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 didn’t think I wasn’t going to do a Valentine’s Day list just because it falls on Friday this year right? I’m here to tell you there is no way possible that I’m missing this. I have three books I want to tell you about. Three books that will enchant you with their words, their stories, and their characters. Romance is in the air! So how about we talk about these romance stories that will stay with you for a very long time?
Valentine’s Day can be a special day to spend with someone close to you. Friends, significant others, companions, etc. But also it can be just another day for you. Having a nice cup of your favorite beverage at home, under a cozy blanket sounds really good to me. Plus having a very good book with lots of kissing and proclamations of love? I’m signing up for that. These three books below all have what you need.
A Big Surprise for Valentine’s Day by Jackie Lau
Jackie Lau’s newest is a must, people! You probably have heard a lot of amazing stuff about this book and they’re not lying. You should be picking this up right this second if you don’t have it yet. Jackie Lau always delivers sweetness, comedy and romance; all in one little package.
After Amber swore to never to date again after a string of bad boyfriends, guess who lands on her lap? Dr. Sebastian Lam, the son of her parents’ close friends and someone she hasn’t seen in a very long time. Time has changed Sebastian; he’s newly single and really, really hot. A no-strings-attached deal is the better option for her but spending all of this time together is going to awaken feelings she thought forgotten.
Just One More by Jodie Slaughter
A master of steamy content, Jodie Slaughter is blessing us with a Valentine’s Day romance. I’m here for it. It’s releasing the very same day so you need to wait a little bit more. But I promise you that you won’t be disappointed when you have it.
These two lovebirds LOVE Valentine’s Day. On one hand, tattoo artist Whitney is fine with staying in bed, watching some of her favorite movies and eating delicious pink cupcakes. Her long weekend is looking pretty good to her. On the other hand, Victor’s day is turning into a complete mess, but when these two meet, their weekend might turn into something even more interesting.
Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins
You might know Mia Hopkins for her incredible series, Eastside Brewery. I’m here to tell you she has a full series about cowboys and romance. I always recommend it when people ask for non-white cowboy novels because her whole series is a perfect example. So if you’re also interested in that, pick them up. Cowboy Valentine is part of this series and it features Valentine’s Day, so I thought it fitting to recommend it.
Their love affair cannot last. They both know it. Corazón Gomez is ready to leave town and take her full-ride Ivy League scholarship. While Caleb is back home after years, helping his mom and brothers on the family farm. One is staying, one is leaving. What will happen when autumn comes?