11 Love Books From Enemies To Enemies – What To Read After Watching Bridgerton Season 2
The enemies-lovers trope is one of the best in romance. It features two characters who hate each other, but over the course of the plot, this burning hatred turns into affection, and then into love. This trope was on full display in Bridgerton season two, with Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Simone Ashley), who start the season despising each other and end it happily married and in love.
There are a lot of great haters-to-lovers movies (10 things i hate about you, for example), but sometimes you just want to sink into a good book. Here are 17 books about love stories with two protagonists who start by hating each other and end up falling in love with each other.
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The OG romance between enemies and lovers features Elizabeth Bennet, a headstrong young woman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a wealthy aristocrat. Lizzie originally dislikes Darcy and rejects his first proposal, but her affection for him grows over time and by the end of the novel they are married and living in Pemberley. Jonathan Bailey even said GTC he based Anthony’s desire on Darcy.
Non-honey begins with a marriage: Olive’s twin, Ami, marries Dane. Olive is obviously her twin sister’s bridesmaid and promises to look good, even though Dane’s brother and best man Ethan is her nemesis. When the whole wedding gets food poisoning, the only ones unaffected are Olive (she has severe allergies) and Ethan (he’s a picky eater). Ami and Dane encourage their siblings to go on their honeymoon—not to give up a free trip—and they reluctantly leave together. In Hawaii, Olive begins to realize that Ethan might not be so bad after all.
In this version of Jane Austen Persuasion, chef Ashna Raje reluctantly signs up for Cooking with the Stars, a cooking reality TV show to save her beloved restaurant. She is paired with soccer star Rico Silva, her first love and the man who ghosted her. Yet when Ashna and Rico’s “first meeting” goes viral, they suddenly have a legion of fans cheering them on for success. Can Ashna put aside the past and work with Rico? Or is this a recipe for disaster?
In 1926 in Shanghai, Juliette Cai, 18, is the heiress of the Scarlet Gang, a network of criminals. Their rivals are the White Flowers, whose heiress is Roma Montagov, Juliet’s first love and betrayal. (Yes, it’s a Romeo and Juliet When madness begins to take hold of the city, can Juliette and Roma put aside their grudges and work together to save their beloved Shanghai?
Augustus Everett writes literary fiction; January Andrews writes best-selling romance novels. They have nothing in common except that they currently live side by side in beach houses trying to conquer writer’s block. They make a deal: January will write literary fiction and Augustus will write a romance. Will they get out of their writer’s block? More importantly, will these enemy writers fall in love? You might be able to guess the answer, but that doesn’t make the trip any less enjoyable.
Red, white and royal blue
Alex, the president’s son, doesn’t like Henry, the Prince of Wales. When the tabloids get their hands on a photo of a fight between them, a major damage control plan on both sides of the pond is launched to display a fake friendship between the two famous young men. When their fake friendship turns into something real, however, they both step into uncharted territory.
The deception of Spanish love
Catalina has lied to her family about an American boyfriend, and with her sister’s wedding in Spain fast approaching, the lying has spiraled out of control. Rather than tell the truth, she decides she needs a fake boyfriend. When her handsome but condescending colleague Aaron steps in, she’s ready to say no, but Catalina needs a date. fake date more enemies-lovers? Sign us up.
A book that is literally called Hate at first sight obviously going to have a great plot of enemies to lovers. In this romance novel, Melody Joo begins her dream job as a video game producer—but quickly realizes that his job is anything but a dream. His colleagues are terrible and the intern, Nolan, is the CEO’s nephew. When Nolan is assigned to his team, his expectations couldn’t be lower. But soon they grow closer and she begins to see him in a new light.
Rival art auctioneers Priya Gupta and Gavin Carlyle have known each other since they were young and continually compete for the same clients. When they are both invited to a country estate to spend the weekend trying to land the collection of the year for their auction houses, their rivalry turns into something neither of them loves. they didn’t expect.
Carolina “Lina” Santos is a wedding planner, whose own wedding was a disaster when she was left at the altar. When presented with an opportunity too good to pass up, she is forced to work with Max Hartley, Andrew’s brother, her ex-fiancée, the same brother who convinced Andrew to leave Lina. Can Max and Lina put aside their history and work together? And will they realize they were always meant to be?
The viscount who loved me
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