Gah. I’ve been going through summaries and this kind of thing keeps happening: “Gwyneth must now … work with Gideon … whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential.” And “It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk.” Guess who the love interest is! His wiki summary actually says: “…Jace’s sarcastic, cold remarks and behavior hides his tortured soul.” How to avoid jerky male love interests?
HAHAHAHAHAHA omg i feel you so hard like i actually also really like love/hate relationships??? like not in the way that society tries to get you to like them where you’re like AW YES THIS LADY IS BEING DISRESPECTED AND IT’S SEXY LOOSEN UP CHICKADEE but like, i really like when couples are antagonistic in the beginning because of pride and/or prejudice (oops) and they need to learn to listen to and respect each other and then they form an unstoppable beautiful union (of secretly the girl is running this joint and the boy just swoons a lot but she appreciates the graceful arc of his lovefaint)
but anyway you can usually actually tell when the romance is gonna be a dud because of the summary like exactly that shit you’re quoting it’ll say MYSTERIOUS INFURIATING ZACHARIAH or like OR THE ONE BOY SHE CAN’T SEEM TO PREDICT idk and then you’re like aw this is gonna be boring usually problematic rubbish
i am so tired of dudes with cold behavior and tortured souls like what about dudes with silly behavior and disco souls
what about them