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 really like this type of couple where one of them is very, very tall and the other one is super short. The short one almost always has to look up constantly at the tall one and the tall one has to bend their knees in order to actually listen to something the short one is saying. I don’t know, I just find this characteristic very cute when it comes to romance. Other instances where you see how the height plays into the situations is when the tall one puts their head on top of the short one’s head or shoulder, the tall one has to put the short one on top of the counter to kiss them because their necks would hurt so badly if they continue that way, or when they hug and the short one only reaches the chest. It’s just so cute to see and read and I eat it up.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Public radio co-hosts have to pretend to be exes in order for their show to continue to be on air and have popularity. But soon enough their little situation becomes bigger and bigger when feelings get involved.
How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole
A slow-burn romance where an investigator searching for a missing princess, actually finds her and falls for her! This is inspired by Anastasia and the whole thing is amazing. Highly recommend reading this beautiful book. Alyssa Cole keeps writing my favorite royal romance books.
You also get fake marriage, only one bed, chaotic energy x grumpy energy, f/f romance. As soon as you start this book, you won’t be able to stop reading it I assure you.
A Reckless Match by Kate Bateman
I talked about this book on my last trope tuesday but it also features a height difference so I decided to add it too. A Reckless Match is a historical romance where two families have been enemies for centuries. Maddie and Gryff have been childhood enemies since they were born and continue to be. When he returns home after his father dies, they get involved with a dangerous plot that will unite their families.
Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur
My most recent read, Hang the Moon is simply a work of art. The softest, happiest book you will ever read, this book is also going to give you lots of swoony feelings.
Annie has returned to Seattle to be with her best friend for a couple of weeks before she flies out to London permanently. But instead of her best friend she finds her best friend’s brother. Darcy is currently on vacation and has asked her brother Brendon to accompany Annie in the meantime. But a simmering attraction is easier to notice when you’re spending so much time together. Annie and Brendon don’t know if they should follow their heart or listen to their head even though Annie is moving to another country.