32 Recent Romance Recommendations by Trope

Posted by Sharon on August 19, 2020
Finding the perfect book at the perfect moment can feel a lot like falling in love. Both experiences bring up those “I can’t take my eyes off of you, I want to spend every waking second with you” feelings.

But we all know there are a lot of fish in the romance sea. To help match you to your next stay-up-all-night read, we took a look at the hit romances (according to readers’ shelvings and star ratings) published in the last few months and grouped them by major tropes. So whether you’re in the mood for friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, or good old-fashioned fake dating, you just might find a book or two here to satisfy your longing.

Don’t forget to add any titles you’re interested in to your Want to Read shelf!



Love in the Spotlight

The premise: One of them—or both!—is famous, which makes a relationship...complicated.
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Fake Dating

The premise: “We’ll just pretend to be in love.” What could possibly go wrong?
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Sportsball!

The premise: Rounding the bases in more ways than one.
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They Share a Past

The premise: They knew (or thought they knew) each other way back when.
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The Office

The premise: They can definitely keep it professional. *direct look to camera*
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Friends to Lovers

The premise: From BFFs to “OMG, yes!”
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Enemies to Lovers

The premise: They totally can’t stand each other. Totally. Uh huh.
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Trading Places

The premise: Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone (literally) to find love.
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Which new romances are you enjoying? Lets talk books in the comments!
 

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message 1: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER LENTUNE'S HEART by STEPHEN ALEXANDER OLIVER ###
a must read for those with a leaning to family life sagas, in the mode of Hardy, Melville, and Downton Abbey.


message 2: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER FRANK wrote: "LENTUNE'S HEART by STEPHEN ALEXANDER OLIVER
###
a must read for those with a leaning to family life sagas, in the mode of Hardy, Melville, and Downton Abbey."



message 3: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Which book Frank?


message 4: by Meg (new)

Meg Salvadore With Marilyn - yes which book?


message 5: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle Which book?


message 6: by Aliyah (last edited Aug 20, 2020 11:33AM) (new)

Aliyah Northington Never knew how much I needed books organized by troupes. I might make my way through this whole list!


message 7: by Chris (new)

Chris One M/M book in the recommendations yes!


message 8: by FRANK (last edited Aug 25, 2020 01:30AM) (new)

FRANK MARKER oops!
Sorry guys, still finding my way around, the book that is worth taking to bed is 'Lentune's Heart', available at Waterstone's.. ( oops and Amazon etc...)

ps ... just finishing 'The Grapes of Wrath' again...

happy reading

Frank...


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie The Hating Game should be #1 on your list if you like this genre!!!


message 10: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER thanks Katie...


message 11: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER Thanks for the 'head's up' Rana
p.s. a good day For Thomas Hardy

best regards
Frank...


message 12: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER ...whey, too much praise dude...
Frank...


message 13: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle Katie wrote: "The Hating Game should be #1 on your list if you like this genre!!!"
Sorry I didn’t like that book.


message 14: by FRANK (new)

FRANK MARKER ...Not sure have 'hating' , in the title is a very good idea for any book....
Frank


message 15: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle FRANK wrote: "...Not sure have 'hating' , in the title is a very good idea for any book....
Frank"


Agreed


message 16: by Hazel Bee (new)

Hazel Bee I love enemy to lovers & fake dating tropes but dislike the office trope.


message 17: by Hazel Bee (new)

Hazel Bee ClaraBelle wrote: "Katie wrote: "The Hating Game should be #1 on your list if you like this genre!!!"
Sorry I didn’t like that book."


I DNF'd the Hating Game


message 18: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I loved The Hating Game!


message 19: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle Hazel Bee wrote: "ClaraBelle wrote: "Katie wrote: "The Hating Game should be #1 on your list if you like this genre!!!"
Sorry I didn’t like that book."

I DNF'd the Hating Game"


Same here


message 20: by Aqeelah (new)

Aqeelah Ally Another great (and absolutely hilarious) friends-to-lovers book is Just Friends by Holly McCulloch. It's a pretty recent book too!

I'm tagging it below just in case someone wants to check it out :)
Just Friends


message 21: by Christine (new)

Christine looking forward to reading these!


message 22: by Hanan (new)

Hanan Seems interesting. Thanks!


message 23: by Tiziana (new)

Tiziana I ended up with a lot of new book on my Want to Read shelf, oh god...


message 24: by Corrie (new)

Corrie Just finished and absolutely recommend Talia Hibbert’s Take a Hint, Dani Brown! Really lovely!


message 25: by Meghan (new)

Meghan In the Enemies to Lovers category The Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game are MUST reads!


message 26: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Waiting For Tom Hanks (Love in the Spotlight category) followed by book 2 in this Kerry Winfrey series Not Like the Movies (friends to Lovers category) should also be on the list


message 27: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Rounding the bases in more ways than one.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Two thumbs up to your copywriter!! The subheads are hilarious!!!

You forgot Opposites Attract!! One of my favorite tropes!!


message 28: by Rez (last edited Aug 26, 2020 05:10PM) (new)

Rez Delnava Why is the "Oops, only one bed" trope list missing?!

Conventionally Yours (True Colors, #1) by Annabeth Albert Conventionally Yours


message 29: by Carla (new)

Carla Alonso OMG I want to read them all ASAP!


message 30: by Triz (new)

Triz I want read them all, give me all the romance


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Queen Move is stunning. Kennedy Ryan writes about people struggling with some very relatable and real issues and situations that rarely get talked about in Romance. That makes her a Queen in herself.


Katie wrote: "The Hating Game should be #1 on your list if you like this genre!!!"

Not really. Romance is so wide and has so many sub-genres and different types of story that there is no 'one fits all'. Individual preferences dictate and personally, that one doesn't interest me at all. I'm glad you liked it though, I know many others who did too.


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