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!
Influencers are a huge thing right now. You see them on every social media platform. But you really do not know what is happening behind that wall, that picture, that video. They show you the perfect life and they sell that really well. They put so much work on creating content but put a smile on their faces to show you that maybe it wasn’t that hard, but in reality, gosh… I know most of them spend hours and hours planning, creating, organizing the perfect thing to post.
I’ve found myself reading romance books with characters who are influencers with large followings. And I love the way they use their platforms. I love seeing them grow in the book but also sharing their growth with their fans and the people who follow them.
Electric Idol by Katee Robert
I know, I know. Why am I even including a 2022 book? I’m sorry, okay! I’m currently reading it and it got me the idea of using this trope for this week. I don’t want to share too much, but I will say that Psyche is a big influencer, she gets more than a million likes a picture, and the way she works to create a perfect moment is incredible, it’s outstanding.
It’s obviously going to be a good tool to fool everyone into thinking she and Eros got married because they love each other and not because they’re trying to make everyone believe that. Marriage of convenience fans, this is gonna rock your world!
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
I’m obsessed with this book. I’m pretty sure everyone knows it. Finally everyone can go and get it, because it is now up on every retailer, on every site you can buy books, and I highly recommend you to go and do that.
The protagonist, Piper, is a fashionable, influential It Girl who suddenly gets an ultimatum from her stepdad. She is sent to a little fishing town to meet her roots, where she was born. It is there where she meets the grumpy local who is displeased she arrived in his small town.
Bear With Me by Lucy Eden
If you still haven’t tried Lucy Eden’s works, Bear with Me is a good way to start. She writes magnificent, lovely novels/novellas that make you fall madly in love with the characters and their stories.
Meet Chellie, an influencer with more than 850k followers. Yeah, she just got dumped by her boyfriend who proceeded to announce his undying love for his new girlfriend and then getting engaged one week after breaking up with her. So, you see, Chellie needs a break. The perfect solution is going to a cabin resort for rest and relaxation. The only thing messing up her plans is the grumpy, sexy lumberjack who runs the resort.
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
My first K.A. Tucker novel was a success and I think everyone who loves grumpy heroes meeting pampered rich girls would love it as well.
Calla has a big Instagram following, but before the book starts, she isn’t really real with her followers. Not completely. When she arrives in Alaska, basically she realizes a lot of things in her life, but also grows a lot throughout the novel. One of the main aspects is taking pictures of things she enjoys, of people who matter in her life, not just superficial shots and captions.
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