Romance, Tropes

Trope Sighting! Taking a bullet for love

The hero gets shot protecting the heroine vs. the heroine gets shot protecting the hero: Which is more romantic, more compelling to the plot?

Archetypes and Characters, Contemporary Romance, Romance

Archetype Sighting! The New Fairy Godmother in Modern Romance Novels

Why do so many heroines in romance novels have a female friend who is better dressed or has stand-out style? These supportive fashionista friends push the heroine’s boundaries, provide encouragement, polish her beauty, and gift her with clothing—serving as archetypal fairy godmothers.