A week ago my house-mate sent me a scene from Love At First Sight that someone had posted on TikTok. She wrote something along the lines of ‘omg we need to watch this’.
The next day I broke her heart when I watched it without her (sorry!).
First off, Haley Lu Richardson could act in anything, and I would watch it. Paired with English cutie Ben Hardy, the two actors perfectly executed a rom-com that had me laughing and crying.
The movie is full of moments centered around classic and niche romance tropes.
We love, love at first sight! Here is what to read based on what you loved most about Love at First Sight.
This one is a given… if you love’ Love at First Sight’love at first sight’ stories
Now despite what the title says, the male MC for sure loved her at first sight but couldn’t communicate it so it came across as spite *swoon*.
Falling in love is the ultimate payback in this delightful, breezy romcom about an interior designer who teams up with an enigmatic architect at her firm to get revenge on her ex the only way she knows how: by building a spite house next door.
They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiance’s house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their Realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House.
That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm, and the only person available to draw up blueprints. Wyatt is terse and stern, the kind of man who eats his sandwich with a knife and fork. But as they spend time together on – and off – site, Dani glimpses something deeper beneath that hard veneer, something surprising, vulnerable, and real. And the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if winning revenge could mean losing something infinitely sweeter…
Juniper Hill by Devney Perry
From USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry comes a small town, neighbors to lovers romance.
Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.
But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.
It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.
If you loved the second chance they get…
When Patience Cartwright is stranded in her home town, the last thing she expects is a second chance at love…
Fiercely independent naval officer, Patience Cartwright has never had a place to call home, but she knows where she doesn’t belong. After an unhappy childhood and a badly broken heart, she’ll never return to the country.
But to save her career, Patience is forced to accept a secondment – to an environmental team working near the town where she grew up. There she encounters once more the infuriatingly attractive biologist Hugo Halstead – the very man she’s sworn never to forgive.
Given their history, Hugo, as self-assured and honest as Patience is secretive and self-contained, has vowed never to trust her again, but that doesn’t stop him feeling just as helplessly drawn to her complicated mix of courage and fragility as he ever was.
As Patience recuperates from a life-threatening illness in the small country town of Horseshoe Hill, she realises the beauty of the landscape and close-knit community promise something very different to the future she’s mapped out.
But could the secrets she keeps and the shadows of her past, send her adrift all over again?
Two broken hearts learning how to live – and love – again.
After a devastating tragedy shakes Erin’s world, she returns to her hometown of Point Perry seeking solace and a fresh start. But just as she begins to find her footing, an unexpected visitor and an old enemy threaten to upend her life once again.
Tom, a devoted single father and beloved teacher, is no stranger to turmoil. His ex-wife, now a Hollywood starlet, has descended upon Point Perry for her movie premiere, stirring up trouble and putting Tom’s priorities to the test. As the town buzzes with excitement over the event, Tom must also navigate a strained relationship with his father and protect his son from his ex’s manipulations.
Despite their emotional scars and obstacles, Erin and Tom can’t ignore their growing connection. As they begin to explore the chance for a future together, they must confront their past traumas and find a way to move forward. Will their love be enough to overcome the challenges they face, or will their emotional baggage prove too heavy to bear?
‘A heart-warming and uplifting debut brimming with small town charm. Point Perry is a close-knit community that will instantly feel like home.’ International bestselling author Alissa Callen
‘Heartfelt and warm – just how I like my romance!’ Australian author Tess Woods
If you loved the reunion…
Reunions don’t come much more explosive than this in USA TODAY bestselling author Chantelle Shaw’s emotional marriage of convenience romance.
Twice a fiancée…finally his wife?
Eleanor Buchanan broke off her engagement to Jace Zagorakis a year ago. She discovered he only wanted to marry her to gain control of her family’s luxury Greek hotel — on their wedding day! Now the devastatingly handsome tycoon is back with a second proposal.
This time, innocent Eleanor must say ‘I do’ to save the hotel from bankruptcy…knowing their chemistry has lost none of its heat. But to act on that unexplored passion as his bride, Eleanor needs to know Jace’s desire for retribution doesn’t outweigh his desire for her…
For one year he’s kept his distance…for one night he can’t resist!
When Ana Diaz conveniently wed tycoon Caio Salazar, her husband was coolly clear on the terms: one year of marriage to expand his empire and secure Ana’s freedom. Yet, the ink’s barely dry on their divorce papers before a security threat forces them together for 24 hours!
Finally alone, the innocent bride who invades Caio’s dreams becomes temptation personified. It’s the last thing he wants having closed himself to the chaos of love. Unless Ana can prove their bond is stronger than his self-preservation…