Best Enemies

Heroes and Heroines in these books loathe each other.  Whether because of feuding family histories or personal grudges, the hate runs deep.  Also included are heroines or heroines who get entangled because they were seeking revenge on each other.

(List begun 07/05, updated 06/14)

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality

 

Medieval Romances

  • A Kiss at Midnight (2000) by Shana AbĂ© (A- at AAR)
  • Wicked (1999) by Jill Barnett (A- at AAR)
  • The Bride of Rosecliffe (1998) by Rexanne Becnel
  • A Dove at Midnight (1993) Rexanne Becnel (A at AAR)
  • The Conquest (1991) by Jude Deveraux
  • Knight Triumphant (2002) by Shannon Drake (B- at AAR)
  • The Prize (1991) by Julie Garwood (A at AAR)
  • Stealing Heaven (2002) by Madeline Hunter (B at AAR)
  • A Knight's Temptation (2009) by Catherine Kean (B at AAR)
  • A Gentle Feuding (1984) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Prisoner of My Desire (1991) by Johanna Lindsey (A at AAR)
  • Untamed (1993) by Elizabeth Lowell (A at AAR)
  • A Kingdom of Dreams (1991) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • The Sea King (2006) by Jolie Mathis (B- at AAR)
  • Lady Gallant (1991) by Suzanne Robinson (A at AAR)
  • Keeper of the Dream (1992) by Penelope Williamson (A at AAR)
  • The Wolf and the Dove (1974) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (A at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • Christmas Beau (1991) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • A Week to Be Wicked (2012) by Tessa Dare (B+ at AAR)
  • Faro's Daughter (1941) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Grand Sophy (1950) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • Regency Buck (1935) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Irish Rogue (1999) by Emma Jensen (B/B+ at AAR)
  • I Kissed an Earl (2010) by Julie Anne Long (B+ at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • Slightly Tempted (2004) by Mary Balogh (B at AAR)
  • Then Comes Seduction (2009) by Mary Balogh (A- at AAR)
  • Thief of Dreams (1998) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • Something Wicked (1997) by Jo Beverley (B at AAR)
  • An Unwilling Bride (2001) by Jo Beverley (B+ at AAR)
  • My Lord and Spymaster (2008) by Joanna Bourne (B+ at AAR)
  • The Black Hawk (2011) by Joanna Bourne (A at AAR)
  • The Spymaster's Lady (2008) by Joanna Bourne (A/A-)
  • All Through the Night (1997) by Connie Brockway (A at AAR)
  • The Bridal Season (2001) by Connie Brockway (B at AAR)
  • My Dearest Enemy (1991) by Connie Brockway (A at AAR)
  • So Enchanting (2009) by Connie Brockway (B+ at AAR)
  • Swept Away (1999) by Candace Camp (A at AAR)
  • A Woman Scorned (2000) by Liz Carlyle (B/C at AAR)
  • Lord of Scoundrels (1995) by Loretta Chase (A/B- at AAR)
  • Miss Wonderful (2004) by Loretta Chase (B+ at AAR)
  • The Last Hellion (1998) by Loretta Chase (A/C at AAR)
  • Romancing the Duke (2014) by Tessa Dare (B+ at AAR)
  • Rules of Attraction (2001) by Christina Dodd (A at AAR)
  • At Your Pleasure (2012) by Meredith Duran (B+- at AAR)
  • Written on Your Skin (2009) by Meredith Duran
  • Fool Me Twice (2014) by Meredith Duran (B+ at AAR)
  • The Devil Wears Kilts (2013) by Suzanne Enoch (A- at AAR)
  • The Pirate Prince (1998) by Gaelen Foley (A/B- at AAR)
  • An Affair to Remember (2002) by Karen Hawkins (A- at AAR)
  • Dance (1996) by Judith Ivory (Judy Cuevas) (A- at AAR)
  • Untie My Heart (2002) by Judith Ivory (Judy Cuevas) (A- at AAR)
  • The Bridgegroom (1999) by Joan Johnston (B-/D at AAR)
  • The Veil of Night (2005) by Lydia Joyce (B at AAR)
  • Again the Magic (2004) by Lisa Kleypas (B+ at AAR)
  • It Happened One Autumn (2005) by Lisa Kleypas (A- at AAR)
  • Lady Sophia's Lover (2002) by Lisa Kleypas (A at AAR)
  • Married by Morning (2010) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Secrets of a Summer Night (2004) by Lisa Kleypas (C at AAR)
  • Someone to Watch over Me (1999) by Lisa Kleypas (B/B- at AAR)
  • The Last Bachelor (1994) by Betina Krahn
  • The Mermaid (1997) by Betina Krahn
  • What I Did for a Duke (2011) by Julie Anne Long (A- at AAR)
  • No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (2013) by Sarah MacLean (A at AAR)
  • For the Earl's Pleasure (2009) by Anne Mallory (B+ at AAR)
  • The Duchess War (2012) by Courtney Milan (A/B+ at AAR)
  • Stormfire (1985) by Christine Monson
  • Reckless (1992) by Amanda Quick
  • Scandal (1991) by Amanda Quick
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000) by Julia Quinn (A at AAR)
  • Tempting Kate (1997) by Deborah Simmons - HH-371 (B- at AAR)
  • The Price of Innocence (1999) by Susan Sizemore (B+/C- at AAR)
  • The Price of Passion (2001) by Susan Sizemore (B at AAR)
  • A Rose at Midnight (1993) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)
  • Ruthless (2010) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)
  • A Heart Possessed (1988) by Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Hearts Run Wild (1996) by Shelly Thacker
  • His At Night (2010) by Sherry Thomas (B+ at AAR)
  • Not Quite a Husband (2009) by Sherry Thomas (A at AAR)
  • Private Arrangements (2008) by Sherry Thomas (A- at AAR)
  • Tempting the Bride (2012) by Sherry Thomas (A- at AAR)
  • The Luckiest Lady in London (2013) by Sherry Thomas (A at AAR)
  • Cherished Enemy (1989) by Patricia Veryan
  • Love Alters Not (1987) by Patricia Veryan
  • Shanna (1973) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

American/Frontier Historical Romances

  • Surrender (2006) by Pamela Clare (B- at AAR)
  • Breathless (1999) by Laura Lee Guhrke (A- at AAR)
  • Sweet Talking Man (2000) by Betina Krahn (B- at AAR)
  • Only His (1991) by Elizabeth Lowell (A at AAR)
  • Sweet Justice (1991) by Jan McKee
  • Lions and Lace (1991) by Meagan McKinney (A at AAR)
  • Siren (2005) by Cheryl Sawyer (B at AAR)
  • The Gamble (1984) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Dear Enemy (1915) by Jean Webster
  • The Hostage (2003) by Susan Wiggs (B at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • One Way Out (2005) by Michele Albert (B- at AAR)
  • Getting Lucky (2003) by Susan Andersen (B- at AAR)
  • Heart Throb (1999) by Suzanne Brockmann (A at AAR)
  • Kiss and Tell (5/1996) by Suzanne Brockmann - LS-787
  • A Thousand Roses (12/1986) by Bethany Campbell - HR-2803 (A at AAR)
  • My Sexiest Mistake (6/2002) by Kristin Hardy - HBZ-44
  • The Best Man (2013) by Kristan Higgins (B/B+ at AAR)
  • After the Night (1995) by Linda Howard (B at AAR)
  • Death Angel (2008) by Linda Howard (A at AAR)
  • Heartbreaker (8/1987) by Linda Howard - SIM-201 (A at AAR)
  • Kill and Tell (2003) by Linda Howard (A+/B at AAR)
  • It Happened One Wedding (2014) by Julie James (A- at AAR)
  • Practice Makes Perfect (2009) by Julie James (B/B+ at AAR)
  • Something About You (2010) by Julie James (A- at AAR)
  • Stuck with You (2001) by Trish Jensen (B at AAR)
  • I've Got Your Number (2012) by Sophie Kinsella (B+ at AAR)
  • Dawn in Eclipse Bay (2001) by Jayne Ann Krentz (B- at AAR)
  • Eclipse Bay (2000) by Jayne Ann Krentz (B- at AAR)
  • The Seductive One (2003) by Susan Mallery (B at AAR)
  • Ain't She Sweet? (2004) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B- at AAR)
  • Call Me Irresistible (2011) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B+ at AAR)
  • It Had to Be You (1994) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Born in Fire (1994) by Nora Roberts (A at AAR)
  • Sweet Revenge (1989) by Nora Roberts
  • Glass Houses (1989) by Anne Stuart
  • Rafe's Revenge (9/1992) by Anne Stuart - HAR-453
  • Ritual Sins (1997) by Anne Stuart
  • Riccardo's Secret Baby (8/2005) by Cathy Williams - HP-2419

Alternate Reality

  • The Devil's Knight (2006) by Lucy Blue (B+ at AAR)
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior (2011) by Kresley Cole (B at AAR)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (2009) by Kresley Cole (B at AAR)
  • Kinked (1994) by Thea Harrison
  • Angels' Blood (2009) by Nalini Singh (B+ at AAR)

This list is now closed for submissions.

 

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