Top 10 Lesbian Celebrity Romances

Tara outdid herself with this list of Top 10 Lesbian Celebrity Romances. I mean who doesn’t love a great romance between someone who is famous and someone who is not? – Sheena

It’s no secret that I love a good romance, but if you tell me a romance features a celebrity? That’s an instabuy for me. Doesn’t matter if it’s about an actress, musician, or author. Have them fall in love and that’s all I want to read.

With so many out there, how’s a reader to choose? Here’s a list with some of my favourites, and a couple from my fellow reviewers.

KE Lane and playing the role of herself

1 And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E. Lane

Published by Yellow Rose by RCE

Celebrity Type: Actress

What It’s About

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of 9th Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. When the two meet on the set of 9th Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain?

Tara’s Note

This book is many a lesfic reader’s favourite for good reason. Great characters, good pacing, and a satisfyingly happy ending—it’s all right here. This also holds a dear place in my heart because it’s the first lesbian romance I ever read. If you haven’t read it, you must.

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starstruck by lesley davis lesbian fiction review on the lesbian review

2 Starstruck by Lesley Davis

Published by Bold Strokes Books

Celebrity Type: Actress and Author

What It’s About

Actress Cassidy “C.J.” Hayes is famous for her role in The Alchemidens, a fantasy show where she plays a kick-ass heroine. Her rising success has brought her quickly under Hollywood’s glaring spotlight. It also gained her the unwelcome attentions of an obsessive fan who wants more than just an autograph.

Aiden Darrow is both a well-respected screenwriter and a writer of lesbian romances. As a big fan of actress C.J. Hayes, Aiden is astounded when the woman of her dreams ends up moving into the house next door to her. Their attraction is undeniable, but Cassidy is understandably nervous about getting too close to anyone. Aiden, meanwhile, is trying to separate reality from fiction because Cassidy is nothing like the character she portrays so well. All through her childhood, Aiden dreamed of a hero to come rescue her, but can she be the hero that Cassidy so desperately needs now?

Tara’s Note

An author/screenwriter falling in love with her celebrity crush? Sign me up. This romance manages to stay fun and sweet despite a sometimes scary side plot with a stalker.

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The-Song-In-My-Heart-by-Tracey-Richardson3 The Song in My Heart by Tracey Richardson

Published by Bella Books

Celebrity Type: Singer

What It’s About

Fame and money rained down on Dess Hampton like a monsoon. She couldn’t imagine needing more—until her golden voice was silenced. Now her quiet days are filled with her guitar and she savors every sunrise. Curious, and as a favor to a friend, she emerges to hear a rumored superstar in the making.

Music pours out of Erika Alvarez through her voice and her fingertips. She’s awed that the reclusive Dess Hampton wants to hear her sing, and then blown away when Dess agrees to sit in for a few gigs.

Dess can tell that Erika is destined for the life that she once had and wants no part of, ever again. But can the magic of the music they make together, and the growing love between them, trump Erika’s ambition and Dess’s fears? How much are they willing to sacrifice for it—and for each other?

Tara’s Note

Confession time: I haven’t read this yet. But Sheena loved it, and that’s why it’s on the list. With a story featuring an up and coming musical superstar falling in love with a reclusive former superstar, you’re all lucky I’m going to finish this list instead of quitting here to read it right now.

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Damage-Control-by-Jae4 Damage Control by Jae

Published by Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.

Celebrity Type: Actress

What It’s About

An actress practically since birth, Grace Durand has finally made it in Hollywood. When a photo of her in a seeming compromising situation with another woman is plastered all over the tabloids, she fears for her career as a lead in romantic movies. Desperate for a publicist who’ll convince America that she’s straight, Grace hires Lauren Pearce, one of Hollywood’s leading PR agents, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.

Lauren has dealt with PR nightmares for years, so doing damage control for one more rich, spoiled client shouldn’t be a problem—or so she thinks. But the more time she spends with Grace, the more she realizes how different she is from her television persona.

Getting involved with her client is not in her game plan, especially since it would confirm the rumors and ruin Grace’s career, but the attraction between them is growing as they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together.

Tara’s Note

Any of the books in Jae’s Hollywood Series could be on this list, but I chose Damage Control because it directly addresses what it’s like to be a celebrity. I love it so much that it’s also in the Top 10 Lesbian Books of 2015.

Yeah, I think if I let her, Tara would put this one on every Top 10 list and make it mandatory to read it – Sheena

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All that lies within by Lynn Ames5 All That Lies Within by Lynn Ames

Published by Phoenix Rising Press

Celebrity Type: Actress

What It’s About

How far would you go to hide who you really are inside? And what do you do when you find the one person from whom hiding your true self isn’t an option?

Glamorous movie star Dara Thomas has it all—an Oscar nomination, dozens of magazine covers proclaiming her the sexiest woman alive, and people of both sexes clamoring for her attention. She also has a carefully guarded secret life. As Constance Darrow, Dara writes Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction, an outlet that allows her to be so much more than just a pretty face.

Rebecca Minton is a professor of American Literature in love with the work of the mysterious, reclusive author Constance Darrow, with whom she strikes up a correspondence. A chance phrase in a letter leads her to a startling conclusion about the author.

What happens next will change the course of both of their lives forever.

Tara’s Note

This is one book that Sheena and I definitely agree on. What’s not to love about a famous movie star with a secret life as a Pulitzer winning author, and the literature professor who comes to love her?

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Making-a-comeback-by-Julie-Blair6 Making a Comeback by Julie Blair

Published by Bold Strokes Books

Celebrity Type: Musician

What It’s About

Jazz pianist Liz Randall is reeling from her wife’s death and struggling to keep their band together. An invitation to play at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival is an opportunity she can’t turn down, and a challenge she might not be up to until she enlists the help of a mysterious neighbor who’s surprisingly knowledgeable about jazz.

When Jac Winters reluctantly agrees to help, a past she wants to forget threatens to destroy the carefully ordered life she’s built with her guide dog, Max, in the quiet town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

With music and love swirling around them like ocean currents, will Liz and Jac play it safe or risk everything on making a comeback?

Tara’s Note

Okay, again, confession: I haven’t read this book yet either. But KA Moll absolutely loved it, and so did a lot of my fellow lesfic reading friends. The relationship between the two musicians builds slowly and carefully, making it all the more believable and satisfying.

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release-the-stars-by-harper-bliss7 Release the Stars by Harper Bliss

Published by LadyLit Publishing

Celebrity Type: Author

What It’s About

After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line.

Tara’s Note

I talk so much about lesfic that you probably don’t know I also love cooking shows. So how could I possibly resist a premise with the host of a popular cooking show pursuing a novelist? I couldn’t, and neither should you.

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Roller-Coaster-by-Karin-Kallmaker8 Roller Coaster by Karin Kallmaker

Published by Bella Books

Celebrity Type: Actress

What It’s About

Two very different reasons brought Laura Izmani and Helen Baynor to the Beach Boardwalk for a symbolic ride on the biggest wooden roller coaster on the west coast. They part strangers, but only after sharing an experience that shifted both of their lives onto new tracks.

Their paths cross again decades later when Laura interviews with Helen to become the private chef for the Baynor household. Given what Laura revealed during that fateful coaster ride, she’s relieved that Helen seems to have forgotten her.

Fiercely protective of her children, Helen—now a famous stage actress and widow with teenaged twins—divides her time between home in a sleepy California enclave and the bright lights of Broadway. Continuing her carefully managed life until her children leave for college is all she wants.

Their first roller coaster ride together may turn out to be only a prelude…

Tara’s Note

Roller Coaster is not your typical romance, and I found myself wrong every time I tried to predict a story turn. It features a Broadway star and her self-discovery as she figures out she’s a lesbian, and is one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2016.

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Hazel Yeats Bunny Finds A Friend review on The Lesbian Review

9 Bunny Finds a Friend by Hazel Yeats

Published by Ylva Publishing

Celebrity Type: Author

What It’s About

It’s close to Christmas in Amsterdam, and Cara Jong isn’t having the best of days. Her girlfriend has left her, and her new job isn’t nearly as glamorous as she hoped it would be. A run-in with Jude Donovan, who’s playing Santa Claus in a department store, does little to lift her spirits, even though there’s clearly an appealing woman hidden beneath Santa’s beard.

When Cara finds out that Jude is actually a well-known author of children’s books, she’s intrigued and decides to attend Jude’s reading. A bizarre misunderstanding breaks the ice between them, and they share a heated kiss that same night.

As the weeks go by, they begin to fall in love and hope to leave past experiences behind. But Cara doesn’t trust her luck in love and soon breaks things off, leaving Jude baffled and broken-hearted.

Can Cara’s meddling sisters and a hilarious road trip convince Cara to go after her happily-ever-after with the writer?

Tara’s Note

Is it cheating to include a book that has a romance but doesn’t really feel like a romance? It’s my list and I’m including it anyway. I love that Bunny Finds a Friend has a children’s author so popular that small children will rampage at the chance to hear her read. It’s a quirky little gem of a book, and I’m so glad I read it.

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gun brook course of action10 Course of Action by Gun Brooke

Published by Bold Strokes Books

Celebrity Type: Actress

What It’s About

A high-stakes romance among the jet-set crowd of actresses, producers, and world-famous entrepreneurs.

Carolyn Black – an actress driven by her ambition, desperately wants the starring role in an upcoming film based on a series of famous novels. With a reputation for being willing to do anything to get a part, the actress sets out to impress the woman behind the project. Annelie Peterson – the wealthy publisher with a mysterious past – owns the film rights and will decide who wins the much-coveted role. When Annelie meets Carolyn, the woman she has idolized for years, sparks fly. How far is Carolyn prepared to go for the dream part of a lifetime? And just how far will Annelie bend her principles in the name of desire?

Tara’s Note

The character work is so strong in this book that it keeps drawing me back again and again. The shift from actor wanting a role vs producer to friends to lovers is done so well that it’s earned Course of Action a permanent spot on my “to re-read” list.

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BUT WAIT! It wouldn’t be a top 10 list on The Lesbian Review if we didn’t have a bonus book! 

themuse-by-meghan-obrienBonus: The Muse by Meghan O’Brien

Published by Bold Strokes Books

Celebrity Type: Author

What It’s About

Erotica author Kate McMannis has crippling writer’s block and a deadline in less than two months. When a beautiful woman named Erato appears at her house and claims to be her muse, Kate isn’t certain whether Erato is mentally ill or truly her supernatural savior. Either way, when the incredible sex Erato offers leads to genuine inspiration, Kate isn’t inclined to refuse her unusual brand of help.

When a little fantasy fulfillment with Erato inadvertently leads her to the shy and gorgeous Olive Johnson, unexpected feelings threaten to derail Kate’s motivation once again. Erato is just as determined to keep her writing on track as Kate is to explore her very real attraction to Olive—which leads to friction that threatens not only Kate’s ability to meet her deadline, but also her burgeoning romance with Olive.

Caught between a contractual obligation and her heart, is there any way for Kate to have it all?

Tara’s Note

I was a proofreader for The Muse and loved it so much that I couldn’t not include it on this list. I mean, an erotic romance novelist falling in love, hot sex scenes, and big feelings all over the place? Lise MacTague and I agree that this book is great and everyone should run out and read it.

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Tara Scott lives in Calgary, Canada with her family. If you don't find her with her Kindle in her hand, she's probably busy talking about what she's currently reading.