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Introduction to Romance Novel Tropes

Tropes Make Reading Romance Novels Fun!

Looking for a certain kind of romance to read? If we’ve read and reviewed them, look no further! We know all the tropes.

On this page, you can search for general romance tropes, eras, places, and more. Just click on the category that interests you.

If you don’t see a trope or setting that you’d like to see represented on this list, please let us know, and we’ll add more!


Tropes List

General Romance Tropes

*(These two are separate due to the nature of old-school bodice ripper romances where the heroine was often “ravished” by the hero. While the lines might have been blurred in older romances, we separate the fantasy of “forced seduction” and assault & rape into different categories.)


Hero by Professions, Ranks, or Hobbies


Hero Tropes


Heroine Tropes


Settings Across the World


Time Periods

**Please note, this is not an actual historical era, but the time between the end of World War II and the publication of The Flame and the Flower in 1972).


Types of Romance Genres

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