[Note from Frolic: This post is brought to you by our friends at Kensington. Looking for your next book with hot cowboy romance? Look no further than A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon, out now!]
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!
Have you already read A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon and thought it was beautiful, funny as hell and just what you want in all your romance books? Yeah, I hear you. It makes you want to keep reading about a cowboy and his significant other who walked away once upon a time but you also want to pick up stories with non-white cowboys falling in love. There is a big quantity of books out there with white cowboys and they oversaturate the romance shelves in bookstores. Those? Those I have no interest in reading. But I’m here to tell you that there are non-white cowboy romance stories published already and share with you some of my favorites.
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
Ms. Bev is the first you need to read to be honest. She has written historical romances with Black cowboys (and also pirates!) that reflect history better than other cowboy romances.
When this cowboy rides into town, Portia doesn’t know what to do. The way he looks not to mention the way HE looks at HER. She isn’t ready to jeopardize her life with an unsuitable man. But Kent surely knows how to melt her heart.
His to Claim by Brenda Jackson
After you finish Ms. Bev’s whole backlist (because every single book is amazing and you should read them all) you have to read Ms. Brenda Jackson now. She has a lot of cowboy romances, all of them sweet and very sexy. These two powerhouses (Ms. Bev and Ms. Brenda) have continued to bless us with more and more books throughout the years and I’m very thankful that they continue to do so.
If you love marriage in trouble romances, His to Claim is perfect for you. This cowboy has to win his wife back after she has run off to the Wyoming ranch they’d planned to visit together. He definitely doesn’t want to lose her and their four kids. But all this time away from home has made Teri lonely. How is he going to win back his wife?
Wrangling Wes by Jacquelin Thomas
When cowboys and millionaires mix together, we get a super-rich cowboy hero. There is also a cowboy auction involved in this story that leads to our two characters getting a first date. But a first date is only the beginning for these two because they can’t seem to keep away from each other. Her original mission of getting herself a cowboy (because her boss assigned it to her) is becoming more and more complicated when feelings get in the way.
To Tame a Wilde by Kimberly Kaye Terry
Kimani covers really deliver every single time. Especially when it comes to cowboy romances. They always went with amazing covers that I can’t get enough of.
This time around we are taking a flight from Wyoming to Hawaii because this high-powered attorney is going to defend the Wilde family and do everything in her power to do so. Even traveling to Hawaii to talk to rancher Nick Kealoha who only wants payback. But these two will find out their chemistry is out of control and their loyalties will be compromised quickly enough.