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!
I love baked goods. I love pies, cakes, donuts and pastries. I’m a foodie and eat dessert every chance I get. When I encounter a main character who loves them as much as I do AND knows how to bake, I am sold. The sweet aroma of fresh cakes might have a part of making these people fall in love. Who wouldn’t fall in love in a bakery, right? And if you seduce them with sweets and pastries, that’s a done deal. I would fall in love with you in a second to be honest. These characters will charm you with their personalities and their food.
From Scratch by Katrina Jackson
When a baker moves to a small town to open her bakery, she meets two men: the chief of police and the fire chief. They both are attracted to her instantly and find out that they are also attracted to each other. And thus begins their new relationship!
There are many fun moments, donuts, cats, and three people who are into each other so very much.
Noble Love by Té Russ
Isaiah Noble has returned home, back to Sweet Rapids. He and his siblings are legends in this town; they are quadruplets, each with their own profession, doing what they love. Being a Noble means something.
Then he enters Tessa’s bakery and these two are swept off their feet. Tessa’s only goal is to grow her family’s bakery, she wants what’s best for it even if her mom is making it hard. Having Isaiah in her life is definitely going to change her dynamic but they cannot stop wanting each other.
The Ultimate Pi Day Party by Jackie Lau
Josh’s father hasn’t talked to him in 17 years. So he has to come up with something to make his dad travel to Toronto and finally see him: he plans a Pi Day party! He totally needs help though so when he visits Sarah’s sweet and savory pie shop, he proposes for her to plan the party with him. Sarah wants to branch out to catering too so this is the perfect opportunity to try her hand at it. Spending so much time together will obviously make them develop feelings towards each other!
Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
A baking competition, you say? Damn right! Kiskeya has left the Dominican Republic to go to Scotland in order to compete in the Holiday Baking Challenge. She needs to win this to prove to her family, her former boss and herself that she can make it in the culinary world. She needs to completely focus and her new partner, all sunshine and rainbows, is making it so hard for her.
Baking partner, grumpy and sunshine, holiday novella? Screams perfection so you better get it.