Do you ever read a book and feel like you've read the same thing ten times before? I've had several of those reads lately, and it sparked some serious annoyance with popular book tropes. ;) Let's jump right in!
We can't be together...because of your brother
You know, the brother's best friend romances. The vast majority of these grind on my nerves for two reasons:
1. Who wants to be with someone that can't come out and say you're together? You're either a pussy or you're ashamed, and neither sits well with me.
2. I have three brothers. If any of them pulled the type of behavior the book brothers always pull, heads would roll.
|I love them, but...;)|
We can't be together...because of my deep, dark secret you can't handle knowing.
Secretiveness isn't sexy. It's not intriguing. It doesn't make me want to rip my clothes off. It just annoys me.
Also, don't decide what I can and can't handle.
Our love is strong....until 70% in.
I would love to read a contemporary romance where the couple doesn't break up three quarters of the way into the story. It's every. single. contemporary, and is usually over something seriously stupid that could've been avoided with a single conversation.
I'm not pretty, but all these men are drooling over me.
"I'm so average, so plain, nothing special at all. Just ignore all these ab-tastic men vying for my affection."
Confidence, girl. My god.
Baby mama drama
This may be my least favorite, and for reasons too numerous to list.