What are the best childhood friends that turned into adult lovers books?

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    #1The Sweet Gum Tree

    The Sweet Gum Tree

    Alix French and Nick Anderson became friends after sharing many childhood adventures, a friendship that would eventually become love. After his abusive father gets killed, Nick leaves the town, leaving Alix alone and pregnant. 

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    Marcos Martínez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Sweet Gum Tree is an average drama/romance novel set after world war 2. Those interested may find it a decent read but if you are looking for a bit more depth look elsewhere."
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    #2Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City)

    Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City)
    Friends Without Benefits is a romance novel by Penny Reid that tells the story of Elizabeth Finney and her second chance at romance and a happily ever after with Nico Manganiello. This is the second book in the Knitting in the City series.
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    Kathy Fisher
    Written on April 12, 2018
    ""Friends Without Benefits" was hard for me to get into. Nico bullied Elizabeth when they were younger, which caused understandable angst when the two reconnected as adults. Elizabeth's character is sort of understandable, but Nico's character frustrates me - from his career as a comedy show host, to pressing Elizabeth for forgiveness for what he used to do. When a woman pushes you away, take it as a hint! If you want to make up for what you used to do, respect the person you're trying to make up to! Sadly, I was unable to finish this novel."
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    #3The Summer I Turned Pretty

    The Summer I Turned Pretty
    The Summer I Turned Pretty, the first book in Jenny Han's series of the same name, is about the summer when Belly became pretty and it threatened to alter her friendships with Conrad and Jeremiah forever.


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    Ángel Ochoa
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Every persons fantasy, falling in love with your childhood best friend after years and years. The Summer I Turned Pretty is is part of Jenny Han's series telling about a group of friends that stand together and grow together. In this one we find out what happens when a young girl blossoms into a beautiful young lady and how it will effect her friendships with her guy friends."
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    #4The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window

    The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window

    The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window is a young adult contemporary romance book written by Kirsty Moseley. This fiction book is published in 2012 by Createspace. 

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    Lawrence McDonald
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book does indeed describe childhood neighbors who then became lovers; the abuse suffered by the female protagonist can be kind of harrowing, but the book is still alright for a younger audience because enough of this behavior is only indirectly described. The main character can be a little immature and the plot is over the top at points, though these are not particularly surprising attributes of a romance novel for young adults. I would suggest you pick it up if you are looking for a book that does describe this specific type of relationship arrangement because it does have that and is otherwise decent anyway."
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    #5Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)

    Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)

    Catching Jordan is a young adult romance novel by Miranda Kenneally that tells the story of football quarterback Jordan Woods and the new transferee Ty Green, who's also a quarterback and eager to prove he's better at it than she is.

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    Aaron Fernandez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Yeah this seems pretty on the mark for this topic! It has high ratings throughout and based on the cover art we sure do have some young lovers on on our hands. I'm personally not a fan of these types but I'll give it a 4/5 anyway."
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    #6The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

    The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
    The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, is a New York Times Bestselling romantic novel by Kody Keplinger. The novel-turned-movie was published by Poppy on September 7th, 2010.
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    Marie Phillips
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I remember when this book can out as a movie and was interested in what is was about. However after reading the premise of the book i don’t really have an interest in the book at all because the plot sounds very young and romance centered which is not a type of book I typically like"
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    #7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    Henry Ortega
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Harry Potter books are a great example of books that are perfect for kids to read and they remain fans of in adulthood. I would say this is a great example of the topic."
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    #8The Summer We Believed (Denim Days)

    The Summer We Believed (Denim Days)

    The Summer We Believed, the 1st book in Shel Delisle teen romance series The Denim Days, is about the love story between Melody and Duncan, childhood friends about to spend one last summer together before Duncan moves with his father.

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    Ryan Rose
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This story will bring back memories of first love for many readers. It's a story about two teenagers preparing for the next phase of their lives except another change comes fast and unexpected. Very nostalgic and heartbreaking, this book is a very good read."
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    #9Six of Hearts (Hearts)

    Six of Hearts (Hearts)

    Six of Hearts is a new adult contemporary romance and the first book in Hearts series written by L.H. Cosway. It is published in 2014 by CreateSpace.

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    Raymond Brown
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Six of Hearts (Hearts) is a book that relates to best childhood friends that turned into adult lovers. It's a captivating story and the first in a must-have series. The publisher releases great work and this book is no different. I picked it up online and am glad I did."
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    #10Puddle Jumping

    Puddle Jumping

    Puddle Jumping is a young adult contemporary romance novel written by Amber L. Johnson. This young adult contemporary romance novel was published on June 29, 2014 by Self Pub.

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    #11Always You (Best Friend)

    Always You (Best Friend)

    Always You is a young adult romance novel by Kirsty Moseley that tells the story of Riley and her best friend Clay as they cross the bridge from friendship to love. It is the first book in the Best Friend series.

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    Douglas Delgado
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I loved this book! Almost all romance start as romances - that is, two characters meet each other and fall in love. But this is a great example of a slightly different genre. It's incredibly rewarding to watch Riley and Clay's relationship, precisely because it transforms over time from friendship to love. A real must-read!"
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    #12Collide (Blackcreek)

    Collide (Blackcreek)
    Collide is a contemporary gay romance book written by Riley Hart. Collide is the first book in the Blackcreek Series. It was published on November 17, 2013 by Riley Hart. 
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    Ruth Armstrong
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I thought this book would have been better as a heterosexual story. The gay aspects took away from the love story and the great transformation it could have been."
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    #13Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a historical romance fiction novel written by Julia Quinn. This is the fourth book in the Bridgertons series. This was originally published in 2002.

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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I read about half of Romancing Mister Bridgerton, but I put it down because I felt the series had more or less run its course. The third book in the series was the high water mark for me, I felt like the fourth book was just a boring slog that rehashed too many ideas from the previous books in the series."
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    #14Paradise House

    Paradise House
    Paradise House is a standalone contemporary romance novel written by Erica James which centers on the Genevieve Baxter and her love for her childhood friend Christian who is deaf. It is published in 2003 by Orion Books.
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    Olivia Ortega
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a lovely romance novel with charming characters and several interesting plot twists. The ending is predictable but satisfying. This is a great book to read on the beach or during a quiet evening at home."

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Best What are the best childhood friends that turned into adult lovers books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Sweet Gum TreeBooks 60 Paid
2Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City)Books 56 Paid
3The Summer I Turned PrettyBooks 53 Paid
4The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom WindowBooks 53 Free
5Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)Books 48 Paid
6The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendBooks 37 Paid
7Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 35 Paid
8The Summer We Believed (Denim Days)Books 31 Paid
9Six of Hearts (Hearts)Books 27 Paid
10Puddle JumpingBooks 19 Paid
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