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 amnesia romances, or novels where either the hero or heroine has no clue who they are. As usual, we tried to remember (!) ourselves, but then went to our friends at Twitter.
Don't you forget about me...
- Sherry Thomas Tempting the Bride
- Lisa Kleypas Someone to Watch Over Me
- Miranda Neville Amorous Education of Celia Seaton
- Delilah Marvelle Forever and a Day
- Anne Stuart Winter's Edge
- Mary Balogh Slightly Sinful
- Anne Gracie Accidental Wedding
- Mary Jo Putney Uncommon Vows
- Beth Williamson The Redemption of Micah
- Author Vivian Arend shares that her forthcoming High Risk has a heroine who's missing some memories.
There are a lot of historicals on there—anyone got suggestions for the other genres? More historicals are welcome as well!