Today’s trope is Gentle Giant Heroes!
To explain a little about what this post will be about, I’m taking the intro I did for the last one: In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. 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 more. I decided to do a sort of Trope Tuesday piece where I will be talking about many tropes and recommend you all some of my favorites that fit.
What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best I think: “Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, tropeon 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 for sure. 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.
I know some people who love a gentle giant hero in their romance stories. Who doesn’t really? I mean we encounter many, many buttholes as heroes, it’s the truth. Sometimes we encounter party boys that have a gooey inside that you can’t help but melt when they appear on scene. And sometimes there are those heroes who are gentle giants, who are quiet and don’t have much to say but by reading their expressions or actions, the reader realizes how he really feels. I have a sweet spot for them and wanted to share some fabulous reads for you all to pick up if you feel the same way as I.
Over and Over Again by Cole McCade
Look at that cover! You should pick it up for the cover but truly the story inside is just as beautiful. Luca Ward has been crushing and loving Imre for years and now he has been shipped off to Imre’s goat farm. He finds that Imre is the same as years before, only a bit more older.
Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon
No surprise when I mention Rebekah in my lists because you know I absolutely adore all her books and will read every one of them. Sanctuary is a beautiful romance that features fake dating between a gentle giant farmer and a woman running for her life. There are dogs, small town fun, and lots of love.
Tikka Chance On Me by Suleikha Snyder
Recently read this one and let me tell you you better be reading Suleikha Snyder and you better have her on your book list when you mention romance novels. Tikka Chance On Me is a gorgeous novella that just pulls at your heartstrings. I cried and laughed and cried again? Yes! A bad-boy biker and the good girl who works at her family’s Indian restaurant. Both are lusting hard for each other (there is also a very fun Walmart scene in there!).
Everything But the Earl by Willa Ramsey
This is one I have on my Kindle but haven’t yet picked up but it sounds really great so I wanted to share it.
Caro is the daughter of London’s most-demand architect and she is on top of the world. When she overhears some lords calling her vulgar names, she takes action and gets the help of a very sweet gentle giant who only wants to tend to his garden and not follow in his father’s footsteps.
Artistic License by Elle Pierson
Shy art student Sophy is fascinating by the art she is currently watching but most of all by the gentle giant who is keeping watch over them. This gentle giant is security consultant Mick and he doesn’t understand why this girl is looking at him and the fact that she isn’t making a very good job at sneaking glances at him. Circumstances bring them together and they form this unlikely friendship that will turn into something very sweet.
Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai
Hello of course I have to mention Miss Alisha Rai, a queen of romance. Hurts to Love You is the last book in the Forbidden Hearts trilogy but all can be read as standalones, don’t worry. Highly recommend them, such an amazing series.
Hurts to Love You puts heiress Evangeline and Gabriel together. There’s a wedding! Lots of fun tropes like childhood friends, forbidden romance, brother’s friend, age gap, forced proximity. I’m telling you, this book is IT.