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!
It’s the 31st already? I’m sending you all my love and happy holidays to you all. Happy New Year everyone! I’m telling you now because we’ll see each other not until next Tuesday and that’s already January. Hope you have a wonderful last-day-of-the-year day and that you spend it with people you care about. And if you don’t want to spend it with people, books are good companions! A romance novel can be a good friend to end the year with.
This year was hard. We thought it was already over with nothing left to give, but as we already know in Romancelandia, we’re currently so pissed off right now. Romance Writers of America (RWA), time and time again, has been really messy and have treated authors of color really badly throughout my time in this community. The stories you hear and read about… Oh boy. So when they released the statement against author Courtney Milan, I was already done and done. Goodbye to them. With new things coming up against them, I’m not surprised about them but I’m sad to see so many authors get such treatment in a place that should be safe for them. Nice White Ladies continue to be just plain bad to the romance community.
In this Tuesday’s trope extravaganza I’m listing some great romances that feature New Year’s! A kiss at midnight, a one-night stand at a party, a love story just beginning… who’s ready for new beginnings? In with the new, and goodbye to the old ways.
Every New Year by Katrina Jackson
We are in luck this year because Miss Katrina Jackson is releasing not one but TWO (That’s right!!) New Year’s romance novellas. So you better get them because they will set your soul on fire.
Every New Year is a friends to lovers romance that takes nearly twenty years to actually happen. Candace and Ezra simply don’t have time on their side and they keep missing their opportunities to be together. Each New Year they spend a night together, but that’s it. Though they always hope for more for the upcoming year. As 2019 ends, they’re both running away from broken hearts and towards each other’s arms.
New Year, New We by Katrina Jackson
New Year, New We is the other Jackson romance that she’s blessing us with. This is actually the fourth book in The Spies Who Loved Her series. You have to read Pink Slip first, but it’s also a novella and a very enjoyable one that you won’t be able to stop reading. It takes us back to Kierra, Monica and Lane and their love for each other. It’s a little check-in with this polyamorous triad. Who doesn’t love spies, am I right? Kierra is very unsure now that the year is coming to a close. Do Monica and Lane have room for one more? Do they love her as much as she loves them? You can never go wrong with a Katrina Jackson book.
Dance All Night by Alexis Daria
Get back to the Dance Off universe with Dance All Night, this New Year’s sweet and steamy romance novella. It’s also a Christmas romance but New Year’s is featured a little bit on this so I’m definitely counting it. Plus it’s a romance with ballroom dancers and celebrities and the whole showbiz world.
Nik and Jess kiss one New Year’s Eve night at a party. They can’t stop thinking about each other but Nik has to go on tour right after that. When the holidays roll back around, Nik decides to settle down in LA and look for that one Scrooge he couldn’t stop thinking about. Jess is harder and she doesn’t think Nik is going to settle down, but she agrees on three dates. Will he make her believe in the holiday magic?