Trope Rec Tuesday: Puppy Love


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!

This year is definitely the year of the doggies in romance! I’ve been noticing many book releases and covers where dogs are a big part of the story. And this makes me so happy because I’m such a dog person. In the last couple of years, cats have been the stars in romance books, and they still are to be honest, you can see them everywhere. But dogs are making their comeback this year, I am sure. So I thought it was the perfect day to show you some upcoming releases that have very good doggies to love. 

The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale

Just looking at the dogs on the cover makes my day so much brighter and better. And there is so much more than the cute dogs! We have exes who are now working together flipping houses. This complicates things because she thought they were soulmates back in high school, but he broke her heart, so now she’s ready to make everyone believe that she and her current boyfriend are perfect together. But then, things don’t go as planned obviously.

Hearts on A Leash by Alanna Martin

My current read! Probably the main reason I decided to do this list, because hello, look at those cute huskies on the cover?! And there are more!!!! In the first few chapters you encounter more than five dogs on page and they are all huskies and it’s quite literally perfection. Heaven on Earth. 

This book is about feuding families in a small town in Alaska. Taylor needs to return home to help her sister with her family’s B&B. But fate plays its part in this story when she meets Josh Krane and his three adorable huskies. Though she doesn’t know he’s a Porter, her family’s rival.

Once Upon a Puppy by Lizzie Shane

When Jess Pryde told me about this book, I instantly wanted to read it. Dogs, fake dating, opposites attract romance? It screams it’s going to be the best book ever.

A straitlaced lawyer and a whimsical party planner are the protagonists of this romance. Connor has recently become the parent of an unruly Irish wolfhound mix, but he’s just trying to destroy his house. He needs some help, and the only person who Max (his dog) listens to is the volunteer who used to walk him at the shelter, Deenie. They both need a date for very different events, so they think WHY NOT and decide to fake date.

A Spot of Trouble by Teri Wilson

If you’ve always loved the meet-cute from 101 Dalmatians, this book is going to be perfect for you. There is also a dog swap where the main characters don’t realize at first that they have different dogs because they’re both Dalmatians. But it’s clear they’re not theirs because the dogs have very different personalities. The owners constantly butt heads and it’s going to be a joy to see them fall for each other.

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