I always talk about how much I usually dislike this trope but there’s quite a few books I really enjoy, some even belong to my favorite books shelf.
I’ll never get over how much I fell in love with our celebrity couple. Lily and Loren are both messed up people who have been friends since their childhood. They even belong to another trope I really enjoy: fake dating.
No matter if you’re team Will or team Jem these three were friends before Tessa ever had feelings for either one of them. I’m team Will myself but I don’t hate Jem by any means.
These two deserved way more than they got. I know there’s a book series but I never felt compelled to read them. These two friends were always there for each other and I never saw myself shipping them until the mosaic.
I always get upset when I write about these two. Wesley always had feelings for Fred but they didn’t get together until the last season and then Illyria happened.
You could count these two as enemies to friends to lovers but they were friends longer than they were enemies. Poor Adrian always gave his heart wholly when he fell for someone and Sydney wasn’t different. Unfortunately for him, Sydney friend zoned him in the beginning.
I have been rewatching Smallville and I just love the slow burn of these two so far and I’m only in season five. Clark might think Lois is annoying and she might think he’s just a farm boy but that doesn’t stop them from being always there for each other.
I don’t think I know a couple that’s more slow burn than Alex and Magnus. We barely even get a kiss from this friend to lovers relationship.
I need to do a reread for this series but I remember being at the end of my seat, waiting for these two to finally get out of their friendzone.
What couples are your favorite from your least favorite trope?