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!
2020 brought me accidental pregnancy romances. Once upon a time, I did a Trope Tuesday with surprise babies and I said that I didn’t know that many. I wasn’t such a huge fan of the trope back then but I had read a few romances with it. Now, this trope has taken me by the hand and thrusted me into this new world. I am aware that many readers don’t love this trope and usually they avoid reading books with it which it’s fine, everyone has tropes they dislike and tropes they love! But for the fans of accidental pregnancy, surprise babies, or secret babies, this listicle might just be perfect for you.
Oops! by Alexandra Warren
Enemies to parents to lovers. If that doesn’t make you want to grab this book and read it immediately, I don’t know what to tell you. Because that trope instantly made me want to buy it and I will never regret this because it introduced me to such amazing characters and stories.
Enemies Camryn and Maverick can’t stop bickering, but they somehow have an attraction to each other. One night they succumb to their desires! What they definitely didn’t expect from one night together is a baby in their future. But I did enjoy how Maverick was so fast to havetake on that fatherly role to his unborn child. He was so very excited and ready to just give this baby everything. You’ll see the great development and character arc that these two will have, because it definitely does not start all flowers and rainbows; it takes time and care to build a lasting relationship from nothing.
Pregnant by the Playboy by Jackie Lau
One thing I love about this trope is the hero interacting with the baby! It’s adorable, I can’t get enough of it, and I crave the scenes where the two interact constantly. Vince Fong, the hero in this romance, has a baby niece and he literally treats her like a queen even if she can’t talk yet. And then, he finds out the one-night stand he had ended up being an accidental pregnancy and he is ready to take care of the heroine and their baby.
Destiny’s Surrender by Beverly Jenkins
A recent read that soon became a favorite very quickly. Ms. Bev writes the best couples in romance and the growth these two always have together is amazing to read.
Not only does it have an accidental pregnancy, but it has a secret baby. Meaning that Billie, the heroine, keeps the secret of her and Drew’s baby for a year. He doesn’t know he has a kid until she arrives at his family’s ranch to announce that she will leave him with Drew so he can have a safe future. Of course nothing goes as planned, so hours later, they find themselves getting a marriage of convenience arranged by Drew’s mother! This book is wonderful and so much fun. I highly recommend everyone to read it.
Where the Honeybells Grow by Ruthie Lenor
This romance is like a fine, delicate tune you hear one day and you can’t stop thinking about it. A soft and slow story that will bring you to your knees when you don’t expect it. Where the Honeybells Grow left me with such consuming happiness that, for sure, I won’t be able to ever forget.
This is the story of Gerti and Quinn, two people who definitely shouldn’t have met under other circumstances. But luckily enough, they find their way to each other. Gerti owns a diner where she has a lot of baked goodies and she loves what she does. Newcomer, but also coming back to his hometown, Quinn meets this sweet beauty who definitely does not like him at first. But grows fond of him with the pass of time. They have such a beautiful story in this small town that you won’t want it to end.