Some of the best pop-culture romance moments in history have stemmed from Love Triangles.
Love Triangle: “Alice is in love with Bob, but Bob is in love with Charlie, while Charlie is in love with Alice. Well, that’s one of them. A Love Triangle commonly involves three people, love, and decisions. It can be dramatic, or it can result in Wacky Hijinx.” TV Tropes
Ali, Noah and Lon in The Notebook. Bridget, Mark and Daniel in Bridget Jones’s Diary. And of course, Bella, Edward and Jacob in Twilight – just to name a few.
With the addition of The Bachelor Australia, 2023 having three male bachelors and thus inevitable love triangles, we can’t seem to get the trope off our minds. So we’re embracing it!
January is the month of Love Triangles and here are 8 great reads to fit.
The Plus One [n] informal a person who accompanies an invited person to a wedding or a reminder of being single, alone and absolutely plus none
Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one…
Polly Spencer is fine. She’s single, turning thirty and only managed to have sex twice last year (both times with a Swedish banker called Fred), but seriously, she’s fine. Even if she’s still stuck at Posh! magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend’s summer wedding are looking worryingly slim.
But it’s a New Year, a new leaf and all that. Polly’s determined that over the next 365 days she’ll remember to shave her legs, drink less wine and generally get her s**t together. Her latest piece is on the infamous Jasper, Marquess of Milton, undoubtedly neither a plus one nor ‘the one’. She’s heard the stories, there’s no way she’ll succumb to his charms…
A laugh-out-loud, toe-curlingly honest debut for fans of Helen Fielding, Bryony Gordon and Jilly Cooper. Don’t miss the hottest book of 2018!
Sometimes love has its own script.
Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. The first step? Winning the screenwriting competition that will guarantee admission into the college of his dreams. With his priorities set, he’s determined to spend his summer free of distractions — also known as boys — and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway.
But then the cause of his first heartbreak, Grant, returns with a secret that could change everything — not to mention, there’s a new boy in town, Logan, who is so charming and sweet, he’s making Harry question everything he knows about romance. As Harry tries to keep his emotions in check and stick to his perfect plan for the future, he’s about to learn that life doesn’t always follow a script.
He’s her enemy…
…and she must not fall for him!
When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be protecting her mistress, but not her heart…
“Readers will be drawn in by the fast pace, constant action and tragic love story” — RT Book Reviews on The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge
“Hobbes’ Medieval world sparkles with detail” — RT Book Reviews on The Blacksmith’s Wife
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships?
An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family?
Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?
As Bridget documents her struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question (Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy?), she turns for support to four indispensable friends: Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay.
A stolen moment…
…to reunite them!
Since her mischief-making childhood with Robbie Danby, Rowenna has curbed her impetuous nature and become a lady. When she meets Robbie again in York, he’s close to claiming his knighthood. Their newly awakened affection inspires in Rowenna a new—decidedly adult—impulsiveness! Yet Robbie’s heart appears to belong to another—unless a midsummer kiss could change everything…?
“A Runaway Bride for the Highlander is so good. So incredibly good. Like sinking into a hot bath on a cold winter’s day, it surrounds and comforts.” — All About Romance on A Runaway Bride for the Highlander
“My, oh, my!! This book is why I read historical romance … This has it all; romance, danger, mystery, gorgeous settings, swoon-worthy hero, one of the most heart-warming and beautiful epilogues I’ve read.” — Goodreads on A Runaway Bride for the Highlander
Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama?
Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out — the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.
But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do — he leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs.
But someone who does know K-dramas — so well that he’s actually starring in one — is Jacob Kim, Hannah’s former best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s desperate for a break from the fame, so a family trip back to San Diego might be just what he needs…that is, if he and Hannah can figure out what went wrong when they last parted and navigate the new feelings developing between them.
With a half–billion dollars at stake, this playboy needs a plan.
Hiring his brother’s ex is just the start.
To earn his inheritance, Valentino LeBlanc must switch jobs with his twin, or so says his father’s will. Val vows to succeed at any cost, but to win, he needs Sabrina Corbin – his brother’s beautiful ex and consultant extraordinaire. Their chemistry is combustible, undeniable…and soon a pregnancy surprise may raise the stakes even higher!
Entangled in temptation, now he’s in too deep…
Despite the media frenzy over their tempestuous breakup, Ben Sabin and Sophie Messena aren’t through. Twice the charismatic tycoon has abandoned Sophie’s bed after rapturous lovemaking – and though he knows she’s off-limits, he can’t stop wanting her, either. Maybe a date with her twin sister will break the fever…but Sophie switches places with her twin first, starting a chain reaction of scandal…