Seriously though, haven't we all ranted (or seen a rant) about insta-love in a book lately? As a fan of Young Adult, I'm honestly getting tired of this recurring theme. As I start to explore the New Adult genre, I'm finding it just as problematic there, too. Romance is part of the story, sure. But that doesn't mean that it has take off in two seconds. No matter how much you fall for someone when you first meet them, you just won't have that connection to them until after you've spent time with them.
|Now that you ask, Ryan...|
Whenever I start getting into a book and see insta-love happening, I cringe. It's like there's instantly a red flag that goes up with the book. Obviously certain themes are recycled throughout books. It happens. But with insta-love, I've yet to see a way to make it unique and plausible. It seems so lazy on the author's part. Instead of making your characters instantly madly in love after two seconds, make them develop a crush quickly. But show how their relationship grows and changes. You're missing out on 99% of the love story (and character development) by skipping that integral part.
|Because you sat through my rant and I love ya for it, have some more Gosling.|
What do you think? Does insta-love do it for you?