A while back, a friend who
doesn’t didn’t read romance asked me to recommend a historical romance. I suggested Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm. I ran into her this weekend and she raved about the book. I asked what she liked most and she said–more or less–that in a polarized world she loved reading about people who were opposites in every way finding love with each other.
I’d never thought about Flowers from the Storm as an opposites attract love story but sure enough, it’s tagged as such at AAR. So is another book I adore, Meredith Duran’s Bound by Your Touch. Looking through our tagged books, I saw I’ve written ten DIK reviews of books tagged as opposites attract. That’s almost a quarter of all my DIK reviews. Clearly, this is a trope I like.
Of the books, I’ve reviewed, I’d have a hard time picking a single favorite opposites attract. Reckless by Anne Stuart, Uncommon Passion by Anne Calhoun, and Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series are all just so. damn. good.
How about you? Love or loathe opposites attract romances? And if you love them, which are your faves? Let us know–we’ll add in the tags and add them to our Opposites Attract Amazon store.