Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let's Talk: Bi Romances




As you may know, this week is Bisexual Awareness Week. In honor of that, I thought I'd put together a quick list of romances I've read and loved that feature bi heroes and heroines.


I mentioned many of these on Twitter the other day, but I've found a few more and wanted to put them all together in one spot.


I'm sorry to say my list is pretty short. Part of that is the fact that there are not nearly enough bi characters in romancelandia, or worse sometimes they're written off as one sexuality or the other, depending on the gender of their hero/heroine in the book. The other reason for my short list is my own lack of correct tagging on Goodreads. I started "bi hero" and "bi heroine" shelves, but clearly haven't been adding all the books to the appropriate shelves (something that happens often with me and tagging, tbh) because I know I've read more than 20 or so over the years.


So this list is by no means complete, not even complete based on what I've read (see: failure at tagging). But it's a good start. :)


I'll divide the list below by M/F, M/M, and Triad romances. I've not read any FF, bi or otherwise, so I can't offer you any suggestions there at the moment.


Let us know in the comments if you have other recommendations for romances featuring a bi hero or heroine!




M/F



  • Burn Down the Night by M. O'Keefe


  • The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins
    • Bi heroine
    • Hero was also pretty open about exploring his sexuality, though he's not bi. Just an added bonus though. :)
    • Also loved this book. And the whole series.

  • Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai
    • Bi heroine
    • LOVED this book, and Rai's writing in general. Cannot wait for book 2.

  • The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
    • Bi heroine, but also many of the characters identify as bi, or at least fluid.
    • Fantastic series. Seriously. READ THEM ALL.

  • The Beyond Series by Kit Rocha
    • Much like Reisz's books, Rocha has a lot of bi and fluid heroes and heroines.
    • Also a fantastic must-read series. TRUST ME.



M/M







  • Sunset Park by Santino Hassell
    • Bi hero. Oh Raymond. 
    • Love love love. Love this whole series actually.



  • Fight to Forgive by J. Leigh Bailey
    • Bi hero.
    • Also a hero of color.
    • Second chance romance
    • Must admit: this one was a meh for me but others may love it!



Triad Romances




  • Loving You Easy by Roni Loren
    • Bi hero, the other hero doesn't explicitly identify as bi, but..
    • Heroine is a hacker. Heroes are doms who own a kinky video game. YES PLEASE.
    • Loved this one so much. 


  • Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James
    • Bi hero, other hero usually identifies as gay but it turns into a true triad in the end.
    • James writes hella sexy books, period. Love.


  • Sweet Ruin by Nazarea Andrews
    • Bi heroes.
      • One is new to discovering his bisexuality
    • Really loved this one (and the rest of the series); still waiting for the other part of this book though, it's a bit of a cliffhanger ending...

  • Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren
    • Bi heroes
    • Enjoyed this one; it's a follow up novella to the triad's early book, which I have not read yet.


  • An Immortal's Song by Carrie Ann Ryan
    • Bi heroes
    • Virgin merman, fae prince, human (.....or not) heroine
    • I liked this one






That's all I have -- I think! -- on my list. I'm sad that there are so few bi heroines, at least from my list. Are there just not that many or am I simply reading the wrong books?

What books would you recommend adding to this list?




Enjoy!



Until Next Time,

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