UPDATED!! MARCH 23rd 2023
“STALKER OR LOVE FROM AFAR… BUT IT WORKS OUT” BOOK REQUEST!!!! <— Fun recommendation request!! Mind you, we DO already have an unrequited love romance list, but I figured there’d be a darker… more obsessive side to some of the recommendations on this one, ya know? 😉 P.S. For more, here’s my whole “stalker” category on the blog (including reviews, series recommendations, reader questions etc..)
“T” asked for:
T: …stalker/love from afar when it works out. If there’s a list that covers this that I missed let me know!
Maryse: Oh I love the stalker/love from afar trope! I’ll see what we can come up with on both of your requests. 🙂
You’d think considering how much I LOVED ” You: A Novel” and similar stalker-thrillers, that I’d have a list ready. But this request is a bit different, since it actually involves the characters actually becoming a couple. The stalking, and love from afar actually ends in sweet love relief!
Where as the majority that I’ve read, the stalker is actually a villain through-and-through (and there’s no “getting together” willingly).
Though… The “You series” would be a perfect juxtaposition of this, so I’m making it #1 on this list.
So let’s make a list. 🙂 Recommendations can be on the creepy-stalker side (but they get together), or on the severely unrequited love side of romance (the “love from afar” aspect).
Maryse: I’m thinking both “You (as a series, it’s the epitome of obsessive love and stalkers tendencies and actually surprised me BIG time in book #2!!! P.S. here is my Book Review of “You” and my Book Review of “Hidden Bodies”)”
Maryse: Also “The Opportunist” (This book AND series is the epitome of doing absolutely whatever ruthless thing it takes, to keep/take back (or steal) the love of her life. And here’s my Book Review) make this list!!
Nancy: WATCH ME FOLLOW by Harloe Rae! Yep, he is a stalker!! First book I read by this author & made me a fan!
Ann: What about ‘Notice’ by K. Webster the H is a bit (more than a bit really) creepy and stalkerish. Only K. Webster can make creepy loveable.
Ria: Tormenter mine by Anna Zaires comes to mind.
Hope: I just finished Coerce by Candace Wright. I read it in one sitting, finished as the sun was coming up. I literally couldn’t put it down. It’s loaded with creepy, stomach turning “EEEEK!” factor; not for the faint of heart. The characters are very well written and it does turn out ok in the end.
Miranda K: The Danger You Know… lily white is incredible!!
Michaela: Read this today and loved it! ❤
Michele: I LOVE Lily and Dark reads are still my favorite!! thank you!!!
Tori: I guess this one will be next. Seriously, one of my new favorite authors! ♡♡♡