I have been in particular need of fluff to read these days, so I am trying out a semi-regular post series that’s all fluff all the time, where I recommend fluffy romances. I’m going to include both new releases and backlist for these, and base them off of things I read recently. I hope you can find fluff to suit your tastes; I know this can be a particularly subjective thing. Fluff with no sex is marked with three asterisks.***
Here are three fluffy self published queer romance novellas in different genres for your weekend enjoyment!
Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson. This is a polyamorous spy romance novella that resolves to m/f/f BDSM triad, and it’s wonderful. The MC is a personal assistant to a married couple who work for the CIA, and she falls for them both, basically right as soon as she meets them. This has a lot of humor, heat, and heart, with a dash of silly and a whole bunch of spy story yumminess, and it was a joy to read. It’s first in a series titled The Spies Who Loved Her; how can you resist?
Content Warning: The MC is in peril and threatened. As spy stories go, that part wasn’t especially intense or graphic, but I wanted to give a heads up about it.
(Rep: Black queer woman MC. Puerto Rican bisexual woman MC. Black woman author.)
Help Wanted by J Emery. An NA paranormal m/gender questioning romance novella set at a magic college with a gender and sexuality questioning ace-spec MC, and a prickly adorable love interest who can turn into a bird. I loved the questioning representation, it really resonated. And I adored how much friendship was centered in the story. This book was sweet and fluffy and I fell really hard for the characters. This was cozy comfort at it’s best.
(Rep: Ace spec questioning, gender questioning MC. Lesbian secondary character. Aromantic secondary character. Queer author.)***
So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon I recently reread this contemporary age gap m/f romance novella for the fifth time; its one of my most favorite comfort rereads. I adore Kayla so much and want to be friends with her. This book is a lovely example of incidental fat rep and I adore the whole series. The meet cute is really wonderful and this book makes me laugh. This is high quality fluff.
Content Warning: The hero gets sexually harassed; it is one incident, doesn’t happen on the page and is treated as wrong in the story.
(Rep: Fat Black bisexual heroine. Trans woman secondary character. Black queer woman author.)