What are the best love and hate relationship books?

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    #1A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Lucía Carbajal
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "When I first noticed that A Walk To Remember was a book, and not only a movie, you can imagine I was more than thrilled. I absolutely loved the movie and it was the movie I always turn to when I need a good cry. I immediately looked at the reviews posted online. I was sadden to notice that there were a lot of mixed reviews regarding the differences between the movie and the book. So, I was hesitant to buy and read it, because I didn't want to end up not enjoying the story and the way it was written. I waited about three weeks before I gave in and ordered it. I read it all in one siting (which isn't that much of an achievement, considering it is only 200 pages long). I loved the story. I liked how in the movie, they made it their own and did change the way the characters, especially Jamie, was depicted. I came to notice that although they are about the same story, they have their differences and it isn't fair to compare them. I think if you stop comparing them, you will see how great of a book it truly is. It made me cry and laugh and feel all sorts of emotions, I haven't sorted out yet. Long story short, read the book. It is amazing and you will be glad you did. "
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    #2Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Judy Chapman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a fantastic story that will really make you think about people and their upbringings. Reading this book gave me great perspective about other people and different cultures. Pride and Prejudice has to be the best love and hate relationship book available on the market. "
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    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.


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    #4Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.


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    Craig Wilson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I really liked this book. The 2 main characters were perfect for a romance novel."
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    #5Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry is the first book in a young adult romance series by Simone Elkeles. It tells the story of it-girl Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes as they try to reconcile their differences for a chemistry project.


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    Kathy Palmer
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Brittany Ellis is the most popular, perfect girl at Fairfield High school. She has to project the image that she and her family is perfect but she and her entire family has plenty of imperfections. Her mother is mean, her father is never mentally present whenever he is home, and her sister has a mental slowness. So Brittany has to pretend to be the most perfect girl in town. Alex Fuentes is the most thoughtful and loving gang member you will ever meet. He pretends to be tough and mean but deep down he has a huge heart. He's in Latino Blood to keep his family safe, and younger brothers away from gangs. He never did anything for himself. Throw them together in chemistry and force them to become partners, this happens"
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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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    #7Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction is the second book in the Perfect Chemistry series about Carlos who gets involved in a narcotics bust, causing his brother Alex to send him to his former professor to avoid being sent to jail. There, he gets closer to Kiara and things start to change.


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    This book narrates the lives of Julianna Baker and Bryce Loski, two classmates who first met when they were in second grade. The whole story is told in alternating chapters, in which we can know what they want and who they want to be with as years go by. 


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    Louis Patterson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Flipped is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny new voices. You could probably finish this in one sitting so it is the perfect length for most young adults (9-14). And it's very well written and a joy to read."
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    #9Obsidian (Lux)

    Obsidian (Lux)
    Katy Swartz, a seventeen yeard old girl that moved to West Virginia for her last high school year, would have never believed that the hot guy, yet worth of a beat down, living next door was an alien. Daemon and his sister are being attacked by enemies from another galaxy, and he will have to use his powers, like the ability to freeze time, to save them and Katy. 

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    Harold Thompson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book, based on the reviews, appears to be very good. I'll recommend it, so long as you're okay with the science fiction aspect of it."
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    #10Graceling (Graceling Realm)

    Graceling (Graceling Realm)
    Graceling is a book by Kristin Cashore that tells a story about Katsa. She is smart and beautiful who lives in the Seven Kingdoms where people are born with Grace. She was blessed with killing grace but thing changed when she met Po.

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    Jason Stephens
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A good read with lots of reviews to back it up. Author has many other books too so you can keep enjoying it. It's worth the time."
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    Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini is a romantic fantasy novel originally published in 2011. This book tells the story of Helen Hamilton as she unlocks her identity revealed to be the Helen of Troy in today's world.


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    Beverly Gonzalez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Starcrossed is a good book for something that is interested in Greek mythology. It keeps you interested and reading."
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    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Cynthia Howell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is a fairly good romance novel. It is a good choice."
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    #13Kiss an Angel

    Kiss an Angel
    Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an entertaining love story with an impressive ending. Its pages tell us about a beautiful woman with an arranged marriage.


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    Brandon Black
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I know this is fiction but since it is about arranged marriages it got my attention. I like the way it was told and simply loved the ending."
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    #14Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)

    Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)
    Playing For Keeps is a romance novel by R.L Mathewson that tells the story of Haley and her annoying neighbor, Jason, who is she determined to hate but falls in love with. It is the first book in the Neighbor From Hell series.

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    Austin Perez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Love and hate relationships are a common occurrence in everyday life, but it seems difficult to find literary works which highlight this, since it's not a romanticized notion. "Playing For Keeps" is a breath of fresh air, as is the whole "Neighbor From Hell" series, that caters to this forgotten niche. Overall, it's written very well and is compelling; I highly recommend it."
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    #15The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King, the first book in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, is about Meghan, a normal girl who discovered she was the daughter of a faery king that is in the middle of a deadly magical war in the faery world.


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    Emma Mitchell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book was very fantasy and love story combined. A good story if the fantasy and romance genre is your thing. I found it to be engaging and funny at times. It is a perfect example of a love hate relationship about fey who thought they were human and the issues she must deal with."
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    #16Sweet Evil (Sweet)

    Sweet Evil (Sweet)

    Sweet Evil is the first book in the young adult fantasy paranormal series Sweet written by Wendy Higgins which follows the life of Southern girl Anna Whit who is born with the sixth sense. 


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    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 


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    Eva Zaragoza
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with this series. It was a great read, I really enjoyed the time I spent in this series. It may not be the best, but it's definitely a series I won't forget. It will be the young adult book of this era, in my opinion."
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    #18Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)

    Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)
    Angelfall, the first book in Susan Ee's Penryn & the End of Days series, is about Penryn, whose little sister was kidnapped by angels after the apocalypse. Penryn vowed to do everything to save her sister, even if it meant helping an enemy: an angel.

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    Diana Rodriguez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Interesting take on the apocalypse, having your little sister kidnapped by angels. But it was intense and kept my interest to the end. I'll be interesting in the next book to see where they go next."
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    #19City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.

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    José Guadalupe Galván
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Overall - I enjoyed it. Yes, you can tell it's a first book. I found it a little slow at first, but got hooked into the action around 60% through. It does fall to some pretty typical young adult fantasy trends - some teen angst (though not a lot at all), a love triangle (not the main plot line though), messed up parent/child relationships - typical stuff for the genre but at it's heart it's still an action story about finding big old bad and saving the day. I think the author has come up with a very interesting concept and world here; I really like her take on common occult fantasy cannon/mythology and ordered the rest of the series on Kindle to see where she takes it. I wouldn't paint this with the same brush as Twilight - and if you are sick of teen angst Vampire stuff, this definitely isn't that. Summary: Strong female lead, interesting supporting cast, and interesting take on well known cannon."
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    #20Punk 57

    Punk 57
    Punk 57 is a young adult romance novel by Penelope Douglas. It tells the story of Misha and Ryen, who were pen pals for the better part of seven years. Everything was going great until they meet in person for the first time.

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    Melissa Baker
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Punk 57 is a young adult novel about love/hate relationships. The two main characters start out as pen pals but end up very close. They stop talking for a while, which causes some drama but eventually find their way back to each other. The story really draws you in and it is hard to put the book down."
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    #21The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

    The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

    The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman is a nonfiction book that reveals the secrets to understanding the different love languages and keeping your relationship growing amidst the challenges and conflicts.


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    Samuel Carroll
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Over 11 million copies sold New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running Now celebrating its 25th anniversary"
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    #22From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up

    From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up
    From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up by Mike Van is a nonfiction book that tackles the ups and downs of a relationship, the secrets to building connections, and how to turn sadness to happiness.

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    Brian Rose
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book has good contents about love and hate in relationships and it is clearly displayed. The ups and downs of a relationship and it explains well on how you can communicate to those close to you."


Best What are the best love and hate relationship books
1A Walk to RememberBooks 31 Paid
2Pride and PrejudiceBooks 25 Paid
3DivergentBooks 24 Paid
4Hush, HushBooks 24 Paid
5Perfect ChemistryBooks 23 Paid
6The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendBooks 22 Paid
7Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)Books 21 Paid
8FlippedBooks 18 Paid
9Obsidian (Lux)Books 18 Paid
10Graceling (Graceling Realm) Books 15 Paid

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