20 Books With The Enemies-To-Lovers Trope That Are Purely Addicting

1.Sweethand by N.G. Peltier

Sweethand cover. Book by NG Peltier

What it's about: N.G. Peltier weaves a tale of enemies turned unlikely allies to lovers in this spectacular rom-com. After a public breakup with her musician boyfriend, Cherisse has sworn off guys and instead wants to focus on her baking business. But when her sister announced she's getting married, things quickly take a turn for the worst. Because Kieran King, the most annoying man ever, is back on the island — and the wedding activities keep putting them together in the same room.

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NG Peltier

2.A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

A Pho Love Story cover. Book by Loan Le

What it's about: Foodie romance and feuding families? Say no more. The Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds for years, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh have never really interacted with each other — there hasn't been a reason why. But when a chance encounter brings them together, they start to wonder why the feud is still going on.

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3.Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley

Love, Comment, Subscribe cover. Book by Cathy Yardley

What it's about: Childhood enemies now have to work together in order to create new content for their social media channels! Lily and Tobin have really never gotten along. But they now need each other to hit their YouTube goals. When she approaches him to do a series of videos together, Tobin isn't that sure about the idea, but then, their first video goes viral...and the rest, as you say, is history.

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4.The Predator by RuNyx

The Predator cover. Book by RuNyx

What it's about: If you're into dark mafia romance books, The Predator is the perfect pick for you. Get ready to enjoy an intriguing game of cat and mouse that soon develops into something more. Morana, genius extraordinaire, has one mission, and that is to infiltrate Tristan Caine's house and kill him. But not everything goes according to plan, of course. These two want to kill each other, but their simmering attraction messes with their heads constantly, creating sexy moments between them (even if they hate feeling hot for each other!).

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5.The Bastard's Betrayal by Katee Robert

The Bastard's Betrayal cover. Book by Katee Robert

What it's about: Mafia romances really deliver when it comes to the enemies-to-lovers trope. Especially because we have characters who are really trying to kill each other. Katee Robert is the queen of hate-fucking and main characters who always shoot their love interests first before asking questions. Isn't that wonderful? In The Bastard's Betrayal, we get back to the O'Malley family. Specifically, the Romanov family. Meet Rose Romanov, the heir to her family's mafia throne. She thinks she is in love, but before she goes and confesses her feelings to her new boyfriend, her parents tell her the guy she thought she knew is a lie. Dante Verducci has been lying to her, and she is ready to take him down.

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Katee Robert

6.The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels cover. Book by India Holton

What it's about: You want a historical romance. But you also want a fantasy romance. So how about getting both in one book? The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels is a fun rom-com adventure with magic and pirates! Cecilia wants to be acknowledged by the Wisteria Society crime sorority. But they think she's not ready yet. When a crew of pirates kidnap the ladies of the society, she takes the opportunity to show everyone she is as much of a scoundrel as them. With the help of the assassin who came to kill her, Cecilia will save the women who raised her!

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7.The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

The Worst Best Man cover. Book by Mia Sosa

What it's about: A wedding planner is teaming up with the man who ruined her nuptials for the job opportunity of her life! Carolina Santos is one of the best wedding planners in DC. Let's forget she was left at the altar, because that was not her fault. In fact, that was Max Hartley's fault, the best man from her failed nuptials — the brother of her ex-fiancé. She loathes him, but they now have to survive the next few weeks and nail their work presentation without killing each other.

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8.The Dare by Harley Laroux

The Dare cover. Book by Harley Laroux

What it's about: If you are into dark erotic novellas, The Dare might just be the one for you. Former mean girl Jess arrives at a Halloween party dressed to impress. But before the fun starts, she sees Manson, the punk guy she used to bully back in high school. Now, years later, he is a completely different person, but their attraction is still very much present. Get ready to enjoy the wildest ride you can possibly imagine!

Content warnings for erotic humiliation, knifeplay, painplay, spanking, clowns, bloodplay, public play, and consensual non-consent (CNC).

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Harley Laroux

9.Open House by Ruby Lang

Open House cover. Book by Ruby Lang

What it's about: This romance will bring you comfort with its beautiful love story and found family. Magda thinks her new job is going to be a fail... *whispers to her* We've been there, Magda! She needs to sell her uncle's historic town house and the lot nearby in order to not get drowned by her student debt. The only problem? Tyson Yang, the cute accountant who helped fix up the community garden she is trying to sell.

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10.Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey

Read Between the Lines cover. Book by Rachel Lacey

Release date: December 1, 2021

What it's about: A Manhattan bookstore owner and a reclusive author love to hate each other in this beautiful romance. If you love You've Got Mail (1998), this book will be a new instant favorite! Rosie's life is all about books, and she's happy with that. The only thing missing is a romance just like the ones she reads in her favorite books. She believes the new flirty online friendship she has with lesbian romance author Brie might just lead into something more.

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11.I Love You, I Hate You by Elizabeth Davis

I Love You, I Hate You cover. Book by Elizabeth Davis

Release date: October 12, 2021

What it's about: The Hating Game meets You've Got Mail (1998) in this fun and sexy romance novel. Bitter rivals. Online friends? Their long-standing rivalry has been going on for a while. They try hard to ignore their simmering attraction, preferring to focus on winning the biggest case of their lives. Instead, they vent with their online "friends" Nora and Luke...but they don't know their online friend is the very same person they hate in real life.

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12.The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

The Austen Playbook cover. Book by Lucy Parker.

What it's about: I always recommend Lucy Parker whenever someone wants enemies-to-lovers or hate-to-love romances. Her books are comfort reads that won't ever let you down. Freddy knows she needs to focus on her new TV show, The Austen Playbook, instead of the rude (but brilliant) critic who has been slamming her performances lately. But now Griff runs the estate housing her new show, so they keep bumping into each other. Is this going to turn into love?

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Carina Press

13.Two Houses by Suleena Bibra

Two Houses cover. Book by Suleena Bibra

What it's about: Bitter rivals Priya and Gavin are dead-set on winning the same art collection, each with their own goals in mind. When they're both invited for a weekend getaway to a posh country estate to woo the client, their relationship might just create sparks.

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Carina Press

14.Perfect Illusion by Claudia Tan

Perfect Illusion cover. Book by Claudia Tan

What it's about: Wattpad superstar Claudia Tan is bringing her beloved story to the wholewide world! When the only help Alex's family gets to save their company is an arrangement with billionaire Harry Kerrington's son, her only response is saying yes. Now, Alex is engaged to Daniel, and they need to do it for three years in order for this to work.

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15.An Encore for Love by Alexandra Warren

An Encore for Love cover. Book by Alexandra Warren

What it's about: Their relationship didn't start with the right foot, but Knox feels like he can redeem himself when he and Amerie are cast in a reality show called Choreographer Lane. Too bad Amerie isn't interested on being in the same room as Knox. But unresolved feelings and tempting proposals can change anyone's mind. Get ready to watch how Amerie and Knox will go from enemies to lovers in this electrifying romance story.

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Alexandra Warren

16.So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park

So We Meet Again cover. Book by Suzanne Park

What it's about: This is the age of technology and social media! To be honest, I love every single book where they showcase social media, especially if the character happens to be a YouTuber or a blogger. It's so interesting to see how they go through their everyday lives while also creating fun content for their followers. In Suzanne Park's new novel, investment banker Jessie is suddenly laid off. This brings the decision of moving back home to Tennessee to live with her parents. But moving back home means bumping into her childhood nemesis, Daniel Choi...who also happens to be the perfect person to help her relaunch her abandoned Korean cooking YouTube channel.

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17.How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

How to Love Your Neighbor cover. Book by Sophie Sullivan

What it's about: You can find me watching Discovery Home & Health TV shows every single day. I just get happy watching people fix houses and decorate them like the perfect Pinterest board, you know? In Sophie Sullivan's upcoming rom-com, this will definitely enchant you quickly. Grace has life all figured out. She knows what to do, and she knows when to do it. But her plans go out the window when the opportunity to fix up a little beach house gets ruined when her new neighbor moves in!

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18.When Love Ignites by Rilzy Adams

When Love Ignites cover. Book by Rilzy Adams

What it's about: These two really hate that they want each other! But the heart chooses without asking you anything, and in this beautiful, entertaining enemies-to-lovers romance, Jasmine and Alec are about to find out how. Alec believes Jasmine got her job just because her father owns the firm. Jasmine thinks Alec is an awful person who constantly lights up her fire. But fate puts them in the same room when they are paired up to work together on a murder case. Now they have to find a way to work alongside each other without killing each other.

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Rilzy Adams

19.King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair

King of Battle & Blood cover. Book by Scarlett St. Clair

What it's about: Scarlett St. Clair blesses us once again with a vampire story for the ages. If you love her Hades and Persephone books, you're sure to love this new series too. Isolde's wedding day is also her death day. I mean, she's marrying the vampire king, Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, in order to kill him. Everything to end a years-long war, right? But her assassination attempt fails, and Adrian threatens to make her an undead if she tries that again. Faced with becoming the beings she hates the most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy her new husband.

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20.Drive by Tamara Lush

Drive cover. Book by Tamara Lush

What it's about: I'm a sucker for sports romances, especially if it has a little bit of enemies-to-lovers between the pages. If you're into Formula One and romance books, Drive is going to become your new obsession! Dante is determined to finish his Formula One season on top. But his plans get a little wobbly when a new person in his pit crew appears. Savannah just wants to prove she can succeed in a man's world, and joining Formula One world champion's pit crew is the right way to do it. But after being caught in a compromising position by the paparazzi, they now have to pretend they are dating.

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