by Madelle MorganIn my teens I devoured Harlequin category romances, so I knew exactly what I wanted to write about for this month's topic: Favorite Romantic Clichés.
In the Muskoka series of contemporary romance novellas I'm writing, I will incorporate several of the familiar tropes listed below.
Although, honestly, none of my books will have titles like The Bad Boy Billionaire's Secret Bride so as not to be confused with category romance!
Types of Hero
Protector (Military, Cop, Secret Agent, Firefighter, Bodyguard, etc.)
Royalty (King, Prince, Earl, Lord, Count, etc.)
Boy Next Door
Who Are You Again?
One Night Stand
With Friends Like These...
Friends to Lovers
Enemies to Lovers
Marriage of Convenience
Baby on Doorstep
Beauty and the Beast (damaged Hero)
Cinderella (Heroine is transformed)
Upstairs/Downstairs (Heroine falls for Hero in higher social class or vice-versa; e.g. Wuthering Heights)
Have I left out any of your favorite tropes?
Which are your favorites?