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!
It’s the holiday season. Either your country is too cold right now and you go to a warmer place for holidays. Or your home is really, really hot, and you want a little bit of cold and snow for this Christmas time. Either way if you have the opportunity, you might go on holidays and spend a beautiful time with friends, family or any person you want to take. Or go alone! It doesn’t matter the company because you’re going to meet the love of your life there. But it’s always nice to have your friends to be there for you to gossip and hype each other up.
Going to another city and meeting someone there is always such a surprise to the main character. They weren’t there to meet someone specifically. But destiny brought them together (or the lovely author!!!). And most definitely the main character has to go back home. Maybe they got a new job? The reasons could be infinite but these two will meet each other again and their love story will blossom before us in this great epic happily ever after.
Acting On Impulse by Mia Sosa
If you want a book that features a first meeting on a plane that changes both of the main characters’ lives forever, pick this up right away. I really love the very first paragraph of this book, it sets the tone of the story and you will become obsessed with it immediately.
I’m standing in the middle of an airplane aisle, inching my way to row 12, when I spot her. I don’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D. (Carter’s POV)
Both of them are going on separate trips to Aruba, but meet in the airplane. This meeting will cause a massive change in their lives. Both are there for different reasons, they can’t help but look for the other. Fate brings them to the same hotel and from then on, the story gets even BETTER. Mia Sosa does it every single time but her books are complete masterpieces and you will have so much fun reading about Carter and Tori.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Rhiannon and Samson met once upon a time at a bar. They had used a dating app and matched. Sexy things happened and they both felt like a second date could be a reasonable thing to do. But then Samson ghosted her and didn’t show up. Rhiannon immediately labeled him as #BeachBastard and never looked back. Samson had his reasons but he couldn’t call her. Plus he didn’t know her real name! Three months later they meet under very different circumstances.
Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes
Six de los Reyes is a favorite author of mine and she has lots of amazing titles for you to pick up. One of them is Sounds Like Summer which from the title alone sounds so dreamy and hot. But it’s much more than that.
Lux is a scientist and she is used to perfection throughout her whole life and career. When many experiments aren’t so successful, she decides to take a vacation to a musical festival to the beach. There she meets Micah Jacinto, an adventurer and a guy who has the moon tattooed on his arm. But every weekend getaway needs to end at some point. Will she ask Micah to stay?
Content warnings: This novel talks about topics like self-harm, depression and suicide.
The Princess Finds Her Match by Suzette de Borja
This getaway happens at Vegas. A princess and a polo player meet, but they don’t know their real identities. One wants to have a normal moment for once and the other just wants to be away from the light. They have a wild, wild night of pleasure and go their separate ways the next day. A meeting reunites them at a polo match and when they find out their real identities, things don’t go as planned.
I love mistaken identities and wild Vegas nights. They are always so fun to read about. Plus, when the characters don’t know about each other but you do *chef kisses* exquisite!!!!!
Work for It by Talia Hibbert
Olu has been through a lot. He decides to take a little “vacation” to this small town. There he meets the manager of this small town farm, Griffin, a silent, grumpy guy, who also has been dealing with a lot in his life. At the beginning they don’t start off so well, but you clearly see that when they’re together, things just develop so naturally and this love story will bloom before your eyes.
Talia is a MUST if you haven’t read her. Each book has its own special place in my heart. I am warning you that when you start your first Talia Hibbert book, you won’t be able to stop. So make some time for these books because you will read them one after another! No joke.