Who doesn’t love a good grovel? What’s really frustrating about this trope though is that often the MMC does not grovel enough when taking into account what they’ve done. I don’t know if there’s other people like me out there that suffer from a similar issue, but if you do I highly recommend you to check out my list.
Claimed by the Horde King (Horde Kings of Dakkar #2) by Zoey Draven
This is a series of standalone books that take place on the planet of Dakkar, and each book takes place with a different “Horde King” that rules over specific sections of Dakkar. The name, the vibe, everything is heavily reminiscent of the Dothraki in Game of Thrones, so if you are into buff-men and barbarian romance than boy would this series be perfect for you. Another feature of the series is the grovel being present in every single one of the book, although the quality does fluctuate. This one (the second book) I believe has the BEST grovel in the entire series so I do recommend starting with this one.
Cruel Magic (Royals of Villain Academy #1) by Eva Chase
The second-best grovel I have seen in bully romance so far. I mean not only do the men give up things important to them and show with their actions they are truly sorry, the “ringleader” (the worst one) got on his knees and begged. It was so satisfying. The slow-burn is also top-notch, with them only officially getting together at around book 3/4.
Zodiac Academy (Zodiac Academy #1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
The best grovel in all bully romance books I have read. The BEST. Without contest, hands down, no question. Not because the writing is exceptional, I have seen better. But because the heroine stood her ground and forced the MMC to truly suffer from her decision regarding whether or not to accept their mating bond (I’m trying to not give too much information due to spoilers). The sheer magnitude and impact of her decision make this the best grovel I have ever read. The FMC doesn’t just forgive them so easily because they “can’t help but be attracted to them” etc. She stood her ground. It was so satisfying.
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The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate (Five Packs #1) by Cate C. Wells)
Now now, I know this title sounds extremely stupid (which to be fair, it is). But I promise this is pretty good. It’s no novel of the year but is still a solid 4-stars for me. This is another series filled with stand-alone each one having its own grovels, and I recommend starting from book one since it’s a pretty solid introduction to the series. Perfect for Omegaverse fans.
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A grovel, arranged marriage, grumpy and sunshine, forced proximity classic that takes place in a circus. The grovel stems from a misunderstanding the MMCs had about the FMC, thinking FMC is a spoiled brat and airhead. This caused a lot of negative tensions for a large part before his moment of realization, leading to his very satisfying grovel arc.