What’s your favorite romance trope?

Tropes are plot devices, characters, images, or themes that are incorporated so frequently in a genre that they’re seen as conventional.

What are the most popular tropes in romance novels?

  1. Trapped in the blizzard – two people who don’t know each other are forced to spend the night together. I like this one and want to use it in one of my novels soon.
  2. Fake relationship – one I’ve seen a lot of lately is the guy who needs a fake girlfriend to take to a wedding.
  3. Enemies to Lovers – Sally Thorne’s “The Hating Game” falls into this category and is a great novel that I highly recommend.
  4. Friends to Lovers – My novel “Taking Chances” falls under this trope. Paige says that she just wants to be friends with Danny and then she changes her mind.
  5. He’s actually a secret royal/billionaire – I’m a little tired of this one because it’s been overdone. Who meets a royal in real life anyway?
  6. Forbidden Love – My novel “Second Chances” falls into this category because Samantha falls in love with her boss. The classic example of this trope is “Romeo and Juliet”.
  7. Bad boy, good girl – My latest novel “Catching Cash’s Heart” is all about the bad boy who falls for the good girl.
  8. Opposites attract – The novel I’m currently working on, “Stealing Alan’s Heart” is a classic opposites attract story. The super model falls for the nerdy data analyst. Coming in April!

The list can go on and on! What’s your favorite?

Published by Leah Busboom

Leah Busboom wanted to become an author since the day she learned how to read! She specializes in the Romance genre because she loves a good story with a happy ending. Her books are known for their heart warming stories, intriguing characters and hilarious real life situations that make you want to laugh out loud. Leah currently lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband, her "Blue Bomber" bicycle and a hundred bunny rabbits that roam free in the neighborhood.

2 thoughts on “What’s your favorite romance trope?

  1. Enemies to lover and a good best friend to lover trope, and in love with my sibling’s best friend are some of my favorites. Also I love secret romances. 😀 I’m still surprised I keep putting down The Hating Game even though I can tell where it’s going to go.


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