I have fallen in love with Romance as a genre in the last couple of years. I know I am not alone, as romance sales have soared since the first lockdown—I think it’s the adrenaline of all those happy ever after.
As for tropes, I like a good fake-dater, or an enemies-to-lovers, or a forbidden love (lord, how I love those)…but the stories I love all have one thing in common and that is that they generally feature a grumpy hero, and usually a less grumpy heroine.
So, while these may not all be classic grumpy/sunshine stories (cause sometimes the heroine makes with the serious snark), they are all kind of that.
As for why I like grumpy heroes…well…that is a personal failing, I must admit. I don’t like nice boys. They give me hives. Give me a complicated, growly guy on a motorcycle over a nice accountant any day.
I know. There may be something seriously wrong with me.