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Either you don't care or you hate it. At this point, instant love has become a common trope in YA and honestly - it makes me want to cry.
There's no better way to ruin a reading experience for me.
What is instant love?
When two characters barely know each other, yet very quickly proclaim their undying love to each other.
You should think that instant love is only a plot device in novels that aren't really about romance.
In reality though, I've come across way too many instant love relationships in novels exclusively about romance and it's shocking.
You'd think that in a novel that has no other plot than the blossoming of a love between two people, the author would actually make an effort to make it seem realistic. I've encountered more instant love relationships in romance novels than I'd like to admit.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO PUT EFFORT IN DEVELOPING A ROMANCE PLOT DON'T ADD A ROMANCE PLOT 2k15
Why I'm so angry
- Because it ruins my day every time
- Because it makes every other aspect about the book irrelevant, if I think about that book in retrospective all I see is the terrible romance subplot the author was too lazy to develop
- Because sometimes there is so much lost potential
- Because I didn't sign up for this
When I want to read about romance, I want it all and from the start. I want to know to be able to pinpoint the second the characters fall in love and I want to be able totell exactly what makes them special to the other. The most fun thing about romance novels to me is especially the lead-up to it. I won't care about a relationship unless the beginning is strong and the characters got me hooked individually.
Logically, if that is missing, why would I care? Why would I care about two people that I don't even know? Character building is essential for characer-driven novels, especially for romance.
And yeah, if we're talking about a novel that isn't only about the romance, get out. There is NO justification for a poor instant-love romance side plot in a novel that isn't about that.