TOP TEN TUESDAY
February 14, 2017
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was All About X Romance/Trope! I have so many favorites but friends-to-more is one of my top choices for romance!
The Friends-to-More romance is one of my favorite tropes! Whether it’s best friends who have known each other for a long time or two recent friends who start to have feelings for each other, I just love the trope in any way! I’ve created a few posts about it including the Best-Friend-Turned-Boyfriend post (both one and two) and I started compiling a Comprehensive List for my favorite trope, which I hope to keep updated the more books I find that fit the list! Here are a few of my favorites for today’s Top Ten Tuesday!
ON THE FENCE by Kasie West | Goodreads | Amazon
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS is my go-to for this trope but you know what… I MAY love the romance in ON THE FENCE even more. Dare I say it? ANNA will still be my top contemp but I just love this one from Kasie West!
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins | Goodreads | Amazon
My top contemporary booooook! I’m sure if you’ve been on my blog, you know everything that I have to say on this.
The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas | Goodreads | Amazon
Titus and Iolanthe!!!! They became an instant OTP as soon as I started reading this series. Gah, I just love them in every way.
EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway | Goodreads | Amazon
I haven’t read many books that are childhood friends reuniting after being apart for a long time and this story from Robin Benway was touching, swoony, and serious all at the same time!
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo | Goodreads | Amazon
I was one person who did not ship Alina and the Darkling in this series. I was more more Alina/Mal, especially towards the end of the series! They were just MEANT to be together!
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins | Goodreads | Amazon
The romance is actually my least favorite part of this entire series but I was way more Team Gale than I ever was Team Peeta! I’m just a sucker for that best-friends-to-more.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater | Goodreads | Amazon
Basically this whole series is friends-to-more, and kind of in more than one way. I love the all encompassing friendships and romances here!
WHEN JOSS MET MATT by Ellie Cahill | Goodreads | Amazon
Funny, adorable, sexy, and swoony — I fell head over heels for WHEN JOSS MET MATT and if you’re looking for a good New Adult book, you totally need to read this one!
Say whaaaat? This is all I have for friends-to-more!? Tell me what other books you loved featuring this trope!
7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – February 14, 2017: Friends-to-More Romance”
I’ve read and loved every book on your list except Emmy & Oliver- looks like I need to read that soon!!
I NEED TO RE-READ ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS! I read it ages ago but want to pick it up again!
I adore this trope too, and I too shipped Mal & Alina… though I must confess towards the end I wasn’t against Alina & Sturmhond! But still, I love the way it all worked out. I also love Charlie and Braden from On The Fence!
OMG it’s so good to find other Malina shippers! Mal and Alina are my #1 OTP of all time, even though I know that most people would prefer Alina with someone else 🙂 Fabulous list!
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
I definitely didn’t like Mal and Alina together nor Gale and Katniss. When it comes to love triangles in YA series, I never go for the guy who was the friend. I just hate when the “friends-to-more” trope gets mixed up in that. The only exception was in the Nightshade Trilogy, I was totally team Ren on that one.
Two of my personal favourites of this trope from the New Adult and Adult genres are Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren (that one had been building since the first book in the series and this was the 3rd installment) and Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young (they were just so perfect for each other!). And Adorkable by Cookie O’Gormon has one the cutest YA friends to more romances I’ve ever read.
Emmy and Oliver FTW. Seriously that romance just to me. On the Fence is one of my favourite Kasie West books and I love all her books that I’ve read. Thanks fo the post.
Nice topic! And picks! Have to say that they are all mostly new to me ones! I admit that I did like the Darkling, but I don’t know if I ever really “shipped” him with Alina. I just liked him! LOL!
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