Trope Rec Tuesday: Love Found in a Bookstore


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!

Bookstores are so romantic. We readers who don’t have a better half yet think about how we’re going to meet our one and only. I think the recurrent thought is that we go to the bookstore one day and meet The One holding our favorite book in their hands. Or maybe we’re reaching towards the same book and there is only one copy left, so what’s going to happen next? Bookstores are a perfect setting to find love.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

We’re going to have to wait for a bit more to get Emily Henry’s new romance book. I was very fortunate that I got to read it earlier so I could tell you all about it right now.

This book is an ode to romance and books. The main characters, Nora and Charlie, both work in the publishing business. Nora as a literary agent and Charlie as a book editor. They find themselves bumping into each other in this little cute town. Charlie’s mom owns a bookstore and most of their time (Charlie and Nora’s) they spend it there.

The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese

Another new release, Chloe Liese is going to bless our lives with a holiday romcom. The Mistletoe Motive is such an adorable and romantic love story that puts together two people who are very different. Jonathan and Gabby both work at a bookstore as co-managers. Now, during the holiday season, they make a deal that whoever sells more books can stay and keep working there. There’s so much enmity between them but when Gabby starts seeing Jonathan in a new light, she can’t help but start thinking more and more about him.

Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden

This actually has a meet-cute in a bookstore! If you still haven’t read this Lucy Eden book or any Lucy book, I recommend you fix that immediately. This cute novella will bring a smile to your face. 

Jordyn is having a job interview but she has a little time before it starts so she decides to visit a bookstore. There, she meets this cinnamon roll guy named Mike and they hit it off. 

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