Ask any group of romance readers what they hate to find in books and at least a few of them will give you this answer: instalove. And what’s the best way to make sure the book you’ve picked up doesn’t have any dreaded instances of instalove? Well, pick up a highly recommended friends-to-lovers read, of course! With that in mind, here are our top 11 favorite friends-to-lovers reads in romance today:
She needs to realize that a person cannot control the events in their life, only their reaction to them...but will it be too late for her to save her relationship with her best friend? Present Perfect is a story of how past events have present consequences and how perfect your present could be if you stopped fighting and just allowed it to happen.
She has no time for curious new friends or unwanted help, but Ben gives her both. And he doesn’t just want to help her with yard work or cleaning the gutters. Ben wants more from Liz. More than she’s capable of ever giving again.
As Liz mourns her dead husband and works her way through the five stages of grief, she finds there’s more of her heart to give than she thought possible. And as new love takes hold, she peels away the guilt and heartache, and discovers there’s more to life than death.
*Recommended for ages 18 and up due to explicit scenes and language* New Adult Romance, Can (hopefully) also be read as a standalone.
Note: Check out our interview with the lovely and talented Linda Kage here , and our full review of Priceless (which is freakin’ awesome) here.
The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I'm stuck between a rock and Sterling's very, very hard place.
Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.
But I've been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I'm not about to be cast aside like yesterday's underwear when he's done having fun.
Sterling’s never been told no, and he's not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he'd fight so dirty.
But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .
And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.
And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
Life is peachy, isn't it? Well, maybe to those outside looking in. But not for me. I'd wanted to leave Hope Bay since the moment I understood that my family dynamics were... unique.
I left as soon as I could, but an unknown force kept pulling me back to Hope Bay. A force that would save countless lives. A force by the name of Carter Clark.
But I was too blind to see what was right in front of me. I was too weak to trust in his friendship. Above all, I was too blind to see the danger still waiting for me from a man I'd never thought I'd see again.
Note: Right in Front of You is a standalone novel that follows Carter and Molly's story from Yours and Mine. Contains spoilers to Yours and Mine. Intended for mature audience only and contain triggers.
I'm disciplined, I'm focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It'll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.
Spoiler—neither one of us sleeps.
Did I mention she's also one of my best friends? That she's brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.
What's a man stuck in a hard place to do?
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