Stalling in Love Tropes

Do you love a good trope?

Maybe you prefer to know what sort of book you’re getting into before you get too involved, or maybe you’re a sucker for a sports romance with added friends to lovers.

I got you.

Stalling in Love is a rugby romance with a grumpy man player and a female main character whose attitude jumps off the page and slaps you in the face?

What’s your favourite trope and have I included it here?


Here’s the blurb:

Evie is the woman your parents warned you about; dangerous, rebellious, and unable to keep her mouth shut. She hides a kind heart, her passion for dancing, and a past she’s desperate to forget. But the past won’t stop feeding her insecurities, and to make it worse, she has another secret; she’s in love with her best friend, Josh, and he’s her ex-boyfriend’s teammate too.

Josh is sexy, bearded and a mess. He has a painful secret and a lifetime of pressure. His dad demands he toes the line while excelling as a rugby star, but his heart directs him to Evie, the only woman who makes him happy and the one who risks it all. His rugby career is failing, he’s getting into fights, and his life is falling apart, but is it because of his dad or the woman he can’t resist?

The last time Evie and Josh were alone, they ended up with passionate regrets on his bedroom floor. Faced with each other again, their lives unravel as they keep their desires at bay. But destiny is coming for them, and they can only fight their scorching chemistry for so long. Their secrets are getting harder to hide, and their reputations are in tatters. Does the complicated friendship stand a chance of love, or will passion consume them before they can find out?

Content warning:
 Some content within Stalling in Love may be disturbing or triggering for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. Subjects include death (off and on page), adult grooming (off page/past) and some family emotional abuse (on page/not aggressive).