Trope it Up: Older Sibling’s Best Friend

Posted February 5th, 2014 by in Blog, Features, Trope it Up / 14 comments



If you love reading romance novels you definitely have a trope or two that you love to read about.

Today we are troping up on Older Sibling’s Best Friend – “Older Brother’s Best Friend” (as requested by Karen L).

Had a huge crush on your sibling’s best friend growing up? Most of us would probably answer with: been there, done that 😉

This seems to be a very popular trope in category romance these days. What is it about this trope that we love so much? Is it the familiarity of having grown up together? or is it protective alpha male willing to go up against the man code for the love of his woman? I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Do you have a favorite Older Sibling’s Best Friend romance novel on your keeper shelf that you would recommend we read? How about we make a list and save it here?

Comment Guidelines 

– Please include Name of the Book and author.  (A link to the book on Goodreads would be awesome)

– Tell us breifly why you recommend this book.

– Do you have a link to your review (Personal Blog, Goodreads, BookLikes etc)? Please feel free to post a link to you review.


14 Responses to “Trope it Up: Older Sibling’s Best Friend”

  1. Debra A

    Don’t know if you could keep it here but I just finished a great one on WATTPAD called “Intertwined” by jerileekaye. Its about a young girl whose brother’s bff causes her problems. Until the brother dies. Then he promises her to be there for her always. I loved this story cause it didn’t end till they were both in their 30s, they met when she was 10. I am hoping that she publishes this story. She has one out now that I can hardly wait to get from Amazon on Valetines Day called “Knight in shining suit” that was great on Wattpad also.

    • Jennifer Zorko-Legan

      I agree Sharlene! I have read all of Kristan Higgins books and I love them all.

  2. Sarina Bowen

    Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye is a big brother’s friend story.

    And I’ll second Just One of the Guys. That one is awesome.

    I’ve always wondered why the plot line wasn’t included in Seducing Cinderella. They just sort of gloss over it, even though the H is the h’s big brother’s friend.

  3. Aurelia B. Rowl

    Are we allowed to nominate our own? If so…

    Christmas is Cancelled by Aurelia B. Rowl
    (also reviewed here on HQN Junkie:

    Although it’s set over Christmas, it can be read at any time of year.

    Next up is my YA romance, however I realise it is the best friend’s older brother trope so it may not count :-/

    Popping the Cherry by Aurelia B. Rowl

    I’m thrilled that this has one had so many great reviews and many have said that it is great for grown-ups and older teens alike.

  4. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    The Bakery Sisters ~ Susan Mallery. I love this 3 book series and I have read them over and over and over again.

    The Buchanan Series ~ Susan Mallery. 4 books series surrounding 3 brothers and 1 sister, a wicked nasty turned nice Grandmother, and all things HOT!

    • Ai Shu

      I second this one!!! This is one probably one of my all time books in this trope or in the romance genre!!! This is the book that made me start reading soooooooo many other romance books!! Love this one to bitssss!! ^^