We love a fated mates story, which can mostly be found in the paranormal romance, sci-fi and fantasy genre.
What is the fated mates trope?
You know you have stumbled on the fated mates trope when:
The main couple are compelled by fate, or biology or some kind of inexorable force to be together. (You can get this in a menage situation as well, but it does tends to be between couples.)
It isn’t just a strong attraction. It is an all consuming force which will often have a physical affect on the characters.
One character will set eyes, scent, touch or somehow sense the other character and immediately recognise them as their one true mate. This isn’t just a strong attraction, it’s an all consuming force. Often the characters are then physically unable to either get aroused or have children with anyone else but their fated mate. Often, their will be a mythos within the character’s culture about finding a fated mate. This is why a fated mate romances will be found in paranormal romance, fantasy and sci-fi.
Our favourite fated mates books
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