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It’s back to school here in the US and that means school related themes! Since I don’t have any kids to send to school, this doesn’t really affect me much other than an increase in traffic!
If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you probably have read a post about angsty romances similar to my own HEA. This time, I am sharing New Adult romances that remind me a lot of my college life, or something pretty close to it. So buckle up and let the angst begin!
Dating an Older Guy
It started as a hookup
One of my favorite tropes is the hookup trope! This one reminds me of said relationship that sorta started this way and then suddenly turned into more. The Hookup and The Deal remind me of those uncertain (and painful) times. ALL THE ANGST IN THE WORLD!
Another favorite romance trope (that I seriously lived through) is the opposites attract trope! This trope hits really close to home because Pierre and I are quite the opposite in more ways than one. Foreplay and Rule remind me of this time.
Let’s make music
Another book that reminds me of college is the music. I seriously cannot play an instrument or carry a single tune but I love listening to other people play. Naturally, we used to hang out at bars with live music. And also listen to classic rock and 90s alternative music. Jet reminds me of this time when I met him and I was all pop and he was all rock.
Shit just hit the fan
There were a bunch of things that made me realize that things were real and actually made our relationship stronger. While I won’t say much, Recovered and Be With Me resonated with me.
So, did you guys know that Pierre and I were neighbors? He lived a few houses up from me. We live on a hill and I live below the hill and he lived across a street, up the hill. Yes, we lived on the same street and we NEVER knew each other until a common friend introduced us. I guess it’s because of the age gap? The Me I Meant to Be reminds me of that.
Do you have books that remind you of when you were in high school or college?