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 love when series interconnect. When characters appear in previous books and know each othe. Most of the time the characters are friends or somehow know each other through work. But some other times the main characters for each book in the series are SIBLINGS. And they all find their happily ever after separately. The next romance series all have siblings as main characters in each of their own books. And yes, their other siblings appear and you get to experience the full romance of everyone because you find out what they’re doing after their own novel is over. (That always bums me out whenever a book is over and you don’t get like an update on their romance in the next book!). But that’s not the case in these series because these siblings are definitely in each other’s lives. Get ready to enjoy these precious and wonderful romances!
Them Boys by Alexandria House
Meet the Mitchell brothers. The first encounter you will have with them will be with each of their covers. Look at them! Some of the best covers I’ve ever seen and they give me strong vibes that the story inside will be just as good as the outside. You first meet Set, then Jah, and last but definitely not least, you finally get Shu’s story. They each will try their hardest to win their loves’ hearts and our own in the process.
The Wright Brothers by Christina C. Jones
It is easy to fall in love with the Wright brothers when you meet them. And Christina C. Jones created very sexy and fun heroes to fall for. From the very first time you meet Jason in Getting Schooled it’s a done deal. Then you meet his family and slowly get to know them little by little. But of course, you get the full experience when you get to their individual books, Pulling Doubles for Dr. Joseph Wright and Bending the Rules for NYT Best Selling author Justin Wright. It’s great to not only see the romance but also the relationship between the siblings; how was it growing up with them and how they are doing now.
The Nobles of Sweet Rapids by Té Russ
Of course I won’t be forgetting one of my favorite romance series. The Nobles!!!! They’re quadruplets. You heard that right! I loved getting to know the Noble siblings; they each have a very distinct personality, likes and dislikes. They each did what they loved in their lives and went their separate ways. I crave every single information about their relationship and upbringing whenever I was reading the books. They are all rich and everyone knows the Nobles in Sweet Rapids. They all are genius kids who graduated high school at 15 and graduated college at 18. (OH YES!) We have a music producer, a travel blogger, a fashion designer and a chef, so you bet you’re going to find your favorite romance in any of these four titles. I highly recommended this series!
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Even though Michael is only Khai and Quan’s cousin, they are all related, so I’m going to include them. I love, love the start of this series. Helen Hoang really gave us a steamy and fun story. Michael’s family was a pleasure to meet and we all can agree we fell in love with the dynamics and the love between them. The Bride Test gave us Khai’s love story with Esme and it was wonderful as well. Helen has been hinting since the start about Quan and what’s the deal with him. In Khai’s book, we obviously get a bit of a closer look because they are brothers. It was great to get a bit more information on him and what his story will be about. Because The Heart Principle is not coming out until 2021 so yes, we have to wait a little bit. But if you have read the previous two titles, you know that Hoang will be giving us something beautiful and worth the wait.
Holidays with the Wongs by Jackie Lau
Not only does Jackie Lau have a complete holiday romance series, this same series has siblings as main characters finding love! The Wong matriarchs are tired that the Wong siblings aren’t finding their significant others and they want to see them paired up! They arranged blind dates for each sibling but of course they don’t work out. Instead they find love in unexpected places and unexpected people. Where they thought it wouldn’t work out, it totally does. Jackie Lau will deliver fun and hilarious moments, as well as that romance you crave your novels to have.