Time for the most evil recommendation feature we have: READY, SET, GO!
Here are the rules:
We pick a specific sub-genre, trope, or type of romance, and we have to make ONE recommendation for that type.
And no more than two sentences as to why.
Yes, just one. Which one book do you pick to fill that rec?
What do you think is the best FRIENDS TO LOVERS ROMANCE you’d recommend?
Any genre, but just one rec.
Ready, set, GO!
Mutual pining, found family, competence porn in hero and heroine, very queer social justice historical—what’s not to love?
(I love pining.)
Shana: Seconding that.The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan. An unrecognized scientist and her bad-boy beta hero best friend!
Aarya: This feature is going to give me grey hairs as I attempt to narrow down to one book!
It’s a f/f #romanceclass title set in Manila and was one of my favorite titles of 2019. The sex worker rep is excellent and I ugly-sobbed through the immigration storyline.
Amanda: This is sooooo not my trope so please take my rec with a grain of salt since I don’t read many of these.
However, my favorite is Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. Josh is THE SWEETEST and the way the two of them are there for one another in times of distress really cements the believability in their HEA.
Shana: Oh, that’s a good one. I have to admit this isn’t my favorite trope either.
Claudia: I’m going to go with Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas. Don’t let the title fool you: It’s a slow-burn romance where friendship and respect come first.
Sneezy: Ooo good one with The Countess Conspiracy!!!!Beyond Control by Kit Rocha.
YEEEEAAAARS long will-they-won’t-they, holy-shit-what-is-this-sexual-tension between the king and queen of the sector/whiskey empire of a corner of dystopian US.
Tara: I have 5 that I really, really love, so I feel guilty choosing just one.
Catherine: The Countess Conspiracy is just beautiful.Last Night’s Scandal, by Loretta Chase? It’s three for the price of one on the trope front, as it also has a fake engagement and opposites attract, but Peregrine and Olivia are childhood friends who have corresponded for years and discover that they are inconveniently attracted to each other when they meet again.
And then Olivia decides to rescue Peregrine, in a way guaranteed to drive him mad, and it’s on….
OK, your turn!
Which one book do you think is the BEST FRIENDS TO LOVERS ROMANCE you’d recommend?
Ready, set, go!