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Fall Into Romance Giveaway Blog Hop

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Welcome to the Fall Into Romance Giveaway Hop, hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. Today, I will be reminiscing about the romances that made me fall in love with the genre. Also, I will be giving away $5.00 Amazon e-gift card to one person who comments.

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Fall Into Romance Giveaway Blog Hop

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Fall Into Romance! Share the romances that had you falling in love with the genre!

Or the ones that keep you smitten! Stop by each blog for new recommendations and giveaways!

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Romance is my favorite genre to read.

Of course there are sub genres like Historical Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary, etc. All are great and it is really hard to pick just one. But really, it all started with Historical Romance for me. When I was 13 I really didn’t sneak into my mother’s bookshelves. Her books with bare chested males (like Fabio) did not interest me. I kept blowing it off. One day, my mom convinced me to read A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. First of all, it did not have the usual front cover and secondly I decided to humor her. (Whatever mom, I won’t like it). Boy was I wrong!

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The storyline grabbed me. A down on her luck woman, a time traveling medieval knight, and some more time traveling, introduced me to one of my favorite tropes. Yes, you guessed right! Time traveling! πŸ™‚

Well then of course I had to retract everything I thought about the genre and to my chagrin I reached for my next read; a bare chested Fabio book. I might have cringed but I was curious. Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey is my second favorite read. Thus, introducing me to my next all time favorite trope: Women disguised as men. Doesn’t sound appealing but the humor in that situation is what attracted me to it.

 

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As you can see from the weathered and worn covers that I’ve read both these books countless times. In fact, reading A Knight in Shining Armor as an adult provided me a different view on the lead character Douglas. I found her to be a bit immature and whiny. But as a teen, I related to the character more. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it. Even though the ending is bittersweet. Which now, I want a gushy HEA (happily ever after) in the books that I read. Gentle Rogue is still awesome, and whenever I hear the term “brick wall” I think of the hero, because that’s how he was described in the story.

 

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Romances provide the nostalgia and the everyday triggers that makes us think about the books we’ve read.

It’s also a great way to make friends that share the same passion as you do. My mom and I still talk about these books and now we have a book relationship that will last forever because I gave up on my misconceptions about the genre. So, to those that think these types of books are for lonely women, think again! It’s for those who love to build connections to those with like minds and hearts.

Give up the romance prejudice like I did all those years ago (if you have one), and you might be pleasantly surprised πŸ™‚

 

What are your favorite romance tropes?

 

 

 

 

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Daniel M
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Daniel M

i like them all

Sue A.
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Sue A.

I love reunion stories (a second chance at love)!

Jillian Too
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Jillian Too

I love the Alpha hero and forbidden love tropes.

Bre Meli
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Bre Meli

I’m a sticker for the rocker romances. I love my rock music then add some romance and I’m set! πŸ™‚

veRONIca
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veRONIca

I love second chances and secret baby romances

Janice Crespo
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I really don’t have a favorite. I just go for a cover that I like. To be honest, I haven’t really been reading that much this past year. I lost my 22 year old daughter last year to suicide and my mind just can’t take the quiet of reading yet – always brings the tears. I wrote about all on HelpStopThePain dot com – my goal this month is to re-read the posts and book I wrote during that time to see if I can read again one day.

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Amber Terry
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Amber Terry

I really like anything paranormal πŸ™‚

Thanks for the chance to win!!

amy bowens
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I like them all but I do enjoy May/December romance

Eva Millien
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Eva Millien

Paranormal Romance is my favorite but I read others!

darby
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darby

I love the MC romances!

Mai T.
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Mai T.

Always a forbidden love between a billionaire and an unknown lady.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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That’s awesome that you have this book love you can share with your mom πŸ˜€ When I read romance, I go with paranormal. I do like me some sexy vampires πŸ˜‰ And I also like me some tortured heroes!

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Dianna
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Funny romances…like the Shopaholic series.

Karina V
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Karina V

I have to agree with those saying hate to love stories.. and casual hook ups to love πŸ™‚

Edye
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Star crossed lovers.

Shannon
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Shannon

Enemies to lovers.

BookAttict
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BookAttict

I like mind-link mates, redemption, and tortured hero/heroine.

Cali W.
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Cali W.

Thanks for the giveaway; I really can’t pick; I like them all. πŸ˜‰

Hattie Loggins
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Hattie Loggins

I fell in love with the Romance genre beginning with Gone with the Wind. Next was Cynthia Wright’s Caroline, Kathleen Woodiweiss’ Wolf and the Dove. There are so many favorite author’s in my library in hard cover and soft cover that have provided much enjoyment over the years. I’ve re-read all of them many times. Thank you for the reminder.

Jessica Cassidy
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I like the opposite attracts from hate to love.

Janhvi
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I love all of them. I enjoy paranormal romances.

bn100
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bn100

alphas

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

My favorite romance tropes are enemies to lovers and variations of Beauty and the Beast.

Piroska
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Piroska

I like all different types, from suspense-romance to regency to romantic comedies.

Jen B
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Jen B

My favourite is friends to lovers,

Randi Cook
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Randi Cook

I don’t have any one favorite.

VeronikaDream
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VeronikaDream

My favorites are the enemies-to-lovers and best friends-to-lovers tropes.

Ann
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Ann

Oh, TROUPE! …I was scratching my head there for a while. (I didn’t read the comments– that might have helped some. :p )
Let’s mix it up a bit:
…From a film: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
…From television (or for me, Netflix!): “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Ann
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Ann

I realized my mistake yesterday morning-ish, and am still a bit mortified. (It’s odd– I’ve noticed the word “trope” maybe twice since then.)
When I first saw this question, for some reason or other I associated the word with “misanthrope.” A little dictionary app was making me all sorts of confused about tropes and whatnot. (See also: I had been opting out of sleep.)
So there you have it.
:p

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

I love marriage of convenience stories.

Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
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I like a verity. The second chance, the friends to lovers, the enemy to lovers and the forbidden ones that are paranormal romance with supernatural and human getting together.

Kim Brewing
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Kim Brewing

Second chance romances are a fave of mine

Mandy R
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Mandy R

I’m torn between enemies to lover and friends to lovers. I like how everyone has to change so completely in those tropes.

Siran Toukhanian
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Siran Toukhanian

Reserved heart-broken hero with the “wants to be his light” leading heroine

I hope that tropes are

Angela
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Angela

I like all kinds of reads, but my favorite ones are paranormal romance <3

Sarah De Diego
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Friends to lovers is always fun.

Thanks for giving.

Besos Sarah
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Lola
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I think for me it was first contemporary romance that I read, growing up I read some books by a well known dutch author and then I didn’t read contemporary romances for a long time. I got into a high fantasy reading spree and eventually Twillight brought me back to romances and YA books as well. Since then I’ve been trying more and more romance sub genres. Paranormal romances are probably my favorites, but I also love the other sub genres. I haven’t read a lot of historical romances, but the few I’ve read have been good ones. Friends to… Read more »

Michele Hayes
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Michele Hayes

I like friends/enemies to lovers and second chances.

Trix
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Trix

Friends-to-lovers!

Sara Zielinski
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I enjoy all types.

Regine Karpel
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Regine Karpel

Bridget Jones.

kim hansen
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kim hansen

I enjoy them all I don’t have a favorite.

Ninfa
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Ninfa

I always love the enemies to lovers trope. Thanks for the giveaway and love your collection.

John Smith
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John Smith

Regency Romance is more a genre than a trope. An aloof jerk of a nobleman? Is that a trope?

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