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The Romance Tropes – Book Tag 💕

Hello lovelies and Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕

Yesterday was my birthday and I had an amazing tag and U thought that for Valentine’s Day I could do a fun romance tag! I came across this tag on the amazing blog that is @Words About Words and knew that I wanted to do it! 🥰 Thank you to the creator if this wonderful tag! I tag whoever wants to do it.

The Rules

  • If you’ do the tag, make sure to link back to the original post
  • You can find graphics on the original post.
  • Although this is based around romance tropes, your answers don’t have to be romance books. Whatever fits the prompt!

I begged the reviewer for an ARC because I had loved the previous books in the series but I knew this one would be special. It was the first time I saw myself represented in a romance book with all the tropes I love reading about. Talia Hibbert has such a funny and special writing style that makes me all warm, fuzzy and delirious and Act Your Age, Eve Brown is Talia Hibbert at her best. The banter, the chemistry, the plot, the representation…it was perfect.

Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne. If talking about Daisy Jones and The Six were a sport, I would be a gold medallist. I shouldn’t love them because Billy is married and the whole book focuses on their attraction to each other and how they create magic with their music. I am obviously against cheating but Daisy and Billy are soulmates and love is complicated.

The Spanish Love Deception because it was nominated in the Goodreads Choice awards for best romance and actually won best debut novel. I understand why it won because it has all the tropes that the book community loves and does them well enough with charm and craft. There were so many clichés, but there is a reason why people use clichés – because they work.

I think the Ex Hex by Erin Sterling was only okay. When I read the synopsis i was so excited and it came out in October so it was perfect for spooky season but the “ex” aspect wasn’t as developed as I thought and the synopsis was very misleading. I thought the middle part of the book dragged on unnecessarily. I loved the whole atmosphere and the couple though but it was definitely not what I expected.

I don’t really reread books so I wouldn’t know. I’m such a slow reader that I really want to discover *more* stories rather than go back to old ones but I am a huge fan of Legendborn and I’m rereading it with friends because of the upcoming Bloodmarked release and it’s even better the second time around.

THIS SERIES IS PURE GOLD. I have been meaning to post a “trilogy” review about this because it opened me up to mystery thrillers and even though book three spooked me o no end, I had such an amazing time reading it and I loved the romance backtrop which made this story as incredible as it is. I don’t think it gets better than this series for YA mystery thrillers.

I don’t really know if it’s a series per se, since it’s a romance novel that can be read as a standalone but a loosely second part of a series. All the Feels by Olivia Dade was a surprise ‘favourite” and I haven’t been able to think about it. I had loved Spoiler Alert but this book was even funnier, deep and enjoyable as the first one! It was my third book by the author and I am now considering reading her backlist books.

Easy. The Folk of the Air series because Jude and Cardan are what dreams are made of for an enemies to lovers fan. But a close second would be be the The lnheritance Games (even if book 3 isn’t out yet) because this is one of a kind and an incredibly clever book.

This is quite controversial because everyone loves this series, and so do I, but the first book in the series is…not good. The tropes are misleading, the plot was repetitive and frankly predictable. Now that I’ve read all the books that are out, I understand what the author was trying to do but it’s sad that this book wasn’t well written from the beginning.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman was the first book I was completely obsessed with. You know how hard it is to reply to the question “what’s your favourite book?”. Well in 2017, I would have said this book, without a doubt. I have always been a reader, but this opened me up to a whole new universe of fluff and angst, of passion and love. This was YA/ new adult so it was still relatively tame in terms of spicy scenes and I loved how wonderful it was. It also featured a trip to paris, Shakespeare and pretending so I loved that. It still has a special place in my heart.

Since the trailer for the second trailer of Bridgerton came out today and I aboslutely fell head over heels in love with Kate and Anthony, I’m going to say The Viscount Who Loved Me. I am a big romantic at heart but I never imagined myself in an actual relationship and this book actually made me want to try. It was such a beautiful funny book with witty banter, the perfect dose of steam and fluff and a funny writing style. It was simply delightful.

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa has it all and it s criminally underrated in my opinion. Give it a chance if you like:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Only one bed trope
  • Funny Banter
  • Petty revenge
  • Perfect steam
  • Afro-latinx rep


PROMPTS:

  • Love at First Sight: A Book You Fell in Love with Almost Immediately
  • Forbidden Love: A Romantic Pairing You Probably Shouldn’t Love but Do
  • Stuck Together/Forced Proximity: A Book You Felt Pressured to Read (By a Friend, Bookstagram, Bloggers, etc.)
  • Mistaken Identity: A Book that Wasn’t What You Were Expecting
  • Second Chance Romance: A Book or Series You Enjoyed More the Second Time Around
  • Opposites Attract: A Book You Love from a Genre You Don’t Usually Read
  • Enemies to Lovers: A Book Whose Second Half is Better than its First OR A Series that Gets Better Over Time
  • Love Triangle: Your House is on Fire & You Can Only Save One Series! Which Two Series Do You Die Trying to Choose Between?
  • Friends to Lovers: A Book You Wanted More From
  • Meet Cute: A Book that Got You Hooked on Romance
  • Soulmates: Two Characters Who Are Made for Each Other
  • Bonus: Your Favourite Romance Trope/s & A Book that Features It

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕

11 thoughts on “The Romance Tropes – Book Tag 💕

  1. Thanks so much for giving my tag a try, Karla! So many good answers. Eve Brown was really enjoyable, I definitely have to go back and read Dani now (I was silly and read them out of order). I didn’t really get the hype for From Blood and Ash, the first book was pretty lackluster and things went further downhill for me with book 2 (I’m glad you enjoy the series overall, though). The second Bridgertons book is on my TBR – I definitely want to get it read before S2 comes out at the end of this month.
    Also, always excited to see The Folk of the Air mentioned. 🙂

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    1. Of course!! It’s such an amazing tag!! 🥰 Dani is my second favourite of the series, I hope you’ll enjoy it too!!
      The first book in the From Blood and Ash book is definitely underwhelming!
      I’m actually rereading the second book in the Bridgerton sries because I loved it so much!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts 💕

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      1. Thank you!! ❤ Oh, that's good. I'm sure I'll enjoy it. 🙂
        I ended up liking the second Bridgerton book more than the first one but it wasn't something I loved – I had a few problems with Anthony but really liked Kate. I'm still massively excited for the second season of the show though!

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  2. I loved this tag and seeing all your answers! 💞 Act Your Age Eve Brown looks amazing. I’ve read Chloe Brown but I am more excited for Dani and Eve, as they include more of my favourite tropes. Especially Eve’s. Sunshine & grumpy 😍😍 I’m so glad you loved it!!

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