There are quite a few tropes out there when it comes to romance, I picked some of the more popular ones (that I know), to choose from, but I wanted to know which one draws you in the most. Which one is a must buy all the time? Which is your favorite?
Enemies to Lovers - I've seen this done in various ways. Some well and some not so much. In some cases, it was hate at first sight, and in others, it was an earned dislike from a past wrong. Either way, through the course of the story, this dislike becomes more entrenched until some sort of event (perhaps a Trapped in an Elevator situation) forces them to look at one another in a different light. The characters usually try to deny their softening feelings until they become impossible to deny.
Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde is my favorite Enemies to Lovers story. This book takes you on the journey of how Painter and Melanie got to enemies and then back again. I went through the ringer with this couple. I loved every minute of it.
Joanna Wylde was my introduction to the MC world. She did it in such a glorious way and I am eternally grateful for having found her and her books.
I feel like I mention this book in most of my posts. I should probably stop talking bout it and give more attention to other books. Okay, I'm going to start talking about other books.
2. Neighbors to Lovers - I don't think I've seen this one much. It's pretty self-explanatory - proximity romance. People who are closer get involved with one another.
I haven't read many of these. The only one I can remember off the top of my head is Charge by Cate C. Wells. The story is pretty good. I enjoyed Charge as a character. Unfortunately, I found it hard to relate to Kayla. It wasn't anything against the author or the book, it's completely a me thing.
Everyone has their thing they don't like. I would recommend this book. it's good. It just wasn't for me for one reason, and it's truly a silly reason, to be honest. I completely admit it. So, if you are into neighbors to lovers and motorcycle club romance books, totally check this one out.
3. Fake Relationship - This one is super fun. There are tons of movies about this - so many rom-coms. Two people must pretend to be in a relationship. This real-life exercise in method acting eventually becomes more real than either of them had expected and they fall in love. Typically, once their “arrangements” ends, they will part ways, thinking there is no hope for a real relationship to blossom… until one — or both — of them declare their true feelings.
Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright is the first book that comes to mind. This was the first paranormal romance series I binge read. I have a to of love for Suzanne Wright and the world she created for the Phoenix Pack and eventually the Mercury Pack.
Trey and Taryn are this fabulous combination of fire. They are electric in everything I have ever wanted to read in wolf shifter books. The power struggles, the bites, the truth coming out over it all - She had me hooked with every page.
Oh, and did I forget the humor and the snark. Lawdy. This series. Yes, please.
4. Vacation Romance - Okay, this one is yet again another one I think is self-explanatory. a romance sparked while on a holiday.
I got nothing on this one. I haven't read this trope that I'm aware of. Have you? What would you recommend?
5. Childhood Sweethearts - Two childhood friends go through the trials and tribulations of adolescence together, counting on one another. Fast forward to their adult lives: they haven’t spoken in decades but think of one another every so often. Brought back together for some reason, they reignite their friendship. For a while, they may see each other as just friends, but ultimately realize that — despite all the years apart — they were meant to be together.
They've known each other forever. Demetrius had always acted as though he'd hated her. Isadora came across sickly and weak despite being the one meant to rule one day. That was until.... dun dun dun
Not spoiling it. This is a fantastic series that I wound up reading by accident. I am so glad the reading gods steered me in the direction of this series.
8. Friends to Lovers - Another one I feel is self-explanatory. Similar to the previous one but a little bit different because they may not have grown up together. They just were friends until they looked at each other differently. Maybe after a drunken night or a long dry spell. Maybe, who knows a dare. Either way, they were friends until they crossed that line.
Another trope I really don't have much experience reading. So, give me your recommendation. What do you have for me?