Today, I’m thrilled to present to you one of my most beloved book recommendation series: “5 of The Best Enemies to Lovers Books I Have Ever Read.” If you’re a fan of intense chemistry, fiery banter, and the exhilarating journey from animosity to love, then you’re in for a treat. In this series, I handpicked some of the most captivating enemies-to-lovers stories that have left a lasting impression on my heart.
As an avid reader and lover of romance, I’ve explored numerous genres and subgenres, but there’s something undeniably addictive about the enemies-to-lovers trope. The electric sparks that fly between characters who can’t stand each other but are irresistibly drawn together never fail to captivate me. It’s a delicate dance of emotions, filled with tension, angst, and ultimately, a deep and passionate love.
Through this series, I aim to share my personal favourites and introduce you to new books that you might have missed. I’ve carefully selected each book based on its exceptional storytelling, well-developed characters, and the palpable chemistry that jumps off the pages. These are the kind of books that stay with you long after you’ve finished reading, leaving you with a book hangover and a newfound appreciation for the enemies-to-lovers trope.
So, whether you’re a seasoned fan of this trope or new to the world of enemies-to-lovers romance, this series is for you. Join me as I delve into the pages of these five remarkable books that have captured my heart and enraptured readers around the world. Get ready for a whirlwind of emotions, unforgettable characters, and a love story that defies all odds.
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Are you ready to embark on this enemies-to-lovers adventure with me? Let’s dive into the world of passion, conflict, and undeniable romance together. Grab your favourite beverage, snuggle up in your cozy reading nook, and prepare to be swept away by the best enemies-to-lovers books I have ever read!
Table of Contents: Best Enemies to Lovers Books
1. The Black Mage Series by Rachel E. Carter
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Rachel E. Carter’s Black Mage Series. It’s. so. good. It has one of by far the best enemies to lovers relationship I have ever seen. It was perfectly timed, it has the right amount of ‘moments’ between Ryiah and Darren, and you just really feel the chemistry brewing between them PERFECTLY, not too cheesy and not too boring.
The world-building was perfect, we understand it perfectly without being overwhelmed, and it’s set in a magic academy in the first three books. I probably re-read this series 3 times per month because I have really been having trouble finding a replacement for this. Only 2 other series can even come close compared to the hate/love relationship, and the story in general.
2. Penryn and the End of Days Series by Susan Ee
Susan Ee’s Penryn and The End of Days series is one of the two series that can come close to The Black Mage Series in terms of enemies to lovers relationships. You have no idea how happy I was to discover this series. I can across about 5000 in my school library, and it took me about the period of 12 months to actually check it out. I never regretted it.
The only part I’m really pissed about is where the hell is the author?! It’s like she disappeared out of thin air. She has no new books, no activity whatsoever. It’s like she quit. It’s so infuriating, like, I need more! Especially Raffe, I need more of Raffe and his perspective!!!
3. Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova
Air Awakens is one of my all-time favourite series, so I was more tempted to put it on second. But since this list is majoring in enemies to lovers relationships, I think Angelfall should go on top since Angelfall is more enemies to lovers relationship, while this is more prince/commoner love story. That’s because although Air Awakens has enemies to lovers relationships, it mostly focused on Prince/Commoner’s forbidden love.
However, that does not make Air Awakens any less good than Angelfall, in fact, if not better. I absolutely love and adore Aldrik and Vhalla. Actually, fun fact, my kindle’s name is Andrick. Yeah. Now you know. I came across this series thanks to Amazon’s refusal attempts to not shove this in my face. And for once, I am truly grateful. It’s also because of this series today I trust Amazon’s suggestions more than I should since it’s living proof that Amazon is truly capable of finding me my favourite book.
4. Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My enjoyment of this series was a huge surprise to me (especially to myself). I remember it like it was yesterday. Like I woke up one day and it was suddenly everywhere. I turn right and wham there it is, smack in my face. While Amazon had shoved Air Awakens repeatedly in my face, Goodreads probably chucked it to my face about 200 times too before I bought it.
I tried the sample on my Kindle but wasn’t confident enough to buy it, and it didn’t help that it seemed like another lousy written paranormal romance book filled with horrible plot-line, character development, and so forth. So it stayed on my TBR list for another 5 months while Goodreads continued to chuck it in my face, refusing to let me forget it. Finally one day something came over me, and I YouTube searched “Obsidian audiobook”. So I decided I will listen to the audiobook to determine whether or not I should buy this book. And the rest is history.
5. Under the Never Sky Series by Veronica Rossi
I have mentioned it before, and I’m going to say it again. Under the Never Sky is actually one of my favourite dystopian series of all time, mainly because of its enemies to lovers relationship and its place in my heart for being my first dystopian series ever. The main character, Aria and Perry are like hate-at-first-sight-enemies for who they are. Aria is a Dweller and Perry is a savage, and slowly we can start to see them starting to mend to become more friendly, which would later brew into love. And another thing that made the relationships so good is how everyone else in the world opposed their relationship (because they were supposed to be enemies), and how
Perry through that in certain situations became really protective of Aria from his people who want to hurt her (which was really sweet and cute, just saying). However, actually putting this on my list is kind of pushing it. The true ones are the top four, and I just added this because I enjoyed the relationships and would like a top 5 instead of a top 4 which would’ve been incomplete.