Star Wars fanfiction, specifically “reylo” fanfiction, has secretly been invading the romance genre lately from the highly successful The Love Hypothesis to self-published short stories and everything in-between. This is something I have been very curious about, so I decided to sit down, do some research, and figure out what books were originally Star Wars Reylo fanfiction!
Fanfic-to-book status for each book listed has been vetted through behind-the-scenes research and internet scouring to confirm the original sources for each. Any suspected stories that I could not confirm with an original source (fanfiction) have not been added to this list, although there are many.
So, here is the list of books that I have been able to confirm were originally Star Wars Reylo fanfiction.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis follows PhD student Olive, who finds herself fake dating professor Adam Carlsen, known jerk.
Possibly one of the most popular published former-reylo fanfics, this book quickly became a best-seller last year after going Tiktok viral. An alternate version of the book’s 16th chapter was later released through Hazelwood’s newsletter and is set to be published within the book’s newer printings.
Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood
When she moves into a house with her lawyer roommate – a grumpy guy who technically lived there first – Mara, an environmental engineer, struggles to find a peaceful balance… until it somehow stops being a struggle.
Under One Roof is the first in a series of novellas published in the spring of 2022 by Ali Hazelwood. These short stories were also transformed from shorter length fanfics into novelllas.
Stuck With You by Ali Hazelwood
What happens when Sadie, civil engineer, gets stuck in an elevator with her arch-nemesis/ex? A lot of apologizing on his part, and a struggle to ignore his soft voice and inviting demeanor on her part.
Stuck With You is the second of Ali Hazelwood’s three novellas. Each was released in audiobook format, followed by an ebook format.
Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood
When Hannah’s NASA mission to a remote research station leaves her stranded and injured in an Arctic winter storm, the last thing she expects to happen is for her work rival to come and rescue her. If he was the one to petition against her research mission, why is he suddenly in the Arctic with her?
The final of the three novellas. In January 2023, the three novellas will be released together in paperback under the name Loathe to Love You.
We’d Know By Then by Kirsten Bohling
The story follows main character Brighton Evans as she navigates a colorful world meant only for those with soulmates.
In October of 2021, Kirsten Bohling made a “How it started / How it’s going” comparison on Twitter to announce that her fanfiction was set to be published and released in April of 2022.
For Love and Bylines by Merrin Taylor
For Love and Bylines is a love story about a reporter who falls in love with a teacher at a school where she’s posting as a student – a Never Been Kissed inspired story, perhaps?
Published in May of 2022 through Smashwords, For Love and Bylines is currently available for ebook purchase.
Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson
Almost Perfect by Charlie Mitchell
Almost Perfect is a self-published romance book with angst, disability, therapy, and love. Oliver is recovering from a brain tumor when he is introduced to Florence, a sex therapist. Can she help him overcome his inhibitions?
In January of 2021, Charlie Mitchell posted on Twitter: “‘Find and Replace’ has become my new best friend.” Attached was an image of her replacing the name Rey with the name Florence, which is the name of the protagonist in Almost Perfect.
The Most Titillating Tale of Miss Hall & Dr. Black by Jenny Michelle
The Most Titillating Tale of Miss Hall & Dr. Black is a historical romance about an upper-class victorian woman who falls for a mysterious doctor.
At 55 pages, the book is a short novella that was self-published in October of 2020. It is available for purchase as an ebook.
Soul Searching by E.A. Blevins
In Soul Searching, Paige faces a host of angst and anxiety when she finds her soulmate in the most inconvenient place with the most inconvenient person – her teacher. How does she deal with this impossible match and is there any way to find happiness? This story is slow burn (one review even calls it a “no burn” for majority of the story) with themes of “age difference, healthy coping mechanisms, angst, awesome friends, [and a] supportive family.”
Soul Searching is self-published and available for purchase in all formats.
Crossroads by Chaney Banett
In Crossroads, Ester’s monotonous days as a small-town waitress come to an end when she meets a mysterious guest in the truck stop diner where she works.
Crossroads was self-published in April of 2022 and is available on Amazon. You can also check out the book trailer on Youtube.
Antique Magic by Kait Disney-Leugers
In Antique Magic, grad student Bridget discovers a magical world hidden in an antique shop and with it, the mysterious shop owner Ezra. But, the more she gets to know Ezra, the deeper she spirals into the dangerous world of magic, which turns out to be both good and bad.
Antique Magic is set to release November 15, 2022
The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon
In this epic fantasy story, protagonists Talasyn and laric are light and dark – not just opposites but enemies as well. But once they are thrown together in a political marriage how will they find a way to work together when faced with a common enemy.
The first book of The Hurricane Wars is set to release Fall 2023.
My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine
Protagonist Cassie answers a roommate ad and discovers a Darcy-esque mysterious guy who sleeps all day and stays out all night. Marketed as a cross between The Flatshare and What We Do in the Shadows, the dynamic between artist Cassie and her mysteriously serious roommate is sure to be a good one.
In January, Jenna Levine posted an announcement that her book would be published by Berkley Romance and followed with a second post – a “Where it started/Where it’s going” comparison of Reylo Prompt for a vampire story with her book’s publication announcement. The novel is set to release in 2023.
Deliver Me by Ashley Hawthorne
In Deliver Me, optimistic Mia signs up to send letters to inmates at a local prison as an act of kindness. Her letters find Gabriel, former rich boy turned murderer. Can Mia help Gabriel come to terms with his past and will Gabriel accept Mia’s kindness?
Deliver Me is expected to be released in July of 2023.
Knives, Seasoning, and a Dash of Love by Katrina Kwan
In Knives, Seasoning, and a Dash of Love, sous chef Eden stumbles her way into a job she isn’t totally qualified for and finds more than she signed up for – not just professionally. Her efforts to keep a low profile are unsuccessful as she quickly buts heads with Alexander, her boss.
Knives, Seasoning, and a Dash of Love is planned to be released in 2024.
Sliding Into Love by Juliet Bridges
Sliding into Love is a baseball romance summarized as a “grump meets sunshine during a baseball game” story.
Juliet Bridges announced on Twitter that her debut novel is planned to be published by Lake Country Press in the summer of 2024.
Untitled April B Novel
In March of 2021, April B announced that she was beginning to convert her fanfic into a novel. She has been chronicling the progress on Patreon. There is currently no release date planned, but Patreon members can read drafts as they are updated.
Have you read any of these books? Which was your favorite? Have suggestions for me to add to the list? Feel free to reach out on Twitter!