Top Ten Tuesday: Friends to Lovers Romance

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic:
Favorite Friends to Lovers Romance

Once again, I'm going rogue. This week's topic is actually Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Doesn't Like to Read. Well, those are not my people so I can't be bothered. 😆


Instead, I'm going to share some of my favorite friends to lovers romance. Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes (enemies to lovers is not my jam) and I love the comfort level and familiarity that exists between the characters before they start questioning their relationship and moving beyond the realm of friendship.


Wait for You - Jennifer L. Armentrout
The One for You - Roni Loren
Heartland - Sarina Bowen
Blurred Lines - Lauren Layne
Him - Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Addicted to You - Krista & Becca Ritchie
Keeping Him - Kennedy Fox
Brooklynaire - Sarina Bowen
Queen Move - Kennedy Ryan


Have you read any of these books?

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  1. Friends to lovers can be so good when done right - I'll have to check some of these out!

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    1. If I see friends to lovers mentioned as a trope in a book, I'm immediately interested. :)

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  2. I like this theme in a book. Thanks for sharing your favorites.

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  3. I went rogue today too! Great list of friends to lovers 😍 A few of these are on my TBR but I adored Josh and Hazel, and HIM was just absolute F-I-R-E! Loved it ❤️

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    1. Him is one of my all-time favorites! I very rarely reread but I've reread that one (and Us) countless times. :)

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  4. MY FAVORITE TROPE!!! AND I see three of my faves up there - Blurred Lines, Josh & Hazel, and Brooklynaire were standouts. I enjoyed many of the others as well. A recent favorite was When Sparks Fly. I never tire of friends-to-more

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    1. Yes! Friends to lovers for the win! It's almost impossible to pick a favorite from the Brooklyn series, but Brooklynaire is right up there.

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  5. OK, totally bookmarking this. I love good romance books!


    My post—https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/11/02/ttt-books-to-recommend-to-non-readers/

    Happy TTT!
    Lori

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  6. Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, too. And I love the title of that Christina Lauren book. ;-)

    My TTT this week: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2021/11/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-reluctant-readers/

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  7. I love this trope, too! You included some of my favorites! Him might be my all time favorite of this trope. But then there's Addicted to You...and Blurred Lines..and...Gosh, I could go on and on. Great topic!

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    1. We definitely share a lot of favorites. :) But Him is extra-special.

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  8. I think its hilarious how you go rogue on this meme post haha Yeah I don't even try to recommend books to those that don't read because it seems pointless.

    I do adore friends to lovers trope.

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    1. Exactly. If someone doesn't care to read, why try to convince them otherwise? I'm sure they have their own hobbies they enjoy and I wouldn't want them forced on me.

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  9. Personally, I think I prefer enemies to lovers... IF done right. I'm not sure what that says about me! This is my list of books I'd recommend to a non-reader!

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    1. Enemies to lovers seems even more popular than friends to lovers.

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  10. I do love enemies to lovers, but friends to lovers is so amazing as well! I read and LOVED Him and Josh and Hazel and I definitely want to try the other books on your list!

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    1. Josh & Hazel was so much fun. I smiled my way all through that book.

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  11. Great twist this week! Love this trope, too. Although, I tend to love ALL the tropes. ;) I've read and enjoyed Josh & Hazel and Queen Move. I've read the first book in The Ones Who Got Away series. I need to continue with it. :)

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    1. I enjoyed the whole series but that first book remained my favorite.

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  12. Bahahaha - you are not my friend if you don't read!

    I loved Josh & Hazel soooooo much. And Him!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Seriously, though... what's with those non-readers? LOL

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  13. I love friends to lovers romance too. And these books look great. I've only read The One For You by Roni Loren. Looks like I have to update my TBR again. LOL!

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    1. I really loved that whole series by Roni Loren but the first was my favorite. :)

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  14. Going rogue is fun--you did a good job!

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  15. Some enemies to lovers can be good. But it is nice to see a friendship grow and blossom into something more.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/bookish-gift-guide-big-spender-edition/

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    1. I love new couples to have that comfort level between them.

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  16. Josh and Hazel and Brooklynaire are two favorites! Love! Great list here, Tanya!

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    1. It's been a few years since I read Josh & Hazel but Brooklynaire is much fresher in mind since I just read it over the summer. Loved that one!

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  17. I do love friends to lovers. Him and Heartland were both great books!

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    1. Agree, Carole! Him is one I've re-read time and time again.

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  18. "Well, those are not my people so I can't be bothered." LMAO! Love it. I love a good friends to lovers romance too. Josh & Hazel is the only one from your list I've read so far but I really want to read that Lauren Layne book and Wait for You.

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    1. Wait for You is such an all-time favorite. One of the few I've ever re-read. Cam goes down in the book boyfriend hall of fame. :)

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    2. Good to know! I just found it on Scribd so it's definitely going on my TBR. :)

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  19. "I can't be bothered" lol. True. Friends to lovers is fun though. Josh & Hazel looks good!

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  20. I'd include all Christina Lauren books on the list.

    Happy reading!

    My TTT: https://readwithstefani.com/ten-old-favorite-books-i-want-to-reread-to-determine-if-theyre-all-time-favorites/

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    1. So true, Stefani. They're great at the friends to lovers trope.

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  21. I have read Queen Move and am adding some more to my list! :-)

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    1. Loved Queen Move! That was friends to lovers at its best.

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  22. LOVE your topic! And LOL - "Those are not my people." I need to reread Josh & Hazel - so very good!

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  23. I love both enemies and friends to lovers lol. Wait for You is such a great friends to lovers romance!

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  24. "those are not my people so I can't be bothered" LMAO!!! I love, love, love Blurred Lines and Wait for YOu! I definitely need to read the rest of these though. :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. I think Blurred Lines was the first I ever from Lauren Layne, and is still my favorite from her. And Wait For You... all time favorite!! ♥

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