Thursday, 31 March 2016

My Favorite Contemporary Romance Tropes/Themes

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page. As part of the challenge they are setting a different topic every month that participants can choose to join in with which I think is a brilliant idea so you can expect a post like this to appear at random most months throughout the year.

The March Prompt is:
My Favorite Contemporary Romance Tropes/Themes
(Links below will take you to my reviews)

Friends to Lovers

  1. Once Pure - Cecy Robson
  2. Before Jamaica Lane - Samantha Young
  3. Wrecked - Shiloh Walker
  4. Falling for His Best Friend - Katee Robert
  5. Let it Ride - Vivian Arend
  6. Rising Assets - Rebecca Zanetti

Brother's Best Friend / Best Friend's Brother

  1. Dare to Resist - Laura Kaye
  2. Rumour Has It - Jill Shalvis
  3. Summer in Napa - Marina Adair
  4. Come Back to Me - Mila Gray
  5. Recipe for Seduction - Gina Gordon
Reunited Lovers

  1. Once Loved - Cecy Robson
  2. Wicked Games - Samanthe Beck
  3. Tempted by the Soldier - Nicolette Day
  4. Rescue My Heart - Jill Shalvis
  5. Homefront - Jessica Scott
Reclusive / Loner Heroes

  1. Ride With Me - Ruthie Knox
  2. Unbound - Cara McKenna
Famous Heroes (Rock Star / Actor / Sportsman)

  1. Rock Hard - Nalini Singh (Rugby Player)
  2. Rock Addiction - Nalini Singh (Rock Star)
  3. Lick - Kylie Scott (Rock Star)
  4. Playing the Part - Robin Covington (Actor)
  5. Hollywood Dirt - Alessandra Torre (Actor) - I'll be posting my review for this one very soon but the story is absolutely fantastic!

Forbidden Romances

  1. Losing It - Cora Carmack (Teacher / Student)
  2. Hard Time - Cara McKenna (Prisoner / Prison Librarian)

Geeky Heroes

  1. Sexcapades - Christine d'Abo
  2. Flirting With Disaster - Ruthie Knox
  3. Playing for Her Heart - Megan Erickson
  4. The Theory of Attraction - Delphine Dryden
Fake Relationships

  1. One Night of Trouble - Elle Kennedy
  2. Falling for the Marine - Samanthe Beck

Two Strangers who meet in the dark 
(who even knew this was a trope? I HAD to include it though since this is one of my favourite contemporary romance novels EVER!)

  1. Hearts in Darkness - Laura Kaye
So those are some of my favourite romance tropes & some of my favourite contemporary romances. These are all books I've recommended to friends and most of these authors are firm favourites. Are there any books in these tropes that I've missed? I'm always looking for new books so recommendations are very welcome. Are there any tropes that you love that I've forgotten to mention?


  1. Ooooh I love these categories - best friend's brother romances are one of my faves!

    Steph -

    1. Mine too Steph, I had a REALLY tough time narrowing that category down to just 5 books LOL.

  2. Replies
    1. You're welcome Cecy, your Shattered Past books seem to be featuring in a LOT of my contemporary romance monthly discussion posts :o)



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