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!
I love first loves. Sweet, surprising and new feelings that you don’t expect. This is the first time that you might have felt this way and it’s such a weird feeling but you welcome it with open arms! But sometimes those first loves don’t work out… and that’s okay! Life is unexpected and when you least expect it maybe in this journey that we call life… you find someone new to share it with. And they won’t be your first love, maybe won’t even be your second. But they can be your eternal happily ever after.
I’m mainly going to recommend books that have divorced characters. I have never been married or divorced. But I do relate to that feeling of reconnecting with someone new after you felt like nothing or no one will give you so much joy with so little. I love those unexpected moments when you thought that falling in love again would be impossible. But that person comes and gives a changes everything.
A Taste of Her Own Medicine by Tasha L. Harrison
If you love age gaps as well, this is it for you. A Taste of Her Own Medicine is the newest Tasha L. Harrison’s book and everyone is loving it. It has a recently-divorced heroine looking to re-enter the workforce. She signs up for a six-week course for entrepreneurs, hoping that it helps her build a business. What she didn’t expect is finding her instructor very, very hot.
Do Over by Delaney Diamond
Delaney Diamond’s Do Over takes two people who aren’t really looking for someone, after their ex-spouses cheated on them. They’re focusing on different things; Ella on her daughters and Tyrone on his job. But when a break-in happens at Ella’s house, police detective Tyrone is there to check it out. Both find their attraction so unexpected but hard to resist.
Lowdown Dirty by Holley Trent
In Lowdown Dirty, you meet a boatbuilding, divorced, rich hero who has given up on dating, because he’s far too picky and his dark cravings aren’t for everyone. When a newcomer arrives, he starts to wonder if she is the perfect woman for him. She’s a rising star, always looking for the next step in her life. But her next big job is far away from him and he cannot follow her. So what will happen next?
Dalliances & Devotion by Felicia Grossman
I wanted to add Dalliances & Devotion because it’s not always you find a twice-divorced heroine in a historical romance. You almost always find wallflowers, virgins and girls who are maybe kissing for the first time. But beauty columnist Amalia had two disastrous marriages and she finally is free. But her life is not calm as she is getting these anonymous death threats. She has to get to Delaware to have access to her share of the Truitt’s family money, but her family is very scared for her after these threats. Enter David, her protector on this journey and the man whose heart Amalia broke years ago.