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8 Love Stories Gone Wrong

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We all love a good love story, one that’s sure to sweep you off your feet. But not all love stories necessarily have smooth courses (or happy endings). Actually a lot of love stories have a few bumps or two along the way. Here are 9 stories that have some wrenches thrown in along the way.

 

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

This book isn’t out until June but we promise it’s a fabulous read, even if from the get-go you realize Louna is cynical about love and happily-ever-afters. She’s had a rough history with love, which means she has a lot to overcome in order to open her heart again.

 

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Two words:  Spontaneous. Combustion. How can there be room for romance when people are literally exploding? And yet… Mara finds herself falling for Dylan (a boy with an insane reputation) anyway.

 

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Henry Page has never been love, though he fancies himself a hopeless romantic. Enter: Grace Town. He’s immediately drawn to her, and is determined to win her over, despite all the warning signs that a relationship is not necessarily what Grace needs…

 

An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Laia. Elias. Helen. Keenan. There are SO MANY ways these characters are struggling with love. And depending on who you ship…  well… THINGS happen. And consequently your heart shredded. When will we get book three again?

 

The Dark Days Club and The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

Lady Helen has been preparing for her presentation to the queen, only for everything to start to unravel when one of her family’s housemaids disappears. But romance, you ask? Well, two men are vying for her attention – one she should, by all accounts, be drawn to and one with an enigmatic pull she can’t resist.

 

The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

Falling for your brother’s killer. Clearly there is nothing wrong with that. June and Day have an epic Romeo and Juliet romance that spans the books of Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy. It will both kill you and give you life.

 

Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin has loved Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar since childhood. So clearly after she disrupts his life one night, and disappears the next day, he has to go find her and find out what happened.  But the closer he gets to finding her, the more he realizes he doesn’t really know her at all.

 

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Love is difficult when you’re living in two different versions of the same town—which is exactly what Natalie and Beau have to overcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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