To explain a little about what this post will be about, every Trope Tuesday post starts with the same introduction. In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes you find inside its pages. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. Every type of entertainment and media. 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 even more. Trope Tuesday is a weekly column where I share books that I know people will enjoy with a specific central trope.
What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best: “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. 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. So really? I’m just helping you find that new favorite book of yours. If ever you want a post on a trope I haven’t done yet, do drop me a tweet at @thebookvoyagers and let me know!
Bridgerton volume 2.0 is right around the corner. Series one was a hit and there’s a lot of buzz right now about the next season. I’m currently reading The Viscount Who Loved Me which is the second book in the Bridgerton series and the one that season two is based on. In celebration, I wanted to recommend some historical romance books that are coming out this year that I’m excited about and definitely have on my TBR list.
A Duchess By Midnight by Charis Michaels
This series is so fascinating to me because it’s inspired by fairytales! The first book takes inspiration from Snow White while the second book from Tinkerbell. This third book is all about Cinderella’s wicked stepsister…
The Duke of Lachlan gets a surprise when his sister arrives with her two nieces. He wants them to have the best Season they can possibly have, so he needs help. Drew Trelayne, who was raised by a bitter mother, has grown into herself. She has decided to open up her own finishing school, but for that, she needs money. She begins her dream by taking on some private clients in order to gain money and one of them is the duke himself.
The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian
This book literally has everything I want in a story: assassination attempts, blackmail, a reluctant criminal, a thief, rescue kittens, and an adventure that will live through the ages.
Marian Hayes, the Duchess of Clare, just murdered her husband (he totally deserved it!). She now must flee to the countryside, but unfortunately, the only person who can help her out is the blackmailer who she left tied up hours ago. So it’s also very much a road trip story! As they flee across the country, Marian and Rob will realize more about themselves and each other but also about the secrets that lie beneath the surface.
To Catch a Raven by Beverly Jenkins
The newest Beverly Jenkins is probably my most anticipated release. The Women Who Dare series is amazing, so if you haven’t read any of the books in this series, I highly recommend you to start.
To Catch a Raven is going to give us a closer look into Raven Moreaux’s life as a grifter. She is suddenly asked to help the government by posing as a housekeeper to get back the Declaration of Independence a former Confederate soldier stole. She cannot do it alone, so she is paired up with Brax who will be masquerading as the valet, but also as her husband.