16 Trending Romance Tropes Found on Amazon

Don’t know which romance novel to read next? I understand. I’ve been through the same situation.

Amazon is my haven when it comes to finding the next book to read. Since I’ve been on the site constantly, I’ve noticed some trending romance tropes repeatedly popping up on the pages.

In case you have no clue what to read next, here are some trending romance tropes that may help you out:

1. Alien Warriors

The Alien Warrior's Mate : A Sci-Fi Alien Romance (Plutonian Warriors Book 1) by [Nelia Alarcon ]Alien Warrior's Captive Bride: A SciFi Alien Romance (Draconian Warriors Book 1) by [Juno Wells]Alien Wanted: Sci Fi Mail Order Bride Grumpy Alien Romance (Zyanthan Warriors Book 1) by [Julie K. Cohen]

Who’s in the mood for some hulking handsome alien warriors? You, perhaps? You can spot these books from a mile away. They often have a cover with some colorful man’s abs (lol) set in front of a galaxy background. If sci-fi romances are your thing, take an alien warrior home with you.


2. Alpha Males

Alpha Prince: A Modern Fairy Tale (Twisted Royals Book 1) by [Sidney Bristol]On The Edge: Steamy Alpha Male Romance by [Darcia Cobbler]Baby For The Lumberjack: Alpha Male Romance by [Melinda Jenkins]

There’s something about powerful, overprotective males that gets readers’ attention. They come in all shapes and forms: cops, firefighters, bodyguards, military, and even your friendly (and single) next-door neighbors. If you’re looking for more alpha males in your life, these books are for you.


3. Big Beautiful Women (BBW)

Mine for the Holidays: a full-length BBW Holiday Romance by [Megan Wade]Chubby & Charming: A Curvy Girl Romance (Big & Beautiful Book 1) by [Mary E Thompson]More Than Cake: A Plus Size BBW Romance by [Tani Hanes]

How come skinny women get all the fun? Big girls deserve some love too!

You may have come across some romance titles with “BBW” on the cover. This stands for “Big, Beautiful Woman.” In other books, they’re simply called “curvy.” It’s about time they had their own happily ever after.


4. Billionaires

Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale (Dirty Fairy Tales Book 1) by [Lauren Landish, Valorie Clifton, Staci Etheridge]Nurse's Date with a Billionaire: A clean billionaire romance (Billionaire Date Book 1) by [Amelia Addler]The Billionaire's Trust: Covington Billionaires Book 1 (A Billionaire Romance Love Story) by [Erin Swann, Jessica Royer Ocken]

I think Fifty Shades of Grey is responsible for the explosion of billionaire romances out today. At least the book gave aspiring authors some motivation. If billionaires are your thing, you are happily covered.


5. Black Women, White Men (BWWM)

DIE FOR YOU: A Standalone Scottish BWWM Romance (MacKenzie Scottish Crime Family Book 1) by [Amarie Avant, Vixen Designs, Melissa Harrison]Dipping Into Sin (a BWWM Alpha Male Romance) by [DJ Parker]Carwrecked by [Francesca Penn]

While diverse romances are steadily rising, I have noticed a huge jump of “Black Women, White Men” (BWWM) books since I’ve been around the romance community. Love knows no racial boundaries.


6. Bully Romance

Bully King: A Dark Bully Romance (Kings of High Court College Book 1) by [JA Huss]Lords of Pain (Dark College Bully Romance): Royals of Forsyth University by [Angel Lawson, Samantha Rue]When Sinners Play: An Enemies to Lovers College Bully Romance (Sinners of Hawthorne University Book 1) by [Eva Ashwood]

Now, we all know bully sucks major balls. These books (as far as I know) are not supporting bullying in any sort of way. It’s more like “enemies-to-lovers” type of romances. Honestly, I haven’t read any (yet), but it’s big on Amazon.


7. Dark Romance

Taken by the Bratva: A Dark Mafia Romance (Bratva Brotherhood) by [Bianca Cole]The Faceless: A Dark Vampire Reverse Harem Romance by [K.B. Everly]Dynasty: A Dark Enemies to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance (Boys Of Winter Book 1) by [Sheridan Anne]

Dark romances are not your typical, happy fairy tale romances. They deal with darker themes like kidnapping, anti-heroes, and whatnot. Fortunately, I’ve read one before, and it’s not so intimidating as I thought it would be.


8. Fake Relationships

Accidental Love: A Fake Marriage Romance by [Ajme Williams]The Marriage with the Cowboy: A Standalone Sweet Romance (A Fake Marriage Series Book 1) by [Anne-Marie Meyer]Just One Fake Date: A Contemporary Romance (Flatiron Five Fitness Book 1) by [Deborah Cooke]

You’re invited to your sister’s wedding. You know your family is going to be asking you questions about your future marriage. Bring a fake “significant other” just in case. Don’t you love those kinds of stories? There are plenty out there online.


9. Mafia Men

Mafia Prince : Dark Irish Mafia Romance (Young Irish Rebels Book 1) by [Vi Carter, Sherry Schafer, Wander Aguiar]Fated Mate Tamed: A Dark Sci-Fi Mafia Romance (Vostra Crime Lords Book 1) by [Luna Voss]Bedding The Enemy by [LaQuette]

Russian mafias, Italian mafias, you don’t care as long they’re hot, right? Fortunately, the mafia romance genre is a popular choice on Amazon. They have all kinds to sate your reading pleasures. If you’re curious, alien mafia romances do exist!


10. Monster Romance

Werewolves Are the Worst: A sexy, kick-butt tale of romance (Meet Cute with Monsters) by [Gemma Cates]The Centaur's Bride: A Steamy Shapeshifter Romance (Mates for Monsters Series) by [Tamsin Ley]Tamed by the Troll (The Perished Woods Book 1) by [Tracy Lauren]

Human lovers? Boring! Where are the hunky centaurs and orcs?

If the same old love stories with humans falling in love bore you to death, monster romances may be your preference.


11. Omegaverse

Uncaged: A Dystopian Omegaverse Fantasy Romance (The Uncaged 1) by [Amber Ella Monroe]Of Iron and Gold: An F/F Omegaverse Fantasy Romance (The Kingdoms Of Gyldren Book 1) by [Lexa Luthor]Alpha Breeds (Alpha Horde Book 1) by [Milana Jacks, Linda Ingmanson]

The omegaverse features three types of people: Alphas, Betas, and Omegas. Alphas are the dominant ones, betas are in the middle, and omegas are usually the alpha’s mates. The omegaverse features characters with a more animalistic nature. You got your clans, mating seasons, and whatnot. In certain LGBT omegaverses, male omegas do get pregnant. It’s quite an interesting world.


12. Paranormal Academies

Fae Trials: A Paranormal Academy Bully Romance (Royal Fae Academy Book 1) by [Sofia Daniel]Upended Life (Artemis University Book 1) by [Erin R Flynn]Silvermoon Academy Book One: A Reverse Harem Academy Paranormal Romance by [Storm Song]

What’s with the rise of paranormal academy genre? I’ve seen them a lot on Amazon. Is it because of Harry Potter or Lev Grossman’s The Magicians? Who knows.

No matter, I found plenty of books in this genre I’m putting in my TBR pile.


13. Regency

The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke by [Tessa Dare]Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1) by [Julia Quinn]Cold-Hearted Rake: The Ravenels, Book 1 by [Lisa Kleypas]

Regency romances have been around since…forever, right? They dominate the romance novel world and they’re not dying off anytime soon. If you’re looking for romances with Bridgerton vibes, regency romances are the books right up your alley.


14. Reverse Harem

Reunion: A Reverse Harem Romance (Nadia's Boys Book 1) by [Alyssa Clark]My Four Seamen: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Fated Sea Mates) by [Laura Wylde]10 MEN: A MEGA MENAGE REVERSE HAREM ROMANCE (HUGE Series) by [Stephanie Brother, Kasmit Covers, Samantha Twinn]

What’s wrong with having a happily ever after with more than one guy? Looks like you’re the reverse harem type. Don’t worry, it’s a perfectly legal fantasy. However, Stephanie Brother’s 10 Men is the first reverse harem I’ve seen with the protagonist is involved with 10 men. Like, whoa, hold on.


15. Scotsmen

It's Getting Scot in Here (The Wild Wicked Highlanders Book 1) by [Suzanne Enoch]The Secret (Highlands' Lairds Book 1) by [Julie Garwood]An English Bride in Scotland: Highland Brides (Highlander Book 1) by [Lynsay Sands]

There’s something about Scottish highlanders in their kilts wielding massive swords that make readers go ga-ga. If you’re an avid Scotsman romance reader, you’re in luck. Those books are everywhere!


16. Shifters

Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates Shifter Romance Series Book 1) by [Felicity Heaton]Cole (Keepers Of The Lake Book 1) by [Emilia Hartley]Zane (Were Zoo Book 1) by [R. E. Butler]

Shifter romances be praised! They’ve been around as long I’ve been reading romance novels. There are more shifter stories besides your common wolves and bears. I’ve seen cougars, gorillas, and even koalas. The shifter romance community can be a wild place (no pun intended).


Which trending romances have you found on Amazon? Which ones are your favorite? Let me know down in the comments below!

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