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 love me a marriage of convenience. Between strangers it’s great; I love seeing them getting to know each other while being already married. I love to see them falling in love even though they share a house, maybe they even share a bedroom! It’s so wonderful to see how they act in public, trying to convey to everyone that this fake marriage is believable. It’s a wonderful thing to read.
But a marriage of convenience between best friends is another thing entirely. It has that extra OOMPH, you know? They already know each other so much; their little quirks, their facial expressions, their truths. But now they’re married, doing it for a common goal, and soon they realize that they really fit together. Maybe this marriage of convenience might just work in the long run.
Waking Up Married by Reese Ryan
I recently shared an excerpt for this book on Frolic and if you read it, you know this is IT. This “oops we got married in Vegas and now I want a baby?” romance is a must in your TBR.
Their night in Vegas is a blank, so when they wake up next to each other in bed, they get very confused. Also they’re married too. The news spreads fast and they decide to stay married, temporarily. Maybe Dallas can make his best friend’s baby dream come true too.
The Marriage Mistake by Jess Fox
Finally! Release month!!! You don’t know how excited I am for this book to release. Since Jess talked about this book in B and I’s 2021 romance releases talk a few months back, I was so into everything being said about the book.
Her dating life is just not cutting it. She thinks she has very bad luck every single time she tries for love. He, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be near anything related to love. But his single status is holding him back in more ways than one. They have the perfect solution to this problem and that is to be bride and groom! They already live together, so why not just get married for six months? *wink wink*
The Friend Contract by Dria Andersen
A paranormal romance with a side of fake marriage. I know many of you readers love that mix and you’re gonna eat this up.
This book is about a panther shifter and a bear shifter who are best friends. Gabe has been in love with Naomi for so many years and he’s so desperate to let her see that he’s the real deal and he just wants to have a chance with her. So he creates an elaborate plan for them to be fake engaged and hopes that Naomi sees him in a new light.