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!
Summer always means vacations! Nowadays going on vacation is way harder because of the pandemic, but these books are the perfect way to transport yourself to a beach-y destination without actually going to the place. You can still enjoy the vibe of going on vacation while you are reading it at home on your coach. It’s not the same feeling but it can be a pretty good alternative!
These characters are going to meet their significant other while on vacation. Isn’t that exciting? It’s all fun and games until the vacation is over and our new favorite ship doesn’t know what’s going to happen next, how are they still going to keep in touch, will this relationship work, etc. All of these questions make the book so angsty and good you won’t be able to stop reading.
Girls Weekend by CM Nascosta
In this holiday romance, our three heroines are elves and they have decided to take a weekend trip to this nudist orc resort. Each of them have their own expectations of how this trip will go but they’re about to be surprised.
Do you remember me putting this book on my TBR monster romance post? Well, I finally read it! If you have wanted to get started into the monster romance subgenre, this is such a good book to pick first. It’s steamy, romantic and so much fun!
40-Love by Olivia Dade
Tess is taking a vacation on a secluded island with her best friend. One day, while she’s out in the ocean, she loses her bikini top! Good thing a cute, cocky guy was able to help her not flash every single person at the beach. She then finds out he is a former professional tennis player who is now teaching tennis lessons at the resort.
This perfect summer romance has a little bit of age gap, banter and lots of love.
Love Scammed by Rilzy Adams
One of my favorite reads this year, Love Scammed has the most amazing plot: Imagine if your best friend sneakily arranged a blind date with someone for you, but, you know, at a resort in Turks and Caicos. This happens to Monae when she realizes her best friend isn’t meeting her at the airport! Hudson is the one who appears instead and both of them never saw this coming. Tempest, her best friend, has been trying to set them up for ages, and now it has finally happened. Monae and Hudson feel betrayed at first, but when they get to the magnificent hotel, they slowly begin to see that maybe Tempest wasn’t so wrong after all.
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
Ten summers, one last trip together.
Poppy and Alex were the best of friends for years. But they haven’t seen each other, and are basically estranged, since two years ago. Poppy remembers very fondly their time together, especially their summer trips, so she asks Alex for one final trip together. It doesn’t go as planned but the best things never do. Poppy and Alex are about to find out if their relationship has come to a close or if it’s just barely beginning.
Definitely a top 10 book for 2021, so if you still haven’t yet read it, I do recommend you to go and pick it up immediately. There’s a video of me crying my eyes out after finishing it. I’M NOT LYING.