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's trope, cabin romance, is the perfect way to isolate the hero and heroine for long periods of time so they have the chance to get to know each other—in many ways. Cabin romances occur in all iterations of romance novels, some examples of which are listed below. Which cabin romance is your favorite?
- The Snow Angel by Mary Balogh
- Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer
- Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
- Something About You by Julie James
- To Love a Dark Lord by Anne Stuart