Trope Rec Tuesday: Love in NYC


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 don’t want to romanticize New York too much, but it’s a very pretty city. It also has literally everything in it. You can find beautiful unknown restaurants while also going and enjoying tourist-y spots. I’ve only gone one time, so I’m no expert on this city, but I know a few authors AND books that can show you a bit of what this city can bring.

Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the perfect author to read if you want to experience NYC. I think most of her books (or all of them) are set in the city, so you’re going to get a front-row seat to all things NYC. Her upcoming novel, Made in Manhattan, is a wonderful tale of a Park Avenue heiress falling for the bad boy who is in need of a makeover.

It’s sort of a reverse My Fair Lady and it captures your heart very quickly. It did for me! Violet and Cain will become fast favorites and you won’t ever want to finish the book because it means saying goodbye to them.

The Sweetest Fix by Tessa Bailey

This foodie romance will enchant you with its baked goods, but also with its look at Broadway life. You see, the main character Reese only wants to dance and be in a Broadway show. But life has dealt her bad luck and opportunities haven’t worked out. Still, she wants to try and achieve her goals, so the only thing left to do (she thinks) is to talk to the director’s son, so he can help her out! But when she meets Leo, her plan crumbles down because he’s so very sweet and so very grumpy, so she doesn’t want to use him in that way. But their lives have already become entangled.

Marriage for One by Ella Maise

Jack and Rose will introduce you to New York in this fantastic marriage of convenience romance. If you still haven’t yet read Marriage for One, I recommend fixing that and doing it ASAP. 

Their personal goals lead them to have a marriage of convenience, but Rose is still not so sure what’s in it for Jack. Still, she agrees to marry him in order for him to rent her a space she inherited. She just wants to own her perfect little coffee shop! It’s going to fill you up with happiness when you see the grumpy CEO start falling for his cute, sunshine wife.

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