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!
You know I’m a city girl, but when romance books are set in the woods, it just creates something special, am I right? There could be so much forced proximity, late-night kissing sessions by the fire, or even an only-one-sleeping-bag situation! It’s clear romances that take place in the woods, surrounded by nature, are a huge favorite with the crowd and they’ll continue to be because the romance always delivers.
(Trust) Falling for You by Charish Reid
I really loved these arch-nemesis professors who go to a team-building retreat and have to be roommates in the same cabin. I’m telling you I’m here for the forced proximity, rivals who are complete opposites but get to know each other during this time, and the very cute romance.
I Love You S’more by Wendy Dalrymple
I’m currently reading this little romance novella and I had to share the love! If you are all about camp retreats, single parents, bonding over the bonfire, second chance romances, and the one that got away trope? This is for you definitely!
With You Forever by Chloe Liese
One of my favorite books of this year, With You Forever gives you “cabin in the woods with that person you have been crushing for”. It is such a cozy read with hilarious situations and an epic romance between two people who find themselves rooming together. You will find all your favorite tropes in this romance: only one bed, a dog who the hero feeds 24/7 but doesn’t want to acknowledge it’s his (lmao), an adorable kitten who the heroine finds and brings it home, a never-been-in-love giant of a man hero who blushes every single time he’s in proximity with the heroine, and a slow burn romance you won’t be able to stop reading.