Today’s trope is theatre life!
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, tropeon 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.
Broadway or the West End, opera or ballet, going to the theatre and enjoying this fine entertainment gives your day a boost. Theatre was part of my high school life and I adore everything about it, so obviously I had to search for some romance titles with theatre involved, right? I did manage to find some that might interested you all if you are like me and love a good romance with scenes behind the curtains, fake kisses (and real ones), forbidden romances and love triangles, and epic dialogue. Don’t forget the drama!
Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas
At twenty-three, Erin has yet to fall in love or kiss someone outside of the theatre lights. She wants a love that doesn’t end when the curtains go down. So when two guys enter her life, things get a bit complicated.
This book is so good and a delicious love story. You’ll have lots of fun! When you meet the hero of this story, you’ll root for him until the end. One is theatre Royalty and the other is a good friend who has been there, always supporting her.
Pas de Deux by Lynn Turner
Ballerina meets Broadway choreographer. After tragedy, she travels from Paris to New York to work with one amazing choreographer. At first Zachary doesn’t think he would hire her; she’s too classical, too perfect. But then he meets her in person and… really, everything changes.
Act Like It by Lucy Parker
This whole series of companion novels feature the theatre in some form. Act Like It is the first of them all and one you should definitely read (as well as the other tbh!). This features two actors, the hero is the bad boy of West End while the heroine is the good girl. Both are tasked to have a fake relationship with different goals in mind for each. Obviously romance begins…
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Broadway takes a marriage of convenience! Christina Lauren are known for good romance stories. Roomies is no different. This one starts with a near-attack that turns into being saved by a gorgeous stranger that then somehow turns into a marriage of convenience? You will just have to wait and read it! But Christina Lauren never let you down.
Duende by E.E. Ottoman
An opera singer and a ballet dancer from the Royal Ballet Company meet in this lovely steampunk novella. This year Aimé, for his birthday, treats himself to go to watch Badri perform, and after the show, he decides to go to him and confess his admiration.