I’m sure there’s a list somewhere on romance pet peeves. Think about:
- wimpy heroines
- love triangles (ugh)
- covers that have nothing to do with the story
I’m just going to shout out mine; instalove! I can understand insta-lust, which is just fine, but I can’t stand it when 2 people who’ve just met instantly fall in love with each other (like in just 1 day). Mind you, I love shifter romance in which e.g. a werewolf goes ‘mine’ (yeah, one of my weaknesses), but in paranormal romance, I consider that a true mates thing. When I read contemporary romance, though, it’s an instant turn-off. Or maybe I’m just jaded and should believe in love at first sight?
What do you think? Do you have a romance pet peeve? If so, I’d love to hear about it.