Connect Five Friday – Romance Tropes


It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

 I was reading Ramona Mead’s blog yesterday and she listed her favourite romance tropes. As an avid romance reader (from historical, to contemporary to fantasy romances), this inspired me to do the same.

Here are my 5 favourite romance tropes:

  1. Older characters.  Yes, as I have gotten older I really do appreciate reading about more mature characters.

My fav:

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After Care by L.B. Dunbar (from her Sexy Silver Foxes series – check them all out!)


  1. Older Woman, younger man. Love the dynamics here.

3 I have so enjoyed:


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Such a wonderful series – with a strong older woman and time travel (and Jamie’s a Scot!). 


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Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie


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Everything She Ever Wanted by Liz Durano


  1. Second Chance Love. Maybe we can go back!

Here are a couple I’ve enjoyed:

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Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


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The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean


  1. Enemy to Lover; friend to lover – how strong emotions can be changed

Here are a couple I’ve enjoyed:

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The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker. Alaska anyone?


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Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (I adore her books!)


And then there is: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – the original?


  1. Fake Engagement/Relationship. Of course, they are going to fall in love – but the fun is watching how it happens.

Here’s a couple of enjoyable ones:


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (also enemy to lover! -double trope dose)


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The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie



What’s your favourite romance trope?


6 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Romance Tropes

  1. Thanks for linking to my post, I’m glad it inspired you. I do enjoy the older woman/younger man romances as well!

  2. What a great topic! I will have to look into the Sexy Silver Foxes series. It would be nice to read more romance about older couples being older myself now. I read a Sarah Morgan book last year and got so excited that it featured an older married couple. Someone I could relate to! Haha. I love Enemy to Lover and Friend to Lover romance too. And Second Chance romance. And Fake Engagement/Relationship is one of my favorites too. They are all good, really. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  3. I like second chance romances, older couples ( of course) and fake engagements. I don’t like older women/younger men but then I adore Outlander!! Hmm don’t think I have read that Jennifer Crusie book, must check. And of course I have all Susan E Phillips books. Looking forward to her new one!

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