Trope Rec Tuesday: I Do! Wedding-themed Books To Crave
By Silvana Reyes
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. I adore some of 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, 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 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.
After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married, I was obsessed with reading wedding-related romance novels. There is something special about weddings and I absolutely crave for my own one day. I want to do the whole wild thing and help plan it. I just went to my cousin’s wedding on the beach and it was beautiful and watching him marry his girlfriend was so cute and I saw the happiness in their smiles.
But there is more to a wedding because there are so many things happening behind scenes. Wedding planners, the bride, the groom, the bakers, the wedding dress, the maid of honor, etc. There are really lots of people behind the event that will make it just as perfect as they were requested it to be. Sometimes things get out of hand or kind of wild as we know. (Who doesn’t love 'Say Yes to the Dress' tho). But truthfully, to see or read that scene of the wedding event happening, makes it all the best thing ever.
It also can even be accidental marriages in Vegas! Or fake marriages to help out your friend in need or to get an inheritance you so crave. Really, wedding-related romance novels are so fun and can give you such a good time.
K.M. Jackson is that one author you have to read at least once in your life. Or twice. Or many, many times! Insert Groom Here is a The Bachelorette-esque romance novel, if you love that, you’ll love this one. But wait just a moment! Instead of falling for one of the guys in the reality show, Eva Ward might be falling for the new producer of the show… Oh, oh.
But what if you want the heroine to be the wedding planner veteran and the hero to be the one who is barely starting in the business? This book is what you’re looking for, for sure. Daphne is hired to do her friend’s wedding after the groom thinks his bride is falling for their wedding planner. In this case this other planner is the hero, Aaron. So then the groom hires Daphne as an emergency to help out. She’s the veteran, the one who is known as one of the best wedding planners. Aaron should be bummed but he’s so into Daphne and really loves watching her work and do her thing. He’s such a supportive hero.
Phyllis Bourne does romantic comedies like no other. This one is all about “oops we just got married in Vegas because we were drunk AF.” We all know we love this kind of things happening in our romance stories. It makes it all more intense and the romance that follows between the two main characters is to die for.
What follows is a hero that is someone from her past and claims she is the love of his life. But she has been burned before (her fiancé cheating on her) so she doesn’t want to commit if there is not trust between them. But there is something between them, right?
Let’s talk about the cake. In a wedding, you’ll always find the wedding cake or some kind of cake. And obviously a baker does it and crafts it into a thing of beauty. In Save the Cake, Eloisa is a cake artist who is tasked to work at a high society wedding and there she meets the hero, a videographer, who also happens to be the cousin of the bride.
Jasmine Guillory conquered the world with her debut novel, The Wedding Date. It was a hit and it is one of my favorites on my list. This takes the wedding-theme a little different even though it says it in the name. The hero asks our heroine to be his fake date for this wedding and that’s how they meet… in an elevator! He’s the groomsman, so he’s a pretty big deal for this wedding and he cannot miss it: his ex is getting married.
Has a wedding planner with a commitment phobia finally found the man to make her fall head over heels in love?
You heard right. This has a wedding planner who is so not there for relationships. She loves planning weddings but has never really thought about walking down the aisle herself. But when she meets Blake, something inside her changes… And Blake is ready to make her fall in love and break down those walls, but it won’t be that easy.
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About the Author
From Silvana Reyes: Hi, I'm Sil! 21. México. she/her pronouns. I am the owner of the book blog, The Book Voyagers, where I blog and review books. Mainly, I focus on recommending and reviewing diverse books written by marginalized authors. You might also know me for doing book aesthetics and just shouting in capital letters about new books releasing. I'm a big fan of Adult Romance, but I also love Young Adult especially contemporary fiction and fantasy.
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