Kindle Unlimited TBR: Friends-to-Lovers!

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Hello, lovely readers! 

I recently (not-so-recently) purchased a Kindle Unlimited subscription on Prime Day this summer. There was a fantastic deal where Prime members get a three-month trial for free, and then it will be $9.99 per month after that. September will be my last month to use KU for free… so I decided to dedicate the month to reading book available for free on KU to decide whether to continue with my subscription! If you want to read more about that, click on this link! 

Because of that promise to myself (we’ll see how that goes…), I’m doing a series of posts this month with a list of books available on Kindle Unlimited (KU) by trope/genre! Today, obviously, we’re exploring books that feature one of my favorite tropes: friends-to-lovers romances!! There’s something about this trope that always hooks me. Maybe it’s the slow-burn, the questioning, the agony of the decision of whether to go for it, the wondering if he/she feels the same way… *shivers* 

Disclaimer: I have not read any of these books. Some have been recommended to me by Twitter friendlies, some popped up on my Amazon account and I thought they sounded interesting! Don’t hate me if you don’t enjoy them (although I hope you do)! 

 Friends-to-Lovers TBR 

Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading Check out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Romance  | Unrequited Love
Description:Never make a bet with a man who plays to win…
Especially not a man like handsome, arrogant Connor Pratt.
AKA the huge PITA who’s currently crashing in my spare room.
AKA my brother’s best friend since they were about six.
AKA the one guy who still makes me feel like an awkward tongue-tied loser.
But when Connor moved in, I got a glimpse of another side of him. Because, like me, Connor’s going through a nasty break-up. And, like me, he’s just doing whatever he can to get through it.
Unfortunately, his method involves drinking alarming amounts of whiskey and watching a lot of, um … movies … that make every inch of my skin flush.
I’m just trying to be helpful when I tell him that he should try my method: copious amounts of baked goods, sappy romantic comedies, and late nights spent whining with girlfriends.
But I should have known Connor would take that as a challenge.
Now, he says he’ll try my way of dealing with a break-up … but only if I agree to try his. Six month’s rent to the person whose method works best.
We call it the break-up bet. And I’m going to win. Except right now, it feels like there’s a whole lot more at stake than just rent money…


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading Not so nice guy RS GreyCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Friends-to-lovers | Funny
Description: “Oh my god. Who is that?” I get asked this question a lot. “Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”
Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.
Just Ian is…just my best friend.
We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.
He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.
He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.
I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.
I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!
Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!
Helloooo mister not so nice guy.


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading The F Word by various people Dating my best friendCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance | Friends-to-lovers
Note: The kindle version (“Dating My Best Friend”) has a different title and cover than the hardback and Goodreads version (“The F Word”). The links above will take you to the respective versions
Description: One party. One accident. Six lives changed forever.
Peyton Callahan refuses to let the F word define her
She has always remained body positive, never letting others’ perceptions color her view of herself. But after the accident that claimed her brother’s life, Peyton’s weight spirals out of control, and she succumbs to the label her peers forced on her years ago. 
The fat girl.
In the aftermath of tragedy, Peyton’s world falls apart and worst of all, her best friend and almost-boyfriend, Cameron, leaves her behind, too damaged and heartbroken to ever see her the way he once had. 
Cameron Tucker—the jock and all around track god—believes he lost everything the night a car accident sent him and his friends plunging over Defiance Falls. 
His friend Cooper: Dead. Cameron’s Olympic dream: Gone.
And Peyton: Will never look at him the same way again. 
So, he does what he once did best, he runs, escaping Twin Rivers and everyone in it, never expecting to return, never imagining he’d have to face the girl he left behind. 
Eighteen months later, he is no longer the boy any of them remember. Except Peyton. No matter how hard he tries to hide, she still sees him, still believes in him. What will she say when she discovers just how broken he is?


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading The Stand-in Boyfriend by Emma DohertyCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance | High School
Description: Livy Chapman is in love with Jessie Stephenson. It’s that simple. She has been for years but he only see’s her as his best friend. His best friend who copies her homework, relies on her to bail him out of trouble and who he hooks up with other girls in front of.
Enough is enough and when Chase Mitchell, star of the soccer team, and all round Mr. Popular steps in and convinces her that they can do each other a favour by pretending to date, Livy is just crazy enough over Jessie to agree to it.
I mean, Chase is just her stand-in boyfriend. Nothing could go wrong. Right?

 

 


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading One of the Guys by AR PerryCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance | High School
Description:  Rylee Everett has spent her entire life as a tomboy. One of the guys to the rest of the world. With that comes constant fights with her mom when it comes to wearing dresses and makeup. To her, it’s a waste of time. Time she would rather use at the skate park and hanging out with her best friend Spencer.
Well, that was her outlook until she bumps into her longtime crush at a wedding. Now she’s made it her mission to get him to notice her before he graduates and moves out of state. No matter the cost. Even if it comes with dresses.
Spencer Hendricks has spent the better part of his teenage years trying to ignore the growing crush on his best friend, Rylee. He can’t go there—won’t jeopardize their friendship. Everything seems to be going according to plan until his parents drop the bombshell of a divorce and Rylee asks him to help score the attention of one of the most popular seniors at school.
Now he’s faced with the possibility of moving to another state mid-year and his best friend ditching him all at the same time. With their lives seemingly headed in different directions, will they lose what they have always known, or find something neither of them expected?


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading The Hardest Fall Ella MaiseCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: NA | Contemporary Sports Romance | College
Description: The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.
At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.
He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.
He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.
The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.
Falling. Hard.


Kindle Unlimited Cover to Cover Book Blog September KU Challenge Kat Snark covertocoverlit Book Blogger Book blog reader reading Teardrop Shot by TijanCheck out on Goodreads | Shop on Amazon
Genre: Contemporary Romance  | Unrequited Love
Average Rating: 4.36 stars
Description: I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that’s the PG version.
He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.
Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.
Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.
He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.
Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.
And dumped.
And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?
Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.
And we really shouldn’t have started sleeping together … (Except we did.)
I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA.
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.


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Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance | MM
Description: Sawyer can spot a bad boyfriend at a hundred paces…
Liars, cheaters, and worse, he can’t seem to stay away. If it weren’t for Axel Lewis, he wouldn’t be able to put himself back together after every heartbreak. Ax is kind, protective, and way too good for the mess that is Sawyer Clarke. But when one of his terrible exes starts causing trouble, Sawyer will need the help of his best friend to stay out of danger. And maybe, just maybe, there might be more between them than he’s ever dared to dream.
He’s been waiting for years…
It’s torture to watch the man he loves go through terrible boyfriends who don’t deserve him, and Ax won’t let that happen again. He’s been Sawyer’s best friend since they were kids, and he’s secretly pined for years. Now he’s ready to make his move and be the man standing at Sawyer’s side for good.
But with Sawyer’s ex ready to cause trouble, it may already be too late. Danger lurks in their sedate town and when they’re ready for their chance at love it could be ripped away before it can begin.


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Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance
Description: As the daughter of a successful Major League pitcher, Charlie Hastings has baseball in her blood. Unfortunately, being the only girl on her high school baseball team, Charlie has always been just one of the guys.
When her best friend, and secret love of her life, asks another girl to the prom, Charlie is devastated. She’s tired of being overlooked by boys because she’s not like other girls. Suffering a massive identity crisis, she decides to hang up her cleats and finally learn how to be a girl.
But with only two weeks until the state championships, the Roosevelt High Ravens can’t afford to lose their star catcher. Team captain Jace King makes her a deal: Don’t quit the team, and he’ll help her become the girl she’s so desperate to be. After all, he’s got four sisters, one of whom happens to be a cheerleader. He knows a thing or two about girls. (And if he can win her heart in the process, all the better.)
From the bestselling young adult author of Cinder & Ella, V is for Virgin, and the Avery Shaw Experiment comes a new sweet romance that’s sure to leave you with all the feels! Girl at Heart is a clean and wholesome sports romance that will leave you with warm fuzzies and an itch to watch a baseball game.


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Genre: YA | Contemporary Romance | Enemies-to-lovers | Friends to Lovers
Description: Walking wildfire Sam Owens gets Lillian hot in all the right ways, but there’s more to the software CEO than just a pretty face. And a great body. And . . . Oh, right. He’s the enemy, according to the contract she signed with his rival. So when they secretly meet up for movies at The Electric, Lillian can’t get too involved with Sam. She could lose her job. Her reputation. And her heart.
Sam is in love with his company, his image, his video games, and his ability to avoid commitment–at least until he levels up with attorney Lillian Walker. With her love of campy horror flicks and a body that makes him want to howl like a cartoon wolf, Sam’s found his leading lady. Too bad getting close to Lillian means tangling with her boss, a supervillain in the making.
In the nights leading up to Christmas, movies at The Electric mean more than just mutant toads and cannibal fruitcakes. Between shenanigans with old flames and an arch nemesis out to destroy any future they might have, Sam and Lillian learn the hard way that falling in love isn’t as easy as it looks on screen. So when the past gets between them and a perfect The End, there’s really only one solution–if werewolf Santas can bring them together, zombie ex-girlfriends can keep them together. After all, anything’s possible at The Electric.


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Genre: Adult | Contemporary Romance | Friends to Lovers
Description: Dear Self—Do not pass Go, do not bang your oldest friend in the limo on the way to the swanky Vegas hotel. Just get back on the plane, fly home, and forget you almost had co-ed naked best buddy time time with the one man who is completely off limits.
I give myself very good advice.
Too bad I suck at taking it.
Not that Colin Donovan, my bad boy rock star best friend, is any help. Walking around looking ridiculously sexy, telling me I’m beautiful and fun and perfect the way I am and somehow making me believe it.
If only we hadn’t drunk so much whiskey that first night, if only I’d kept that red bikini in my suitcase, if only his evil ex-girlfriend hadn’t come sniffing around making me feel all territorial and protective.
And if only I hadn’t been secretly in love with Colin for years before this Friends with Bennies Vacation got started.
Who knows? Maybe the high will be worth the fall.
Either way, there’s no way I’m leaving Vegas without one heck of a Bangover.
The Bangover is a red-hot, laugh out loud rom-com featuring two best friends on a collision course with Vegas-flavored disaster—and each other. It stands alone. No cheating or cliffhangers.


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Genre: Contemporary Romance | Second Chance | Childhood Friends
Description: Josette Miller and Walker Anderson grew up together in small-town, Dade City, Florida. Inseparable during their youth, Josette dreamed of growing up and moving away. When she left ten years ago, Josette didn’t know how Walker really felt about her.
But Dade City just wasn’t the same without Josette, and Walker left shortly after, regretting he’d never told her how he felt.
In a twist of fate, Josette and Walker find themselves moving home within months of each other. They aren’t kids anymore, and the attraction this time around is mutual. Maybe a “Fresh Restart” is just what they needed to get their happily ever after.

 

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