I have already told you about some of my favourite tropes, like the friends to lovers or enemies to lovers ones, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention another one of my all-time top favourite tropes: the arranged marriage/marriage of convenience/faked engagement one. Yep. It may sound like a mouthful, but they are SO delicious
Arranged marriage tropes are usually found in historical romances. I was introduced to them through some Pride and Prejudice fanfiction where Lizzie had married Mr. Darcy while still hostile towards him, but usually he was unaware of her feelings and when he realized that his wife hated him after he got over his heartbreak they tried to make their marriage work by getting to know and respect each other. And the more similar stories I read, the more I craved. And as you know my favourite part of a romance being the angst, the big crisis before the HEA these stories where both the hero and heroine are dealing with some emotional ups and downs and suffer mostly in silence are like candy to a kid
It’s counterpart in contemporary romances are the fake engagement/marriage of convenience. I love both. In both scenarios the hero and heroine are pretending to be in a relationship and have to spend some time together. Nothing better than to see how a genuine relationship, affection and love start to blossom between these quasi-strangers. *sighs*
I just LOVE them! So as always I’m here asking you for some good recommendations.
Do you enjoy reading the arranged marriage / marriage of convenience / fake engagement trope?
Why, why not?
Any favourite books in these tropes you could recommend to me?
Thank you in advance!