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.
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.
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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