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Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!
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Definitely enemies to lovers, rawr! I’m just going to pick one of the many great examples out there: The Student Prince. Cracked me up when the MCs discovered that they were condemned to be roommates.
Between the two, I would go with Enemies to Lovers. The heightened tension and the slow breakdown of barriers can be quite the sight to behold (and read!) GR has a fun list to look over on this trope. My fave picks would be The Only Gold by Tamara Allen and Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow.
*bites nails* You want me to choose? I don’t think I can! I love friends to lovers and that moment when each realize their BFF is something more and then see everything about that person in a whole new light. But enemies to lovers and the possibility of angry sex? I mean… goodness. But there is also that moment with enemies to lovers where their world gets flipped upside down and turned inside out when they realize they want the person they thought they hated. Ugh. How do I choose? Do I have to?
Definitely Enemies to Lovers, and I’ll go with Soldiers (Special Forces #1)
Am I the only one going with friends to lovers?!? *LOL* When I was younger, I also dreamed to fall in love with my best friend (I had a good friend whom I had a crush on). So the idea of the UST and finally realizing that this friend was what they needed their whole time is just so, so good.
My pick for best friends-to-lovers story? Gisele Ellis’ Take My Picture. I swear I burst out crying when the words “I love you” was finally said.
Enemies-to-lovers for me! Nothing better than bristling, angry tension to move a story forward! Some of the very best stories–and series–I’ve read in m/m include varying degrees of e-to-l, including Special Forces, The Administration, Adrien English, Cut & Run, Captive Prince…mmmm. Enemies-to-lovers. YES. :D
I, too, am an enemies to lovers fan. I find they have the best UST’s and most satisfying resolutions. Captive Prince, Special Forces – actually virtually EVERY Voinov story (I find him one of the best at enemies to lovers stories)and Kate Islay’s In Allegiance are top e to l stories for me.
Hmmm, this is tricky. I love both! If I have to choose, Enemies to lovers would get my vote. Probably because I absolutely love it when an author creates a nasty arrogant son of a bitch and then makes me fall in love with them. I simply cannot choose a favorite asshole (or fave book) that I’ve become smitten with…the list is long and continues to grow.