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 know this trope has a lot of fans! Marriage in trouble is kind of a second chance romance between two people who are already married but are going through a rough patch. Something isn’t working and they need to realize what it is and make this relationship work! Sometimes it’s really, really hard and when you’re reading the book, you get so emotional seeing these two still love each other but not being able to work it out. It’s a long journey with lots of bumps but you’re definitely getting that delicious and most awaited happily ever after at the end!
Ever After Always by Chloe Liese
This is the third book in the Bergman Brothers series, and now is the time for Freya Bergman to tell her story. Ever After Always is coming out on January 12th and I cannot wait to finally read it. Chloe Liese has become a favorite author of mine; she does slow burn romances so well and you feel and smell the angst a mile away. SWEET DELICIOUS ANGST! She never misses.
This marriage-in-crisis romance takes us all the way to an island vacation where Freya and her husband Aiden are going to try to fix their marriage. You can see that their love for each other is there, but they have to come back to that place where they both feel like they can still be together.
Home for Christmas by Brookelyn Mosley
This little novella made my December. It was a perfect Christmas romance, but I definitely recommend it for any day of the year. It’s so short, you’re going to finish it immediately. And like me, you’re definitely going to want more. The writing is enchanting and the characters are very interesting with personalities that you will find endearing.
Eva and Jaleel haven’t been living together since the summer. Now it’s Christmas time and their son is asking for a miracle: for his parents to dine together on Christmas. Eva is ready to sign the divorce papers but Jaleel wants to try one more time. And so this Christmas day, he’s going to show Eva that he is there for his family through it all.
Cherish Me by Farrah Rochon
Harrison and Willow have the perfect life, the perfect family and the perfect children. But one thing isn’t going so well, and that is their marriage. Willow is rethinking about her life and seeing that some of her plans went unfulfilled. So when Harrison gifts her with a delayed honeymoon trip to Rome, she thinks this is the chance to make their marriage okay again. Eventually they will realize that one trip may not change their relationship, and steps have to be taken to go back to their happy place.
The Captain’s Midwinter Bride by Liana De La Rosa
Another adorable, soft Christmas novella where two people who had a marriage of convenience grew apart, and now years later, they are brought back together without knowing how to live in close quarters.
Phillip, because of work, has been at sea during all his married life. His wife, Annalise, has been taking care of their kids and their house back home. Suddenly Phillip retires and it’s time to come home. But it will be hard to get used to it and even harder to navigate but maybe planning his daughter’s wedding with his wife will be the perfect opportunity to rekindle this partnership. They never really expected the punch of feelings to hit them so forcefully when they reunited.