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!
An ice queen: Someone who has impenetrable walls surrounding her heart. Sometimes she has a cold heart and lets a small amount of people inside her life. Cool, reserved and hard to crack. That’s the ice queen we all love to read about. Think about Olivier Mira Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood! Imagine her as a romance protagonist!!!! Won’t that be amazing. And I love that when in romance, the love interest always breaks down the ice queen’s walls and cuteness appears and the ice queen blushes and doesn’t know what to expect anymore.
Sadly, I don’t know many books with this trope even though this trope is one of my all-time favorites? These two are the only ones I could remember. If you do know more ice queen characters in romance books, please do let us know! We love them and would love to read more.
Teach Me by Olivia Dade
Teachers falling in love! Teach Me got so much love when it was released and it continues to have more new fans. And with good reason! This title is best described as soft, I was told, and to be honest, I need to pick it up ASAP.
Rose realizes that the administrator at her school is giving her classes to the new teacher Martin. She dislikes him right there and decides to keep her distance. She doesn’t open her heart easily because of events in the past and that’s understandable! But when she gets to know Martin and the soft and good guy he is, she starts to see things differently.
Love For All Time by Kianna Alexander
Kianna Alexander has written some very fabulous romance novels. If you want a TV actress who also happens to be an ice queen, Love For All Time is perfect for you.
Sierra just arrived to this little beach town for a new TV show she is doing. There she meets real estate scion Campbell and our romance story begins. Everything is going well and this lovely affair (turning into something more maybe?) is making both of them happy but when problems arise, and a young actress’s social media campaign is threatening Sierra’s career, they both will have things to decide.