Love on the Water - WLW & lesbian books set on boats
I learned an interesting thing after the release of my latest contemporary lesbian romance All at Sea.
For the most part, All at Sea is set on a yacht in the ocean off the coast of Australia. Accidental stowaway Stevie wakes up to find herself miles from shore, stranded with only Kaz the captain and Sinbad the cat for company. Talk about opposites attract! Stevie not only has to navigate a path around prickly Kaz, but she also has to adapt to the unfamiliar environment of life on the ocean.
I went looking for other WLW & lesbian romance novels set on yachts–and I learned there weren’t many. Loveboatlesfic. Maybe it’s a new genre? Lesbian books set on any sort of boat are few and far between. My fellow Ylva Publishing author Jae asked her reader group for suggestions. And I did some digging.
If you’re like me and would love to read more stories about women loving women loving life on the water, then here’s a list of suggestions. There are yachts, cruise ships, luxury liners, pirate ships, fishing boats, and small boats. Even kayaks.
I hope you’ll check them out. If you know of any WLW & lesbian books (whether romance or not) that should be included, then drop me a line and I’ll add them.
WLW & lesbian books that sail into the sunset. Yachts and wind power!
Running with the Wind by Nell Stark – Love, like the wind, charts its own course. A sailing instructor, used to loving and leaving them, falls for her student and teammate in a high-stakes sailing regatta.
Dreams of Bali by C.J. Harte – High-powered attorney reluctantly agrees to spend the weekend on her sister’s best friend’s yacht. Memories of their past encounters leave both women unprepared for the sparks that arise when they spend time together.
Felucca Dreams by Natalie Debrabandere – Professor Alex Casey is flat broke, and in trouble with her colleagues for speaking her mind a little too freely. Dragging a bunch of tourists around Egypt, and towing the line is not her style,
Green-Eyed Monster by Gill McKnight – There is a lot more to kidnapping than financial analyst Mickey Rapowski ever imagined. Mickey kidnaps Ginette Felstrom. A straightforward and effective plan—except Ginette is the worst captive ever and no one wants to pay her ransom.
Kayaks – powered by female muscle. For the outdoors women
Pirates! Who doesn’t love WLW & lesbian pirates!
Escape to Pirate Island by Niamh Murphy – Pirates of the Caribbean, Treasure Island, and Mutiny on the Bounty rolled into one thrilling adventure with a pair of feisty, independent female characters at the helm!
Compass Rose by Anna Burke – In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.
Luxury lesbians – cruise ships, sundecks, and champagne
In Deep Waters by Radclyffe & Karin Kallmaker – From honeymooning couples to strangers with mutual desires, there are no secrets about what goes on between embarkation, midnight buffets and ports-of-call. Short stories.
Shipped by Amanda Kayhart – Leah finally saves enough for her dream cruise in the Bahamas. Except all her organizing doesn’t prepare Leah for Mallory Miller, her bitter ex-girlfriend who threatens to capsize her entire Caribbean vacation.
Pretend Girlfriend by Lily Craig – The only thing worse than being cheated on? Seeing your ex and the girl she cheated with get married. And as part of a two-week long Mediterranean cruise. The answer? Fake relationship.
Pleasure Cruise by Yolanda Wallace – When Spencer Collins is given a chance to spend a week surrounded by sun, sand, and hundreds of women on a lesbian cruise, she has the opportunity to venture outside her comfort zone.
Lesbians in the workplace – fishing boats
Capsized by Julie Cannon – Commercial fisherman Roberta (Bert) Coughlin rescues Alissa Cooper from her burning yacht and has no choice but to take the pampered rich girl along.
South of Heaven by Ali Spooner – Kendra Drake has taken over as Captain of her father’s shrimp boat. As a favor to her father, Kendra has agreed to give fellow shrimper Lindsey Bowen a chance to work on the boat.