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!
Who is in the mood for silver foxes? *puts hand up* Me, me, me. You? If you’re also searching for a silver fox character, you’re in the right place. Because today we’re talking about them. There is something about them that you cannot help but just *screams into my pillow*. Especially if the silver fox is shown explicitly on the cover of the book, right? Showing those grey hairs, maybe in his beard!!! *chef kiss* Wonderful, wonderful. They might be a bit gruff sometimes or shy and silent. But don’t worry inside it’s all mushy and sweet and gooey and the other characters will DEFINITELY fall in love with them. Oh, how I love romance books.
So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
We all know and love Rebekah Weatherspoon. So Sweet is the start of a pretty great trilogy that involves sugar daddies. You will have fun, you will laugh and cry and share all these new emotions alongside Kayla, the protagonist. Rebekah Weatherspoon is one author you cannot miss out on.
Kayla’s current situation is not ideal. She’s out of a job and running out of money. Her roommate finally convinces her to go to Arrangements, an online dating site where young women match with older men. She’s sure that it won’t work out but suddenly meets Michael, Internet billionaire and a very nice silver fox. Their relationships started as a solution to her financial troubles but you will have to read to see what’s expecting them in the future . . .
A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
If we want to talk about covers that showcase the salt and pepper goodness of silver foxes, A Duke by Default is a perfect example. He’s very silver-y and also really gruff and grumpy and people misunderstand him sometimes. He doesn’t start off on the right foot when he meets our protagonist, Portia, in this book. She’s trying to turn to a new page, get her life back together, but meeting a delicious duke (he doesn’t know, tho!) is not in her plans. Yet here we are.
I know I recommend this book so much, but I swear, it’s one of the greatest romance books you will ever read. Portia Hobbs is outstanding, you will relate to her, you will care for her so deeply and the journey that she is embarking on. Don’t miss it!
Deacon by Kit Rocha
Gideon’s Riders series will change your lives. It will never be the same after you finish reading the three books (as of yet, because there are going to be more!). It’s a post-apocalyptic romance series that focuses on this warrior-like characters that form the Riders and protect the Rios family. Gideon Rios is the leader and they are his Riders and protectors. In Deacon, the second title but can be read as a standalone, introduces us to Deacon and Ana, two Riders who cannot deny their attraction.
Deacon is her leader in this group and he’s very stern and grumpy and you will probably fall madly in love with him, no doubt. But Ana. Wow, Ana is the first female Rider and her father was legendary. So she wants to follow in his footsteps. Things get complicated when Deacon’s old squad and mercenary past comes back. But you will have to wait and see what happens!
Lowdown Dirty by Holley Trent
Lowdown Dirty is Trent’s newly released novel. It’s the only one I haven’t read yet but I really wanted to highlighted because it sounds really amazing. It’s a contemporary erotic romance that contains consensual BDSM. I’m adding it to this list because if you look closely to the cover, you can see little grey hairs in the model’s beard. So I will like to believe that he is a very sexy silver fox hero, but correct me if I’m wrong because I don’t know, I’m just going by the cover and we know that sometimes those two don’t match so well. Either way I think it’s a book that everyone needs to obsess over; Holley is a powerhouse and every title she releases throws a punch and with it, a very romantic love story.
What to know about this title? The hero is a luxury boat maker and the heroine is an architect. She’s new and he’s tired searching for love so he has given up dating. Until she appears. Both characters sound like ambitious individual with goals in their minds but it seems that their meeting and relationship will throw them for a loop.