You ever hear the phrase: “it’s a thin line between love and hate”? I’m pretty sure it comes from a song (at least that’s what’s in my head now) but it’s something that I see often in one of my favorite book tropes, enemies-to more (aka enemies-to-lovers). I like to find out why two people who claim to hate each other end up falling for each other. In my opinion, it’s usually a misconception or a biased one character has that gives them an opportunity for growth. And I’m all about growth. So this past weekend, I went searching for books that use that trope and are Christian contemporary romances. There are tons of books so I decided to list the ones I haven’t yet read but peaked my interest and landed on my TBR pile. So here we go (in no particular order):
Falling for the Foe by Milla Holt
Let’s hear it for an IR author! I haven’t yet read this one but I’m all for interracial romances and international ones. This one is definitely going on my want-to-read list.
Cross my Heart by Emma Browne
Here’s another book that’s set internationally. This time you’ll travel to Scotland (lovely bookish destination imo) and discover how two opposites can fall in love.
Blurb: Julia comes home to her flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, to find her brother’s annoying friend Nick is living in her flat. Nick won’t go away, and soon their frenemy relationship turns into friendship, and attraction turns into… love. But Julia’s guilty conscience and Nick’s broken background put up hurdles for their relationship, and they soon find themselves questioning the beliefs they’ve held as true for as long as they can remember.
Fixed Up by Jessica Leigh Johnson
I admit it’s the books in the background that drew my attention. After all, the cover is the first thing that grabs me. But this book also sounds like blind date fix up and I’m so there. It’s landed on my TBR pile as well.
Dancing with Dandelion by Tara Grace Ericsone
Okay this cover gives me all the heart eye emoji feelings. It’s so pretty. I don’t think I’ve read the bloom sisters yet although I keep meaning too. Guess this means this gets a higher place on the TBR pile.
Teapots & Tiaras by Autumn Macarthur
Here’s another one that has an adorable cover. The flowers and cute kid draw me in so I was surprised to learn it’s an enemies-to-more book.
I could list more but then this blog post would never end. :)
If I missed one that you would recommend, leave the title suggestion in the comments!