Today I want to give you my favorite friends to lovers book recommendations. These books are sweet with steam, tension, and mostly happy endings.
As with all of my book recs these books contain graphic sexual scenes and there may be other topics that could be triggering. Please check the front of the books for any trigger warnings.
Friends to Lovers Book Recommendations
Below are my favorite friends to lover book recommendations.
All My Firsts by Krista Swanson
Lanie couldn’t wait to escape her home and go off to college. There were a lot of people she wanted to leave in her past. When she meets Xander they feel like kindred souls. Xander is falling for Lanie, but her past both haunts and hunts her. She’ll keep working to escape that past but she’ll need help.
Knight by KD Robichaux
For ten years Brian and Clarice were friends, with occasional benefits. They know everything about each other. Brian has always wanted more but Clarice is scared to take their relationship to the next level. Brian lives a dangerous life, but he’ll do whatever he can to prove to her that it’s worth it to take the next step.
They Don’t End Up Together by Heather Zinda
Jette and Kade were happy until his problems tore them apart. Now that he’s sober, he’s hoping to make amends with Jett. She agrees to a friendship with him while navigating the uncomfortable world of dating again.
Mechanics of Love by Sheri L Williams
Nora and Olly are childhood friends who have been through it all together. When Olly wants to take their relationship to the next level, Nora has to figure out if it’s worth risking their friendship for.
Write Next Door by April Berry
Layla and Harry have been neighbors for a long time. With an upcoming anthology release needing promo’s Layla turns to her neighbor and friend. Then a steamy promo scene reveals tension between them and he’s ready to take their friendship to the next level.
A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn
When Breaker’s best friend, Lia, announces her engagement to a man he can’t stand he’s worried they’ll be torn apart. That is until he realizes he might feel something more for her than just friendship. Now he’s stuck helping her plan a wedding with her future monster-in-law while also trying to convince her that she deserves more than what her fiance gives.
The Mixtape by Brittainy C Cherry
When tragedy took Oliver’s twin brother from him, he fell into a deep depression. He’s trying to figure out who he is now that he’s a solo pop artist. Emery is a struggling single mom that loses her bartending job trying to take care of the drunk former pop star, Oliver. To help her he hires her to cook for him and a friendship builds and builds until there are more feelings than friendships.
Hello Stranger by Jade West
Logan and Chloe met on the train and bonded over books. A friendship grew between the two with their morning commute before Chloe, a trainer nurse was put on Dr. Logan Halls team. Friendship, dealing with loss, and growing romantic feelings between these two give you a heartbreaking story that stays with you.
The Do-Over by TL Swan
Christopher Miles has it all but still he feels like he’s in a rut. So all he needs is one year to backpack in different countries. He didn’t expect to find Hayden, who is immune to all of his advances. He can agree to a friendship but he won’t back down from possibly making it more than that.
Faking With Benefits by Lily Gold
Layla is bad at dating. So bad that when another date goes wrong her neighbor and friend has to rescue her from it. His two roommates and her other friends decide they are going to fake date Layla to help her learn how to be better at dating.
Friends to Lovers Books
These books are all sweet books and some have darker subject matter, but all of them will give you feel good vibes. What is your favorite friends to lovers books? Let me know in the comments.
If Friends to Lovers isn’t your thing you might like these enemies to lovers recommendations.