Searching for books like One Last Stop? Here are 11 books like One Last Stop that will make your heart all warm and fuzzy
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Hey Coffee Girl. One Last Stop became an instant 5 star read when I read it. There are few books that make me feel as much joy as this book does. With the found family, wlw romance and grumpy/sunshine dynamic. And if you're anything like me, then this book left you with a huge hole once you finished. Well you’re in luck, I’ve rounded up the absolute best books like One Last Stop.
Whether you're looking for magic, found family or books with bisexual characters. This post has got you covered.
After learning about all these books, you are going to have so many new books on your tbr list. Plus, keep reading to get a free digital reading journal. flow chart and comparison table
This post is all about books like One Last Stop
What are the best books like One Last Stop?
1. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston
I seriously couldn't write this post without including Red, White and Royal Blue. It's hyped up so much online. But it's for a good reason. It's a New Adult enemies to lovers romance. And it also features the fake friendship trope.
It follows Prince Henry and Alex Claremont Diaz. They cause a scandal in the press and have to pretend to be friends.
It made the New York Times Bestseller list and won a Good Reads Choice award. Also over 30,000 people have reviewed it on Good Reads.
This is such a comforting book to read. It's an empowering queer romance story that takes place in a parallel universe where a woman with mixed-race children is president. And it has such feel good vibes.
The relationships between the characters are what make this book so special. The chemistry between the main characters is excellent. And the banter is genuinely really funny. If you're looking for books like One Last Stop then you need to read this!
Good reads rating: 4.21
2. I kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey Mcquiston
It follows Chloe Green. She attends a Christian high school in the Bible Belt in the USA. The only thing that's kept her going is winning Valedictorian. And the only thing stopping her is rival Shara Wheeler.
But a month before graduation, Shara Wheeler kisses her and then disappears.
This book literally launches straight into the middle of the action. And this meant I was hooked almost straight away. If you liked the mystery elements of One Last Stop then you will definitely enjoy this one.
Casey Mcquiston writes friendships really well. And if you like the friendship group in One Last Stop then you'll also love this. If you're looking for a wlw book from the same author then you should definitely check this one out.
Good reads rating: 4.28
3. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Her Royal Highness features one of my favourite lesbian characters in Flora. Flora is intelligent, funny and sassy AF. It also features an amazing bisexual character. Plus it features royalty and is set in a beautiful boarding school in Scotland.
It's a light-hearted teen romance set in a school. The book follows Millie who is heartbroken when she discovers that her kinda girlfriend has been kissing someone else. After getting into a super elusive boarding school, she moves to Scotland. And this is where she meets Princess Flora.
Not only does this book include the enemies-to-lovers trope. But it also features the room-mates trope, royalty, an ex-girlfriend and a posh boarding school. Oh, and did I mention it’s all set in stunning Scottish highlands.
It did feel a little rushed towards the end of the book. But it's still a sweet and irresistibly charming book. The wlw romance is perfect for anyone looking for books like One Last Stop. It also features an excellent bisexual main character.
You could easily binge-read this in one sitting. It would be a great book to read on holiday or if you're struggling to get out of a reading slump.
Good reads rating: 3.79
4. The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
The Falling in Love Montage is the perfect summer romance! It plays on tropes found in 90s and 00s rom coms. The title is a play on 'the falling in love montage' where you watch a selection of clips showing the main characters fall in love.
The Falling In Love Montage follows Saoirse . She is struggling to cope because her mother is in a home with dementia. Also, it’s a hereditary condition. One day she might inherit it. So she doesn’t really see the point in a relationship. Until she meets Ruby at a party. And they decide to have a relaxed summer fling.
Ciara Smyth wrote The Falling in Love Montage. And she previously worked as a mental health trainer. This definitely comes across in the book. And it deals with many mental health issues. It also deals with the consequences of early-onset dementia.
If you're looking for a ya book that balances romance with mental health issues -then this is a great choice. It's also incredibly funny. There were so many lines that I could relate to . And made me laugh so much. A personal favourite is:
“It’s a pet peeve of mine that straight women call their friends “girlfriends.” They are not your girlfriends. If you are not getting up close and personal with the lady garden then there are words for that: friends, mates, buddies, pals, etc., etc. Leave us our word, OK?"
Good reads rating: 3.93
5. She drives me crazy by Kelly Quindlen
I truly believe that you cannot go wrong with the enemies to lovers and fake dating tropes. She drives me crazy is a queer enemies to lovers romance with the fake dating trope. It also is a sports romance , forced proximity and it's set in a high school.
It follows Scottie Zajac. She loses spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first game since their break up. So she gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person. Her nemesis Irene Abraham.
Irene Abraham is incredibly beautiful but also incredible mean. And things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved. And the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.
And it only gets worse the more time they spend together. But then an opportunity presents itself for Scottie to get back at her ex. And she bribes Irene into playing along.
The light-hearted romance are perfect for fans of One Last Stop. This would also be a great choice if you're looking for books like One Last Stop or I kissed Shara Wheeler. It's a cute, light-hearted read. If you're looking for a cozy, feel-good wlw romance then this is a great choice
Good reads rating: 4.09
6. Under the whispering door by T.J. Klune
Under the Whispering door is a feel-good LGBTQ+ Fantasy book featuring a grumpy/sunshine mlm romance. It incorporates fantasy elements and dark themes. But the writing is easy to read and it feels like a light-hearted YA Contemporary,
It follows Wallace Price. A reaper comes to collect him from his own funeral. But instead of taking him directly to the afterlife, leads him to a tea shop in a small village.
Hugo runs the teashop but is also the ferryman to souls who need to cross over. But Wallace isn't ready to abandon the life he barely lived.
This book deals with so many heavy topics such as death, grief and loss. But despite such heavy topics this is such a light-hearted, comforting read. T.J. Klune uses laughter, emotions and romance to it.
If you're looking for fantasy books for beginners, you should definitely pick up some of T.J Klune's work. His writing is fantastic - easy to follow and simplistic with no purple prose. The light-hearted romance and mystery elements also make it a great pick if you're searching for books like One Last Stop.
Good reads rating: 4.26
7. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Written in the Stars is an incredible, feel good wlw romance. It features the fake dating, enemies to lovers and grumpy/sunshine tropes.
It follows Elle and Darcy. Elle is a free-spirited social media astrologer. She agrees to a disastrous first date with uptight actuary Darcy.
After the terrible blind date, Darcy is determined to stop her brother from setting her up again. So she lies and starts a fake relationship with Elle.
Written in the stars is incredible. It's a queer and contemporary version of Pride and Prejudice. The characters were so well-developed and well written. The fake-dating trope always allows for lots of character development. But you could feel the chemistry through the pages - it was written so well!
If you're looking for books like One Last Stop this would be a great pick. It's a New Adult wlw book with an excellent friendship group. And it's set in an urban city - Seattle. The imagery of the city is incorporated throughout and really makes you want to visit the city.
Good Reads Rating: 3.93
8. Honey girl by Morgan Rogers
Honey Girl follows Grace. She’s just completed her PhD in astronomy. She goes on a girls trip to Las Vegas and accidentally marries another woman. But she doesn’t even know her name. And this is very uncharacteristic of Grace.
Meanwhile Grace is struggling under the weight of her ex-military father’s expectations. And she starts to wonder why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. So she leaves home and decides to spend the summer with the wife she barely knows.
This book has so many tropes and elements that are really relatable. The main character suffers mental health issues and burnout after tirelessly working on her degree. This is something many can probably identify with. It also features an adorable friends and the found family trope.
The writing style is more adult and so this won’t suit everyone. But many will really enjoy this Sapphic romance. It's another great book like One Last Stop as it's set in a city centre with a cute friendship group. And it has a cute wlw romance with grumpy/sunshine vibes.
Good reads rating: 3.79
9. These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
I was sold on this book as soon as I heard Sapphic witches! These Witches Don't Burn contains lesbian witches, a mystery to solve and a the found family trope. Plus it's an urban fantasy book set in Salem.
These Witches Don’t Burn follows Hannah. She is a witch living in Salem. A dark blood ritual interrupts her end of school bonfire. And she investigates with her ex-girlfriend Veronica.
She also meets Morgan. But trying to date in the middle of a supernatural crisis is not easy and will test Hannah’s limits.
This is one of my favourite ya fantasy duologies. There are seriously not enough ya fantasy duologies. So this is an easy series to binge read and finish.
Don't get me wrong - it's not hard hitting. But I'm a simple girl and sometimes I want a warm, cozy lesbian book to read. The LGBTQ+ characters are so well incorporated that they are just part of life. This makes it such a comforting ya wlw fantasy book.
Good reads Rating: 3.76
10. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
If you like the Fake Dating Trope then you absolutely have to read Hani and Ishu's guide to fake dating. It's a ya contemporary with a wlw romance with Muslim and Bengali main characters. It also executes the grumpy/sunshine trope really well.
Hani is bisexual but she is having trouble getting her friends to believe her. Ishu wants to be Head Girl.
They decide to fake date so that Hani’s friends believe she is bisexual. And to help Ishu in her Head girl campaign.
The bisexual representation is executed so well in this book. There aren't enough books that deal with biphobia. And this explicitly deals with biphobic bullying.
The fake dating trope is executed perfectly – it leads to so many funny moments. And both characters learn from each other. The writing is really funny and the grumpy/sunshine romance led to so many funny moments. It had me laughing out loud so many times.
It’s an absolutely adorable book and the romance is perfect. The combination of tropes is executed really well. And this book will never fail to cheer you up.
Good reads rating: 4.21
11. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper is a bestselling LGBTQ+ YA book. And it's so popular that it's even being adapted into a Netflix TV Series. It's a friends to lovers romance set in a high school. If you're looking for graphic novels, then you absolutely need to read this one.
The book series follows Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson. Charlie Spring is an openly gay student in year 10. And he meets Nick Nelson a soft-hearted rugby player in year 11. They quickly become friends. But could there be something more?
Alice Oseman wrote and illustrated the graphic novel series. She is insanely talented. And she secured her first publishing deal at just 17 years old!
The graphics are stunning! Seeing the characters faces means you can really feel their emotions while reading it. And it's also an excellent choice if you're in a reading slump or just getting back into reading. Graphic novels are really easy to read. And this is a really light-hearted read.
I'm recommending this book mostly for the friendship group. If you love the found family trope and the friendship group in One Last Stop then you should definitely read Heartstopper. It features an amazing friendship group. Plus it also has an amazing bisexual main character.
Good reads rating: 4.52
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Name & Author
Good Reads Rating
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston.
enemies to lovers, fake friendship, royalty,
bisexual MC, biracial character, gay characters
Sex under the influence of alcohol (not in a predatory context, but still), forced outing, attempted rape (talked about, not in scene), drug abuse (not in scene), parent death, rare instances of homophobia, racism, xenophobia.
I kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey Mcquiston
small town mystery, rivals to lovers, slow burn,
bisexual main character, lesbian character, non-binary characters, BIPOC characters
Cheating, alcohol consumption, racism, homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia, religious themes, underage drinking, blackmail
enemies to lovers, fake dating, slow burn, grumpy/sunshine
wlw romance, Sapphic main characters
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Room-mates, enemies to lovers, boarding school
wlw romance, bisexual mc, lesbian love interest
Alcohol use, Cheating, Death (parental, recalled)
She Drives me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
Enemies-to-lovers, fake dating, There’s only one bed
Fake dating, grumpy/sunshine MC
wlw romance, bisexual Bangladeshi Bengali Muslim mc, Sapphic Indian Bengali MC
Islamophobia, biphobia, homophobia, racism, bullying, toxic friendships
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
lesbian mc, wlw romance, mental health
Dementia (early-onset, hereditary)
These Witches Don’t
friends to lovers, witches
lesbian main character, bisexual love interest, transgender side character, queer side characters
Animal sacrifice, Arson,
Friends to lovers, happy ending, grumpy/sunshine
: Black, asexual and biromantic characters, bisexual, sapphic characters
Emotionally abusive relationship, homophobia, bullying, self harm, eating disorders, OCD, Psychiatric ward,
Black lesbian, Japanese American lesbian love interest, wlw romance, trans side character
Accidental wedding, friends to lovers, found family
Mental illness, self harm, racism, homophobia
Forced proximity, enemies to lovers
Bisexual, gay, Black main characters and side characters,