9 Fantastic Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books
Not every romance involves love at first sight. Some relationships start off with animosity that becomes love over time, as the two parties find common ground and learn to see each other in a different light. If this trope is your cup of tea, you'll love the nine novels listed here. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
9 Fantastic Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books
Ideas For Your Real Life Romance
Hopefully, you and your significant other are lovers, not enemies. If so, there are plenty of things you can do to bring a little extra romance into your life:
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Send a spontaneous floral arrangement
- Get a cute gift
- Join a book club together
- Cook a cozy meal for two
10 Great Enemies-To-Lovers Films
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- My Fair Lady (1964)
- You've Got Mail (1998)
- Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
- Drive Me Crazy (1999)
- Pride & Prejudice (2005)
- 27 Dresses (2008)
- The Proposal (2009)
- Life as We Know It (2010)
Popular Subgenres of Romance
- Contemporary romance
- Historical romance
- Science Fiction romance
- Romantic suspense
- Paranormal romance
- Romantic Fantasy
The Enemies to Lovers Trope
One of the most popular tropes in romance is when two rivals start falling for each other after certain circumstances force them to work together. Over time, the animosity between them slowly fades as they find common ground, and this often leads to a satisfying conclusion with both characters falling in love. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of nine fantastic novels that explore this trope. Take note that this list is done in no particular order.
First up, at #1, we have "The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl" by Annika Martin. After her ex leaves her with a lot of debt, Lizzie is forced to work for a pharmaceutical company where she hopes to stay long enough to earn the hefty signing bonus. When she ends up doing literal wake-up calls for her CEO, Theo Drummon, she does so in a very sassy and unfriendly manner. When their calls start becoming sexual, Theo begins searching for the person behind the phone, but Lizzie doesn't want to meet him.
Next, at #2, is "PowerHouse" by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele. It's the first book of their "Power Chain" series, and it revolves around Onyx Blake, a successful man with an unfortunate upbringing. In a deal gone wrong, he agrees to take his client's sister, Torryn, as collateral. Torryn and Onyx constantly butt heads throughout the story, but over time, they start falling for each other.
Torryn and Onyx constantly butt heads throughout the story, but over time, they start falling for each other.
Next up, at #3, we have "Survival of the Richest" by Skye Warren. While on her father's yacht, Harper falls overboard and is saved by her stepbrother Christopher. After her parents get divorced, she and Christopher continue their correspondence, but they have a falling out when he refuses to help pay for her mother's cancer treatment. When Harper runs into his business partner, Sutton, she suddenly finds herself torn between the two men.
At #4 is "You've Got Fail" by Celia Aaron. Willis Halloran is a blogger who gives relationship advice online under the alias of Scarlet Rocket. When he confronts a con artist claiming to be the real Scarlet Rocket, he gets tricked into working with her. When the reason behind her deception is revealed, Willis eventually forgives her, and the two of them fall in love.
Next, at #5, is "American Asshole" by Tara Sue Me. Mia Matthews is the co-owner of a relatively small dating agency. After her mother dies in a tragic accident, she finds out that they owe Tenor Butler, the owner of a larger agency, a lot of money. He offers to settle their debt if she closes her own company and works for his instead, and she reluctantly accepts. Mia initially hates Tenor but her attitude softens after a while, and their relationship develops into more than just being business partners.
Mia initially hates Tenor but her attitude softens after a while, and their relationship develops into more than just being business partners.
At #6 is "Break" by Cassia Leo. Still trying to recover from a major breakup, Charley's resolve is tested when her ex, Ben, suddenly returns home to their small town. She still hasn't moved on, and neither has Ben, who's been through a lot of hardships while he was gone. As they spend more time with each other, Charley learns to forgive her former partner and the two even rekindle their old relationship.
Next up, at #7, is "Block Shot." Written by Kennedy Ryan, it's the second entry of her "Hoops" series. It revolves around Jared and Banner, two sports agents whose previous relationship ended on bad terms. Despite this, they're still attracted to each other, and when they cross paths several years after breaking up, they find themselves falling in love once again.
At #8 is "Ball Peen Hammer" by Lauren Rowe. Maddy wants to move from Seattle to Los Angeles to study at UCLA with her sister, but she needs a ride. When her sister arranges for her to drive with Keane, an egotistical stripper from Seattle, she expects the worst. On the way to LA, Maddy realizes that there's more to Keane than just his looks, and she starts falling for him, but he may not be ready to enter a new relationship just yet.
When her sister arranges for her to drive with Keane, an egotistical stripper from Seattle, she expects the worst.
Finally, at #9, we have "Where I Belong" by J. Daniels. It's the first book of her "Alabama Summer" series, and it revolves around a woman named Mia Corelli. After finding out that the man she had a one-night stand with was her best friend's brother, Ben, who she absolutely hated when they were younger, she tries her best to avoid him. Ben, determined to prove that he's a different person now, continues to pursue her despite her attempts to shrug him off.