I know many of you have been waiting for the lesbian enemies to lovers romance list to be posted since it’s one of the most popular tropes in romance novels.
In an enemies to lovers romance, the two main characters start off hating or disliking each other, maybe because of clashing personalities or because they are rivals competing for the same goal. They’ll be butting heads for a good portion of the book, but all those snarky comments and witty banter translate to a lot of sexual tension.
15 GREAT LESBIAN ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCES
I’ve put together a list of 15 f/f enemies to lovers romances I hope you’ll enjoy.
Just a Touch Away by Jae
An enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance with an ice queen whose frosty facade is melted by the power of touch.
Hannah Martin has an unusual job: she’s a professional cuddler. While she has a big heart for her clients, she hasn’t found someone special to snuggle up to in her personal life.
Winter Sullivan isn’t looking for love. She’s an aloof workaholic who’s built walls of ice around herself. She would rather drive toothpicks under her fingernails than cuddle, and she certainly doesn’t want to share her space with anyone.
When Winter’s estranged father dies, he leaves her one last surprise: she and Hannah, a perfect stranger, will inherit a building together. But there’s a catch: first, they have to live together for ninety-two days.
Winter is determined to dislike her rival, but soon finds Hannah isn’t what she expected at all. Thanks to a hilarious doormat war, a cuddle dare from Winter’s half sister, and a kiss in the most unusual of places, the frosty fortress around her heart begins to melt.
Will she be able to accept that love might be just a touch away?
The Road to You by Harper Bliss
Workaholic Katherine and free-spirited singer Ali have disliked each other since college. Fate, however, keeps bringing them together and the paths of their lives keep crossing. Are some differences in personality simply too vast to overcome? Or are some things just meant to be?
Party Wall by Cheyenne Blue
The moment Freya looks at the new sex shop, she knows it will clash with her new-age store next door. She’s right. Outgoing newcomer Lily begins to intrude on Freya’s ordered life. The woman stands for everything Freya has lost—playfulness, spontaneity—even sex. But does Lily have more in common with Freya than the wall that divides them? A lesbian romance about crossing lines that hold us back.
Falling Slowly by Lila Bruce
Badly wounded in Afghanistan, Captain Quinn Briscoe is struggling to rebuild her life. Her first meeting with successful business owner Alison Jenkins is disastrous. As a favor to her sister, Quinn offers to fly Alison to a family wedding. But what should have been a quick trip to the mountains of North Carolina suddenly turns into a long weekend at a romantic lodge.
Planning for Love by Erin Dutton
Wedding coordinator Faith McKenna doesn’t believe in the happily-ever-after that she promises her clients. So she has no qualms about giving a few brides one last fling on the side before they commit for life. When maid of honor Rachel Union catches her best friend fooling around with the wedding coordinator before her wedding day, she swears she’ll out Faith to everyone if the bride doesn’t make it down the aisle.
Bold Strokes Books
Ice by Lyn Gardner
The last time Maggie Campbell and Alexandra Blake worked together, they both received two-week suspensions. This time…it’s worse.
Tropical Storm (Dar and Kerry Series, book 1) by Melissa Good
Dar Roberts, corporate raider for a multi-national tech company, is cold, practical, and merciless. Friends are a luxury she cannot allow herself, and love is something she knows she’ll never attain. When she takes over the small tech company where Kerry Stuart works, she and Kerry start out as enemies. But when Dar unexpectedly hires Kerry as her work assistant, the dynamics of their relationship change.
Crash Stop by Mary Griggs
Gail and Lily, opposites in many ways and enemies at work, are forced to re-evaluate their interactions after tragedy strikes. As Lily recovers, she accepts Gail’s efforts to mend fences and they become friends. Their attempt to find common ground is interrupted by a threat to oust Lily
from her position. Together, Gail and Lily must struggle to make peace and find love amidst the corporate intrigue and life-changing challenges of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
Second Chances by Eliza Lentzski
High school was hell for Reagan Murphy, so she left her small town as soon as she graduated. But when she unexpectedly runs into the one person responsible for the misery of her high school years, will she keep running or will she stick around long enough for a second chance?
Anyone But You by KG MacGregor
An underground pipeline has ruptured, spilling oily sludge into Minnesota’s pristine Lake Bunyan. Taking the media’s heat is Corporate Communications Director Cathryn Mack, an old pro when it comes to spinning the facts. Stuck in Duluth, she finds a silver lining in Stacie Pilardi. It’s best for everyone involved if they end this, and that’s exactly what they intend to do. Eventually…
Dirty Little War by C.K. Martin
Evie Baedeker knows her place in the world. Born into a life of organised crime in the gritty East End of London, she has endured nothing but hardship and disappointment. Then one night, in a sleazy bar, fate sends a dangerous opportunity her way. The chance to bring the rich and beautiful Carmen Trogan to her knees—both figuratively and literally—is too good to pass up.
Parties in Congress by Colette Moody
Elated to secure her first paid political staff position, Bijal Rao is eager to focus her efforts on the election of her candidate to U.S. Congress. However, Bijal’s first unforeseen obstacle is her profound and unexpected attraction to their opponent—incumbent Congresswoman Colleen O’Bannon—who is outspoken, charismatic, and openly lesbian.
Bold Strokes Books
Pleasure of the Chase by Ann Roberts
Professional photographer Nellie Rafferty is a member of an elite group called the “Carparazzi,” daredevil photographers who’ll do just about anything to get the shots of the coolest, newest automobiles. Paydays are lucrative, so when newcomer Jos Grant horns in on Nellie’s territory, she ups her game. It should be easy to best the newbie—until their natural chemistry sends Nellie into a tailspin.
Rook Takes Queen by Em Stevens
Rook Black wants nothing more than to leave her life as a chess player in the past. But a bad choice lands her with a hefty bill, and tutoring in chess pays. The woman hiring her? A beauty queen. When a stubborn chess player is pitted against an ambitious pageant winner, heads butt and sparks fly. Will Rook’s gambit pay off? Fate aims for a checkmate in this lesbian romance!
The Red Files by Lee Winter
Ambitious journalist Lauren King is stuck reporting on the vapid LA social scene’s gala events while sparring with her rival—icy ex-Washington correspondent Catherine Ayers. Then a curious story unfolds before their eyes, involving a business launch, thirty-four prostitutes, and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair join together to unravel an incredible story?
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the enemies to lovers romance square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian or women-loving women book that fits the category.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the enemies to lovers romance square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- Planning for Love by Erin Dutton
- Tropical Storm by Melissa Good
- Anyone But You by KG MacGregor
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “enemies to lovers” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Since I’ll be traveling to EllCon, the European Lesfic Literary Conference, you’ll have a little more time to enter the giveaway this time. Entries close on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
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48 thoughts on “Lesbian enemies to Lovers Romances (Lesbian Book Bingo #17)”
I think I will be reading Planning for Love by Erin Dutton. I have read some of the books on the list and will for sure read the rest of them.
Hi everyone !!
For this bingo category I’ve read “Second nature” (The Shape-Shifter Series – Book 1) by Jae (Ylva) few weeks ago … and, this year too, I read “Falling Slowly” by Lila Bruce :-)
A few other novels in this square are on my “must-be-purchased-and-read-ASAP”-list …
I’d be glad to win one of those 3 books ’cause I don’t have any of them yet ..
Planning for Love by Erin Dutton
Tropical Storm by Melissa Good
Anyone But You by KG MacGregor
Good luck all !!
Greetings from Reunion
Looking forward to this square. I have read a few of the book already and loved them. I am planning to read falling slowly by Lila Bruce
All of those are great. I think I read half of this list and its fantastic😀
So happy you included Tropical Storm, by Missy Good because it’s one of my all-time favorite books in any category. My next book from this list will most likely be Jae’s Second Nature… This genre is definitely one of the most fun.
I recently read Harper Bliss Water Under Bridges which is book 5 in the pink bean series. I really enjoyed it. I haven’t read any of the books on this list. I look forward to diving in.
I read Tagan Shepard’s Visiting Hours and Jae’s Paper Love for this one (two bingo cards on the go) but have read Red Files and Party Wall; both are perfect for this category.
Enemies to Lovers is one of my favorite categories. I’ve read most of these and loved them. But I haven’t read “Rook Takes Queen” yet, so that is my choice for this square. Other books I recommend include: “Sparks Like Ours” by Melissa Brayden, “Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge” by Fletcher DeLancey, “The Walls of Westernfort” by Jane Fletcher, and “Silver Collar” by Gill McKnight.
Hi all! This is not my favorite genre, but surprisingly found several that are great. Red files is really good. I think I will re-read Second Nature.
Maybe “Tropical Storm” or “Second Chances” ? Hard to decide. I first have to finsh “Paper Love” by JAE.
So my weekend is all booked. 📚✨
I’d say the ultimate of this genre for me is “Villains Don’t Date Heroes!” by Mia Archer, where the protagonist, the high-tech super villain Night Terror, meets her match, literally, in the latest superhero to fly into Starlight City: Fialux. She’s like a living goddess… super strength… laser vision… alright, not really laser, but heat vision, but laser sounds cooler… invulnerable to damage… flies faster than the speed of sound… And makes Night Terror feel things she’s never really felt before, for anyone… not since her last boyfriend got teleported halfway across the galaxy by one of her inventions, at least… But she’s never felt like this about a girl before! And, darn it all, VILLAINS DON’T DATE HEROES!
I’m gonna read “ second chances”.
I loved the book Ice. I am looking forward to reading all the books above.
Ice by Lyn Gardner. I love that book so much
What a great list. Second Nature is one of my favorite novels
This is a fun category, it’s always interesting and amusing for me to see how they dislike each other but end up together and happily in love, I’m happy one of my favourite books of the category is in this list, that is second nature by Jae, also there are some more that I’m interested in, thanks for sharing
I am currently reading Sparks like ours by Melissa Brayden so will use it for this square
Anyone but You is well worth reading. 2nd nature is one of my all time favorites having read it several times and wanting to read The next one. Tropical storm has been one of my huge favorites as well. I had actually just mentioned this book and series to someone 4 days ago and then it shows up on here. The entire series is just WOW! sounds stupid I know. But after these two finally get the rough spots worked out they tend to get in over their heads several times. The first book is only one that qualifies for this category of course. But if you haven’t read this series definitely do so.
There’s one I want to add to this list but I don’t know if it really counts.. my sisters keeper by Mavis Applewater. They had known each other back in the past but their initial reunion was not a happy one. If you haven’t read her books she has several excellent books. But there is one book that would be so good for this category. I need some help here because I am sure someone knows it. Their first meeting the one was throwing things at her. She oversees a physical therapy outfit. They have a patient that was in a car accident and is now paralyzed from waist down. Her finance walks out on her she is feeling sorry for herself and shuts everyone out. Her regular therapist wasn’t treating her because she was verbally and physically abusive in that she would throw things. His supervisor finds out and goes over to take care of this patient herself. She had to get in through the back of the house and ignored all the yelling and insults the things being thrown at her and won’t take no for an answer as she forces her client to fight back by caring about her life again. now I know someone knows the name of this book. Help an old woman out. Cause this is an excellent book that needs to be on this list.
I will probably read Anyone but You. Again..and 2nd nature. But the red files has got my attention..
I am not sure, but your description reminds me a little of two books, Accidental Love by BL Miller and Sheridan’s Fate by Gun Brooke.
I’ve read “The Red Files” and “Anyone but You” and they both fit this trope well.
Love this category! I’m gong with Parties in Congress! Happy reading! 😃
Anyone but You by KT McGregor. Great author with great characters. I’ve read the Red Files which was awesome. Expecting the same from this one.
I’ve been a fan of Dar and Kerry for years, read Tropical Storm if haven’t yet. I just finished Red Files, which completed my Bingo Card, loved it.
Such a great list! I read several of them and will defenitly read a few more. I will use The Red Files for this bingo square
Thank you for the list – it is always a treasure trove with great finds.
Thanks! I’m glad you find the lists helpful!
I have two square left on my card and this is one of them. There are great suggestions here. This blog entry is just what I needed. Thank you!
Yay – I’ve loved most of these but still some new to me!
I read Survival Instincts by May Dawny and The Road to you by Harper Bliss. I also highly recommend any of the titles recommended by Jae in this list all of them are great!
This square is in the bag! Just read The Road to you this summer. As for Tropical Storm – aww, it’s so nice to still see it on various lists! I and my spouse have two different editions (ditto the sequel, HUrricane Watch), but no ebook – yet.
I have read Ice and Second Chance they are both great!
Think I might read Harper Bliss the road to you or KG’s Anyone but you!
Whitewater rendezvouz by Kim Baldwin was my choice for the first Bingo Card. For the second I will read The Road to You by Harper Bliss.
From the list I have read Ice. That was a great read!
Found a few new books to read – thank you for this awesome list !
First off.. great list! I already read a couple of them (but not this year). I loved Ice, The Red Files and Tropical Storm! And I just read Rook takes Queen a couple of weeks ago so that one goes on my first card.
But then there are more cards to fill!
I have still so many books to read I can’t choose~! But for this categorie I have some already waiting in line on my TBR pile like:
Dear me – Robin Alexander
Paper love – Jae
First position – Melissa Brayden
Kiss & tell – Saxon Bennett
and now I’m adding Anyone but you and Visiting hours too! I don’t know yet which ones will make it to my other 3 cards yet but they probably will be read someday if not for this bingo! Happy readings everyone!
I won’t lie – this is one of my favorite genres. I’ll probably go through and read all the books from that list (the ones I haven’t already read, anyway). Currently reading “Blend” by Georgia Beers, which is new and fits the genre perfectly!
I will read “Dirty Little War” by C.K. Martin for this square. Just really dig the blurb; it has that (Ali Vali’s) Cain Casey series vibe. There’s just something about lesbians with hella swagger, but also that element of dangerous Romeo & Juliet circumstances in the underground/criminal world. Plus, C.K. Martin is a new-to-me author, so that adds a bit of excitement to the read too.
But, I’ll add the other books on this list and many from the comments to my TBR list, which is as expansive as the universe at this point, lol.
I’m going to read The Road to You by Harper Bliss.
Haven’t read many of these. For this category I read ‘Love Knocking’ by Jade Winters.
I own both The Road to You and Second Nature but don’t know yet which one I’ll put down for this square. I am trying to see if I can finish 2 cards so perhaps it’ll end up being both.
It turns out I already have Ice on my Kindle, so there ya go!
Wow! I’ve only read two of those and not the ones that are prizes. I’m feeling lucky!
I’m going to read ice by Lynn gardener
The summer of our discontent by Robin Alexander is my favourite in this category :)
I read up on the roof by a l brooks for this one. One of my favourite categories.
I have read about 4 books on the list, for the first bingo card I read The Red Files by Lee Winter
I haven’t read most of these, but they all seem so interesting. I think I’m most interesting on Anyone but You. Especially since I’ve already read Second Nature.
They all look pretty good. I’m going to pick up The road to you by Harper Bliss.
I’m going to read The road to you by Harper Bliss.