Top Ten Tropes

Hey! This was my suggestion (this blog used to be called Books for Muse 😂)

1. Age gap

I love it, a lot of the time one half of the couple will be super grump, WHICH IS BASICALLY MY KINK OK. 8/10

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2. Opposites Attract

There’s something about this dynamic that just gets to me. It’s kind of a vague trope, but I adore it. 10/10

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3. Best friend’s brother or Brother’s best friend

These are different, but I lumped them together because I feel the same way about both. They’re a bit overdone, but you can find some really good ones. 6/10

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4. Fake dating

Sometimes this trope can be a bit ridiculous. I mean, what situation is someone in that they need a fake partner? I still love it though. Most of the times it’s fun to read about and the situations they’re put in are hilarious. 9/10

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5. Forbidden love

I really, really like this trope. *grins* This trope is usually filled with so much tension. You can practically feel the angst coming off every page. (Age gap should probably be a part of this, but I love it so much and it deserved it’s own category.) 9/10

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6. Friends to lovers

This is one of my favorites because it forces the author to actually show us the couple’s relationship beyond the physical stuff. This is usually always devoid of insta-lust / insta-love and the relationship is usually more solid. 10/10

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7. Enemies to lovers / hate to love

Ahh, this one is hard. I think authors tend to skirt the line between enemies to lovers and just being borderline abusive and hateful. But if they steer clear of that line then this tends to become ONE OF MY FAVORITE TROPES. 7/10

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8. Second chance love

This one is usually always a hit or miss for me. Mostly because I usually think the reason they split apart is dumb, or could have easily been avoided if they communicated more. If the reason they broke up isn’t too annoying or unrealistic, I don’t mind this trope at all. 6/10

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9. Single Parent

Book with these tropes have the tendency to be really sweet and romantic. I’m a fan. 8/10

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10. Hurt Comfort

I need to be in the right mood to enjoy this trope. While heartbreaking, these can make you feel so hopeful as well. 7/10

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What are some of your favorites tropes?

Review: Uncharted

Review: Uncharted

Peter Darling by Erin Cashman
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Genres: YA Mystery
Rating: 🌟

Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality—because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she’s surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he’s irritable, removed, and he’s under police investigation for his parents’ deaths.

One night following the memorial service, Annabeth’s dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he’s letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious “expedition” his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months.

Annabeth fears her father isn’t lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose—and which twists Annabeth’s fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.

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July Wrap Up & August TBR

July Wrap Up & August TBR

Wrap Up

  1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer. YA fantasy / retelling, 5 stars.
  2. Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1) by Cordelia Kingsbridge. Mystery/thriller, 4 stars.
  3. King Me (Forever Wilde #7) by Lucy Lennox. M/M romance, 4 stars.

TBR

ARC Review: King Me

ARC Review: King Me

King Me by Lucy Lennox
Series: Forever Wilde #7
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Genres: M/M romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Falcon:

Three years ago I arrived at the scene of an art heist to find Kingston Wilde tied to a radiator, claiming to be an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was only later I learned he was actually, the elusive art thief I’d been tracking for years. And I was the one who’d let him sweet-talk his way out of my grasp. Ever since, I’ve made it my mission to get my hands on him again, and this time I don’t plan on letting go.

Unfortunately, fate has other plans. A priceless artifact has gone missing, and King is the only one who can help recover it. I thought nothing could be worse than being forced to work with the egotistical SOB, but I was wrong. Falling for the charming art thief in the middle of an operation is way, way worse.

King:

The key to being a good art thief is knowing when to call it quits. After one close call too many, I decide that time is now and head home to Hobie, Texas, intending to hang up my lock picks for good. Unfortunately, the FBI has other plans. Agent Dirk Falcon approaches me with an offer I can’t refuse: full immunity for my past crimes in exchange for helping him with one last job.

The catch? The job involves stealing from the very man who taught me everything I know. The same man who double-crossed me years ago. Pulling this off means trusting Falcon and his team, but how do I trust the sexy agent when he’s staked his career on taking me down?

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