Trope Rec Tuesday: Kissing At Midnight on New Year’s Eve


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!

The year is ending. 2020 is finally about to disappear. I hope that 2021 is a far better year and I think we all hope the same. But before the year ends, let’s talk about romance books that take place during New Year’s! This is my last Trope Tuesday for the year, because the next time I see you (or rather the next time you read one of my pieces), it’s going to be January already so I thought it would be the perfect time to share these great titles with you. If you have time before the ball drops and want to read a thing or two, I have the right things for you.

Eight Naughty Nights by Nicole Falls

The amazing thing about this book is that this book starts a countdown romance series where from December 25th to January 1st, you get a new book. This series is called New Year Bae-Solutions and I highly recommend them. Not all of them are out right now but you can get the ones that are! 

Eight Naughty Nights offers you an exclusive resort destination, a heroine who has been undersexed and a sexy stranger who might be the solution to her problem. Eight nights together is all they have!

Midnight Stroke by Té Russ

Hello? This is the most awaited follow-up I wanted! We meet Harper and Trent in Russ’ Birthday Sex, her sexy short that liights everything up. After reading it, I became obsessed with these two and wanted so badly a follow-up or a little something where I saw them being together again. I’m so happy that Russ did write a sort-of sequel to it and now we have it! It is also set during NYE so perfect for this list. 

Party Favors by Erin McLellan

McLellan’s series, So Over the Holidays, is, as the name says, set during some key holidays. All of them are romance and sexy and you’ll have a very fun time reading them. The latest one is Party Favors and it’s about two online best friends who finally get to meet! There is only one bed in a cottage, attraction and more in this delicious novella. 

Brand New by Rilzy Adams

Yes! Rilzy Adams has a New Year’s romance and I’m here to tell you all about it. 

So we have Regina, our protagonist, who doesn’t want to see Quentin. She hopes to avoid him because every time he’s in proximity she can feel the attraction in the air. And she doesn’t want that! But then a faulty lock traps them inside a room together when the new year is right around the corner…

If you want more New Year’s romance, I wrote another fun listicle last year, so you can check those books out too!

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