TROPES/TRENDS I’M TIRED OF SEEING
Here comes another maybe unpopular opinion at you guys! We’re all aware that the book world is flooded with books more so now than ever. And the unavoidable fact that comes along with that is having some things that get overused to the point that where something used to be a go-to trope, it ends up being the one you stay away from. Here’s a short list of some things that we are tired of seeing overused.
Of course this is not to say that ALL books that use these are bad. We have some highly recommended and favorite books that may fall in with these trends. But the majority end up being just ok or mediocre and that’s where we would rather see fresh, new ideas come up instead.
Funny books (That aren’t funny at all)
This mainly goes for those Contemporary Romances that are heavy on the humor. The problem with this is that not everyone has the same sense of humour and what others find hilarious comes across as juvenile or immature to me. I’m talking about pussy jokes or jokes about fecal matter and such because really, no one above the age of eighteen should really find this funny.
No Strings Attached BS
I hate it when you start a book and the hero and heroine try to convince themselves that it’s just going to be about the sex. No strings, no commitment, blah blah. Everyone knows its bs because THIS IS A ROMANCE NOVEL. I hate it because it makes the first sex scenes they have together feel empty.
Oh boy, don’t come out with the pitchforks now. I love to read a rom-com once in a while and some authors do them really well. But there are just TOO MANY out there right now. They’re also easy to spot as the covers all follow the same kind of formula. I would much rather read a great book that doesn’t follow this trend, than just be bombarded by the mediocre rom-coms. *ducks the stones and hides*
Knight in Shining Armour
When the heroine’s life is only good because the hero entered it and solved all her problems for her. Mainly by throwing money at it and having sex with her. Rescued by penis. I hate it. Does she at any point take control of her own life with these new resources? No. She just follows the penis.
Just go see your therapist and quit whining. Big baby.
Why, just why? I don’t normally mind, it’s when the whole plot hinges on a single misunderstanding. Again I ask, why? My knee jerk answer is normally lack of imagination on the author’s part.
Yes, I know it’s possible. No, I don’t usually care for it in my romance novels. It’s like expecting me to be on board with the characters feelings when I’m not the one that fell at first sight with them. I can’t buy it. I need the build up of their relationship with the end result being that they fall in love. Insta-lust, though. I’m totally on board with that. Just don’t try to pass it off as more.
Hate them. They are predictable and pointless.
When h/H, especially heroines for me, are too perfect. They never have a bad hair day, a blemish or ever have a bitchy thought.
So there you have some of our most recent ones. We are thankful to see some of our older ones already on the downscale so we didn’t include them here, but if you would like to check out that list you can do so here.
Now tell us what are some of
the trends you’re tired of in the comments,
we’d love to hear it.
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