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.
In honor of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ releasing this next month, I thought of compiling for you all a list of romance titles with superheroes at the center of it all. ‘Endgame’ is the culmination of Marvel Phase One and literally all the last Marvel movies we have seen since ‘Iron Man,’ so it’s a pretty big deal. But superheroes are also a very big thing in romance and let’s enjoy their happily ever after and how they achieve it as well as save the world. Fantastic, right?
Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
I guess you should read them in order, but I say do whatever you want and if you want to pick up this one before Heroine Complex, do it! (Though every single book in this series is everything so definitely get to them ASAP).
Heroine Worship starts with Aveda Jupiter, San Francisco’s most beloved superhero. But after she decides to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant, Evie Tanaka, life really gives a 360°. Aveda doesn’t know what to do, she’s uncertain about her place as a superhero, about her delicate friendship with Scott, the man who Aveda has loved for nearly a decade, and uncertain about her life. So when Evie gets engaged, Aveda decides to go on a solo-mission to make her best friend’s wedding the best event ever.
The Masked Minotaur by Chace Verity
A short novella with a superhero twist you will enjoy immensely. It has arranged marriage, a confectionary store, a minotaur and a romance that will completely fill you up with so much love.
Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman
Cinnamon Blade, superhero, keeps saving Soledad Castillo. She’s not complaining because every time she does, their chemistry keeps growing. Then she finally asks Soledad out, but she wonders if a normal date is possible when the city is plagued by vampires and aliens? Will everything go as planned?
The Superheroes Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz
TJ Gutierrez was a superhero, but after giving birth to her children, she decided to leave that life behind seven years ago. But that all changes when her ex-husband and enemy escapes prison and it is soon known to her that he is coming for her kids! It’s time to call the nanny line and once again go back into the superhero life. This nanny will move TJ’s heart and that chemistry cannot be denied.
Silhouette by Robin Hale
Dr. Molly Fawn runs everything behind Captain Colossal, her city’s superhero. She’s his eyes, his ears, his brain. But one chance meeting gets her to face Opal City’s most notorious thief, Silhouette. Dr. Fawn gets easily intrigued by her and vice versa.
Forsaken Protector by Nana Malone
I have a Nana Malone title for you and it sounds fabulous! Symone has been living with her nightmares for so long. After experiments on her turned her touch lethal, Symone has stayed in the darkness since then. She doesn’t want to be a monster but a hero…