While I find the enemies to lovers more interesting, I have developed a liking for friends to lovers books. I didn’t used to think I loved it that much, but after reading an increasing amount of books with the trope that I ended up loving, I guess I am a fan!
Here’s a list of a few books with the friends to lovers trope that I really enjoyed.
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne – Darcy and Tom have been friends since they were kids, but Tom has always been best friends with Darcy’s twin brother. Now that Tom is single for the first time in years, she is determined to make Tom hers.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry – Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college, going away on vacation together every summer. After something happens on one of their trips they hardly speak for 2 years. Determined to become close again, Poppy convinces Alex to go one more trip with her.
Hook, Line, & Sinker by Tessa Bailey – This is a spinoff from It Happened One Summer. Hannah is Piper’s sister and Fox is Brendan’s best friend and skipper. They became friends in It Happened One Summer. Now, Hannah is back in town for work and since there’s no room at Piper and Brendan’s, she has to stay with Fox.
Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison – Stella’s farm, Lovelight Farms, has hit hard times so she enters a social media contest with influencer Evelyn St. James. The problem is when she filled out the application for the contest she said she runs the farm with her boyfriend when she doesn’t have one. She asks her best friend Luka to pretend to be her boyfriend and to her surprise he doesn’t even hesitate.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – Tiffy and Leon become flatmates when Tiffy is desperate to find a place to live that is affordable and Leon needs to make some extra money. The catch is it’s only a one-bedroom and they’d have to share the bed. On the flip side, they’ll never see each other as Tiffy works during the day and Leon works nights. The two become friends by leaving each other notes all over the apartment.
The Play by Elle Kennedy – (not pictured because it’s on my Kindle) The Play is part of the Briar U series and focuses on Hunter Davenport and Demi Davis. Hunter is focused on being team captain of the Briar Hockey team and after messing up last season due to hooking up with too many girls, he has taken a vow of celibacy for the season. Demi has a boyfriend and hardly knows who Hunter is and how popular he is when they first meet in abnormal psychology class. This works out perfectly for them when they get paired up for a semester long project.
I love all these books and if you like this trope then you should check these out if you haven’t already! When I took this photo (and filmed my Reel) a few days ago I hadn’t finished The American Roommate Experiment yet so I didn’t include it but it will for sure be in my Part 2 once I have enough books to make a second round up!
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