10 Most Popular Romance Plots

Do you know what are the most popular themes or plots in romance fiction?

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When you read this list, you'll understand why you see the same plot worked so many times. Of course, the plot may be the same, but the execution will be different.

According to the Nielsen Books and Consumer Tracker study, in order of popularity, the most popular romance plots are:

1. friends to lovers

2. soul mate/fate

3. second chance at love

4. secret romance

5. first love

6. strong hero/heroine

7. reunited lovers

8. love triangle

9. sexy billionaire/millionaire

10. sassy heroine

Takeaway Truth

A famous writing teacher once said: "Give a hundred authors the same story premise and turn them loose. You'll get a hundred different stories."

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