Yes!!! I love me a good trope! And since I'm predominantly a romance reader I have lots and lots of them I adore with every fibre of my romance reading soul... But I also read fantasy/urban fantasy so I've some non-romance related ones too.
I can't put them in any particular order for it'd change depending on my mood but here they are!
My favourite tropes!
The one that got away!!!
I just love finding out what happened in the past and watching them overcome the hurt, the fear, the disappointment to find each other again.
They've known each other for ages! Since they were kids! Since university! They've had each other's backs through thick and thin, good relationships and bad. They'd do anything for each other but it's not like that... Until it's like that!
Or maybe for one of them, it's always been like that and their love has been unrequited? Until it's not!
But then they're so scared of losing each other! Of losing everything! Too scared to accept that the other person actually feels the same way! But then they take the plunge and get everything they ever wanted!
Enemies to Lovers
Repeat after me... Someone being mean to you is not a sign of affection!
But... But, look!
They disliked/hated each other and were so rude/mean but then nice things! And they fell in love!!!
It's the mean boy who secretly loves you!
I know this trope can be problematic but when executed just right?
Just two people, for whatever reason, pretending to be a couple and then actually becoming one.
It can be dressed up so many ways!
To make someone jealous, to avoid going to a wedding solo, to receive an inheritance, to make a promiscuity king/queen seem respectable so you they don't get dropped by their label/sports team/investors...
Two people, who are perfect for each other in every way but are forbidden from being together?
Family feud? Rivals? A supernatural and a human? A curse? Conflicting cultures? The boy from the wrong side of the tracks? The professor and the student?
The Special Snowflake
I love it! I love it when someone has some special destiny they're running from or fighting for... Or are running from and then something happens that makes them stop and step up!
The reluctant hero, the magically gifted, the predestined... Happy sigh.
The Beautiful Beasts
I'm talking about the moody broody guy with a heart of gold.
The bad guy with the squishy centre when it comes to the right person.
The criminals, the bikers, the mafia bosses, the wicked vampires and the pack leaders.
The monsters who are more than what they seem...
The beastly, wicked, despicable, the morally ambiguous.
Okay... I think these - or some random combination of these - have my reading loves covered, lol.
What are your favourites?