Trope Rec Tuesday: Monster Romances to Read ASAP


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!

Not me watching Godzilla: King of the Monsters and immediately thought of doing a monster romances list. Truthfully I’m so very excited for the upcoming movie, Godzilla vs. Kong, and want to see my favorite cutie monsters soon. So I thought it appropriate to compile a small list of some monster romances I’ve enjoyed and some that I want to desperately read. Shall we? 

Deal with the Demon by Chace Verity

A fave of mine! In need of a soft paranormal romance? Look no further, because you just found the softest. This sweet novella is about a single mother of two who summons a demon via a QR code she finds online. This demon, named Drystan, is here to make her succeed in anything she wants and to simply, you know, make her happy. But Heidi, instead of using him to achieve richness, popularity or anything else drastic, makes him do things like babysit her kids while she works, cook breakfast for them and just help them out around the house. 

Drystan has hooves and horns! He doesn’t turn into a human by the end or anything, so happy to report you can 100% expect a monster x human romance in this.

His Beauty by Jack Harbon

If you love Beauty and the Beast and constantly are searching for romance retellings, I’m happy to show you one book that has left me feeling so much. This isn’t the story you know because this time around the beast… doesn’t turn into his human form at the end. He just stays being a beast and I love that. 

Radiance by Grace Draven

I would like to read this one. Everyone has been telling me to do it, because they’re pretty sure I’m going to love it completely. And to be honest, from everything that I’ve heard, they’re 100% right. I’m ready for the “wow you’re ugly” romance. 

A prince needs to marry a human for an alliance and finds out she is as ugly as he imagined. Both of them come from royalty so they have to do their duty of marrying each other even though they find each other repulsive. But somehow this works and they will fall in love eventually. 

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Hades and Persephone meets Labyrinth, Wintersong is definitely one of my all-time favorite books. Sexy, intriguing, and full of mysteries, this story will throw things at you when you least expect them.

The dangerous and magical Goblin King has come to take his bride to his world. But instead kidnaps Liesl’s sister. Liesl has to travel to the Underground to save her, and while in this adventure, she will find out the Goblin King’s secrets, making her unable to stop herself from wanting more and more. From him and from this world.

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