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:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries.
Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.
We don’t know about you, but we love a good bodyguard story. And no, we’re not talking about the movie. So, if you’re like us and can’t get enough stories about romance heroes who are willing to take a bullet for the woman they love, this list is right up your alley. Without further ado, here are our picks for the top 10 romance heroes you’d let guard your body ANY time (listed in no particular order):
First of all, before the hate mail starts rolling in, we realize that Game of Thrones is NOT a romance. The Red Wedding certainly made THAT clear enough. But in a world like Westeros where love is often cut tragically short by stabbings, beheadings, and, um, witchy poisonings, little glimmers of beautiful POTENTIAL relationships between wonderfully written and portrayed characters give the romantics and dreamers in the viewing audience something that is desperately needed when watching Game of Thrones.