11 Books to Read after Watching Bridgerton Season 2

11 Books to Read after Watching Bridgerton Season 2

12.05.2022 Off By manager_1

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One of the most popular tropes in romance is the enemies-to-lovers. This trope involves two characters who are hostile to each other but, over time, the sizzling hatred becomes affection and then love. Bridgerton season 2 featured this trope with Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), and Kate (Simone Ashley), both of whom begin the season despising each other, but end it happily married.

There are many great films about enemies to lovers (e.g. 10 Things I Hate About You), but sometimes you just want to get lost in a book. These 11 love stories feature two lovers who initially hate each other but end up falling in love.

Pride and Prejudice

The O.G. features enemies-to-lovers romance with Elizabeth Bennet, a strong young woman and Fitzwilliam Dacy, a wealthy aristocrat. Although Lizzie initially dislikes Darcy and rejects his first proposal she grows closer to him and they eventually get married at Pemberley. T&C was even told by Jonathan Bailey that he had modeled Anthony’s desire on Darcy.

The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners begins with a wedding. Olive’s twin sister, Ami, will be marrying Dane. Olive, the maid-of-honor for her twin sister Ami, promises to be a cheerful face – even though Dane’s brother, Ethan is her best man. Olive, who has severe allergies, and Ethan, who is a picky eater, are the only people not affected by food poisoning at a wedding. Ami and Dane encourage siblings to go on the honeymoon, so they don’t have to give up a trip. They reluctantly agree. Olive realizes that Ethan might not be so bad after all.

Recipe for Persuasion

This twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion sees Chef Ashna Raje sign up for “Cooking with the Stars,” which is a cooking reality television show that will save her restaurant. She is paired with Rico Silva, soccer star and her first love. But, Ashna and Rico’s “first encounter” becomes viral and they have an army of supporters rooting for their success. Can Ashna forget about the past and get on with Rico? Is it a recipe to disaster?

These Violent Delights

Juliette Cai, 18, is the heir of the Scarlet Gang, an international criminal network. Their rivals are The White Flowers, whose heir Roma Montagov-Juliette is Roma’s first love and first betrayal. This is a Romeo & Juliet retelling. Can Juliette and Roma work together to save city from madness when it starts to grip the city?

Beach Read

Augustus Everett is a writer of literary fiction. January Andrews is a romance author. They share nothing except that they live next to each other at the moment in beach houses, trying to overcome writer’s block. They make a deal: January will be writing literary fiction and Augustus will be writing romance. What will they do to get over their writer’s block. What’s more, will these writers enemies fall in love with each other? Although you may know the answer, it doesn’t mean that the journey is less enjoyable.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Alex, the son and president, is averse to Henry, Prince of Wales. Tabloids obtain a photo of them fighting and begin to plan major damage control. They then show a fake friendship between these two young men. They both venture into uncharted territory when their fake friendship becomes something real.

Spanish Love Deception

Catalina has lied about her American boyfriend to her family. With her sister’s Spanish wedding fast approaching, the lies have spiraled out of control. Instead of telling the truth, she decides to lie and seeks out a fake boyfriend. Aaron, her condescending and handsome colleague, approaches Catalina. She’s ready to say “no” but Catalina needs a date. Fake dating plus enemies-to-lovers? Sign us up.

Loathe at the First Sight

Loathe at first sight is a book that literally translates to “Loathe at the First Sight” and will have an amazing enemies-to-lovers plot. Melody Joo, a romance novelist, starts her dream job as videogame producer. But she soon realizes that her dream job is not what she expected. She is a terrible coworker and Nolan, her intern, is the nephew of the CEO. Her expectations were lower when Nolan was assigned to her team. They become closer over time and she begins to see him in a different light.

Two Houses

Priya Gupta, a rival art auctioneer, and Gavin Carlyle, a client of theirs since childhood have been in constant competition. Their rivalry blossoms when they are invited to a country estate to try to find the best collection for their auction houses.

The Worst Best Man

Carolina “Lina,” Santos, a wedding planner, is the one who was at the altar of her own disastrous wedding. She’s offered a chance too good to miss, and she agrees to work with Max Hartley, Andrew’s brother, who is also her ex-fiancee. He was the one who convinced Andrew to leave Lina. Can Max Hartley and Lina forget their past and start working together? Will they come to realize that maybe they were meant to be together?

The Viscount Who Lovingly Loved Me

You should also read The Viscount Who Loved Me, the book that Bridgerton’s second season is based on.