Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 14 February, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: All About Romance Tropes/Types

Heh, it’s been a long while since I’ve done one of these posts. Initially I was going to focus on a particular trope for this list but in the end I just decided to go with 10 romances that I’ve enjoyed recently (well, I’m sure I’m missing a whole ton of other romances; I was lazy/in a hurry and just zipped through the romance shelf on my Goodreads account) 😛

In no particular order:

  1. When a Marquess Loves a Woman by Vivienne Lorret (review) — Featuring the friends-turned enemies-turned lovers trope 😛 Max and Juliet have been sniping barbs at each other since the first book in the Season’s Originals trilogy so it was good to finally see their story.
  2. This Earl is On Fire by Vivenne Lorret (review) — Featuring the injured hero and heroine-shunned-by-Society-for-reasons trope (trying hard not to spoil what that is exactly). Otherwise known as a variation of the opposites attract story 😛 Also, hell, I could’ve easily listed all of Vivenne Lorret’s books here, just check out her books 😛
  3. You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane (review) — Featuring the friends-or-are-they-more-than-that trope 😛 Gosh I was rooting for Ben and Rachel hard even though at times it looked as though they would never have their moment 😛
  4. Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden (review) — I recommend all of her Scandalous books, actually, I find them quite different/interesting in the historical romance genre and the series has quite the balance of danger, intrigue, friendship, family drama, and of course the romance (and different obstables to said romances). Anyway, this book features the guy-who-failed-the-girl-in-the-past-but-is-there-for-her-now kind of trope…for lack of a better description. It was also a great finale to the series!
  5. Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange (review) — Featuring the Cinderella trope/I-knew-Colonel-Brandon-was-a-cupcake-before-but-I-didn’t-know-just-how-precious trope 😛 No, seriously, reading this book shed him in a totally new light for me, if that was even possible!
  6. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (review) — This is a fan favourite so I was a little worried the hype would get to me but I am happy to say this book lived up to expectations! Features the friends-first kind of trope 😛
  7. The Viscount Down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle (review) — Featuring the grumpy-hero-and-clumsy-but-always-helping-heroine trope 😛 And a pesky cat to boot! Definitely had me laughing quite a bit, reading this book xD
  8. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (review) — I loved both storylines, but I admit I liked the romance between Carrie and Graham in the 21st century a lot more 😛 No particular trope going on here–they meet, they spend time together, they slowly fall in love–but the chemistry was ace.
  9. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn (review) — Featuring a mathematician and a drama queen? Yeah, colour me intrigued! I also consider this book one of Julia Quinn’s funniest books; I wish she had written a series on the Pleinsworths, they’re a hilarious family unit.
  10. Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean (review) — Featuring the social-outcast-and-the-uppity-duke/enemies-to-lovers trope. Their tension was quite palpable, but when it shifts to romance–well, oh my 😛



And that’s my list for this week! What books did you list for this week’s TTT/how did you interpret this week’s topic? Do you plan on buying all the chocolate in sight like I will today? 😛 Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

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7 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. I really need to read Susanna Kearsley. I’ve been hearing how good her books are for years, but I’ve never picked one up–even though they sound just like something I’d like. I did adore You Had Me at Hello too though. Mhairi McFarlane’s romances are AMAZING!

  2. I love love love Romancing Mister Bridgerton (so glad you were not disappointed!), The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane, and The Sum of All Kisses. Have you read What Happens in London by JQ? I actually think that is her funniest book. It’s a favorite of mine.

  3. No chocolate for me, although I did buy my husband a giant KitKat for Valentine’s Day. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your list! I haven’t read any of the books you mention, but I am familiar with several of the authors. I really need to read more by Kearsley. I love her writing style. And I have a Sarah MacLean book sitting on my desk at home that keeps begging me to pick up and read it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 1. I love the title “You Had Me At Hello,” 2. The Col. Brandon novel sounds interesting!, and 3. I’ve heard really good things about Susanna’s books. They seem to pop up in so many places! Guess that means I might need to read them. 😉

    Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday fun, Lianne. Glad you joined this week – and thanks for making Finding Wonderland one of your stops!

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