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Thursday, April 14, 2016

I love this trope, sub-genre, setting: My Best Friend's Brother/My Brother's Best Friend


I Love This Trope, Sub-Genre, Setting is a new feature on my blog in which I discuss a trope, sub-genre or setting that I love and tell you about books that are shining examples of said trope, sub-genre or setting.  Feel free to play along and please let me know about your favorite books in this realm and whether you like this trope, sub-genre and/or setting as much as I do!
Today I am spotlighting the trope of: My Best Friend's Brother/My Brother's Best Friend, which I would define as any book where the heroine either has a crush on or falls for her brother's best friend or her best friend's brother.


I have to confess that I love this trope in nearly all of its iterations!  I have a younger brother so I never got to crush on any of his friends but it's fun reading about that and it's equally as fun as reading about falling for your best friend's brother -- instant sisters!  I know there are a ton of books that I'm missing/haven't read so please let me know, especially those that aren't necessarily romances!

Have you ever read a book where the love interest is either the heroine's best friend's brother or her brother's best friend?  Do you like this trope? Ask me any questions below or recommend to me your favorite books featuring a best friend's brother or a brother's best friend!

27 comments:

  1. I LOVED Crow's Row so much, and Jennifer Probst's The Marriage Mistake is another that fits this category. This is a fun trope!

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  2. Of course I can't think of any others than the ones you have up there (because it is early and I haven't had my coffee yet!!) but I LOVE this trope too. I also didn't have an older brother to drool over his friends so maybe that is why I love it so much!

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  3. I can't think of a specific book right now, but I KNOW I've read books with this trope. I like it too because it just makes sense. You're often around these people a lot so there are bound to be some crushes and/or flirtations happening.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  4. This is definitely one of my favorite tropes! On Dublin Street and Nantucket Blue are both fantastic reads. Of course, my brain isn't fully engaged yet this morning so I'm struggling to come up with bunches of examples of books I've read but one that comes to mind is Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid. LOVED.

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  5. I love this trope, too, although I can't think of any off the top of my head. I should label books better on my Goodreads since my memory is such crap. I did love On Dublin Street!

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  6. I love this trope so much!! On Dublin Street is one of my favorites. I seem to like it even more in YA books. I must read some of these recs, Eva!

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  7. Haha this is just funny. I never had a brother so not brother/best friend crushes for me but these are often fun.

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  8. I love this trope too! I have only read two of the books you listed (Study of Seduction and Obsidian) and loved them both. I also recommend the new Julia Quinn for a best friend's brother romance. So much fun!

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  9. This is one of my favourite tropes too Eva, I recently read a really good book which did this really well, it was called Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras, I highly recommend it! I have a copy of Nantucket Blue too, and I didn't know it featured this, I will definitely be getting to it sooner! Fantastic post!

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  10. I like this one too! Not If I See You First has this :) That's a good book!

    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

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  11. Yes, this is a fun trope to read! I've not read many, but none come to mind right now. I've only read one from your picks, Obsidian.

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  12. This is a fun trope, because they usually get to know each other a little differently since they're usually not even supposed to get together. :D The Study of Seduction was a fun one. I can't even think any right now, but I know there are more I don't see up there.

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  13. YES! This is one of my favorites too! I'm with you girl. I had a younger brother so there was no crushing on any of his friends. I did crush on my best friend's older brother though! Hah! I have had Nantucket Blue and Just For Now on my shelf for awhile now! I need to read them! I can't think of my favorite off the top of my head, but I know I've read a bunch that I've adored!

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  14. I read On Dublin Street, Nantucket Blue, Obsidian, Tempting the Best Man, and Rock Chick. I do like this troup. It's been a million years since I've read Elizabeth Lowell. I'll have to check out Midnight in Ruby Bayou. Great post, Eva! :)

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  15. I admit My Best Friend's Brother/My Brother's Best Friend is my least favorite romance trope. Sorry, Eva. The only books that came to mind are Come Back to Me by Mila Gray (Sarah Alderson) and Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout). Have you read them?

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  16. Oh yes this is such a fun trope..from the code to his BFF's little sister!

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  17. I'm a big fan of this trope too! The only one of these I've read is Obsidian. I'll have to check the others out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  18. I remembered another two books with this trope, Eva: Until Fountain Bridge by Samantha Young and Be with Me by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

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  19. This is one of my favorite tropes too! On Dublin Street is an all time favorite of mine and of course I adore Obsidian and Tempting the Best Man too!

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  20. I agree. I've always enjoyed reading books where the female lead falls for the older brother's best friend. I have never understood why but I've liked them nonetheless LOL

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  21. Well, thanks to you I will now have the Victorious song stuck in my head all week! (My best friend's brother). I am such a sucker for this trope! I've only read two from your list, both by JLA. I need more!

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  22. Oh yeah, I like this trope/genre too! And so many great examples! I'm reading one right now (Hothouse Flower) where that comes into play. Never get tired of this one. :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  23. I love this trope too BUT ONLY IF the reason they can't be together is an actual real reason that keeps the story going. I need something other than "well, my brother would be all madsies." Haha!

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  24. I actually really agree! I find the bestfriend's brother trope super addicting to read! I haven't read a good one recently but I'm hoping to get to read one soon!

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  25. i loved Obsidian even if i don't see how it fit in your subgenre ( must be too tired and have read it too long ago)

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    1. I was thinking that Kat becomes best friends with Dee and then falls for Dee's brother Daemon

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