Top 5 Not-Yet-Reviewed Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels

Writing about The Hating Game has made me think about the sheer number of enemies-to-lovers books I’ve read.  And how many I love!  So I consulted my partner-in-books, my BFF, who also LOVES this trope, to create a Top 5 list of our favorites!  This list is only comprised of books that haven’t (yet) appeared on the blog!  (Read to the bottom to see just how popular the trope has been for me!)

Here is the list:

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – After a wedding fiasco benches Olive’s twin sister – and renders her unable to attend her own honeymoon – Olive assumes her identity to take a free, all-inclusive trip to Hawaii.  The catch?  She’ll have to share the trip – and the hotel suite – with the groom’s older brother, Ethan, with whom Olive has a terrible relationship.  And not just share – they will have to pretend to be the happy newlyweds. Miscommunications are undone as feelings (and hormones) start flying!  Will they be able to sustain a relationship once they return to real life?

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa – When Lina’s wedding comes to crashing halt, she blames her erstwhile fiance’s best man – his younger brother, Max.  Years later, while she’s trying to elevate her wedding planning business, she meets her nemesis again AND they must work together on a project that could change the course of both their careers.  And of course, sparks fly.  Will Lina be able to leave the past in the past to have a real relationship with Max and impress her new client? Will Max be able to finally come out from his brother’s shadow and figure out a way for him and Lina to have a real future together?   

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – As a stipulation of her scholarship to the University of Oxford, Annabelle Archer has taken up the suffragist cause.  Her first assignment?  To sway the hard-hearted Duke of Montgomery to support their cause.  Under cover of finding a weakness to exploit, Annabelle ends up invited to his house where she and the Duke find themselves as adversaries. As their sass and tempers flare, they recognize their mutual feelings. But, can a Duke end up in an unsuitable match? 

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory – Maddie and Theo each call Alexa their best friend.  But, they hate each other.  A lot.  However, when Alexa’s wedding throws them together, they discover that they have more in common than they thought. And boy, do the sparks fly! They initiate a secret relationship – hidden from everyone, especially Alexa. As their feelings further deepen, they realize that they can’t hide forever.  (For insight/backstory into their dislike for one another, you may want to read The Wedding Date first.  So worth it!)

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting – Kailyn’s childhood crush is on child TV star Dax Hughes, but when they meet in law school, they cannot stand each other.  They compete for everything and when a mishap at the end of law school happens, it seals Kailyn’s hatred of the former actor.  Years later, their paths cross again and boy does Kailyn hold a grudge.  She’s a professional, though, and is able to work with Dax to untangle his parents’ complicated will – which makes him guardian of his little sister.  Watching Dax navigate parenting alone starts to thaw her heart and she wonders if she was too harsh.  Is it too late for these competitive lawyers?

That’s it!  Want more?  Here are the links to every blog post about an enemies-to-lovers book that I’ve already reviewed. 

(Side Note: Being a complete nerd, I calculated the percentage of posts that feature this trope and {without adding the lists where I mention books in this trope}, 32% of my reviews feature this type of book.  I *might* have a problem**)

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon (YA)

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

Soulless by Gail Carriger

The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black (YA)

Carry On/Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (YA)

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (YA)

Well Met by Jen Deluca

**but not really.  This trope ROCKS!

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