Enemies to Lovers Romance Books
Enemies to Lovers Romance Books are one of our absolute favorite tropes. Seeing characters going from hate to love is so satisfying! My friend, Laura Yamin from the What to Read Next Podcast put this Enemies to Lovers Romance List together! We hope you’ll find some new favorites on this list!
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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- This is the classic enemies to lovers. The banter. The comedic timing.
- This is a must-read for fans of enemies to lovers
- Premise: Hero and Heroine hate each other as they work in the same company and are vying for the same position.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
- Closed-door romance
- Premise: Hero is the best man, the heroine is the sister/maid of honor who avoids food poisoning and end up going to their friends/sister’s Hawaii honeymoon
- Lots of non-romance readers seem to connect with this one
Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne
- Childhood nemesis
- Premise: Heroine wants to move into a prestigious building. The hero is in charge of the co-op board.
- Closed-door romance & a great start to a series
A Favor for A Favor by Helena Hunting
- Comedic banter
- Premise: Heroine moves into the same building as the hero. They hate each other from the getgo over a misunderstanding.
- They spend their mornings catching each other picking up the paper in their underwear.
Big Bad Cowboy by Carly Bloom
- Small town romance
- Premise: Hero and heroine hook up with each other without knowing their identity. The heroine can’t stand the hero and fears that she will lose a work contract because of the hero coming back to town
- Open door romance with a meet-cute at a Halloween Party!
The Simple Wild by KA Tucker
- Set in Alaska & the setting is beautiful – this is a crowd favorite Enemies to Lovers Romance Books
- Premise: Heroine is a spoiled brat, the hero can’t stand her and loses her luggage.
- A crowd favorite & on the cusp of women’s fiction
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- M/M romance and the audio is fantastic!
- The Turkey Scene, the PowerPoint presentation – so many great scenes
- Premise: Hero is Prince of Wales, the other Hero is America’s First Son. They have a misunderstanding that leads them to have a BFF PR campaign.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
- Great intro to romance
- Centers around a Renaissance Faire in a small town
- Fun cast of characters gives it a cozy feel
Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
- Own Voices Romance
- Just one-bed trope alert
- Premise: Jilted bride/ Wedding Planner is asked to work with her ex-fiance’s brother. There are pranks and forced proximity ensues.
Vicious by LJ Shen
- Very open door & steamy romance
- The audiobook is incredible & undoubtedly it is one of Sarah’s favorite Enemies to Lovers Romance Books
- Definitely not for everyone – more of a bully/asshole type of romance
Great list! I loved The Simple Wild, and just finished the sequel Wild At Heart, which I highly recommend! It was a solid 4 star follow up. I am hoping K A Tucker will write one more book and finish the series, the way the book ends I could really see this as a possibility.
Susan, I’m so glad you enjoyed Wild At Heart! The Simple Wild is so great. KA sure might add in another book. That would be great!