Apr 25 2014 10:00am

Trope of the Month: Cabin Romance!

Demon from the Dark by Kresley ColeAcademically 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
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Lady A.
2. Andrea T
Unbound by Cara McKenna!
Lady A.
3. Vol Fan
Hummingbird by L Spencer
4. willaful
Unbound, of course. :-) Snow-kissed by Laura Florand. An erotic romance by Doreen De Salvo called Bedding the Beast.

Would On the Island count?
5. juliagabriel
Definitely Unbound by Cara McKenna. I'm also a big fan of Laura Kaye so North of Need.
Marie Sullivan
7. minime2
Unbound! I adore Cara McKenna and Undound was one of my fav's.
Evelyn Isaacks
8. evelynisaacks
OMG! Hummingbird was one of the first romance novls I EVER read. I loved it and I still did. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but it's forever burned in my brain.
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