Hello and welcome to “I am addicted to Enemies to Lovers books anonymous.”
“My name is Jamie and I am addicted to reading Enemies to Lovers books.”
Over my reading lifetime I have come to learn about myself that I am a sucker for a good romance… ESPECIALLY an Enemies to Lovers romance. I mean the banter. The angst. The wanting to kill each other one moment and than wanting to destroy whoever dares threatens them the next… just ahshddh *my heart yearns*
That being said… as a through lover and enjoyer of “Enemies to lovers” books it was a STRUGGLE to narrow this list down to just *10 books* as there are soooo many I could rant about for days and throw in your face while saying “read this pleaseeee and thank youuu” so I just decided I would rant about the first books that came to mind that I love with my whole book filled SOUL!!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Ah Cardan and Jude… will I ever stop ranting about this fabulous bookish pairing?? I think not. They are one of my original favorite enemies to lovers couples and honestly one of my FAVORITE book couples of all time!!! I love this book so much and recommend it to literally the WORLD it is fabulous.
Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame
I feel like no one talks about this series?? but I love it?!? A girl moves to Santa Monica and has to move in with her new step family after her parent remarries and lets just say some very much unexpected sparks fly between her… and her new step bro?!? I know its crazy but honestly its so good and the enemies to lovers in this is SO GOOD OMG! love.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
The Caraval series is one of my favorite series of all time and I must say the second book is MY FAV – omg I’m not gonna reveal too much about my fav couple here (because *ahem* spoilers) but so so soooo good!! I love this series with my whole heart!
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
AHHH this book!! Omg omg I love love love Reid and Loui they took me by surprised with how attached I got to the both of them but omg I loved them in this book and the witch and witch hunter aspects and dynamic of their relationship was *perfection*. I haven’t read the second book because I’ve heard mixed things??! – but hope to get to it soon!
Cruel Intentions by Sibohan Davis
No I will not shut up about this book. No I will not stop talking about this series until everyone reads it!! Because I love it SO flipping much!! The enemies to lovers in this is INSANE and omg honestly this whole book is a twisted wicked mess and I loved the whole series!!
The Hating Game by Sally Throne
No surprise this one made the list. I love Lucy and Josh and this is the enemies to lover office romance you need in your life. Its almost a bit of a mix between the “enemies to lovers” trope and the “it’s always been you” trope and I love it so much!!
Daughter of a Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Oh snap this book was good. Like I loved it. The pirates. The banter. The unabashed snakiness and wickedness between the two love interests?!? Yes please!! This book was not entirely what I expected but in the best of ways and the Pirates of the Caribbean lover in me was screaming in rejoice while reading this!! Loved it!
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I really loved this book. If bodyguards are your weakness than you will love this book. Especially if you love tense, flirty banter, and shameless flirting – than yes you will love this one. Still not over that ending tho – O.M.G. need book two ughhhh!!
Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen
Ok so we all know it wouldn’t be a post by your truly if I didn’t include an LJ Shen book. She is one of my FAVVV romance authors #queen and this one is one of her best “Enemies to lovers” in terms of plot line. The boy absolutely hates the girl and everything she stands for and vows to destroy her and her life… but things get complicated as feelings start to entangle in the mess between them…. and yup I loved it! Honestly this whole series is a GEM!
The Wraith and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This book. I loved it. One of my favorite retellings. Khalid does horrible things. He is a monster. Shahrzad is supposed to hate him. She does hate him…. or does she?? SO FREAKIN GOOD omg if you love slow burn and enemies to lovers than you will love this.
So what do you all think?? Read any of the above? Have any good enemies to lovers book recs?? LMK in the comments below!!