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!
Reversed tropes are my favorite. I once did a billionaire reversed trope where the heroine is the one who has all the money. Also did the nanny trope where the hero is the one taking care of the heroine’s kids (See: Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon). This time around I’m writing about virgin heroes. Which aren’t that popular in books and you most likely see that the heroines are the virgins. That’s a whole can of worms we should also talk about. But! Virgin heroes are great to see in romance and I always gravitate to a book when I find out it has a virgin hero.
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
I truly love all the Courtney Milan book and I’m a FAN in capital letters. I haven’t read a lot of her historical book (I need to change that, I knowwww) but of what I’ve read, I can totally say I’m obsessed.
The Duchess War has a soft virgin duke. You heard that right! When this chess goddess meets the soft duke they declare war between them. This lovely romance will make you fall in love really quickly.
Loving the Secret Billionaire by Adriana Anders
I think I first heard about this book from author Sarah MacLean who always recommends the best books. (You should all be following her if you haven’t still!).
This recluse billionaire hero is here to enchant the heroine badly. He’s blind and he has stayed inside his mansion for a while now. Veronica, our heroine, comes to his door because she’s running for city council. She’s Guatemalan! This short novella is steamy and sweet and will make you weak in the knees.
Chasing Mindy by Carla de Guzman
Carla is amazing at writing beautiful romance stories. I’m also obsessed with the delicacy she has to write these characters and the depth of their own character.
Chasing Mindy takes us all the way to Paris. These two characters, Mindy and Javier, don’t really like each other. They have managed to stay away from each other even though their families have tried to match them up for years now. But now Mindy arrives in Paris and Javier is studying there. So how about he shows Paris to her and in the process fall in love?
Dalliances & Devotion by Felicia Grossman
This is the epic romantic trope book you need in your life! It has all the best tropes you can possibly imagine and they’re all together. Second chance, brother’s best friend, bodyguard, and the road trip romance of your dreams.
Dalliances & Devotion is the story of beauty columnist Amalia who needs to return to Delaware to get her share of the family fortune. But not everyone wants her to reach her destination. Someone’s blackmailing her! She needs some help: her former love David. She broke his heart years ago but now he’s here to stay.