I've had a lot of gripes about how all the books I have been reading are the same....same....same, how I hate love triangles, ongoing series with no resolutions etc...etc....
Bella (who has also been in a reading slump) asked on her blog Obsessed! "when's the last time you just enjoyed an excellent story?" Well it's been a long .....long time but it got me to thinking about what books I do love - who gets it right? So here are a few books and authors that I think deserve a shout out!
Does every couple have to cheat or be attracted to several other people? Hell no! Does a couple that finally get together have to be boring? Hell no!
*Shane & Ciara from Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready: Another strong leading female character who actually learns and evolves. Shane isn't the easiest person to be with & Ciara has commitment issues but they do what it takes to make it work instead of taking the easy way out.
These couples are proof that you can still have conflict/chemistry AND an interesting story even if a after they get together!
A good love triangle doesn't happen in a few days. There has to be a well established relationship in place so that something is at risk. The second person must bring something new to the table that the first person can't. Lust is not love....sex is not love and does not make a "love" triangle. Most of the triangles I'm reading these days are happening too fast for me to get invested. Most of the time I'm thinking that the guys (it's usually two guys) should just walk away and not bother. Why on earth are you all fighting over this one dopey girl?? (btw - a tiny rant....I can't really buy the fate/true love angle of guy #1 if you immediately get the hots for guy #2 as soon as he walks in the room because he has... a) blue/obsidian eyes, b) long lean powerful thighs/long hair, or c) he's treating you like crap ....& then proceed to switch back & forth every 5 minutes...just sayin...) They work best if I'm as undecided as the MC is between the two choices.