One of the most popular tropes I see talked about again and again in lesbian fiction is the age gap. The topic usually comes up when people are talking about their favourite tropes of all time. So I thought it was about time I compiled a list of some truly binge-worthy books all available on Kindle Unlimited or to buy and keep forever.
There is plenty of heartwarming humour, plenty of office romances, family hiccups, a lot of artists and muses, and plenty of happy-ever-afters!
1. Love on The Westside by Riley West
Riley is an art expert with a masters degree in Art Business who loves working in her car shop, archery, fly-fishing, and binge old movies.
This is her debut novel and is perfect for fans of movies such as The Delicate Things We Make and Annie on My Mind.
The story follows Lila, a free-spirited art conservator, who falls for a famous artist, recently divorced, Kate, a wealthy older woman.
The chemistry between the two women flies off the page right from the beginning and their romance sizzles. But the problems start stacking up in the form of Kate’s abusive ex-husband, and the paparazzi desperate for the latest gossip in Kate’s public saga.
Can these women escape the ghosts and threats from their past?
Find out in this steamy romantic page-turner. Read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
2. Elizabeth’s Artist by Emily Hayes
Emily Hayes is an avid writer who loves to write heated stories about women and her age gap romance is no exception.
In another story set in the art world, we follow the poor, but young and talented artist, Ella who is desperate to exhibit in one of the most exclusive New York art galleries.
It just so happens that the Art Director is Elizabeth Diamond. Rich, determined, and fiercely professional, the last thing Elizabeth expects is to fall the latest prodigy.
Their chemistry is electric, the stakes are high, and two opposite worlds are about to collide.
What will Elizabeth do?
Find out in this steamy rich girl/poor girl romance you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
3. Times Like These by Ana McKenzie
This is the second book written under the name Ana McKenzie, who also writes f/f romances under the name Lily Hammond and suspense fiction written as Kate Genet.
Times Like These we meet successful artist Bianca, who is trying, and failing, to come to terms with slowly losing her sight.
Merren is a bright young model delighted to land a modelling job with Bianca, and more than delighted to become the famous older woman’s summer fling.
Bianca knows their lighthearted relationship can never last or be anything more than a short romance. After all, Merren is too young, too different, and could never offer her the strength and support she needs as she desperately comes to terms with her new life.
But could Bianca be wrong about their future together?
Find out in this beautiful hidden gem. Read the bundle for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
4. Healing Heart by Ruby Scott
Ruby Scott has written more than ten novels and jokes that each one is “a result of an extra cup of coffee.”
Published in May 2021, Healing Heart is the first of Scott’s City General medical romances. We meet the young psychologist, Emily Porter who has the unenviable job of assessing the hospital’s finest surgeons mental fitness and ability to operate.
Soon, she crosses paths with the indomitable Meredith Asquith, a talented Neurosurgeon at the top of her field whose fierce facade soon begins to crack.
Just when she thought she had her life sorted, Meredith’s past comes back to haunt her and the life she holds so dear begins to unravel.
Is meeting Emily the worst thing that ever happened to her? Or the best?
Find out in this heart-wrenching, slow burn, medical romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
5. The AM Show by T.B. Markinson & Miranda MacLeod
TB Markinson’s novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction time and time again, and along with Miranda MacLeod, the pair write witty and heartfelt lesbian romances.
The AM Show is Markinson and McLeod’s age gap romance set in the ruthless world of journalism and morning TV.
We meet the fierce but flailing morning host, Amanda Morgan. Worrying that the peak of her career has passed, while recovering from a bitter divorce. When she meets a fan, Dakota Washington, she allows herself one crazy night to make all Dakota’s wildest dreams come true.
But the dream becomes a nightmare when Dakota lands a role at the same network. Now, if any relationship is discovered they will both be out of a job.
Can they put their work first and keep their hands off each other?
Or will their chemistry prove too much, putting both their careers at stake?
If you enjoy scorching celebrity age-gap romance with a touch of heart, don’t miss the latest collaboration of Miranda MacLeod and TB Markinson.
Find out in this scorching, celebrity age-gap romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
6. What the Heart Sees by KC Luck
KC Luck is the author of bestselling action-adventure and contemporary romance, her latest novel sees the rustic countryside of Oregon clash with the polished professionalism of Manhattan.
Orphan, Sage Montgomery has had to learn fast to take over the running of the ranch in Spruce Creek which has been in her family for generations. But now her family home is under threat and she must raise the money to save it or lose everything she has ever known.
Julie Aspen left Spruce Creek for Manhattan two decades ago and as a result has gained everything she ever dreamed of: money, a career, and a hot young girlfriend. At least, until a fraud accusation leaves her with nothing and she has to return to the town she hates.
When Julie and Sage cross paths, Julie starts to have second thoughts about what is really important in life.
But is it too late for her to change?
Find out in this coming home age gap romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
7. Whipped by J.J. Arias
J. J. Arias started her writing journey with fan fiction and has since published more than a dozen of her own original novels.
In her latest novel, Whipped we meet ice queen, Erica Torres, the high flying lawyer determined to make it to partnership, and the eager young newbie, Cheyenne who she has been tasked with mentoring.
The two couldn’t be more different and their personalities clash from the start. Erica knows that the bubbly Cheyenne is just too damn nice to ever make it as a lawyer, while Cheyenne is determined to break through Erica’s frost.
When Cheyenne discovers Erica’s secret love of roller derby, she cooks up a plan to join the opposing team and make Erica finally see her worth.
Will the two women clash? Or will sparks fly for very different reasons?
Find out in the super slow burn workplace romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
8. A Whole New World by Christine Waters
By day, Christine Waters works in marketing, and by night she works on fulfilling her dream of becoming a full-time author.
In her debut novel, A Whole New World, we meet Erin, returning home to deal with the death of her father. When the crush on her best friend’s mother, that she’d kept secret for years, finally turns into an incredible weekend of passion, she thinks she has everything she ever dreamed of.
Divorced, Macy never expected the friendship she had with her daughter’s best friend to grow so intimate. As her secret relationship with Erin intensifies, so does the fear that her daughter might find out.
When all hell breaks loose, all three women are forced to question their loyalties and their love for one another.
Will love conquer all?
Find out in this steamy, and heartfelt romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
9. The Heat of Summer by Melissa Tereze
Melissa is the author of more than a dozen lesbian romances including The Call, and Forever Yours. She particularly enjoys writing angsty age gap romances.
In her 2019 release, The Heat of Summer, we meet twenty-six-year-old Summer Hastings who takes her inheritance money and flies to Spain to start an exciting new life. Once there, she runs into forty-seven-year-old Prue Micheals.
Businesswoman, Prue, has spent decades overcoming a dark past and building the life she has now. Just one problem; she is bored.
When a bright young thing checks into the same hotel, she wonders if things might start getting exciting again.
Will these two women manage to navigate a new life together? Or will insecurities threaten to tear everything apart?
Find out in this beautifully written love story that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
10. The Matchmaker’s Choice by Alexa Woods
Alexa Woods is the author of nine lesbian romance novels about strong and fascinating women finding their happily ever afters.
In The Matchmaker’s Choice, we meet Stephanie, desperately trying to find Mr Right, and sick of always falling for Mr Wrong.
To help in her quandary, she enlists the help of Adley, a matchmaking consultant with a reputation for matching countless couples when end up living their own happily-ever-afters.
But the best-laid plans go awry when Stephanie realises she is falling for the last person on earth she expected to, and the one person she can’t have; the matchmaker.
Will Stephanie be able to accept she might have fallen for Ms Right?
And will Adley finally overcome her painful past to make a match for the one person who really needs it, herself?
Find out in this steamy age-gap romance that you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited on your regional Amazon store.
I hope you enjoyed this list! If you did, here are a few other book lists I think you’ll love:
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