Top Five Wednesday: Hate to Love Romances

Hate to love romances can become forced and a bit tropey, unless they’re done in the right fashion. Listed below are my favorite hate to love romances for this Top Five Wednesday!


Simon and Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Simon and Baz are among my all-time favorite One True Pairings. Their back-and-forth conversations are to die for, and one of my favorite parts of the book is seeing their feelings for each other come out. I just love Carry On so much, and I may or may not have three copies to prove so…

Dimple and Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon- From the moment she meets him, Dimple Shah hates Rishi Patel (there may be a thrown iced coffee involved). She didn’t come to her web development summer camp for the sake of meeting her future husband, but as they spend more time together as friends, Dimple discovers that she feels something for Rishi that is most definitely not hatred. 

Mia and Nicholas from The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – I may be in a bit of Chris Pine daze after seeing Wonder Woman, but I’ll always think of Chris Pine as Nicholas from the movie, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.  The Princess Diaries films are among my all-time favorite movies, and I love seeing Mia and Nicholas’s relationship develop from hate into something more meaningful. 

Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Even though I’m Team Gale, I do like Katniss and Peeta as an OTP. The tragedy they both face in the trilogy helps them understand and care for each other. 

Nina and Matthias from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Nina and Matthias may start off from members of opposing sides, but that doesn’t stop them from developing feelings for each other. Frankly, I adore all of the OTPs from the Six of Crows, and Nina and Matthias are no exception with their waffles and banter. 

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.



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