Our Favorite Rivals-to-Lovers YA Romances

Some readers might be into the enemies-to-lovers romance trope, but we think the rivals-to-lovers trope is where it’s at! But what’s the difference? We’re glad you asked! You see, enemies have different goals that are in conflict with each other, whereas rivals are competing against each other for the same goal. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite rivals-to-lovers YA romances!

Love from Scratch

Love from Scratch

Rival interns with sizzling chemistry in and out of the kitchen? That’s a recipe for love.

“Sweet and satisfying!”—Jenna Evans Welch, New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato

You Bet Your Heart

You Bet Your Heart

A riveting, swoon-worthy teen romance debut centered on two high achievers fighting for the title of high school valedictorian and falling in love along the way, from author Danielle Parker.

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

From the bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors—and each other.

The Homecoming War

The Homecoming War

When plunging enrollment forces two rival high schools to merge, two class presidents must work together to make the schools unite. But when a mutual crush emerges, they’ll both have to figure out what they want and where their loyalties lie before they become the most hated people at school.

Hearts Overboard

Hearts Overboard

By Becky Dean

Coming 07.09.24

Set sail with this banter-filled rivals-to-lovers romance between a STEM-loving girl and a jock guy that will fill you with wanderlust . . . and have you rooting for love in the great outdoors!

Love is on the horizon . . .

Wild About You

Wild About You

Two total opposites. One race through the Great Outdoors. In this grumpy-sunshine teen romance from the author of Love from Scratch and Not Here to Stay Friends, the trail to true love doesn’t always come with a map.

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