50 Best Enemies-to-Lovers Books To Read

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Ah, enemies-to-lovers—the ultimate romantic trope. Who doesn’t love a story of two opposing forces coming together? It’s no surprise that this classic setup has been popular in romance books since the early 1800s. So, what are the best books to read if you’re looking for a little old-fashioned enemies-to-lovers romance?

In this article, we’ll explore some of the greatest classics and modern favorites. From the ultimate “will they, won’t they?” to the exciting “happily ever after,” this article will provide something for all fans of enemies-to-lovers romance. Get ready to fall in love with these captivating stories.

If you’re interested in fantasy, this curated list features some of the best fantasy enemies to lovers romance books to add to your TBR list.

Contemporary Enemies-to-Lovers Books

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

City diva Calla Fletcher embarks on a journey to Alaska to reunite with her estranged father, Wren. With Wren’s health rapidly deteriorating, Calla is determined to make amends and reconnect with him before it’s too late.

However, as her time in the breathtakingly beautiful state draws to a close, Calla is faced with a difficult decision: return to the fast-paced city life she knows so well or take a chance on a budding romance with Jonah, a rugged and honest Alaskan pilot who has captured her heart.

In The Simple Wild, K.A. Tucker delivers a touching story about family, heartache, and unforeseen romance. This novel is indisputably one of the most exceptional contemporary enemies-to-lovers romance books available, and it would be a shame to miss out on this treasure.

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From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

Jasmine Suko’s dream of gold has been slipping away with each passing year, until a once-in-a-lifetime chance comes along—to compete with her ‘a-hole’ golden boy nemesis from the past decade. Trying not to kill each other before the big day and trusting each other through grueling training isn’t easy, but the lines between love and hate soon become clearer. 

Romance lovers will find From Lukov with Love irresistible. This sports-themed enemies-to-lovers story will leave them swooning over Jasmine and Lukov, and headfirst into a YouTube figure skating rabbit hole.

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Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

High school senior Liz Buxbaum is a self-confessed rom-com addict and dreams of having a real-life meet-cute when her childhood crush, Michael, returns. But when Liz’s long-time rival, Wes Bennet, unexpectedly shows up, her perfect plan is derailed. 

Despite her aggravation, she soon realizes Wes might be the key to finally winning Michael’s attention. As their newfound friendship grows, so do Liz’s more-than-friendly feelings towards him. 

For a lighthearted tale of teen angst, love, and hijinks, pick up Better Than the Movies and add it to your enemies-to-lovers TBR list.

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Best Enemies-to-Lovers Sports Romance Books

Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Budding soccer star Sal is overjoyed when she hears about their new coach: Reiner Kulti. As her long-time childhood crush and idol, she can think of nothing better than being coached by the elusive soccer legend. That is, until she meets him and realizes he’s a shadow of the passionate champion she admired growing up.

If you love slow-burn, enemies to lovers romance books with an age gap, then it’s time to give Kulti a go. You’ll love it.

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Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid

For fans of enemies-to-lovers, Heated Rivalry is a must-read. Canadian golden boy Shane Hollander and Russian heartbreaker Ilya Rozanov have had a legendary rivalry since their rookie season in the NHL. What no one knows is that it’s all a sham. 

For years, they’ve been secretly hooking up. Now they must keep their forbidden relationship hidden even as they face the pressure of being the faces of the league. With its witty banter, sweet moments, and tons of heat, Heated Rivalry promises to leave you with a smile on your face. Be sure to pick this up for a funny, sexy, unputdownable MM sports romance.

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata 

Vanessa Mazur was fed up with her two year-long gig of running around like a headless chicken for a man who didn’t even remember her birthday, so she did the only logical thing: she handed in her letter of resignation. Little did she expect Aiden Graves to show up at her doorstep, asking her to come back. What ensues is a breathtaking enemies-to-lovers romance that will have you eagerly flipping through the pages.

The Wall of Winnipeg is the perfect book for any reader of the enemies-to-lovers trope. Get ready to fall in love with Vanessa and Aiden as their story unfurls!

Enemies by Tijan

Since the sixth grade, Dusty Phillips has nurtured a deep hatred for Stone Reeves, the town’s golden-boy football star. When she needed him most, Stone left her behind, and her resentment only grew over the following eight years.

But when Dusty transfers to one of the best marine biology programs in the same city Stone plays for the NFL, they’ll take readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride. Featuring angst, friendship, love, and forgiveness, Dusty and Stone’s enemies-to-lovers story is sure to give fans whiplash.

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Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roarke

College coach Will Langstrom and Olivia Finnegan make a combustible pair in Waking Olivia, a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance packed full of heart-tugging tension. 

With a struggling cross-country team, a mountain of debt, and a failing farm to manage, Will has no time for distractions. That’s exactly what Olivia will be when she transfers to his school, enticing him with her fiery spirit and her history of intense adversity. 

Olivia is desperate to put the pieces of her running career back together after a disastrous incident that dashed her hopes of becoming a D1 athlete. Meanwhile, the cocky coach’s stubborn attitude quickly becomes the least of her worries when her secrets start to haunt her at night. 

Emotionally gripping and forbiddenly romantic, Waking Olivia is a must-read for readers looking for the best enemies-to-lovers books.

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The Risk by Elle Kennedy

What happens when the daughter of the hockey coach lands herself in a fake relationship with the captain of the rival team? 


Complete and utter chaos.

As one of the best college enemies-to-lovers hockey romance books, I recommend taking a risk on The Risk, especially if you love swoon-worthy hockey players, hilarious banter, and sizzling hot chemistry. 

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Best High School Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books

Bully by Penelope Douglas 

After years of friendship, Jared Trent and Tatum Brandt’s relationship takes a wild turn during Tatum’s last night at home before studying abroad. When a prank leaves her feeling relieved to leave, she’s determined to return with a new confidence and strength. But things have changed with Jared too—he’s determined to put his bullying ways behind him and confront their past. 

For an enthralling high school bully romance that will draw you in from start to finish, check out Penelope Douglas’s Bully. Witness the transformation of Jared and Tatum’s relationship as they go from the best of buddies to enemies-to-lovers.

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Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas

Clay Collins, prom queen and captain of the lacrosse team, has it all—or so it seems. Beneath the facade lies a picture-perfect family shattered beyond repair, a stifling social life, and a not-so-charming boyfriend. Enter Olivia Jaeger, the only person who can offer Clay an escape. Yet, Olivia wants nothing more than to leave her small-minded town and break free from Clay’s unrelenting torment. 

Tryst Six Venom is an unforgettable enemies-to-lovers romance that will keep you up all night. With beautiful and emotional scenes intertwined with steamy, unexpected twists and turns, this story is sure to become one of your favorite enemies-to-lovers books. Prepare to be captivated as Clay and Olivia battle their inner demons and try to overcome their dark pasts.

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Vicious by L.J. Shen

Love the villain? Then you’ll love Vicious

For a dark bully romance the centers around a seemingly irredeemable hero with a chip that size of Mount Everest on his shoulder and a strong heroine who feels an inexplicable pull towards said hothole, take a peek at Vicious

There is a thin line between love and hate.

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Savage Rivals by Becca Steele

Football team captains Asher Henderson and Levi Woodford have always had it out for each other. Notorious for their pranks and long-time rivalry, there is no love lost between the rivals. But when a prank goes too far and they take things to the next level, life becomes hopelessly complicated. 

Savage Rivals is a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance that takes enemies to an entirely new level.

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Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade

When Cole Covington, the star Royal Hearts Academy quarterback and notorious heartbreaker, drunkenly lays his heart out to the school’s resident bible-thumping do-gooder, Sawyer Church, everything changes. With Cole asking Sawyer to become his fake girlfriend, the two unlikely classmates find themselves drawn to each other despite their differences.

Ashley Jade’s Ruthless Knight is a must-read for fans of enemies-to-lovers romances. Get ready for a heartwarming story of love and redemption as two people from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love.

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Resurrection by Siobhan Davis

Harlow (Low) Westbrook is through with her tumultuous past, determined to move beyond the grief and trauma of her father’s death. But after stumbling upon her cheating boyfriend, Low’s world is flipped on its head, and she’s drawn into the dangerous and complicated lives of the junior chapter of the Sainthood: Saint, Galen, Caz and Theo.

Branded as “theirs” by the formidable gang, Low finds herself navigating a newfound world of buried secrets, seedy secrets and a devil-like figure known as the “new dad.”

Jump on board this thrilling ride of a book and dive deep into the captivating enemies-to-lovers trope, with Resurrection. This wickedly gripping read follows Low’s wild journey from heartache to heartbreak, as she unravels the mysteries of her new home, and builds a fierce, passionate bond with the Sainthood. Prepare for a journey you’ll never forget!

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Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Ever since fifth grade, Misha Lare and Ryen Trevarrow have been pen pals, a connection sparked by their teachers mistakenly pairing them together. Although they’ve never met in person, their friendship is strong – until high school, when Misha suddenly goes radio silent.

That all changes when Masen Laurent – aka Misha – meets Rhen while at a fundraising scavenger hunt for his band. Completely different from the girl he knows from the letters, Misha is shocked and aghast.

Misha’s disapproval of Ryen stings more than she expects, fueling a war of words that keeps her intrigued. But when Misha unexpectedly stands up for a kid being bullied by one of Ryen’s friends, things begin to change.

If you’re looking for a perfect enemies-to-lovers, rockstar romance full of angst and mystery, Punk 57 is your go-to book. Join Ryen and Misha’s whirlwind adventure as they learn to navigate their newfound feelings for each other.

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Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

One fateful decision can irrevocably alter the future. 

Four years ago, Daria Followhill chose to take her destiny into her own hands—but it cost her a relationship with the man she wanted to give her firsts to. Now, he’s back, but this time, he is her foster brother. 

Penn Scully once adored Daria, before she shattered the only good thing in his life. He still wants her, but the dynamic has changed. The roles are reversed, and he’ll become the one who could destroy her. This is a classic enemies-to-lovers story that will keep readers enthralled until the very end.

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Cruel Prince by Ashley Jade

Four years ago, Dylan and Jace were best friends. Then tragedy struck, sending Dylan and her family packing.

Now Dylan is back and ready to pick up where she left off with Jace. There’s just one problem: Jace has become her bully.

If you love the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope in bully romances, I recommend adding Cruel Prince to your TBR list.

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Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

High school senior Greta Hansen’s life takes an unexpected turn when her new year-long roommate arrives: Elec O’Rourke, a stepbrother she’s never met before. Quickly, Greta learns Elec is broody and arrogant, sending her mixed signals throughout their year together… until he abruptly leaves.

Seven years later, Greta and Elec reunite and refuse to let go this time around.

Stepbrother Dearest by bestselling author Penelope Ward explores the taboo enemies-to-lovers romance between Greta and Elec and is a must-read for anyone looking for a complex, passionate love story. If you’re a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope, you won’t want to miss this one.

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Funny Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books

The Takeover by T.L. Swan

Claire Anderson has spent the past five years working hard to keep her late husband’s media company alive. But when the notorious Tristan Miles sets his sights on acquiring it, she is determined to never let it fall into the hands of the heartless billionaire takeover king of New York.

Sit back and enjoy the Anderson-Miles extravaganza! Perfect for readers who love a good enemies-to-lovers book, The Takeover is an unputdownable and unforgettable read.

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Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann

When thirty-five-year old lawyer Flint Hopkins becomes the landlord of recently divorced music therapist Ellen Rodgers, he expects silence – not a cacophony of Beethoven that penetrates the walls of his home. He’s ready to serve her with an eviction notice… until his twelve-year-old son Harrison befriends her and falls for her four pet rats.

Look the Part is a hilarious, sexy, and fun romantic comedy, perfect for fans of enemies-to-lovers and single fathers. Flint and Ellen’s story will have you flipping the pages late into the night.

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Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

With tensions high and romantic chemistry boiling over, Call Me Irresistible is the perfect best enemies-to-lovers book that is sure to keep readers hooked.

On Meg’s best friend Lucy’s wedding day, she is seized by cold feet and makes a daring escape, leaving Meg to face the wrath of new mayor Ted.

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Olive and Ethan have nothing in common – except for a mutual dislike for each other. But when the wedding party they’re both attending falls victim to a case of food poisoning, Olive and Ethan find themselves setting off on a non-refundable honeymoon trip to Hawaii – together.

Desperate to avoid one another while on their vacation, they devise an elaborate ruse and find themselves in a fake marriage.

Christina Lauren’s witty and hilarious romance, The Unhoneymooners, is one of the best enemies-to-lovers books out there.

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It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Wild child Piper Bellinger has made a name for herself in the tabloids with her wild antics and partying lifestyle. But when things go too far and she ends up in jail, her stepdad forces her to take a break and reconnect with her roots in the coastal town of Westport.

In Westport, Piper meets Brendan, a gruff fisherman who initially sees her as nothing more than an empty-headed socialite. As days pass, however, Brendan begins to recognize the more meaningful sides to Piper’s character.

It Happened One Summer combines the comedy of Schitt’s Creek and Legally Blonde, with a grumpy fisherman and bubbly socialite slowly falling in love.

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Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Fed up with the late-night noise coming from her neighbor’s bedroom, Caroline Reynolds had had enough. She had innocent dreams of living in her beautiful new apartment, but her thin walls had transformed her bedroom into an echo chamber of moans, spanks, and meows.

And once she reaches her boiling point and tensions reach to an all new high, things take an interesting turn.

If you’re looking for a hilarious enemies-to-lovers love story between two neighbors who can’t stand each other, Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger is a must-read. This heart-warming and captivating romance will have you eagerly turning pages until the very end.

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Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Walking down the aisle with cold feet and second thoughts is not a great way to start a marriage, but what’s she to do? Daisy has no other choice. She’s broke. Every one of her credit cards have been cancelled. And the cherry on top of this delightful situation? She’s been threatened with jail time if she refuses to marry the mystery man. All she has to do is stick out the next six months with his traveling circus and then she’s free.

Humorous, witty and emotional, Kiss an Angel centers around an arranged marriage that evolves from a fake relationship into something real.

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The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Catalina Martín needs a stand-in boyfriend for his sister’s upcoming wedding. Going solo is not an option, especially since her entire family seems to know about her hot American boyfriend, a little white lie she did not expect to snowball as it did. 

Enter Aaron Blackford, her tall, gorgeous, and utterly patronizing colleague. To her shock, Aaron offers to step in. Despite every fiber of her being pushing her to decline, he is her best bet. Still, she can’t help but wonder if this is a disaster in the making or the best decision she ever made.   

New York Times bestseller The Spanish Love Deception is a hilarious rom-com that is bound to make you laugh-out-loud with all the hijinks that ensue.

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RoomHate by Penelope Ward

When Amelia’s grandmother died, she left her beach house to Amelia and her childhood friend Justin. The catch is that Amelia and Justin have not spoken for years after having a falling out that left Justin with a broken heart. 

After finding her fiance cheating on her, Amelia packs her bags and heads out with her grandmother’s beach house in mind. Expecting to have the beach house to herself, Amelia is shocked to find Justin, especially when she realizes he’s not alone.

If you’re looking for second chance romance books with an enemies-to-lovers trope that is equally funny as it is angsty, look no further than RoomHate.

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Ain’t She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Small town golden girl Sugar Beth Carey burned dozens of bridges growing up as the reigning Queen Bee of her high school. Since her regime of terror, life gave Sugar Beth a hard reality check, pushing her to return to the one place she will never be welcomed: Parrish.

Teaming with bitter ex-best friends, broken-hearted boyfriends and a vengeful teacher-turned-author whose reputation was tarnished after Sugar Beth took a sledgehammer to his career, the residents of Parrish have not buried the hatchet. 

And when Sugar Beth returns to town, broke and desperate, everybody wants their pound of flesh. After all, karma is a bitch.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips delivers a story of redemption, forgiveness and love in Ain’t She Sweet. Filled with witty banter and laugh-out-loud moments, Ain’t She Sweet is perfect for anyone in the mood for a hilarious second chance romance. 

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Best Dark Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books

In Silence She Screams by Amo Jones

Are you looking for a thrilling enemies-to-lovers story? Then look no further than In Silence She Screams! This dark enemies-to-lovers MMF romance will captivate you with its intricate web of danger, secrets, and intrigue.

Step into a room with Lilith Patience and you’ll find yourself in a beautifully deranged puzzle. Kyrin Nero, a chillingly calculative alphahole contrasts sharply with Eli Rebellis’ alluring good looks, immense fame, and never-ending vault of cash.

With its steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns, this book is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Ready to take the crazy train? Then buckle up for a wild ride!

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Does It Hurt? by H.D. Carlton

Sawyer Bennett has been on the run for six years, using men for a night of mind-blowing sex and a new identity – and the extra funds that come with it. But her last-minute flight to Australia lands her in trouble she never anticipated.

When fate sends her a tall, dark, and dangerous temptation in the form of Enzo Vitale, Sawyer knows that a tumble between the sheets could be her undoing.

H.D. Carlton’s bestseller Does it Hurt? is a thrilling enemies-to-lovers book that goes beyond off-the-charts steam and heart-pounding suspense to captivate readers. With its irresistible blend of raw emotions and unexpected twists, it’s no surprise it’s one of the best romantic reads of the year.

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Erika “Rika” Fane is exasperated with everything and everyone. Hoping to get a fresh start, Rika heads off to college in a new city. Those dreams are destroyed when she realizes her ex’s older brother Michael Crist, now a professional basketball player, is practically her neighbor. 

When Michael realizes that Rika is in his city, he decides it’s time to serve up some justice for what Rika did three years prior. A decision that led to the imprisonment of his three best friends. With vengeance on his brain, Rika has no clue what she’s in for when Michael and his friends come for her.

In the mood for intense, dark enemies-to-lovers romance books? If yes, Penelope Douglas’s Corrupt is the perfect fit. Get ready for a tumultuous ride that will have you questioning your morals.

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Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

Speaking of Devil’s Night, Kill Switch is the third novel in this dark and twisted series, centered on a seemingly unredeemable villain and a fierce heroine who is not afraid to meet the hero head-on.

In true Penelope Douglas fashion, you go from loathing Damon with a fiery passion to rooting him on over the span of three books. Fresh out of jail, Damon Torrance is ready to get revenge on the girl who put him there: Winter Ashby.

Overflowing with angst, steam and twists, Penelope Douglas weaves a dark complex web that will keep you intrigued and hoping to see more of Damon. The cherry on top? It’s one of her best enemies-to-lovers romance books to date.

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The Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori

At twenty-eight, Gianna Marino’s happiness lies in white lines, alcohol, and risky behaviors. Everything changes when she meets the elusive dirty fed who challenges her in a way no one else does. 

At thirty-three, Christian Allister is a crooked FBI agent who takes orders from no one – not the feds, not the mafia, and most certainly not his lovers. But then Gianna walks into his life and flips his carefully constructed life on its hinges.

And when their game of cat-and-mouse begins, nothing will ever be the same.

For a slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers mafia romance with the grumpy-sunshine trope, I recommend cracking open The Maddest Obsession. Filled with off-the-charts sexual tension, banter, and insane chemistry, prepare to have an epic book hangover.

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Untouchable by Sam Mariano

Zoey never expected her senior year to start with lube in her locker, but after getting a football player suspended for harassment, she has become a social pariah. One day, Zoey finds that she’s attracted the attention of the all-star quarterback Carter Mahoney.

That’s when things go too far and Zoey finds herself caught in the snare of a devil lurking beneath the golden boy facade. 

If you love books with a dark enemies-to-lovers romance, you should give Untouchable a go. But tread carefully, especially during the beginning of the book. It’s not for everyone.

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Sparrow by L.J. Shen

When the free-spirited Sparrow finds herself walking down the aisle to Boston’s infamous Irish mob boss known as The Fixer, she refuses to shrink away from his icy stare or allow his ruthless reputation to send her running. Determined to fulfill his promise, Troy will do whatever it takes… even if that means clipping Sparrow’s wings. 

For readers obsessed with the mob, Sparrow is the perfect enemies-to-lovers romance to satisfy all your dark and twisted underground needs. 

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Angry God by L.J. Shen

Vaughn Spencer is the brooding artist: ruthless, arrogant and untouchable, no one gets past his defenses . . . well, except for Lenora. Vaughn and Lenny have a history and when Lenny enrolls in Todos Santos for her senior year, Vaughn makes it his mission to make her life hell. 

Lenny is his opposite in every way. She stands her ground, matching him step for step. The only thing getting her through her senior year is the chance at winning a prestigious art internship with her biggest competition being Vaughn. 

When Lenny learns they will both be interning in London, she finds herself questioning whether she should go. But Lenny has never been one to back down during a fight and she refuses to let Vaughn win this round.

If you love gritty love stories that don’t hold back, Angry God is one of the best enemies-to-lovers romance books to sink your teeth in.  

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Hate by Tate James

Framed for the violent crimes committed on what became known as Riot Night, Madison Kate’s entire life was irrevocably changed: Ivy Leagues rescinded their offers, future job offers vanished and for eight months, Madison Kate lived in exile at a Cambodian monastery with a distant aunt. To say vengeance was on her mind would be an understatement.

When she returns home to find the three guys responsible for her downfall… well, venom will be spewed, justice will be exacted and the past will rear its ugly head when the curtains open to reveal secrets that may just push Madison Kate to question everything. 

Read Hate if you’re on the prowl for an enemies to lovers reverse harem romance that has a touch of mystery and a helluva lot of sexual tension mixed with pure, unadulterated hatred – a recipe for disaster love.

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Best Enemies-to-Lovers Office Romance Books

Tangled by Emma Chase

Meet Drew Evans: a devilishly handsome businessman with a penchant for sarcasm and enough charm to charm the pants off any woman who catches his eye. Well, until Katherine Brooks.

Driven, smart and assertive, Kate refuses to allow anything to derail her road to success. Including her co-worker Drew Evans.

When they’re pitted against each other to secure a business deal, Drew soon realizes that his feelings for the beautiful college grad go much deeper than he could have ever imagined. 

Tangled tells the story of a lovable asshole and an ambitious grad who have met their match in one another in this hilarious, laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers office romance. 

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Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

When Bailey Jennings’ boss trades in his scalpel for a pina colada, the surgical assistant is faced with a difficult choice: spend months learning a new specialty or take an open position as Dr. Russel’s assistant.

Known to send his assistants running, Bailey is unsure whether she’ll be able to handle the intimidating surgeon with high expectations. But when it comes to her younger sister, she’ll do whatever it takes to keep them afloat. Even if that means dealing with Dr. Russel’s belligerent ass.

Hotshot Doc is a steamy, slow-burn medical romance between a hotshot doc and a brilliant surgical assistant who is probably the only assistant that can handle the brutal doc.

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Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Charlotte is a twenty something year-old, unemployed gal with a cheating ex in New York. When she drops off her wedding dress at a thrift shop, she discovers a beautiful dress with a note sewn into the tulle signed by Reed Eastwood. That night, Charlotte gets drunk on wine and ends up doing some light Facebook stalking on Reed. Turns out he’s a smoldering young lad who may or may not still have a fiancé. 

In a moment of drunken spontaneity, Charlotte finds out he’s showing a loft priced around $6 million and sends in a request form. To say their initial impressions were disastrous would be an understatement. In an ironic twist of fate, Charlotte unknowingly lands a job as a secretary/personal assistant… for Reed.

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver a binge-worthy romance where a bad liar and an insensitive jerk clash in an epic battle of wills. As far as enemies-to-lovers romance books go, Hate Notes is a smoldering hate-at-first-sight that will keep you up to the wee hours of the morning.  

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Devious Lies by Parker S. Huntington

Born into a wealthy family, Emery Winthrop had it all: money, a loving family and a best friend who made her heart flutter. When Emery decides to make her move, she grossly miscalculates when she slides into the wrong bed: Nash Prescott’s, her best friend’s older brother.

But in the midst of a family scandal, Emery’s boy problems are quickly forgotten when her life takes a turn for the worst.

Now, four years later, the tables have turned and Nash has his sights set on the girl he’s never forgotten.

Read Devious Lies if you’re in the mood for an enemies-to-lovers, slow-burn, age gap romance.

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Scandalous by L.J. Shen

Thirty-three-year-old business mogul Trent Rexroth, aka The Mute, has no time for distractions, especially in the form of eighteen-year-old high school senior Edie Van Der Zee.

Blackmailed by her father, Edie is tasked with finding dirt on Trent, but along the way, she finds something completely different, yet incredibly priceless.

If you’re hungry for a taboo enemies-to-lovers romance with an age gap, this book needs to be added to your TBR list. Scandalous is bound to send your ovaries into overdrive. 

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Best Celebrity Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books

The Words by Ashley Jade

When straight A student Lennon Michael is tasked with tutoring the resident bad boy, she never expects to find a friend in the talented loner, yet alone something more. But between late night study sessions and magnetic band practices, Lennon falls for the misunderstood musician. That is until it all falls apart. 

Four years later, Phoenix Walker is an international rock star and Lennon is struggling to make ends meet while caring for her dad. When she is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Sharp Edges on tour as Phoenix’s sober companion, she accepts despite her intense hatred towards the lead singer. 

Hypnotizing, sexy, and unforgettable, The Words is a magnetizing second chance romance filled with memorable side characters, beautiful lyrics, and insane character arcs that will leave you desperate for more.

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Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

When Summer Jenkins hears of a big Hollywood production coming to her small Southern town, she is anything but thrilled. That is until she catches a break with a job offer she cannot refuse.

Everything is going great until Mr. Hollywood heartthrob Cole Masten struts into town, managing to push every single one of Summer’s buttons along the way. 

Hollywood Dirt is a fun, exciting and steamy enemies-to-lovers Hollywood romance that you’ll fall in love with.

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To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

When Lucy temporarily moves in with her best friend Olive and her husband Jason, she never expects the legendary Hollywood heartthrob Adam Connor to move in next door with his son.

Curious to catch a glimpse of the famous bachelor, Lucy and Olive dabble in some light espionage and peer over the fence.

In a twist of fate, Lucy finds herself locked behind bars with a new brand-new enemy in Adam Connor. 

Hate Adam Connor? Is that even possible? Ella Maise delivers a funny, swoonworthy romance between a recently divorced single dad and a heartbroken college grad. Filled with off the charts chemistry, this enemies-to-lovers romance will have you breaking out the bullhorn, confessing your love to Adam Connor.   

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Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen

British rock god Alex Winslow is an addict stuck on lockdown after spiraling down a rabbit hole of self-destruction upon learning of his girlfriend and best friend’s betrayal. Set to go on tour, his agent hires a sobriety companion “babysitter” to help keep him from on the road to recovery while on the road. 

Enter Indigo Bellamy. Indie needs this job and if that means dealing with Alex’s cantankerous ass, so be it. Nothing will dissuade Indie from a job that could be the key to helping her family. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy when it comes to the serial heartbreaker.

L.J. Shen is a master at the enemies-to-lovers trope and Midnight Blue is a shining example. Indie and Alex’s story is one of healing, forgiveness and love and will make your heart race. You won’t get off this emotional rollercoaster the same as how you hopped on.  

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston

Alex Claremont, the first son of the United States, barely tolerates Henry, the Prince of England, and vice versa.

In the aftermath of a particularly volatile verbal spar, the two are forced to play nice with one another when U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Still, no one ever said it was easy to build a friendship with your arch nemesis.

As they truly get to know each other, their fake friendship blossoms and grows into something deeper they ever imagined.

If you’re obsessed with royalty, Red, White & Royal Blue is perfect for fans of MM slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance books. Casey McQuinston’s instant bestseller will become your next book obsession. 

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Best Emotional Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Books

Landon & Shay by Brittainy Cherry

From day one, Landon Harrison and Shay Gable have never clicked. It was an instant hateship. Landon despised Shay for her goody-two-shoes personality, and Shay detested Landon for his phony too-cool-for-school persona. Everything changes the night Landon is presented with a challenge: make Shay fall in love with him before he falls for her. 

Let the games begin.

Emotionally charged, achingly beautiful, and wonderfully woven, Landon & Shay is a poignant enemies-to-lovers romance that will stay on your mind long after reading the final word. And if you have yet to read Eleanor & Grey, I recommend adding that unputdownable duology to your bookshelf as well.

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For the Fans by Nyla K.

Kyran Harbor is a star high school quarterback on track to the NFL. The last thing he needs is a distraction, especially one that comes in the form of a six-foot-something artist who smokes too much weed and now lives in his house. 

From the moment Avi Vega’s father died, it has always been him and his mom. That status changes with their move to Boston. Shacking it up with his new step-family would be painless if not for his control freak of a stepbrother. 

Nothing about their new living situation is easy, and come college, nothing in the world could keep them within fifty miles of each other. Or so they thought. But even at the same college, it is practically an unwritten rule that interactions are to be kept at the bare minimum.

Then OnlyFans happens, and the rest is history.

Between the beautiful prose and unforgettable characters, you cannot go wrong with this epic love story. Prepare to fall in love with Avi and Kryan because their journey is anything short of enchanting.

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Written with Regret by Aly Martinez

Caven Hunt was minutes away from closing on a billion dollar business deal when he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep who he later learns is his daughter.

Four years later, Caven’s world is turned upside down once again when Hadley, the mother of his daughter, makes a surprise appearance at Rosie’s fourth birthday party.

Suspicious of her intentions, Caven fights her at every turn until he learns of their shared past, drenched in tragedy. 

Read Written with Regret if you’re in the mood for an emotional story filled with twists you’ll never see coming. The hatred the hero feels towards the mother of his child is a blazing wildfire, making it one of the best enemies-to-lovers books on the market. 

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The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Olivia and Caleb met in college…and the rest is history. That is, until things ended badly, pushing Olivia to run for the hills. Four years pass before Olivia suddenly runs into Caleb again. Expecting an awkward and chilly interaction, Olivia’s shocked when she realizes he has no idea who she is. Turns out, he’s suffering from a severe form of amnesia after a car accident. 

With Caleb’s lack of memories, Olivia sees this as a prime time to turn back the clock and start over, maybe even fall back in love. The only problem with this plan is Caleb’s current girlfriend Leah who has no plans of letting him go. Olivia is walking on a tightrope and one misstep can destroy everything. 

In the mood for second chance enemies-to-lovers romances with a twist that you’ll never see coming? If yes, you should think about reading The Opportunist. It will not disappoint.

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