Question – Love Triangles: How Do You Really Feel About Them?
This week’s Question comes from Jessica over at Rabid Reads. The topic of the Question is something I’ve actually never asked you guys about and that shocks me! It’s a pretty intense topic, especially when it features some favorite heroes and heroines, stories and authors.
I am talking about love triangles.
Do you enjoy reading a love triangle? Me? One word: no. I actually don’t see the point of a love triangle. To me, they get in the way of the ‘final couple’ really getting to know each other. And it’s that ‘getting to know each other’, that mating dance, that I enjoy reading so much. If there is a love triangle thrown in, I think it cheapens the time the heroine spends with each man and often cheapens the story.
That is why the fact that I absolutely adored Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series is shocking! There isn’t just a love triangle in that series, there’s a love square! But the way it’s done is great and you can’t help but get sucked into it.
But most of the time, a love triangle just ticks me off. Probably because often I feel the author just puts in there to create drama. They feel there isn’t enough angst so they add a new love interest. A lot of the time, it’s done half-assed and it’s more insulting to the reader and to the heroine’s intelligence than anything.
But I know some of you love these triangles! You search them out! Are you one of them?
Love triangles: how do you really feel about them?