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It takes longer than a day to fall in love with someone. Sure, you can be infatuated, but actually in love? No.
2. Love Triangles
When a character is stuck between two people, it's irritating. When the character is actively dating both of them secretly, it's gross. Go for the consensual polyamory or make a decision.
3. One-night-stand Turns Into Love
Lies and disrespect are not good building blocks for love.
4. Queer Is The Only Characteristic
This is not me disliking queer characters; this is me disliking it when an author has a queer character and gets LAZY. Sometimes, an author will make their queerness the only thing that matters about them, which is just insulting.
5. Romance Tumor
This is when a romance starts out as a sub-plot, but then takes over the main plot like a tumor.
6. Romanticized Abuse
Abusive relationships are NOT romantic, at ALL. EVER.
7. Deeply Flawed Priorities
"I could die, but hell, it's more important to see this boy I've been interested in for a whole week." What the heck? NO.
8. Hormone Override
No one is ever SO full of hormones that they can't control themselves at all. It doesn't happen, and I'm tired of reading it. It's just an excuse so the hero/heroine doesn't have to feel guilty.
9. The Only Exception
"I hate all men! ... oooh, except for this cute one." STOP
"I hate all lawyers! ... but this one is DIFFERENT." NO
Enough with the back-and-forth. Go after someone or don't.