Then in the second book, their relationship is new, they're going through things, and then the lack of trust and confidence in the new fragile relationship happens, or the guy is keeping a secret from the girl, or he feels like he has to handle things on his own (alpha male stuff) and they grow apart. Basically, instead of growing together and working as a team, misunderstandings, etc. keep them from truly being happy and then just to make things worse, along comes the OTHER GUY. Just to screw things up even more.
Now sometimes the other guy is introduced in the first book. Obviously there are variations. But why? Why do so many authors turn to love triangles to create the drama? Is it just laziness? Do they take a class that tells them they should include one? Is it the dream of every teenager to have two hot guys fighting over them? (Uh…yeah, probably).
Are there any books that have love triangles where you actually thought the love triangle was important? Integral to the plot? There are actually a few that I can think of, to be honest. One in particular where the love triangle is very important plot-wise (not just creating drama between the couple) and if certain events hadn't happened, it would have changed the series forever.
So what do you think? Why do authors include love triangles? Do you hate them? Like them? Don't mind them?
Posted by: Pam