… what do you guys and gals think about ‘the BIG misunderstanding’?
I realise I
bitch a lot like to post on different issues that have struck me about the books I’ve been reading.
Despite this, and hard though it may be to believe, I’m actually a reader who’s pretty much willing to be convinced about any theme, plot device, etc, etc as long as they are relevant to the story in question. This includes ‘the BIG misunderstanding’; a trope we see often in romantic fiction.
Recently I read two books which used this device. I enjoyed the stories in different ways; however, my problem was not that both authors used ‘the BIG misunderstanding’, but the fact they used it twice.
All I could think of was ‘why’? Why leave the reader feeling ‘meh-ish’ about the second half of the story when the first was pretty good? I’m telling you, I seriously itched for a red pen.
So what about you? Can you take or leave ‘the BIG misunderstanding’? If you’ve read either of these books, did you come away with the same response I did or are you wondering what the hell I’m talking about?