The only trope I can think of that I really, REALLY dislike (probably not hate thou) is insta-love or love at first sight. I very much dislike characters just meeting and falling head over heels, into a life changing love. I adore my husband but I didn’t love him at first sight (sorry hubby – I thought you were cute and funny thou :)). But there are exceptions! Of course there are – I did fall hard and completely in love with my dog when we went to pick him. He was in a litter of puppies, he came straight over to me and our eyes met, his little wet nose touched mine and I knew I was in love. He’s my puppy soulmate and I knew it from day 1. And 9 years later it’s still love.
Also before anyone thinks I love my dog more than my husband and daughter I don’t – I love them all. I’m very lucky. My husband I just didn’t love on first sight and I didn’t need to see my daughter – I loved her completely from the moment I knew she was part of me.
I don’t tend to like Insta-love in books. I like a build up, I like the get to know you part of the relationship and I want all the tingly feelings. Love needs to be worked at.
If you have a book with an insta-love relationship you think is AMAZING then please let me know!?! My mind can always be changed? Maybe?? Possible!?
So one. I have one Trope I don’t care for!
I can think of a few others that I am not always in the mood for – love trianges, special/hidden talents and they don’t know it, AKA – the ONE! But really tropes are tropes for a reason because they work – not all the time but they do.
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts and having a few moments where I think ‘of course!‘ and ‘how did I not think of that one!‘
So what Trope or Tropes do you not enjoy?
Six for Sunday is hosted over at the wonderful A Little But a Lot blog.