To explain a little about what this post will be about, I’m taking the intro I did for the last one: In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. 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 more. I decided to do a sort of Trope Tuesday piece where I will be talking about many tropes and recommend you all some of my favorites that fit.
What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best I think: “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 for sure. 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.
I’m rewatching Hart of Dixie. I’m a huge fan and I absolutely adore the romantic plot, Rachel Bilson and all the other actors. I love that it’s set in a small town, because small towns have their perks and this show shows it. Everyone knows everyone, everyone gets involved in your business and everyone finds out your secrets. In romance novels, the storm is wild and out of control for a while when it comes to small towns but it finally sets and it’s a beautiful day. It has a charm, the small town romances, and I’m ready to recommend you some of them.
Note: Hart of Dixie has one of the best plots ever. Hello!!!! Rich city girl goes to small town and ends up being in a love triangle with the lawyer of the town and the soft bad boy. But we all know how this all turns out. And let me tell you, the show did a good job in the romance plot area. We were all rooting for the same person until the very eeeeend and they gave us that.
Inheritance by Katrina Jackson
Katrina Jackson write amazing romance novellas that you can just read one after another. (Highly recommendable!). She’s one author you should definitely read and why not start with Inheritance.
It stars Lorraine, a woman running away who ends up at Sea Port, a small town. There she becomes this small town’s librarian and starts a new life. What she didn’t expect is this gorgeous bearded contractor who brings desire to her life.
Leslie’s Curl & Dye by D.L. White
This small town romance features a former NBA player, a second chance romance, two beauty salons and one epic battle.
When KC returns to Potter Lake to open up a co-ed salon, it’s trouble for Leslie. She owns a beauty salon and this only means that he is her competition. Of course, he’s her college sweetheart so when they see each other again, the sparks are still there, but will it be that easy to get back into?
Forget Me Not by Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson is a powerhouse and if you haven’t read anything by her, you’re doing something wrong. Forget Me Not is her most recent novel, I believe, so you can pick it up right away.
After the love of her life passed away in a car crash, Ashley can’t bring herself to move on. Luckily her friends surprise her with a trip to Catalina Cove! There she finds someone that resembles her dead husband A LOT. This man moved to Catalina Cove after waking up in a hospital with amnesia. Hunted by the memories from his previous life, he has set home in this small town to build his life back up again.
Engaging the Enemy by Reese Ryan
This epic series by Reese Ryan is a must to read. All the books in the series have romantic tropes that you can’t get enough of. Engaging the Enemy is her latest one.
Parker wants to become CEO of King’s Finest Distillery. He would do anything he needs to do to become CEO. Even play fake fiance to his childhood nemesis, Kayleigh. It has a friends to enemies to lovers romance that you definitely need in your life.