Trope Tuesday is a meme/series created by Lacy Literacy. On Tuesdays, the goal is to discuss one trope that you dislike, love, are indifferent to, hate, currently annoyed by, think is problematic, etc. You can learn more about Trope Tuesday here.
Friends to Lovers is in essence, a relationship, a potential relationship or teased relationship between people who are always denying any feelings that cross the platonic lines towards each other, when in reality it’s inversely proportional to the truth.
This trope is incredibly popular, and I have a sort of love/hate relationship with it. Love, because I believe that every relationship should be build with friendship, and I like how realistic that is. And hate, because it can be awkward, not all friendships are a start-up for a romantic relationship and it can be handled poorly.
I’ve read quite a few books from this trope, my favorites being, Addicted Series and Concourse. Addicted is probably my favorite book series, I love the characters and the writing, although there’s a noticeable lack of diversity that bothers me, I do believe it’s a great story and it’s beautifully told. Concourse is somewhat similar, but it’s also completely different, and I love it immensely.
All of Zapata’s romances start with a friendship, and I really love that about her books; how natural it feels the whole relationship. So if you like this trope, you should totally check it out!
What about you guys? Do you love or hate this trope?