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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books with My Favourite Trope/Theme

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! I cannot tell you how excited I am for this week’s theme, because I LOVE a good trope–so rather than focus on one, I went with five. Recommendations for any of these tropes welcome!


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1. Second Chance Romance
(like in Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne)

I haven’t actually read this one yet, but doesn’t the title give the hint of the trope? Second chance romance is a trope I’ve only recently gotten into–largely because I discovered I’d actually been writing one for three years, to my surprise–so recommendations are welcome!

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2. Forced Proximity
(like in The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren)

Forced proximity is especially excellent if it’s paired with enemies to lovers–both of which The Unhoneymooners does to perfection!

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3. Grumpy x Sunshine
(like in The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood)

It’s strange, because if you’d asked me about this trope, I’d have thought I would’ve hated the cliché of it–but turns out I am a big old sucker for it. Goes to show, what do I know?


4. Fake Dating
(like in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)

This trope, on the other hand, I have always adored. I don’t care what the set-up is; if this trope is included, I will read it, and almost certainly love it.

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5. Enemies to Lovers
(like in Beach Read by Emily Henry)

I love all the previous tropes… But I love this one the most, and I’m not even sorry.


What’s your favourite trope–in romance or otherwise?

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  1. Enemies to Lovers is definitely the most popular trope pick today 😂 I love this selection of tropes that you’ve spotlighted—I always enjoy reading books with these tropes too! I can’t wait to read Second First Impressions and Beach Read. Great list!

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    1. I had the same thing–I knew I wanted to include it, then realised I was actually struggling to think of examples?! (Mostly I think that’s because I’m interested in it, but haven’t read too much yet!) I’m hoping to read Persuasion in May, so that definitely makes me more excited to read it!


  2. I’ve read (and loved) all of these except Thorne’s and Hazelwood’s, but they’re both on my tbr. I felt the same way about the grumpy/sunshine. I just read The Suite Spot that qualifies for that trope and i really enjoyed it. 🙂

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