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The Best Enemies to Lovers Books - our Part 2!

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Do you love romance books?

Are you looking for your next exciting and gripping book?

There's nothing better than sitting back with a good book and getting enthralled in a good story.

Enemies to lovers books are a great trope for anyone who wants a gripping story that will keep you entertained.

If you are looking for thrilling enemies-to-lovers books that will keep you on your toes, look no further. This list of top enemies to lovers tropes will give you tons of book options that you won't be able to put down.

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Cover of famous enemies to lovers fantasy romance book A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This slow burn enemies to lovers book is a great read for all fantasy lovers. This book will take you on thrilling adventures following Feyre Archeron's journey to protect her family.

When Feyre is out hunting in the woods, desperate to find food for her family, she comes across a massive wolf. Feyre kills the wolf, thinking she is saving herself and her family from a predator. But she is then faced with unexpected consequences.

Feyre is taken across a magical wall into the fae realm where she is forced to live with a powerful, beastly fae ruler. Feyre is a spirited girl who refuses to follow what the ruler, Tamlin, requests of her. They constantly bump heads until Feyre starts to adapt to her new life, and with it, a passionate romance ignites.

Feyre finds herself in a whirlwind of a romance, but she doesn't get to enjoy it for long. When the fae and human world meet an unexpected threat, Feyre's loyalty and love are the only things that can save them.

Will her love be enough to defeat the evil threatening to take over the world?

#2 A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore

Picture of Enemies to Lovers Trope A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore

When Lucie, an Oxford suffragist, takes over a publishing company in an attempt to give a better voice for her cause, she comes against a roadblock and his name is Lord Ballentine.

Ballentine toys with Lucie, offering her success in exchange for a night in her bed.

Lucie is outraged and disgusted with her long-time nemesis and refuses the offer, risking the success of the women's suffragist movement.

Ballentine continues to toy with her and she tempts him like no other. As heat rises between them, tension rises also.

In a game of out-maneuvering the other, Lucie and Ballentine find themselves in a passionate and unexpected situation.

This book is a great story of politics, loyalty, passion, and drama. A steamy historical, bisexual enemies to lovers romance simply on a top level - on every page!

#3 A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

This is the first in a series of thrilling enemies to lovers books about Hades and Persephone.

Anyone who is a fan of romance novels and Greek Mythology will not be able to put this book down.

Persephone, the daughter of the Goddess of Harvest, is trying to blend into the human world and make her way as a journalist.

Her mother warned her about staying away from other gods and helped her to hide her divine appearance with magic.

When Persephone becomes intrigued by Hades, the God of the Dead, she decides to write an article exposing all the terrible things he had done. The only problem is, no one challenges a god, especially one as powerful as Hades. Persephone knew her mother would not be happy with her decision.

As Persephone does more research for her article, she gets to know the true Hades and learns more about herself in the process. As she is faced with challenges in her work and personal life, she finds herself getting swept up in a passionate and powerful whirlwind with the God of the Dead.

This book will grab your attention from the very beginning and keep you enthralled throughout. You will enjoy losing yourself in this sexy and passionate telling of Hades and Persephone. Thrilling, steamy and catching - that's A Touch of Darkness!

#4 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Cover of Enemies to Lovers Romance Book A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

As the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Mist and Fury does not disappoint when it comes to being one of the best enemies to lovers trope books. You will not be able to put this exciting book down!

After a nightmarish encounter, Feyre is home and recovering in the Spring Court. The only problem is, she doesn't seem to be getting better. In fact, she seems to be getting much worse.

After having struck a deal to save her life with Rhysand, the High Lord of the dreaded Night Court, he comes to collect her to pay her dues at a very important moment in Feyre's life. She then has to face many internal struggles, all while going back and forth with the handsome but devilish Night Court High Lord.

Feyre ends up finding out a lot about her beloved home in the Spring Court that she never knew before. As true colors come out from everyone, Feyre learns a surprising secret that will change her life forever.

In a struggle of mental health, politics, love, and passion, this book is gripping from start to finish.

#5 Beach Read by Emily Henry

Sweet Enemies to Lovers Novel Beach Read Book Cover

Beach Read is one of the best romance books to sit back and relax with. This enemies to lovers story will keep your attention throughout the whole book.

Augustus and January couldn't be more different. They are both authors, but they have completely different writing styles. January writes light-hearted romance novels and August is known for his literary fiction.

They are both staying at neighboring beach houses for several months, but they are facing a similar problem. They are both dealing with major writer's block. The two writers decide to strike a deal, swapping writing niches.

January and Augustus go on fun adventures, sharing elements of their preferred writing genres with the other person. Their relationship starts to grow as they challenge each other and share their different worlds.

A sweet and lovely romance novel - really a perfect Beach Read!

Cover of Mafia Romance and Enemies to Lover Romance Book from Chloe Gong

This is one of the best thrilling enemies to lovers books to come out in the last couple of years.

This book is perfect for anyone craving drama, crime, romance, and a gripping story.

Juliette and Roma are heirs to different rival gangs. The gangs have been causing chaos in the streets for years and have become above the law.

Juliette and Roma were first loves, but also first betrayals.

As chaos starts to build in the city and destruction seems imminent, Juliette and Roma are left with no other choice than to team up and work together.

This book is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet that takes place in Shanghai and will captivate any reader. And we really have to admit that A Violent Delight will make it in our next Mobster Romance Bucket List...

Historical Enemies to Lovers Romance Novel The Viscount who loved me Book Cover by Julia Quinn

This is the second book in the Bridgerton series and is a beautiful story set in 19th century England. For any lovers of historical fiction and romance, this is a great enemies to lovers series.

When esteemed bachelor and well-known rake in society Anthony Bridgerton finally chooses a wife, he faces a problem. The older sister, Kate.

Kate is determined to prove that Anthony would not make a good husband for her younger sister but then finds herself falling for him instead.

The back and forth drama, romance, and passion between Anthony and Kate will have you sitting at the edge of your seat.

#8 To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Book Cover of Fantasy Enemies to Lovers Book To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

To Kill a Kingdom is another great fantasy romance book that will keep you enthralled.

If you are looking for books about enemies to lovers with elements of fantasy, this is a perfect book for you.

Lira is a royal siren who is known to be deadly. She possessed the hearts of many princes, proving her lethality. She was known throughout the ocean for her brutality and her siren song until one day there was a twist of fate.

Lira ended up killing another siren, which is forbidden. As a punishment, the Sea Queen decided to turn Lira human. In order to have her powers returned to her, Lira must provide the Sea Queen with the heart of Prince Elian, or else she will stay human forever.

The problem is, Prince Elian, a rich heir to a kingdom on land, has a hobby: hunting sirens. When he comes across what appears to be a drowning woman, she turns out to be more than she seems. She agrees to help him to wipe out all of the sirens in existence, but she has a secret.

In this dramatic, brutal, and exciting story of power, betrayal, and love, you will find yourself unable to put this book down.

#9 The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Book Cover of Enemies to Lovers Story The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

If you like books about nature, backcountry, and romance, this is a great book for you.

This story will travel you to the wild of Alaska in an amazing tale about a daughter's loyalty and unexpected love.

Calla Fletcher lives a busy life in Toronto. When she finds out her father, who lives alone in Alaska, is not doing well, she decides to leave her busy city life and go visit him. Calla is not cut out for backcountry living and is faced with several shocks and trials when getting used to this different lifestyle.

Jonah is a true, rugged, Alaskan man and pilot who is taking care of Calla's father's plane. He and Calla do not strike a good cord right off the bat, and he thinks she is too much of a city girl to live in the tough Alaskan terrain. Calla is determined to prove him wrong (even if she may secretly agree on the inside).

Jonah and Calla end up becoming close but are forced to face a glaring problem: Jonah never wants to leave Alaska and Calla is a true city girl.

#10 If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Cover Picture showing a man and a woman from enemies to lovers cover If I never met you by Mhairi McFarlane

If I Never Met You is a great book about ending relationships and starting new ones.

In this enemies to lovers book, Mhairi McFarlane shows the struggles of ending a long-term relationship and the awkwardness of getting back into the dating field.

When Laurie's long-term partner ends things suddenly with her, she is left in shambles. Her life as she knows it came to an abrupt halt as she tries to get used to her new relationship status.

The only problem is, she happens to work with her ex.

Laurie struggles with the dating field and doesn't have much luck. When she finds out her ex's girlfriend is pregnant, she starts reeling. Her mission is to now find a hot new boyfriend to make her ex jealous and start talking down the rumor mill.

Laurie strikes a deal with her coworker, Jamie, to pose as her fake boyfriend. Their plan was successful in stirring gossip, and they ended up getting a lot of attention for their apparent romance. However, what they didn't expect was to actually catch feelings for each other.

This book is a great workplace romance with lots of drama.

This book has relatable characters and a story that will be hard to put down. If I Never met You is such a delicously romantic feel good romcom Novel!

The Best Enemies to Lovers Books To Read Next

Finding your next captivating romance book doesn't have to be hard.

If you are looking to find great enemies to lovers books, look no further than this list!

Or check out our First Selection of Steamy Enemies to Lover Tropes!

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