Posts Tagged ‘friends-to-lovers’

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A book for every star sign! | Horoscope Book Recommendations

This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?

Nobody, that’s who.

Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.

Even his old nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Especially his old nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .

That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .




Oh Aquarius, so wonderfully weird! You are all about openness, communication, and giving to those in need. Your willingness to help others makes you compassionate, and your high intellect makes for fascinating conversation. You need a romance that satisfies your need for mental stimulation as well as being creative and a bit offbeat.

My book pick for you: Flat-Out-Love, by Jessica Park.


image9With your dreaminess and desire to escape reality, Pisces, you crave a strong Happily Ever After. Caring, wise, and generous, you seek passion in your books. Lovers who forge a deep connection with their partners. Lovers who are resolutely loyal and who will go to the ends of the earth for the one they love.

My book pick for you: Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell

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Guest Post: Cindi Madsen on the Wonder of Friends-to-Lovers

12 Steps to Mr. Right Cindi Madsen

In 12 Steps to Mr. Right, Savannah Gamble, dating coach extraordinaire coaches clients and teaches a workshop to help women start going after the wrong guy, and find their way to Mr. Right. When the guy who inspired several of her rules (thanks to a one-night stand in college) crashes into her life again, she finds herself breaking all of her own rules. Part of the problem is they were friends before that one amazing night during spring break, and he knows things about her most people don’t.

Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, so I thought I’d talk about why I love them so much.

Shared history- there’s something about shared inside jokes, how they know that you once skipped a college class to watch Jersey Shore, and how they remember that time you took beer up to the roof of the science building to look at the stars.

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Guest Post: “Why Best Friends Make Best Lovers” by Coleen Kwan

Best Friends With the Billionaire Coleen Kwan

My latest release, Best Friends with the Billionaire, was the first time I’d written a friends-to-lovers romance, and it was so lovely to write about two people (Cassie Cooper and Kirk Rochester) who had forged a close bond over many years. I realized why this trope is so popular with both fans and authors.

So why are best friends Cassie Cooper and Kirk Rochester perfect for each other?

They’ve seen each other at their best and worst.

Cassie and Kirk shared a house during college, so they’ve lived in close quarters and know their little quirks and foibles.  They know each other’s weaknesses. Cassie has lived through Kirk’s player days, when his ability to bed any women went to his head, while Kirk has witnessed Cassie’s struggles for acceptance with her mom and sister.

Importantly, they also know each other’s strengths. Cassie knows Kirk is fiercely intelligent and competitive, and that he’ll succeed in putting his stamp on his hotel business, and she’s happy to help him reach that goal. Kirk knows that Cassie tends to hide her light under a bushel, and so he encourages her to go out there and seize the day.

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