Trope Rec Tuesday: May-December Romances Where the Heroine is Older


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!

May-December romances are a big thing in books. Everyone eats them up, and it’s understandable; they’re very addicting. But if you have noticed, there are more age gaps where the hero is older than ones where the heroine is older in M/F romances. I wish that people gave the same excitement they give to older men in romances to older women. But we kinda know why this doesn’t happen— society looks down on women who like younger men whereas they aren’t that harsh on men who want younger women. 

If She Says Yes by Tasha L. Harrison

Tasha L. Harrison actually has another book, A Taste of Her Own Medicine, which also features a May-December romance where the heroine is older. If She Says Yes is her most recent title and as soon as you start it, you’re gonna be obsessed with it.

Tomás Martinez has had a crush on his best friend’s mother for a very long time. Over his best friend’s wedding weekend, he will try his hardest to tell Darcy about his feelings. He also wants to let her know he would be honored to drop to his knees and worship her in any way possible.

f*ck around and find out by Nicole Falls

This new Nicole Falls book is so wonderful. A very swoony and sexy romance that you won’t be able to stop reading.

Ebonée is asked by her younger brother to show his best friend around the area. Ebonée remembers Floyd, but she didn’t expect the sight that she sees when they finally meet again. Both are instantly attracted to each other, but Ebonée soon starts to wonder if he really fits her life.

40-Love by Olivia Dade

For her 40th birthday, Tess organizes a trip to a little secluded island with her best friend. There, she meets former tennis superstar Lucas who suddenly becomes her tennis trainer at the resort. Their chemistry is instant and I loved seeing them interact! An insta-love romance that will hit just right. 

On the Rebound by Alexandra Warren

I know I have sports romance fans over here. I have not forgotten about you! I highly recommend the Nymphs & Trojans series, but it is On the Rebound that features an older woman younger man romance. 

He has his entire career ahead of him: he plays good, is winning a lot of money, and he is getting the attention he obviously deserves. But entering his second season and focusing on the game is starting to become impossible because of a certain sports reporter he cannot stop thinking about. 

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1 thought on “Trope Rec Tuesday: May-December Romances Where the Heroine is Older”

  1. Thanks for the recommendations! May I recommend The Idea of You for this list? I just finished reading and it is *Chef’s Kiss*.

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