For some unknown reason that really quite baffles me, romances are found in pretty much every single book. If you find one that doesn’t contain a romance, then shout it to the heavens because that’s a rare occurrence.
While we might not find it realistic for every story to have a romance, the majority of us can’t help but love them.
But what’s your favourite type of romance?
Type? What do you mean, type?
Well, you can usually split romances into categories. Not all the time, but usually.
There’s the insta-love.
The type where two people see each other, have known each other for approximately one hour, and claim each other as soul mates. Otherwise known as: the Romeo and Juliet.
There’s the slow-burn.
i.e. the exact opposite of the one above. The type where two people take an entire book – or even an entire series – to actually admit they love each other and do something about it. Usually deemed as the most realistic.
There’s the hate-to-love.
The type where the two characters can’t stand each other in the beginning. They hate each other, but ever so gradually that hate turns into tension and…the rest ensues.
There’s the forbidden love.
The type that’s…you know…forbidden. This could also be known as the Romeo and Juliet type.
(ahh, I knew there was a reason I didn’t like that story)
And there’s probably a bunch of other “types” that I can’t name right now. But you get the gist.
I do love a good slow burn sort of romance. OR especially the sort where it’s not the main focus of a book. You know, like when you read a fantasy and there’s this huge magical problem that needs to be dealt with, but there’s a romance just sort of happening to the side. Just enough for me to be hooked on them, but not too much for it to be overwhelming and cringey.
But ultimately, I have to admit that my favourite type is the hate-to-love type. When I take a look at some of my favourite series, the main couple or “ship” seem to hate each other when they first meet. I can’t even explain why I fall for this type so much, it just goes from one extreme to the other. But every time I’ve read it, it’s been written so well that I just fall for it every time.
So what’s your favourite type of romance?
Any examples to give? (unless it includes spoilers, of course)
Can you think of any other types?
Let me know in the comments!
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