Trope Rec Tuesday: Oh, Our Matchmaker is Vegas?


To explain a little about what this post will be about, I’m taking the intro I did for the last one: In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. 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 more. I decided to do a sort of Trope Tuesday piece where I will be talking about many tropes and recommend you all some of my favorites that fit.

What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best I think: “Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, tropeon 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 for sure. 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.

After watching ‘The Hangover’ (2009), I decided to create a list of romance books that have couples meeting in Vegas for the first time. The characters don’t know each other and decidedly hit it off the first night they meet. They might only have that one night there or the book might develop all in Vegas, there are many options!

I have so much fun reading books with this trope because everything is a mess. It might not be the perfect time for our characters to meet, they might be in Vegas for a wild weekend, for a bachelorette party, for time to think alone… but what we do know is that these two characters will meet and their lives will change no matter what and that is what we are looking for.

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

This is the first book of a trilogy where three best friends meet three hot guys in Vegas! After a wild Vegas weekend celebration, Mia decides to follow Ansel to France for the summer and just have fun with each other… But feelings begin to appear and their temporary stay starts to become too real for both of them. Mia will have to decide if she belongs in that life she left behind or in the strange new one with this man.

Her Secret Lover by Robin Covington

Kelsey wants to get a promotion at the casino she works and she will literally do anything to make that happen. They tell her she needs to set up a one-on-one fan experience with Micah Holmes and if she makes it, she gets that coveted promotion! The only problem is that Micah wants her and Kelsey needs to get close to him to achieve her goal… but she cannot get beyond professional with this client.

Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

Fighter pilot meets clothing boutique owner in Vegas for a weekend. But their chemistry is far too big and they can’t leave it all in Vegas. Fly With Me is about long distance relationships, the love for a job you do, and a romantic getaway that will turn into happily ever after.

Calling Her Bluff by Kaia Danielle

We have a romance author heroine in this book! We love love those. And Kamaria Wilson did not expect to have a one night stand with a hot guy in Vegas. But she realizes the guy she just slept with… is definitely the wrong guy. He is a security specialist and he was just assigned to be by his mystery woman’s side! Things just got very very interesting.

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