To explain a little about what this post will be about, I’m taking the intro I did for the last one: In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. Romantic tropes are everywhere, and they are fabulous. I adore them and I always tend to find my favorite ones in romance books so I can enjoy them more. I decided to do a sort of Trope Tuesday piece where I will be talking about many tropes and recommend you all some of my favorites that fit.
What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best I think: “Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, trope on the interwebs really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime’, & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name & track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one.” We can name a few: accidental pregnancy, best friends to lovers, sibling’s best friend, marriage of convenience, and so many more for sure. Your favorite couples? They probably got a trope too! It’s always so nice to realize or find out your favorite romance trope and keep searching for books with the same theme.
If I find out a book I want to read has a female assassin or more assassins, I’m 100% in. I one-click it so fast before you say hell yes. I don’t know, there is a certain love I have for this kind of character, and I love finding books that feature them. Always side-by-side with high stake scenes, books with this trope really put the adrenaline up. I love getting that feeling of things are going south, danger is near, and this woman is going to save us all.
Some books that you might want to pick up with this kind of trope:
More Than A Mission by Caridad Pineiro
Our assassin has murdered the heir to the throne and because of that she now has an undercover agent in her tracks. More specifically, in her restaurant. His cover? The new bartender. This was personal for him, but things between them will definitely get on a personal level…
Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston
She is a hockey player, assassin and was a marine sniper. Feline shifter meets polar bear shifter in this wild romance novel you won’t want to miss. They have a one-night stand, not remembering how they got in bed, but certainly having that chemistry all characters in a romance should have.
he Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow
Both skilled operatives, they know they cannot get close to anyone. She doesn’t know about her past while he doesn’t care about anyone and only wants to complete the next mission. It’s obvious they like better off to be alone. Yet they have to cooperate in a new mission to stop a massive deadly weapon to fall into wrong hands. Their tempers get in the way and this hate-to-loath-to-love romance will make your head go wild!