Discover Strong Female Lead Best Sellers

Find the Best Strong Female Lead stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

The Emma Series

Emma Taylor has just left university and is ready to make something of herself. She’s tired of being a virgin, and even more tired of being considered a pushover. Diablo is feared by everyone who knows him, and as a top-level gangster, he’s used to getting what he wants. It turns out, what he wants is Emma. Will Diablo change her, or will she change him?

Age Rating: 18+ (Assault, Drug Use/Overdose, Kidnapping, Miscarriage, Rape, Violence Against Women)

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A Highlander’s Faith

A dark, intriguing cavern. A strange mystery. An almost impossible love. Emily and her kilt-wearing, horse-riding, Greek god look-alike Highlander are caught up in a tangled web. What does destiny have in store for them?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Domestic Violence, Extreme Violence/Gore, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse Violence Against Women)

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My Warrior

Running from an abusive ex lands Opal quite literally in the arms of mysterious boxing champion, Warrior. But though Warrior’s seductive grip is enough to sweep Opal fast off her feet and into a whirlwind romance, she’s about to learn it’s hard to escape a dangerous past. In the competitive world of boxing, there are opponents on every corner of the ring…and playing for keeps sometimes means playing dirty.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Violence Against Women)

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She Can Easily Kill You

The life Chloe Rivas had before her sixteenth birthday—when she was still a bubbly teenage girl dealing with boy problems and strict parents—seems distant and unreal. After all, she’s now a cold-hearted assassin. However, her mysterious new partner, Drew Matthews, sparks something in Chloe…could it be love? Or is it hate? Whatever it might be, Chloe must somehow come to terms with her feelings, while also facing a life-threatening mission.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse)

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Against Her Will

Late one night, a hideous attack ruins a young woman’s life. Donna is broken, both mentally and physically, and has a long road of recovery ahead. Just when she’s overcome the worst, she makes a devastating discovery that changes everything, and she finds herself in danger once again. Can she overcome her fears and uncover the truth to set her free, or is she destined for a life of pain and misery?

Age Rating: 18+

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My Very Own Pirate

Erica has a boring job and bad taste in men. Her only adventures come from her books about the ocean, sailing, and pirates. But an idle wish in the middle of a dramatic storm brings her exactly the right kind of man, and he’s ready to take her on adventures she never could have imagined.

Age Rating: 18+

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The Book of Bixby

Powerful and impulsive, Haley Bixby is a young warrior witch living in Seattle—and in the shadow of her mother’s legacy. Haley and the Sisters in their Coven live under a strict code, but one rule stands supreme: all wizards must be killed. When Haley botches a mission and risks her Coven’s safety, she vows to make things right. But the wizard she must defeat is most powerful foe she’s ever encountered, and his twisted plot is bigger than anyone could have anticipated. Especially when Haley realizes that his mission is personal.

Age Rating: 16+

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Don’t Cross The X

Set in rural South Carolina, Don’t Cross the X is the heartbreaking story of Pearl Hayes. In 1919, she crossed a large X etched into the dirt near a local blackberry field and got trapped in a witch’s force of evil. Eighty-two years later, Pearl tells her story to her progeny with a warning: the evil that took her life from her will come to take theirs, too.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Murder, Rape, Extreme violence/gore)

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Finding My Way

When Mafia princess Ariana Nichols-Delgado’s world is turned upside down at the age of fifteen, she moves in with her grandmother on the other side of the country. Ten years later, she’s built her own little empire, separate from the one run by her father. When her two worlds collide, Ariana must figure out who, and what, is most important in her life. Watch as Ariana finds her way to becoming a fierce Mafia queen, accompanied by the man she has always been destined to love.

Age Rating: 18+

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Capture Me

When Katherine Carlone moves from New York to London to start a new job as an interior designer, she doesn’t anticipate crossing paths with Mafia boss Xavier Lexington. He’s dark, deadly, and powerful—and he wants Katherine all for himself. Now, Katherine must overcome her feelings to escape Xavier’s dangerous hold on her, and the man with all the power may be about to meet his match…

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Abuse, Sexual Abuse, BDSM)

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