Six Favorite Romance Tropes

Posted August 26, 2019 by Zeee in Discussions8 Comments

Six Favorite Romance Tropes

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It’s Monday and I want to talk about my favorite romance tropes and the books that I love based on those tropes.

These are my go-to tropes when I am in a slump!

Siblings’ Best Friend

Why I Like this Trope I’m an only child and despite that, siblings’ best friend is my number one favorite trope! There is something in this trope that always check my boxes.

Reviews: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady | The Duke and I | Fix Her Up | Be with Me


Enemies to Lovers

Why I Like this Trope This is the perfect trope to read when you want awesome banter! Bonus points for a sassy heroine!

Review: Halfway to the Grave | Kiss An Angel


Opposites Attract

Why I Like This Trope Here’s another trope where you can get all the awesome banter! This is another trope closely related to the enemies to lovers trope, but it is still very different! This trope is where the hero and heroine are polar opposites and not just enemies.


Forbidden Romance

Why I Like this Trope This is the trope that always gives me angst and drama. I am also a fan of social class disparity romance and I think that belongs under this trope. Social class disparity is still a forbidden romance, especially in historical romance because these classes aren’t supposed to intermarry.

Forbidden Romance

Reviews: Long Shot | Slave to Sensation | Scoring Wilder | Daughter of Smoke and Bone (YA)


Social Class Disparity

Reviews: The Duchess Deal | An Offer from a Gentleman | Sins of a Wicked Duke


Second Chance Romance

Why I Like this Trope One of my favorite tropes is second chance romance! This is what I would pick when I want a good cry.

Reviews: Repeat | The Ones Who Got Away


Fairy Tale Retelling

Why I Like this Trope This is my go-to trope for whimsy and nostalgia. This is where my love for fairy tales and my love for romance novels collide. Since most fairy tales don’t end in an HEA, a fairy tale retelling romance trope guarantees that!


What is your favorite romance trope?


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8 responses to “Six Favorite Romance Tropes

  1. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes! I also find that I enjoy the fake dating trope! I think I’m one of the rare few that doesn’t care much for second chance romances. I think, as you mentioned, those tend to be heavier and sadder, and I like my romances to mostly stay on the light and fluffy side!
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    • I am okay with the fake dating trope but it’s not my absolute favorite! I totally understand about second chance romance. They are always emotional and sad!

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    I see a lot of books that I love in your lists! Lord of Scoundrels may be my favorite book ever. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope, and that also fits in with siblings’ best friend sometimes. Just One of the Guys and The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins fit into both categories. I would like to add Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn as an excellent siblings’ best friend romance.

  3. I’m definitely a fan of the opposites attract trope, but my favourite has to be the enemies to lovers one. I just love all the banter, and that moment where they finally realise how they really feel. Great post!