25 of Your Favorite Stories About Star-Crossed Lovers

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Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. So Frankie isn’t fazed when she is forced to move in with her dad—an undercover cop— and transfer to public school.

That’s where she meets Marco Leone, a street racer with a reputation for trouble. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him . . . and the way he makes her feel. But when Frankie discovers Marco’s secret, she has to make a choice. Can she let go of the past and take a chance on her future?


Romeo and Juliet aren’t alone on the struggle. The heart-eyed can’t get a break, and while we have all the feels for their torment, we can’t stop reading about it. We asked you to share your favorite stories about star-crossed lovers, and you responded. Here are 25 of your favorites!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Stealing Heaven by Marion Meade

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

The Weight Of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Girl in the Afternoon: A Novel of Paris by Serena Burdick

The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

All the Rivers: A Novel by Dorit Rabinyan, Jessica Cohen (Translator)

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

The Young Widower’s Handbook by Tom McAllister

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

The Summer Before Forever (Before Forever #1) by Melissa Chambers

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

True Love by Jude Deveraux

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin, John W Baker (Translator)

Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

The Cove by Ron Rash

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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