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If your result is Opposites Attract…

It’s so unlikely some of these pairings but the magic is in how the couple makes it work even against all the odds. This is one of my personal favorite tropes and I have a whole Tag dedicated to these books which you can check out here! Here are some of the ones that I have reviewed:

Here are some suggestions for Opposites Attract novels you might enjoy:

Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter

Chloe Anderson is an endearing heroine—a relatable romantic who poured her dream man onto the page in her latest novel, only to be dismayed when her novel’s perfect boyfriend lands in the hands of notorious bad boy actor Liam Hamilton for the movie adaptation.

Stuck with Liam playing the lead role, Chloe agrees to a fake relationship to help rehabilitate his image in the hopes it helps the press around the movie. 

With an utterly swoon-worthy romantic lead, a big-hearted heroine you can’t help but root for, and a charming small-town setting, Love, Unscripted should be added to your TBR immediately.

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Kilt Trip by Alexandra Kiley

Addie Macrae, a globetrotting travel consultant, finds herself on an unexpected adventure when she’s sent to Scotland to revive a struggling family-run tour company. Her mission: to inject some modern flair into the business while navigating the rugged charms of its owner, Logan Sutherland. What ensues is a delightful clash of cultures and a battle of wits as Addie and Logan butt heads over their differing perspectives on tourism.

Author Alexandra Kiley masterfully weaves together romance, humor, and a love letter to Scotland’s untamed beauty, creating a reading experience that will leave you enchanted and yearning for your own Scottish adventure.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read is a great opposites attract tale that’s somewhere between women’s fiction and a romantic comedy. January Andrews and Augustus Everett are both bestselling authors in their own genres–her romance and him literary fiction. Oh yeah, and they both totally crushed on each other in college although neither of them had any idea. Now they’ve run into one another again as they become neighbors, both struggling to write their next book.

In true rom-com fashion, they decide on a bet. They’ll swap genres and each try to write in the other’s genre–whoever sells their book first wins. But will they get more than they bargained for? 

The Perfect Hideaway by Alys Murray

Surly local newspaper reporter George Barnett is certain there’s more to new resident and social media influencer Annie and her brother Luke than meets the eye. Ever since they came to Hillsboro, he’s wanted to find out more about their past so he can write an expose that catapults his career to new heights.

Annie knows George has been digging around trying to get dirt on her brother, and she’s not about to let him hurt the most important person in her life. So, she offers herself up instead…even though she has more to hide than her brother. 

The Magnolia Sisters by Alys Murray

Harper Anderson, swamped with duties at her family’s California flower farm, clashes with Luke Martin, a tech mogul set on using their farm for his sister’s wedding. Resolute in her refusal, Harper wants Luke gone ASAP.

However, Luke, driven by his sister’s happiness, strikes a deal: he’ll work on the farm for free to change Harper’s mind. Despite their differences, they bond while laboring among the flowers. Yet, a revelation threatens not just their budding relationship but also the Anderson family’s livelihood. Harper faces a tough choice: trust a man who challenges everything she knows to safeguard her family’s happiness.

Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale

Lila Evans, grappling with a solitary Christmas haunted by memories of her late father, seeks solace at Fireside Cabins in snow-covered Pinewood Hills, Tennessee. However, the warm welcome she anticipates in this rural haven proves elusive, especially from the gruff owner, Theo Perry, whose chilly reception matches the wintry landscape.

Despite their initial friction, Lila finds herself repeatedly crossing paths with Theo, discovering layers beneath his icy exterior. As she witnesses glimpses of his warmth, she becomes determined to thaw his demeanor and bring cheer to both of their holiday seasons, even in the face of skepticism from the townsfolk who believe it would require a Christmas miracle.

Sunrise Cabin by Stacey Donovan

In this heartwarming tale, Dylan, an overworked investment banker, and Paige, a free-spirited first-grade teacher, find themselves drawn together despite their differences. Their budding romance takes an unexpected turn when they both set their sights on purchasing the cabin Paige calls home.

As they navigate a real estate rivalry, their relationship evolves, teaching them valuable lessons about love and the true meaning of home.

Curious about the other quiz results? Here are links to those recommendation pages:

Second Chance Romance

Friends to Lovers

Grumpy Sunshine

Have others that should make this beach read recommendations list? Obviously I can’t read *all the things* myself, so I’d love to hear your recommendations! Contact me