A well-written “hate at first sight” romance book is the best thing to read when you want to read about two people who don’t like each other. Enemies-to-lovers is a common storyline in which two people who didn’t like each other at first fall in love, even though they didn’t like each other at first. This makes the storyline more interesting.
If you don’t like romances where you fall in love right away, you’re in the right place. An enemy to love story almost always has a slow-burn element, and they usually put “slow-burn” in the title of the story, which makes it even more satisfying!
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Angelfall by Susan Ee
It’s been 42 days since the apocalypse: the day angels came down from heaven and killed everyone on Earth. It’s been a game of life and death for Penryn for a long time now. Only the lucky people get to live. In the event that her younger sister is taken, Penryn will do whatever it takes to get her back. Even if that means forming a friendship with the enemy.
A half-starved teenage girl doesn’t seem like the kind of person Raffe would expect to come to his aid. In the end, though, a fight leaves him with no wings. They now have to rely on each other to get through a dangerous area of Northern California.
As a fan of enemies to lovers romance novels, Angelfall is the book for you. The book is set in an apocalyptic world that is ruled by angels and has a slow-burn romance between two of their enemies.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre is hunting when she sees a wolf following her prey. As soon as she kills the predator, she doesn’t think that she’ll be whisked away to a magical kingdom and put on trial for killing him. Feyre, who is being held prisoner by the mysterious green-eyed Tamlin, is starting to fall in love with her prisoner. But what is he hiding behind the mask that he won’t take off?
If you’re looking for one of the best retellings of Beauty and the Beast, ACOTAR is a must-read. It’s full of adventure, magic, and romance.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
At the age of seven, Jude’s whole life fell apart, leaving her orphaned and relying on her kidnapper after she was taken away to live in Faerie by her kidnapper. At seventeen, Jude wants nothing more than to fit in, no matter how old she is. They don’t like humans, but the youngest son of the High King is a big no-no for the Fae. Prince Cardan is clever, charming, cruel, and wicked. When it comes to Jude, he has a real mean streak. But the tides are going in another direction. Jude has been drawn into a dangerous game of politics. To win, he has to stay one step ahead.
The Cruel Prince is a great book for anyone who likes their fantasy enemies to lovers romance books to be filled with cutthroat fae, scheming royals, and a slow-burn romance that starts off slowly (of epic proportions).
A Fate of Wrath and Flame by K.A. Tucker
After a failed heist, Romeria’s night takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious woman tricks her into hiring her. A dangerous quest to save Sofie’s husband sends Romy to a world of warring kingdoms, unstable monarchies, and strange animals.
As the Ybarisan Princess, she has taken on a dangerous persona. This would make the mission easy. Because she killed the king and queen on her wedding day, Romy is in prison. She must come up with a way out of her predicament. With all of them looking for the sought-after stone hidden in Islet’s sacred garden all at the same time
In A Fate of Wrath and Flame, there is a lot of political intrigue as well as magical twists, a blossoming romance, and a lot of magic. If you read this book by K.A. Tucker, one of the best enemies-to-lovers fantasy romances that came out in 2021, you won’t be able to put it down once you see how well she built her world and wrote her words. Prepare to be amazed.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
If you look back at history, you’ll find that the Aska and Riki Viking clans have always been bitter against each other. It’s during their annual battle that Eelyn sees her brother fighting on the wrong side on the wrong side of the field. A brother she thought was dead. She wants to know what happened, so she goes with him. She ends up being a prisoner of the Riki.
Make sure you read Sky in the Deep if you want to read slow-burning fantasy romance books with a strong female protagonist and Vikings in them.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
When Shahrzad’s best friend is killed by Khalid, she vows to end her own life. The book, The Wrath and the Dawn, tells the story of an 18-year-old caliph named Khalid who takes a new bride each night and wraps a silk cord around their necks each morning.
You should try The Wrath and the Dawn if you want a love story with a little magic and a lot of death. In this fantasy romance book, you won’t be let down.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
In order to start your senior year at a new school and move from your old one to your new one, you have to deal with the jerk next door, too. Everything changes when Daemon saves Katy by stopping time. He accidentally makes Katy a target when he has to tell people about his unique background. Before it’s too late, they must figure out how to get rid of the mark.
Light up your day with this forbidden love story between a human born on Earth and an extraterrestrial from a different galaxy.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
Rahtan is now a member of Queen Lia’s elite group of soldiers. Kazi is on a mission to find the man who killed Lia’s father and brother. There are rumors that the general is in Hell’s Mouth, a city that the Ballenger family doesn’t own. It is very important for Jace, the new Patrei of the Ballenger family, to trust his new friend Kazi so that they can get away and survive the weather.
When it comes to reading fantasy romance novels, I think Dance of Thieves is a good choice if you like strong characters who can fight back against their own kind. You can’t go wrong with that.
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
As a common thief, Louise le Blanc hides the fact that she is a witch. She runs away to the city of Cesarine. People are afraid of witches and want to get rid of them. If the wrong person finds out, she could be burned at the stake.
For the Church, Reid Diggory is a huntsman called a Chasseur, or hunter. He has one job: kill all witches. As it turns out, though, Lou does something sly that ends up making the two become husband and wife.
There is magic, witchcraft, and a love story between a hero with questionable morals and a quick-witted heroine who can hold her own in this fantasy romance. If you like that, Serpent & Dove is the book for you. It has almost everything.
Flames of Chaos by Amelia Hutchins
In the Human Realm of Haven Falls, Aria and her sisters hope to find their sister, but she isn’t there. There has been a lot of change in the Human Realm since the sisters went away. Knox, who became king when the sisters were gone, is stubborn and egotistical.
Sparks fly in the air when Aria and Knox meet for the first time, and they don’t seem to be dying. But no matter how much Knox likes Aria’s personality and friendly banter, nothing will stop him from setting the stage for the war he’s planned for 500 years. Nobody, not even the children of Hecate.
In Flames of Chaos, you’ve never seen real hate until you’ve read the book. If you want to read about an extreme case of the enemies to lovers trope, this book is for you!
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Elloren Gardner was taken away from her quiet life in the countryside town of Halfix by her uncle. She quickly finds herself in a shiny new world full of pretty veiled threats, treacherous political landmines, lofty expectations, and preconceptions that prove more debilitating than bullets. As the granddaughter of the Black Witch, Elloren’s lack of magic makes her aunt very sad.
It wasn’t until she started going to Verpax University that she started to question everything. She started to question everything from her beliefs to the laws of the land to her people’s history. Nobody and nothing is what it seems. The world is on the verge of change because the Gardnerian is in charge.
You should read The Black Witch if you like fantasy romance books that don’t have a lot of romance but a lot of interesting things about the characters. If you like flawed characters with great character arcs, you should read this book.