q. as i started reading savor, i realized that the first book, crave, had that sister/best friend thing going on. in torn, it had that haters-to-lovers thing going on and in savor it had that forbidden/opposites attracts thing working. which of the three is your favorite to read about?ever since then, i haven't been able to get the question outta my head. hence, the prompt for this post.
um…all of them? truthfully, i love love the forbidden, i work for him/she works for me boss/assistant storyline. those stories are my crack.
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as the question came and left, i kept pondering my response and eventually, i realized that my absolute most favorite stories to read about are the ones where they've been friends for forever long and then one day, boom—they're not. i mean, in some stories, it's totes-ma-goats obvious and that's fine because i can go in expecting it but the heroin to my veins are the ones where it's unexpected. the ones where they've been the bestest of friends since the beginning of time, but throughout the entire book, they're not trying to get at each other until something or someone crosses the "friends-only" line.
those types of stories i can't and probably will never get enough of. i just love that the relationship takes a while to build (not that i'm hating on insta-love, not even) and it occurs over a span of time. because there's time for everything to unfold over the course of a few years or maybe even a decade, there's time for the two leads to share the little things with each other that at the end, make up the bigger picture.
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one example that, for me, set the bar for every other book is catching jordan by miranda kenneally. i know that to others, it was probably very obvious that jordan and henry were the main romance couple but i so did not see it coming at all. like, ever. to me, that book was the epitome of unexpected. everything that i love about the best-friends-forever-sike type of books was found in catching jordan. seriously, that book is perfection!
although, the best-friends-forever-sike books are my most favorite, i also really have a thing for the best friend/sibling books. the ones where she/he falls for her/his best friend's brother/sister. those are quite the addictive ones, as well! but do you notice how the "best friend" term is also mentioned in these types of scenarios? i don't know, i just have a thing for them, i guess.
the other types of books—haters-to-lovers and forbidden/opposites attract (i think murphy's boss/assistant storyline would fall under this one)—i love as well but just not as much. the haters-to-lovers books i enjoy because normally their chemistry is off the freakin' charts but because they clash so much, most of the book, it's spent with them apart. by the time they do get together, it's the last 10-20% of the book and i'm just like, "whaaaat?!" lol!
as for the forbidden/opposites attract books... i'm a bit conflicted. i feel like there's many variables to this one. it depends on the plot and genre. it could be forbidden like romeo and juliet or christian and anastasia or edward and bella. either way, it's forbidden because technically, it's just... wrong. and maybe that's partially why, normally (twilight is way up there for me), these types of books don't sit so high up there for me. there could be exceptions, though, of course. for example, slammed by colleen hoover is one of my exceptions because 1) layken meets will before she knows that he's her teacher, 2) they're both of age, haha, and 3) the book is brilliant!
there are all sorts of books and we all like different things and there are always exceptions. now that you know what me and monica murphy like to read, i wanna know:
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