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!
Don’t you just love when the main characters have this sort of pact where they see each other one night— only one night!— per year? They have agreed that that’s the only date they will see each other and they are okay with it. But now everything has changed. Now they want more! They have realized that only one night isn’t enough, and they want to see each other more. Even date each other. But how can they make this happen? These next books start as a one night a year romance and turn into a forever after romance.
Seducing My Guardian by Katee Robert
I’m obsessed with this book. And this series. The A Touch of Taboo series has taken me on a ride that I don’t want to ever get down. I’m forever grateful that Katee Robert has written these books because each time she publishes a new one, I can’t help but love it even more. Which is the case with Seducing My Guardian.
Hazel’s parents passed away years ago. When they did, Devan was left as her guardian. He dropped her off at school and disappeared. But each year, he comes back, to save her from herself. Now Hazel is turning 25 and she knows Devan is bound to appear. She wants more and she is ready to offer him a deal. One night more. The last one. Because after this one, he doesn’t need to be there for her anymore. He would be free.
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
Another favorite of mine. A lot angstier, Hate to Want You is the start of the Forbidden Hearts series. Two rival families, the Kanes and the Chandlers, who cannot be in each other’s presence anymore. Two childhood sweethearts who see each other every year to have sex but cannot continue doing so. With a Romeo and Juliet relationship, Livvie and Nicholas will capture your soul instantly.
Birthday Sex by Té Russ
A little novella that is going to give you so much! It also has a sequel so you have more content to obsess over. Because I’m sure you won’t be able to stop reading about Harper and Trenton. They are just THAT good.
They have a tradition. They meet each other two nights a year— on their birthdays. They have sex and part ways. They have an intense chemistry that cannot be denied. Now, they want more and they are ready to ask the other one for a happily ever after.