The Best One Bed Trope Books For Romance Lovers

Discover romance books where shared sleeping arrangements lead to unexpected twists and heartfelt connections. Let’s celebrate the best one bed trope books!

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Sarah Adler shares why writing in a Taco Bell parking lot during the pandemic became the perfect incubator for storytelling. More importantly, Sarah made surprising discoveries about herself in the writing process that I think you’ll find quite beautiful. 

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One Bed Trope Meaning

In today’s show we discuss the popular “one bed trope.”

For beginning romance readers, this trope in romance stories usually means that the characters find themselves in a situation where they have to share a single bed. 

Remember that this can happen for various reasons, like a mix-up in accommodations, limited space, or unexpected circumstances. 

This romance trope often leads to intimacy, tension, or humor as the characters navigate the close quarters and the potential for romantic developments. 

I have read roughly sixty romances over the last three years and can’t wait to dig into a few of my favorites for this podcast assignment!

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The Best One Bed Trope Books For Romance Lovers

Sarah Adler and I share our favorite “only one bed” dilemmas that we have loved in today's book recommendations. As Sarah and I are new romance readers, these books stood out and are often the most beloved among our seasoned romance readers.

We hope you will check out these and Sarah Adler's novel, Mrs. Nash's Ashes!


If you are looking for a fun twist on the one-bed trope, these are Adler's top recommendations.


These are the romance books I've loved with forced close proximity and surprising one bed shenanigans.


Love a Booktok book recommendation? These selections are some of the most popular picks with this romance trope.

What one bed trope books would you recommend? Let us know in the comments below what this list is missing!

Published February 01, 2024 by:

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