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!
Billionaire romances is possibly the most written trope/archetype in the romance genre. It’s one trope you see often; the Cinderella story, the billionaire falling for the poor girl, you know how it goes. I’m sometimes on the fence about this trope, but when I read it, I usually enjoy the story a lot. So, I wanted to share some favorites of mine and hope you read them and enjoy them!
A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn
If you want a fake engagement plot, you will have it in this book. It’s a hilarious romcom about a woman who decides to find a rich husband and the guy she suddenly bumps into who is searching for a fake fiancé. So, both of them have similar goals and agree to help each other out. Living together, sharing their lives together, and all that forced proximity is surely going to make it harder when everything has to come to an end by the time the deal runs out. But what if they decide to stay together forever?
The Forever Night Stand by Katie Golding
Now, this is a very fun little novella that will give you everything you want in a romance: romance and steam. It’s sexy and it’s super romantic, so I’m sure many will enjoy this one.
Luke and Ari meet one night and choose to spend it together. What starts as a one-night stand soon turns into a weekend-night stand… a week-long stand… and so on. These two can’t seem to get enough of each other. Plus they might be starting to catch feelings.
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
One of the best books I’ve read recently, and probably for a while, Marrying Winterborne is one romance you cannot miss out on. It has the perfect phrase of “not five fucking minutes”, so if you want to understand why Rhys Winterborne says that, you better start reading it.
A ruthless tycoon and a sheltered beauty decide to marry each other. But before they get to their nuptials, there are far too many problems surrounding them. They’ll have to find a way to beat the odds in order to be together.
Love Unsolicited by Alexandra Warren
And one of my all-time favorite books, Love Unsolicited, starts with the best sentence: “His wallet was thick.” And it was. The heroine, Joella, is sort of like a hustler and likes to take money from very rich men. Her latest target is one delicious man, but he discovers her secret and instead of being angry at almost getting robbed, he decides to make a deal with her.