This Riot Recommendation on star-crossed lovers is sponsored by The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia.
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