Anyway, once I finished putting down that awesome book and stopped telling everyone on this good planet how much I LOVED it, Oliver and Hadley's romance got me to thinking. We've got this book,
and nobody gives a darn (including me) about the falling in love in a VERY short time frame (I'm talking the very long span of 24 hours, readers) romance dominating the book, and it made me wonder why? I'm a hard sell when I read something like they're both feeling something strange - could it possibly be attraction? She's really fun and sweet and super nice, and he's a regular mastodon. After dumping buckets of soda on her, their eyes meet and love blooms. She can't deny her feelings for him, but she can't describe them. And that's a good thing because he certainly can't explain it either. Yuck. Like. Really?
But then, books like TSPoLaFS flutter into view and suddenly meeting a guy on a plane ride and then falling in love with that guy is HOT BEYOND WORDS. If it happens in the time frame of a day, SO BE IT, in fact, EVEN BETTER. But when books like,
|You've just been REJECTED.|
So here we are, paranormal instaluv vs. contemporary instaluv. Why do we tolerate either over the other, neither, or both? What makes one type more attractive and likeable than the other?
When two characters meet and we JUST KNOW that they're going to end up together, and we can't wait for That Magic Disney Moment or The Hot Sexy Times to happen, we're practically begging for instaluv to shower over these two. But when two characters are ogling each other's hotness for 100-something pages we get turned off.
I'm curious. What are your theories here?