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!
These characters have the spotlight on their faces every single day. Their every move is watched and analyzed so they always have to be careful. Sometimes they have very intense fans so their dating lives must be kept secret. And if they fall in love with a non-celebrity person, that other person’s whole life is forever changed so they also have to take that into consideration. Dating a celebrity has its ups and downs but if you’re so into the person and you want to be there for them, you will do whatever it takes to have what you want!
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
A newly released romance from our favorite Alexis Daria! It literally just released a week ago and let me tell you all about it. My love for it reaches the sky, the stars, the whole galaxy. Jasmine and Ashton are two cuties who can’t help but fall in love.
They’re both actors, but they are very different. Jasmine has paparazzis following her around because of her very scandalous, public breakup while Ashton doesn’t want any of that. So when he gets cast in a new TV show for streaming and finds out Jasmine is his co-star, he rather stay a bit away from her. Though that doesn’t work because they have to do these off-camera chemistry lessons and be very close together!
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Spoiler Alert is the upcoming romance from Olivia Dade (out Oct. 6th) and it’s about the world of fanfiction, but also movie stars and celebrities. This book is getting lots of good reviews and I seriously cannot wait for it!
Marcus is the star of the biggest TV show right now, Gods of the Gates. But he has a secret— he is also a fanfiction writer. He writes fanfiction for his own character and loves to leave it all on the page, but if the production finds out he does it, he would be fired immediately. Then we have April, a fan of the show and Lavinia (one half of the show’s main ship!). She loves to cosplay and write fanfiction but that side of her life is hidden from the other. One day she decides to post a Lavinia creation on Twitter and SHE GOES VIRAL! Marcus, as a publicity stunt, decides to ask her out but finds out he wants more than just a publicity stunt.
Of course both don’t know the secrets between them.
Songs of Our Breakup by Jay E. Tria
Jill just broke up with her seven-year boyfriend and she doesn’t know how to move on from that. It’s harder if your boyfriend is also in the same band as you and most of the songs you play together is like having your heart ripped apart on the stage. She has a best friend tho, to calm her down and be there for her— a Japanese actor who always does his best to call her, text her and he even has her as his phone background!! These two are so adorable together.
Also the author writes songs from the band in between chapters and they’re so good, you will wish they were real and you could listen to them ASAP on spotify. I want to mention as well that the whole band has a book in this series so if you want to find out their happily ever after you totally can!
Oops! by Alexandra Warren
Enemies to parents to lovers. That’s right! Camryn accidentally gets pregnant with the guy she hates, social-media famous Maverick. She can’t stand him! AT ALL. But now they’re having a baby together, so their lives are forever intertwined.
I love that since forever they have been attracted to each other, but Camryn never really wanted to take that step to the other side. Now things have DEFINITELY changed. Maverick is ready to be with her, for her, and their baby. He is wild and I love that he is very excited for the baby, he starts to learn more about having one and loves buying little sneakers for their unborn child. The whole relationship growth is amazing to see because they don’t really have a relationship at first or even when they find out they’re having a baby, so it’s great to see them grow closer, text each other pretty often and even have little dates. So sweet!