friends to lovers

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Two Tribes

Fearne Hill’s Two Tribes is a funny, touching and heartrending romance set across three decades in which we follow two teenagers from the Midlands as they fall in love (think Heartstopper but with class differences and a lot more snark and swearing!), are separated by circumstance and reunite twen ...

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Baking Me Crazy

I wanted to read Karla Sorensen’s Baking Me Crazy because I’m always looking for good representation, and the heroine of this book uses a wheelchair due to transverse myelitis. The story, a friends-to-lovers romance,  takes a realistic look at disabled life, but I’d have preferred the confl ...

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The Happy List

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages and am really pleased I finally got around to it.  The Happy List is a wonderful friends-to-lovers/opposites-attract romance featuring life-long best friends, Gray and Kai who couldn’t be more different.  Gray is somewhat rigid and set in his ways; h ...

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The Love Con

The Love Con is a fun, funny, and tender contemporary romance that takes on geek culture, con culture, and gives us a fun best-friends-pretend-dating-to-really-dating romance.  It’s delightful and warm-hearted. Kenya – KeKe - Davenport is a geek ne plus ultra.  She loves anime, fan conventi ...

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Tiny House, Big Love

Tiny House, Big Love is the second of Olivia Dade’s Love Unscripted books, both of which feature contestants taking part in different reality TV shows.  In this story, the show is Tiny House Trackers, in which the participants are looking to buy – you guessed it! – a Tiny House.  I have ...

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Truth or Dare

Looking for a spicy friends-to-lovers erotic romance that really earns its “burning” rating? Look no further than Brianna Ocampo’s Truth or Dare. Cassie has yearned for her best friend Tino since they were teens, but after her one overture was rebuffed nine years earlier, she’s done her b ...

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The Bluestocking Duchess

Julia Justiss’ historicals often read somewhat like trads with a little extra depth to them, so I pulled The Bluestocking Duchess out of my stack and came away quite charmed. The hero and heroine start off on somewhat equal social footing. Jocelyn Sudderfeld is the daughter and sister of schola ...

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No More Mr. Nice Guy

Mack Kennedy is a nice guy; a gentle giant of a veterinarian who has been a critical emotional support for his widowed sister Sal. Josie Butler, who rooms with the two, never considered him for the list of post-breakup naughty sex she’d like to have. But when Mack sees her list, it brings out a ne ...

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People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation is a novel about a wanderer and a homebody, and how their friendship changes through a dozen years of summer trips. Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college, despite being an odd couple pairing. Poppy wears loud clothes and desires adventure, and Alex is a sw ...

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Acting Up

Acting Up is a good, old-fashioned friends-to-lovers romance about two people falling in love after years of friendship and work partnership, against the appealing backdrop of a theater production. Cath is a stage manager, and while she can manage the heck out of cast and crew, her relationships ...