Trope Rec Tuesday: Contemporary Fantasy Romances

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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!

There have been a lot of witchy romances released during this season and I’m so happy we are getting more and more books that are set in contemporary settings that are in the fantasy genre. Like, I do adore fantasy romance books that take place in magical worlds like Radiance, King of Battle and Blood and For the Wolf, but fantasy books that take place in our own world? They are so very fun to read as well! 

Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle

When Bettie accidentally summons The Holiday Spirit, aka Hall, after listening to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” backwards on vinyl, she never expected for him to help her out in a big way. But after losing all her money and still making people believe she is okay, Bettie desperately needs that help. Christmas is near and she needs to go spend a week-long holiday at her grandma’s place. The only way she’s doing it is by making Hall create the life she wants them to see. Also she kinda needs him to fake being her fiancé. Good times this holiday season!

Ghost in Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie

Gemma has a very unique gift: she can see ghosts. She likes helping them finish their unfinished business in the living realm. Levi, a ghost she impulsively kissed, is going to help her find her long-lost sibling and with that, he gets a second chance in life. But he has to never see her again after that… It’s getting harder to think he will be able to leave her behind because every moment they spend together, he’s getting to know Gemma more and more. And life seems pretty good to him with her. 

Bear With Me by Lucy Eden

Celestine just got embarrassed in public by her ex-boyfriend when he dumped her and then went onto release a song professing his love for his new girlfriend. And getting engaged! A week later! Can you believe that? She needs some alone time, away from the world, away from her millions of social media followers, so she decides to do a little relaxation at a cabin in the woods. But the grumpy lumberjack running the cabin resort is not helping her and maybe he has secrets he wants to keep hidden. 

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