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The 6 Best Enemies To Lovers Books To Put On Your Reading List

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When it comes to romance tropes, its hard to beat the enemies to lovers storyline. These relationships are typically fiery from the get-go with heated chemistry underscoring every passionate interaction.

From original classics like Pride and Prejudice to steamy #BookTok fantasy favourites like A Court Of Thorns And Roses, the enemies to lovers genre never seems to go out of style.

But with so many different books to choose from, where do you start? Below, we share six of the best enemies to lovers novels to get you started on the genre.

6 Of The Best Enemies To Lovers Romance Books

The Wake Up Call By Beth O’Leary

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If you want a book with as much banter and fighting as romance and sex then you’re going to enjoy Beth O’Leary’s The Wake-Up Call.

Set inside a crumbling hotel in the English countryside, Izzy and Lucas are two hotel workers that can’t standor stay away fromeach other.

However, when the pair are tasked with returning a guest’s wedding ring, their fierce competition turns their rivalry into something more complicated.

With a fun premise, romantic setting and intense sexual tension, its impossible to put this one down.

Beach Read By Emily Henry

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Emily Henry is a known enemies to lovers master, and Beach Read is one of her best.

The story follows two writers, bestselling romance author January Andrews and literary author Augustus ‘Gus’ Everett, who are stuck renting neighbouring beach houses for the next three monthsyou might be able to guess what happens next.

Fourth Wing By Rebecca Yarros

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Fans of steamy fantasy series A Court Of Thorns And Roses (ACOTR) should put Rebecca Yarros’s Fourth Wing on their list next.

Set in a world of magic and dragons, the story follows 20-year-old Violet, who is sent to learn dragon riding at the brutal Basgiath War College.

However, things get complicated when Violet meets Xaden Riorsonmost powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

The Hating Game By Sally Thorne

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In The Hating Game, Sally Thorne takes the controversial workplace romance into a whole new territorybecause there colleagues hate each other.

The book follows Lucy Hutton and her office rival, Joshua Templeman, who are both competing with each other for a dream promotion.

With plenty of simmering tension and witty banter, your own workplace crush will seem boring.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners is the ultimate holiday read.

The story follows Olive and Ethan, two sworn enemies who also happen to be the maid of honour and best man at a wedding.

When Olive and Ethan are the only two guests who don’t get food poisoning, they end up taking the bride and groom’s honeymoontogether.

The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory

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Author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory knows how to write an enemies to lovers page-turner.

The story follows Maddie and Theo, two enemies who both agree to get involved with their mutual friend’s wedding.

However, will things change when they’re forced to spend time together?

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