The Cruel Prince is definitely an enemies-to-lovers novel. The main love interest in this book is between the characters Jude and Cardan. Cardan hates Jude. At least, that’s what he says. Jude has to handle a lot of insults and abuse from Cardan and his friends. Because of that, she throws it right back at him.
The Cruel Prince technically falls under the romance label. However, I find that it gets more intense within the other two books.There is definitely an attraction on both ends between Jude and Cardan. And the relationship progresses as the book goes on.