Romance and Me: The Enemies to Lovers Trope

Filed in Romance and Me , The Latin Lover Posted on November 16, 2011 @ 3:00 pm 10 comments

I thought we could once again talk about the frequently revisited tropes in romance stories.

If you remember I have already told you how much I love the Friends to Lovers trope in romance novels, today I would like to talk to you about another favourite trope of mine: the just as popular and beloved Enemies to Lovers one! 🙂

I think the reason for my enthusiasm and preference for this trope is quite obvious: when an author chooses to create an enemies-to-lovers story the hero and heroine are expected to have a lot of fights, banters, teasing, which are the perfect opportunity for the author to shine their writing talent and creativity and portray some interesting and vivid characters and the best sparkling and explosive dialogue there can be. I just love when the hero/heroine get in each other’s face and their discussion (=quarrel) becomes so heated that the only natural resolution to it is a hot and heavy kiss and make out session ;-p Oh come on, I know you do too!

And how they deal with the aftermath of this “moment of weakness/insanity” is one of the most fun things to read about! *grins*

Veronica Mars & Logan – one of my favourite enemies-to-lovers couple
A few enemies-to-lovers stories that come to mind right now (all great stories I can only recommend):
 
And of course a classic and all-time favourite enemies-to-lovers story of mine is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! 🙂

I’m always on the lookout for great enemies-to-lovers romances, so if you know of any, please let me know.
Once again I found a few Goodreads recommendation lists which compiled the “best” enemies-to-lovers novels:

Popular Enemies To Lovers Books

Popular Enemies To Lovers Opposites Attract Books

Are you a fan of the enemies-to-lovers plotline?

Do you have any great enemies-to-lovers books to recommend?

About Stella


Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn’t live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • miki November 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    i didn't think about that before….but it's true now i admit i don't see an exalmple right now ( i don't think cats and bones from night huntress serie counts- bad ian ^^;;-)

    i will try to be more attentive now

    thanks you

  • Hermia November 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Ohhhh, i love-love-love Veronia und Logan!

    And yeah, i like this Enemies to Lovers Books.
    Erin Nicholas – never haerd from her, but i have to check this book.

  • Hermia November 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Ohhhh, i love-love-love Veronia und Logan!

    And yeah, i like this Enemies to Lovers Books.
    Erin Nicholas – never haerd from her, but i have to check this book.

  • Hermia November 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Eww, VeroniCa, not Veronia.

  • Hermia November 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Eww, VeroniCa, not Veronia.

  • Stella (Ex Libris) November 17, 2011 at 5:01 am

    @miki: Sorry, I haven't yet had the pleasure of discovering the Night Huntress series yet (I know, don't stone me please). I have it on my TBR shelf, all 6 books, will have to start reading them soon, I have heard I'll be in for a treat! 😀

  • Stella (Ex Libris) November 17, 2011 at 5:01 am

    @miki: Sorry, I haven't yet had the pleasure of discovering the Night Huntress series yet (I know, don't stone me please). I have it on my TBR shelf, all 6 books, will have to start reading them soon, I have heard I'll be in for a treat! 😀

  • Stella (Ex Libris) November 17, 2011 at 5:03 am

    @Hermia: No problem, I got you wanted to say/write Veronica, typos are my archnemesis as well, they always sneak up on me grr :-/

    You MUST read something by Erin Nicholas! She is absolutely fantabulous, her contemporary romances are my favourite: she writes them fresh, sassy, witty and incredibly sexy with lots of humour and chuckle out loud banters. I have read all her novels to date, and there was not one I didn't like 🙂

  • Stella (Ex Libris) November 17, 2011 at 5:03 am

    @Hermia: No problem, I got you wanted to say/write Veronica, typos are my archnemesis as well, they always sneak up on me grr :-/

    You MUST read something by Erin Nicholas! She is absolutely fantabulous, her contemporary romances are my favourite: she writes them fresh, sassy, witty and incredibly sexy with lots of humour and chuckle out loud banters. I have read all her novels to date, and there was not one I didn't like 🙂

  • Aurian November 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Yes, I do like both tropes. They are supposed to hate each other, due to family feud or something. But fall in love instead. But to name one from the top of my head?

    How about second chance at love? There is perhaps some hate because of hurted feelings/broken hearts. In that case I recommend Suzanne Enoch – A beginner's guide to rakes. Awesome book, both cover and title are absolute rubbish though.

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