Trope Rec Tuesday: Romances Set in B&Bs


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 find bed and breakfasts so perfect. Whenever a romance is set in one, you know they’re about to give you one delicious love story. These stories tend to be in small towns so the town folks are always in the protagonists’ business and it’s so funny to see everyone interact. 

Another aspect I absolutely adore seeing in B&Bs is the way people manage it, in this case, the main characters most of the time have to either work there or they own them. It’s very interesting to see how they manage it in a way that everything runs smoothly. Because I am sure it’s lots of hard work. And still, they even have time to fall in love! They are superheroes and the characters in these next books are going to show you such a good time.

Owner of a Broken Heart by Cheris Hodges

Sportswriter Nina’s life was perfect away from her family’s shadow. But a social media blowup and a rejection by her boyfriend is bringing her back home, to her family’s beautiful B&B. She didn’t expect to find love there, but life works in mysterious ways, and that cute new employee is going to show her how she should be loved.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

This is the final book in the Brown Sisters series. It definitely has a bittersweet taste because I’m very sad to see it end. The Brown sisters are iconic and if you still haven’t yet read any of their books, you definitely need to change that immediately. These books are so much fun, and they will take your heart as soon as you meet them.

This story is about Eve, the youngest, and her search for something more. She is a hot mess. This leads her to interview for the chef position at a B&B in a small town. But things don’t go well when she accidentally hits the owner of the B&B, Jacob, with her car. Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, so he reluctantly hires Eve. But he never expected her to become his everything very quickly. 

Renovation of Love by Meka James

Cynthia is returning back home after years. Her past is waiting for her there with all the choices she made once upon a time. She has inherited a large Victorian house and she’s ready to renovate it into a beautiful B&B. But guess who is the owner of the only construction company in town? Yup, you guessed it! He’s the boy she left behind. And he’s ready to finally find out the whys and the what-ifs that have plagued him all these years.

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