7 Playful Dual POV Romance Books

Dual Point Of View Love Story

Romance books with dual pov give us both characters’ perspectives, decisions, thoughts, feelings, etc. So they’re a part of the narrative themselves. It can also create a unique tone in which the character accuses themselves. A second-person narrator doesn’t have to imply that the reader is the character. It gives the story a particular direction and can be quite an exciting tool to play around with.

When I see that a book has a dual perspective, especially in a romance, I am automatically 1000 times more excited to read it. It’s awesome when you get to see both sides of the story. Not that anything’s wrong with being one side of the story, but you’re seeing the girl’s side. So, I always love seeing boys’ perspectives when dealing with romance. That’s why I want to share with you some of my favorite dual perspective romances. Stay with me!

7 Dual POV Romance Books

I love reading novels with big casts with dual or multiple points of view because of all the different takes on what’s happening and different perspectives on one story unfolding. The key here is that each character has their arc. Many authors write in dual points of view because they want to let the reader in on what this side character thinks of the protagonist or what this side character’s backstory is that the main character doesn’t know yet. The reader needs to know.

Each character that gets POV time in a book needs to go through a transformation. They need to come out on the other side of the novel changed, and all of their emotional journeys need to be tied into the story’s main arc. Most of the books I’ve written are from the point of view of one protagonist, but I have some books in one series that are multiple and dual POVs. All of these books are either new adult or adult and fantasy. Let’s get straight into the recs.

NameKey FocusReview (Goodreads)
Come Back to MeA girl accidentally develops romantic feelings for her brother-based friend.4.2
Off-CampusFour hockey players feel one girl and have their points of view and romance.4.2
My Favorite Half-Night StandThe heroine spends a one-night stand with her friend, and they again get matched on a dating app they don’t know.3.7
The Kiss QuotientA girl is dealing with her Asperger’s, and a man helps him by teaching her about romance and sex.3.9
Maybe SomedayA girl tries to overcome her feelings for her cheating boyfriend and finds a boy she can love again.4.1
The Real DealA man and a woman start fake dating and flirting with each other, which turns into serious feelings.3.9
The Worst Best ManA wedding planner girl accidentally meets her ex, whom she hates, and it changes into something new after some time.3.5
Dual POV Romance Books

1. Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me is a war fiction series that covers military-based romances. The first one is about a girl who has always been in love with her brother’s best friend. Either way, the brother and the best friend go to the military. Then they both come home on leave to slowly discover that the girl and the best friend both have feelings for each other.

So they’ll start a romance while he’s home on leave. I want to say that there are trigger warnings for PTSD and losing a loved one. So take with that what you will. But also, this one was my favorite from this series. If you like a brother’s best friend trope with dual POVs, check this one out.

The second book is called Stay With Me. It’s about a guy that got hurt in the military. So he’s in this wellness center, and he’s depressed at the moment. He lost his eyesight and didn’t want to talk to anybody. Then comes the girl, and she is going to be a psychologist. So, she’s interning at this place, and she will crack him out of his shell, and romance will bloom between them. In this book, we do have trigger warnings for suicide and depression.

Then the third book is Runaway With Me. It doesn’t have anything to do with the military, and the people in the book aren’t friends with the other people in the other books. But either way, this one was one of my favorite dual perspective love stories. Also, you’re following a hockey romance. Two kids were best friends growing up, and then something happened when they were kids, and they had to split up. The heroine is mad at him when he comes back into her life. Then throughout the book, you’re following him, trying to get her to forgive him.

The fourth book, Watch Over Me, follows a girl. She has a very abusive father. He was in prison, but he recently got out. So she has to run away because her father wants to kill her. Then you’re going to follow a guy also who he’s a Coast Guard. He is good friends with her brother, who is in the military.

So he asks his friend, who is in the Coast Guard nearby, to take care of her and watch over them. You’re going to follow their romance where he’s protecting her. I didn’t love this book so much because of the synopsis. There are true warnings about gun violence.

Then the fifth or last book, Fall Into Me, is about the brother from Watch Over Me. We’re following that brother as he comes home, and he needs to get a job, so he becomes a bodyguard for this. So there’s going to be a romance between the two of them. I like every one of the Come Back to Me series. They’re all dual perspectives with so much angsty. Also, they’re all very heavy on romance in the sense that both the girl and the guy are the whole time interacting with each other. I recommend reading the entire series.

Come Back to Me

Author: Mila Gray
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Tropes: Emotions, Friends-to-lovers, Forbidden, Slow-burn
Number Of Pages: 368
Reading age: 16+ years
Book Weight: 11.2 ounces
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.25 inches
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

2. Off-Campus

Off-Campus is a new adult dual POV hockey romance series. They’re all companion books. So in each book, you’re following a different romance, and you can technically pick up only one if you want to. But I recommend reading them as a series because all four boys you follow in each book are all good friends. They’re all part of the hockey team, living in a house off campus, hence the Off-Campus series name.

In the first book (The Deal), you will meet all four characters and then see them each get their own story. Also, all the guys were so cute. They were all a bunch of players because they’re on the hockey team, and then you slowly see them start to warm up to one girl, which changes them. Nobody else is going to do it for them. I admired seeing that transformation in all of them and their dual POVs. But I didn’t like all four of these books equally. All the series’ books are still in the hype. Sometimes, they trend on social media and in the book community.


Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Bloom Books
Tropes: Fake relationship, Fun
Number Of Pages: 400
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

3. My Favorite Half-Night Stand

My Favorite Half-Night Stand is an adult dual POV contemporary romance. We are following a girl (Mille) who is friends with many guys. They’re all professors in the college. Either way, Mille has a one-night stand with one of them, one of her good friends. They decide afterward that they want to stay platonic only so that they don’t ruin their friend group, ruining their friendship. But they all decide as friends that they will start online dating because they all need dates for an event their college is throwing.

Either way, once they start online dating, Mille gets matched up with the guy, but she’s using a pen name. So she starts flirting with him online and doesn’t tell him that she’s who she is, and they’re going to start falling for each other online as they’re trying to stay friends. Throughout the book, you’re following her as she’s falling harder and harder for her best friend, and the friend is falling hard for her.

Then, things will blow up in their faces because Mille’s lying to him. The writing is good, but the story is predictable, and the characters are annoying. I enjoyed the flirting dialogues, and it’s amazing both perspective’s story. You get to see how it all plays out well. I recommend it if you like funny friendships and sudden romance.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Tropes: Arc, Humor
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

4. The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient is a mental-health dual perspective love story. We’re following a girl who’s very smart and wealthy. She has Asperger’s, so she has a tough time dating and having sex with people. So she decides to hire an escort to teach her about sex. So you’re going to follow that storyline as these two people are hanging out, as he’s teaching her about sex, and they will start falling for each other. It was so steamier than I expected it to be.

The plot is so exciting, and the characters are lovable. Their relationship develops slowly and nicely. Author Helen Hoang successfully portrays both the characters and their perspectives or feelings. I loved the steam in this, even though it was very heavy. If you’re not very into that, then maybe don’t pick this one up.

The Kiss Quotient

Author: Helen Hoang
Publisher: Berkley
Tropes: Dramas, Plays, Autism
Number Of Pages: 352
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Mass Market Paperback | Audio CD

5. Maybe Someday (Maybe)

Maybe Someday is another adult academic contemporary romance where the hero and heroine share their perspectives. The story follows Sydney and Ridge. Sydney finds out that her boyfriend of two years has been cheating on her with her best friend and roommate. So right away, she moves out with Ridge, who lives across the street from her and only knows. Once she’s living there, she will become good friends with Ridge. But Sydney will start to be attracted to him, and he will be attracted to her.

There’s going to be a friendship slash more than a friendship that’s going to form between the two. Either way, you’re answering a lot of very hard-to-talk-about questions. What should people do when they’re in a tough situation about cheating?

So, It’s a very grey area book, and I still don’t know how I feel about it morally, even though it was amazing. The story sounds confusing, but I don’t want to say too much more because it’s a spoiler. If you are not a huge fan of cheating, then maybe don’t read this. Overall, it was a great book, with a double perspective and angsty relationship.

Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Tropes: Friendship, Love-triangle, Cheating-hero
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

6. The Real Deal

The Real Deal is an adult women’s fictional romance that has a fake dating trope with alternating/multiple POVs. You’re following a girl who wants to bring a boyfriend home to her family for the weekend because she’s going home for a family event. But if she goes home alone, her family will try to set her up with all these people from her small town, and she’s not interested in that. So how she’s going to hire this guy to be her boyfriend and bring him home is very adorable.

I was blushing the whole time because when the two main people meet, they will start roleplaying with each other to see if they interact well and pull off the fake dating scenario. Throughout the whole book, they’re verbally flirting with each other. If you’re into a fake relationship and don’t mind steam, you must try it. Try to avoid the hardcover because it has bad quality issues. You can try paperback, which is fantastic for font size, color combination, cover, binding, and page quality.

The Real Deal

Author: Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Erin Mallon, Zachary Webber
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Tropes: Arc, Banter, Humor
Number Of Pages: 359
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Mass Market Paperback | Kindle

7. The Worst Best Man

The Worst Best Man is a hate-to-love romance. The book follows Carolina, who is a wedding planner. A couple of years ago, she got stood up at the altar. But now you’re following the present day as she’s applying for the job to be the wedding planner for a hotel. So she will have to work with the marketing teams to come up with a presentation to see why she should be the wedding planner for this hotel. Either way, who do you know? The marketing team is the brother and the groom that stood her up like at the altar all those years ago.

So she will have to work with the brother of her ex and come up with the presentation with him. Carolina hates the guy because he is the person that broke up with her wedding. They’re both going to be coming up with presentations, and one of them wins, and it’s a whole thing. So they are forced to work together. A romance is going to bloom between the two of them. The storyline was cute because of the YA dual perspective. I recommend reading it.

The Worst Best Man

Author: Mia Sosa
Narrator: Rebecca Mozo, Wayne Mitchell
Publisher: HarperAudio
Tropes: Family, Forced-proximity, Arc
Number Of Pages: 368
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

Those are the best dual pov romance novels recommendations for you. I’m also curious if you have any dual-perspective romances I haven’t mentioned because I’m always looking for good recommendations. I’d also love to know if you read any of these and what you thought about them or if you plan to add any of them to your TBR.

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