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.
Let’s start this week (even though it is Tuesday but it’s practically the beginning of the week lol) with some fabulous new and upcoming romance titles that you must have them on your TBR. But there are a lot of romance novels coming out this next half of the year, right? We want to add every single story and book on our list and we want to read them all. But this list is going to be more specific so I’m sharing with you all 4 upcoming 2019 Latinx romance novels that I’m most excited about.
Note: I’m including official blurbs so you get a better understanding and knowledge of the novels!
Flashed by Zoey Castile (Aug. 27)
A former soccer player, stripper, and model, legendary party boy Patrick Halloran finally gets his big break starring in the summer blockbuster. But when an accident leaves him changed forever, he hides away in his secluded Montana ranch. Only his new housekeeper is allowed inside–with one rule: she’s not allowed to see him. But Pat sees her, and she’s the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on. Even her voice is beautiful. Still, Pat can’t allow himself to get close to anyone. Not without a fight at least …
Magdalena “Lena” Martel is a long way from Queens, New York. After a rough patch, the aspiring artist is working her way through college–even if it means keeping house for a man whose gruff voice she can only hear through a closed door. Still, Lena senses Pat’s got a good heart, maybe even a lovable one. She’s intrigued–until his anger sends her running into the freezing woods. Now Pat will have to find her–and when he does he may have found the one woman who can thaw his heart–not to mention the rest of him. But can their new bond survive the paparazzi–and their personal demons?
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera (Oct. 7)
Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path he’s worked so hard for. One particularly dangerous distraction: Easton Archer, the assistant district attorney who last summer gave Patrice some of the most intense nights of his life, and still makes him all but forget they’re from two completely different worlds.
All-around golden boy Easton forged his own path to success, choosing public service over the comforts of his family’s wealth. With local law enforcement unfairly targeting young men of color, and his career—and conscience—on the line, now is hardly the time to be thirsting after Patrice again. Even if their nights together have turned into so much more.
For the first time, Patrice is tempted to open up and embrace the happiness he’s always denied himself. But as tensions between the community and the sheriff’s office grow by the day, Easton’s personal and professional lives collide. And when the issue at hand hits closer to home than either could imagine, they’ll have to work to forge a path forward…together.
Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez (Oct. 14)
Billionaire CEO Roxanne Medina has conquered small-town bullies, Princeton snobs, and boardrooms of white, male executives who looked down on her Mexican-American ancestry. Mothering a princess — and feeling a little less lonely at the top — is her next rightful adventure. But Prince Mateo Ferdinand Juan Carlos de Esperanza y Santos comes to her corner office in jeans and dirty muck boots to tell her to shove it. He’s one of the top winegrowers in the world. He’s not marrying and having a baby with a stranger, even if the millions she’s offering could save his once-legendary wine-producing principality. Once there, however, he realizes the successful, single-minded beauty has a weapon he hadn’t counted on: his own desire. Give in to this naughty nightmare or keep his soul?
What begins as instant, carnal attraction for billionaire Roxanne Medina and Príncipe Mateo Esperanza transforms over the course of three nights, once a month, for a year, into something neither planned nor wanted. But something they both need more than money or kingdom.
Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher (Nov. 12)
Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and unlucky in love. His viral success has pigeon-holed him as the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy articles and the app-based dating scene as well, he strikes a deal with his boss to write a final piece de resistance: How to Lose a Girl. Easier said than done when the girl he meets is Hannah Mayfield, and he’s not sure he wants her to dump him.
Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who’s focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she’s determined to secure her next promotion. But Hannah has a bit of an image problem. She needs to show her boss that she has range, including planning dreaded, romantic weddings. Enter Jack. He’s the perfect man to date for a couple weeks to prove to her boss that she’s not scared of feelings.
Before Jack and Hannah know it, their fake relationship starts to feel all too real—and neither of them can stand to lose each other.