13 year old Mishma devoured these books! There was something so alluring about the story of a typical goody two shoes girl falling in love with a good-to-nothing guy. Maybe it was the theme of opposites attract. Whatever it is, this trope was a definite favourite of mine!
Nowadays, I find it a bit - okay, a lot - unrealistic. No goody two shoes I know in life would ever even go near a bad boy. These types are too different for a relationship to ever work out between them, I guess.
2. Bad boys
Oh how I loved these arrogant guys with a "lopsided smile" and "smirk" that the MC wants to "wipe off his face" and a too hot to handle appearance? As an example, here's an excerpt from the review of Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, I wrote in 2013.
"That guy is worth every single insult and humiliation.I really can't figure out why bad guys are so irresistible and why we can't stop falling for them along the heroine,even when they are total jerks.
Dameon is the kind of guy,who will satisfy every girl's bad boy fantasy,who'll haunt dreams and make you sigh in desire whenever you think about him.Leave his volcano-size-hotness aside,there's also his arrogance which is the size of a mountain and an attitude that will put any teenager to shame."
*cringes* I guess 14 year old Mishma was a bit sexually frustrated! :D
I still can't believe that I found arrogance attractive!
3. Chosen one / Secret Princess or heir.
Another cringe worthy moment, but here's an extract from my review for Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.
Vampires.They never cease to amaze me.Whether they have to be invited,or capable with elemental magic,or a group of brothers who are too hot to be real or even sparkling ones.They are a bunch I'll never stop loving.