Girl meets boy. They have two conversations together… Sparks fly… And then BOOM! They’ve declared their undying love for one another and have officially started planning their wedding and picking out baby names.
Queue my dramatic eye roll.
Typically when this happens, I usually think to myself ”WTF just happened? They don’t even know each other!” You've all come across this at some point and know exactly what I’m talking about here, trust me. Oftentimes I read a book that I’m really starting to enjoy, but then I get a dose of the dreaded “insta-love” and am completely turned off and ready to start something new. In my opinion, it just makes everything feel so unrealistic. I mean, it just seems too far-fetched believing that the heroine/hero fall in love three seconds after making eye contact.
My point is, clearly many people don’t care for this particular theme. Too many times I’ve seen readers often complain about it in their reviews, myself included. So why does it keep happening? You’d think that if readers constantly spoke out against it, authors would take note and stop incorporating it into their stories. In a perfect world, we’d all move past insta-love and jump straight into well-developed relationships instead. Unfortunately, I just don’t see that happening anytime soon. *sigh*
So, what do you think? Do you like Insta-Love or wish authors would spend more time developing relationships?