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

Recommendations:

2 2 3 3 4 4

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

Recommendations:

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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

Recommendations:

1 2 3 4

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

Recommendations:

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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

Recommendations:

1 1 2 3 3

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

Recommendations:

1 1 2 3 4 4

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

Recommendations:

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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

Recommendations:

1 2 4 5 5

9. Single Parent

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

Recommendations:

1 2 4 2 4

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

Recommendations:

1 2 4

What are some of your favorites tropes?

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tropes

  1. PHEW! I agree with so many of these!! Fake dating is probably my favourite from here. I’m a little put off about the fact that I didn’t think to include opposites attract. I’m shaking my head at myself soo badly right now, haha!

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    1. I just think friends to lovers gives you so many great, honest, and trusting romances 😀 That trope is a sure way to get me to pay attention to a book

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  2. Ooh, yaas! So many good romance tropes on here that make me wanna go out and read all the romance right now 😂 Love a good best friend’s brother/brother’s friend romance! It was one of my favorite tropes right from the start lol I think I’m going to have to check some of these books out too!

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  3. YES YES YES. That’s all I kept thinking during this list and then subsequently spotting titles I love. The age gap is one of my all time favs – especially when there’s a grumpy handsome male MC involved. I adore Lucy Parker but haven’t tried any of the other books you listed. I’ll definitely fix that! Have you read Luna and the Lie or the Birthday Girl (although this could be taken as a forbidden romance as well I suppose?). Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you for the recs!! I’m always looking for new romances to read. Age gap is my guilty pleasure, I adore it with all my heart. 😀

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    1. Just wanted to make sure everyone had a few books they could check out if they were curious about a trope lol. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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