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’m a big fan of big, powerful beings finding their other half and their happily ever after. Imagine this powerful entity that everyone is afraid of, everyone worships them, finding this other person that makes them feel all dumb inside. They can’t articulate words when they’re around their other half when they’re so freaking powerful? Sign me up. Let’s talk about goddesses, incarnations of goddesses, demigoddesses, etc. Some of them might be living a lowkey life or a high-stakes, full-of-danger kind of life. You can choose which type of story you want, I’m just here to offer you some books for you to pick!
Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra
I love recommending this trilogy because many people might not know they want this until they hear about it. If you want to read a New Adult series that has Filipino gods going to college and having love problems and making friends, you should pick up Interim Goddess of Love.
When the Goddess of Love goes AWOL, college sophomore Hannah takes the job of helping college students figure out their love problems. With the help of the God of the Sun, Hannah will try her best at this goddess thing.
Awaken the Dragon by A.C. Arthur
Newest release by A.C. Arthur, paranormal shifter romance fans, Awaken the Dragon is what you have been searching for. We have everything in this book and it’s full of surprises and wild moments! Vampires, dragons, bodyguard trope, and a demigoddess, are here to steal your heart forever.
Dragon shifter Theo gets the job of guarding Shola, a mysterious human from the River tribe, who is to marry a man who they know nothing about. The union was established before she was born, the only thing she knows is that she needs to be ready when the time comes. But this gorgeous protector is going to make her emotions run wild when she needs to concentrate the most.
The Coyote’s Chance by Holley Trent
Holley Trent knows how to do shapeshifters. Coyote shifters meets demigoddess in this sweet and fun romance. You won’t get enough of Willa and Blue’s constant banter and battle of wills!
Blue is hired to be the Coyote’s pack alpha. Willa has been their patron for many years, but her godfather has stripped her from her powers. She has to hire Blue so they don’t reveal themselves to the humans. But for many months, whenever one decides something, the other doesn’t approve, so they’re constantly at odds. Finally Blue decides to give this another try and get to know her, but the developing emotions that spark in them are quite different than what they are familiar with.
Daughter of the Sun by Effie Calvin
This F/F fantasy romance between a sword paladin and a trickster goddess will make your knees go weak! Daughter of the Sun has a road trip romance that puts together a paladin who drives out chaos from the world and a trickster goddess, a chaos goddess, trapped in a human form. Aelia, our goddess, is on the search for a magical artifact that will make her go back to her original body. Orsina, the paladin, is tasked to destroy an evil being she is destined to beat. Their paths are intertwined and their fates are forever changed.