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!
These classic stories you heard as a kid, you watched the Disney movie adaptations, you saw them everywhere — they might have shaped your childhood. I love finding fairytale stories retold in romance books. Searching for the small details that make this story so beautiful in this new book and how the author is including their own spin to it. The princesses, the villains, the magical beings, right? These are some amazing book series that include different stories you might have very close to your heart. What they do is put them in this new light that will change your world entirely.
Wicked Villains series by Katee Robert
I haven’t even read this series. But I know it’s top of its game. Everyone, including your neighbor next door, loves this series and will gamble you anything because they know you’re also going to love these books, and the whole series in its entirety, after you’re done reading them.
These erotic romance books take their inspirations from the villains of the stories. Jafar and Jasmine together? You have it. Hercules, Meg and Hades? That’s right. Hook and Tink? You heard correctly. And so many more. Actually Robert is releasing a new book soon, Queen Takes Rose, so you have all the time to catch up.
Cowboys of California series by Rebekah Weatherspoon
One of my favorite authors is writing a contemporary book series where each book in the series is a fairytale remix! I loved the first book, A Cowboy to Remember, a Sleeping Beauty inspired romance that features a chef who gets amnesia and the boy she left behind. It’s a wonderful and sweet take on the story while also giving you so much beautiful content. Cowboys, doggies, celebrities, and DEFINITELY SOME EPIC ROMANCE.
The next book in the series, If the Boot Fits, is releasing Oct. 27th. This sounds like a Cinderella story! Amanda meets Sam Pleasant on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. They spend the night together and when the light starts to appear, Amanda runs off. But not before she mistakenly takes the wrong swag bag… the one that holds Sam’s Oscar. This only makes Sam more interested in her!
Faded Fairytales series by Tanzania Glover
This series also features our favorite princesses with a twist. I love, love the covers of these books and I truly think they are some of the best illustrated covers out there today.
These stories follow the Logan brothers Cameron, Christian and Chasen and their happily ever afters! Thickerella gives you Cinderella, Sleeping Cutie gives you Sleeping Beauty and finally Trapunzel, out Dec. 4th, will present you the Rapunzel story in a contemporary light!