m not the only one. Enjoy the other amazing authors on this list. I certainly have!

I wrote...

Gilded Lies (Frequency Series)

By Lin Lustig,

Book cover of Gilded Lies (Frequency Series)

What is my book about?

John’s fame isn’t the only thing keeping his bodyguard and secret boyfriend in the dark. Between the damning lines he crossed to gain his status, and his nonpublic abnormal abilities, their time is borrowed. 

Licia will always protect her ex, John, but she will kill to protect Abnormals like them. Her ability is monstrous, but she’s long-accepted she’s no heroine. When the three of them share unprecedented visions of another Abnormal suffering experimentation, they must work together despite their mutual distrust and occasional loathing. But if John’s not careful, the closet will be wrenched open, exposing his bisexuality and his supernatural sex appeal. Either he lets his lovers damn him forever, or he willingly damns himself for his face-saving gilded lies.

The books I picked & why

Shepherd is readers supported. When you buy through links on our website, we may earn an affiliate commission. This is how we fund this project for readers and authors (learn more).

Carry On

By Rainbow Rowell,

Book cover of Carry On

Why this book?

It’s gay Harry Potter—your favorite slash fic, but better. Rainbow Rowell has an incredible grasp on writing the believably angst-filled, enemies-to-lovers pairing with the backdrop of a magic school background and a clever magic system. This is the first of a trilogy (so far) and I’m dying for more. No other book has made me squee like a proper fangirl and run around the house in delight like this one. The three books incorporate stellar character growth and, although bisexuality takes a back seat to being the Chosen One, there’s no bi-baiting (it’s blatantly discussed later in the series). Guys, I just can’t. I can’t! I have to go reread this now (again).

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

By Alexis Hall,

Book cover of Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Why this book?

I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard with a book. I was crying! If you’re a fan of The Great British Baking Show you must read this. Alexis Hall is clever with her relationship crafting and incredibly skilled at bringing in hilarious English insults—not to mention some euphemisms that slayed me. As someone who watches Bake Off to chill out and remember that the world isn’t so bad, I can’t help but push this book onto anyone who’s ever enjoyed the show. That said, the book doesn’t shy away from a common sexual assault that may be hard to read for some. I promise you this book is as charming as you think, even if there’s a pinch of realism to balance the fun.

Sunstone Volume 1

By Stjepan Sejic,

Book cover of Sunstone Volume 1

Why this book?

I feel like it’s cheating to recommend a graphic novel, but don’t be fooled by the labels. This BDSM erotica is one of the sweetest, silliest, and most heartwarming stories I’ve had the pleasure of stumbling across. The story behind Sunstone’s creation brings me incredible joy: Stjepan was burned out hard, he’d run out of wick on the candle he’d burned at both ends and worried he might never create again. But, as an artist, Stjepan loved drawing beautiful—and kinky—outfits. This sparked into a story he was passionate about, one that he posted for free on DeviantArt to the masses. A common comment from the original posting? "I'm not into BDSM...but this story...I get it." These main characters will win your heart, and possibly awaken things you aren’t expecting.

Red, White & Royal Blue

By Casey McQuiston,

Book cover of Red, White & Royal Blue

Why this book?

It’s not often I jump on a popular bandwagon, but Casey handles banter like a queen. The chemistry she builds between the fictional prince of England and the fictional president’s son is intoxicating. Not only is the book littered with historical references to LGBTQ+ history, but the beauty of blending cultures is matched only by the beauty of their love. Plus, if you can make me giggle like a dork, you get extra points. Although an unconventional read for me, I appreciated a few nerdy references and a political twist that didn’t feel too politic-y. 

Honestly, I’m not big into royals either but this book got me bad.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

By Talia Hibbert,

Book cover of Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Why this book?

I’m a sucker for a fake relationship. Add in a bisexual Black woman and I’m sold! The banter between the two main characters is highly entertaining and there’s something about this book that charms the soul. Dani is self-assured, and Zafir is into her from the start, which makes for an addicting romance. It was especially refreshing to see representation not only in sexuality, but in cultures and POC. There are some heavy topics around anxiety, depression, and loss, but in no way did that detract from my reading experience (even though all three of those things are close to home). Regardless, get ready to snag a copy, put your feet up, and die with glee. 

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in bisexuality, gay men, and romantic love?

5,215 authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about bisexuality, gay men, and romantic love.

Bisexuality Explore 21 books about bisexuality
Gay Men Explore 37 books about gay men
Romantic Love Explore 360 books about romantic love

And, 3 books we think you will enjoy!

We think you will like Some Girls Do, One Last Stop, and Boyfriend Material if you like this list.