Romance readers expect every story to end in either a happily ever after or a happily for now. This is the promise authors make by writing the genre. (Psst: if a book doesn’t? It’s not a romance but might be fiction with romantic elements)
Tropes are the beloved set-ups used in romance novels. Utilizing tropes is how we can appeal to specific readers. While “some” people outside of the genre find this to be predictable, they miss the whole point. Romance novels are about growth and how love changes someone from the inside out. Finding a favorite set-up doesn’t make the discovery of the story any less satisfying.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the tropes I used in my 2020 releases. I don’t always literally interpret each trope. It’s fun to twist and change the expectation. If you read these books, you’ll know what I did 🙂