Readers know that Friends-To-Lovers is a different kind of hell to find oneself in, even if the said readers haven’t talked to any real guy in years. From the mutual pining, the angst, the scary will they – won’t they to the final confession where the stars align, butterflies fly, confetti falls on the ground, and they find their right moment, friends to lovers is one of the popular tropes which wraps everything that a reader might want in a book. It has become one of the most recommended tropes in the bookish community as well. Readers love to see friends falling in love, fighting for their love, and spending their forever with each other even though they very well know it’s impossible in real life. Perhaps that’s why it has become such a popular trope and why every other reader is seen asking for book recs for this particular trope.
If you are looking for a book that has all these things, then maybe we could be of your help. Here are a few ‘friends to lovers’ books from our TBR that you might like.
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People We Meet On Vacation
Poppy and Alex are best friends who have nothing in common. They stay apart for most of the year, but they take a week-long vacation every summer together. Until something happens during one vacation which turns out to be their last vacation together changing things between them. These two friends have one last chance to fix what they had but when it’s scorching hot and you don’t know if your heart should be trusted or not, what do you do?
Josh & Hazel’s Guide To Not Dating
Hazel Camille Bradford and Josh Im have been friends since college but they don’t date each other. Now, ten years later, Josh’s life has been turned upside down after his girlfriend cheated on him. They are setting each other up on terrible double blind dates but are the dates terrible by chance or something is happening that they don’t want to acknowledge?
It Sounded Better In My Head
Natalie’s parents are getting a divorce. Her two best friends, Zach and Lucy hooked up. Now, she is left alone, a little awkward because everything has changed and nothing makes sense anymore. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up further. They are opposite of each other in every possible way but that’s what makes this more fun.
This Is Kind Of An Epic Love Story
Nathan Bird has sworn off HEA but his best friend Florence is set on helping him find his own happy ending. So, obviously fate steps in to set things right. Nathan’s childhood best friend Oliver comes back again. This gives him chance to confess his true feelings but does he have the courage to pursue his own HEA?
Miss Meteor beauty pageant hasn’t had a winner who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history. But that’s not why Lita wants to enter the contest or why her ex-best friend is helping her. This is about sharing who you are and loving it fiercely. They pretend to forget their past to achieve this dream where girls like them are accepted but will the world let them do that is the bigger question.
Take A Hint, Dani Brown
Danika Brown doesn’t want love, but when she agrees to fake date the ex-rugby player, the universe might be telling her to take a hint for real this time. After a video of Zaf rescuing Dan goes viral, Zaf informs her that he could really use the publicity to help kids. He runs a sports charity for kids so how could she ignore his request? But, fake dating might turn real when you get to spend time with someone like Zaf, a truly hopeless romantic.
Laila Piedra writes epic sci-fi stories filled with quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher always tells her she has a special talent. But when the teacher is replaced, Laila finds herself doing everything in her power to gain the approval of the new replacement, Nadiya Nazarenko.
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