Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this week’s post, I wanted to try something different and I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme. As weird as it might sound, I wanted to include some romance tropes I’d love to see featured in Thanksgiving romances. I want there to be more Thanksgiving romances so hopefully an author will see this and decide to use one of my ideas. PLEASE lmao
With that being said, let’s get into 5 tropes I’d like to see featured in Thanksgiving romances. I know this is a slightly weird post but I wanted to try something different. Hopefully I end up posting it and it ends being something fun so let’s get into my picks.
5. A Thanksgiving NFL novella
One thing I’ve been craving in terms of Thanksgiving romances is an NFL romance novella set during the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving games. Personally, I always look forward to watching football on Thanksgiving and there are so many possibilities for authors to go down. Whether it be two fans connecting at the game, a player and his wife celebrating the holiday later or two foes hooking up at a bar during half-time, I NEED to read one of these.
4. A Thanksgiving romance between two chefs/restaurant workers
One thing I think is super underutilized is the idea of two chefs/restaurant workers hooking up during the holidays. The holidays are already a stressful time so it’s the perfect time to connect with someone. Whether it be because they’re catering for a family, hosting a special holiday meal or just preparing for a huge holiday rush, I think this would be a lot of fun. I feel like food can be such a universal language for some and cooking is such a intimate gesture that can make you feel closer to someone.
3. Fake dating to get your family off your back
The first book that came to mind with this trope was Her Naughty Holiday. The heroine decides to fake-date the hero for Thanksgiving to get her family off her back. As someone who is sometimes asked those “dating” questions, it’s definitely a smart idea if you’re in a pickle. Even though I’ve read one book with this trope already, I know I want to read more.
2. Married couple having their own Thanksgiving/hosting
If there’s one relationship dynamic I want more of, it’s married couples. I’m not married but somedays, it feels like it lmao. Nevertheless, I’d love to see some books focused on married couples during the Thanksgiving holiday. The main two ideas I have for that is a married couple spending their first Thanksgiving together and the couple hosting their first Thanksgiving together. Both have the potential to be disastrous while still being a lot of fun. Honestly, I NEED a novella of this one so can someone please convince Shae Sanders to WRITE it????
1. A romance set at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The final Thanksgiving romance I’d love to see is one set at or during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. This idea has so many potential avenues it could go down as the parade is huge. It could be a romance between two broadcasters, a romance between people helping with the balloons/floats or even, a romance between two people who are online friends, watching at home. Honestly, this is such an iconic event in America so there’s no reason why someone shouldn’t be setting a romance book at or during this event lmao.
Hopefully someone will indulge me and actually read this post. I know it’s a pretty unique post for me, but it’s been in my head forever. There are just SO many possibilities for Thanksgiving romances and I want all of them. I know Thanksgiving isn’t really a “sexy” holiday but it deserves love, too! Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.