Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance novel fans all have their favorite—not to mention least favorite—tropes, from friends to lovers, chick in pants, secret baby, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, May-December, boss-assistant...the list goes on.
Each month, we’ll be picking a romance novel trope and ask you to offer recommendations falling under the trope rubric (again with the academic talk!).
This month, we want your recommendations for Kiss or Kill romances, or novels/series in which the hero and heroine go from mortal enemies to devoted lovers. Here are a few on our minds:
- Meljean Brook's Demon Angel
- Anne Stuart's A Rose At Midnight
- Kresley Cole's Lothaire
- Sarah Mayberry's Her Best Worst Mistake
What books would you add? Recommend your favorites in the comments!