Love comes in all forms. – Francine
So last week, I talked about insta-love and how I’m into it. I also provided links for some other articles on the subject. I also received a lot of wonderful comments from both sides and I loved seeing everyone’s opinions on the matter. So today I have a topic that is on the opposite side of the spectrum. I want to talk about best friends that turn into lovers.
I’m pretty sure a lot of people like this trope because best friends are normally perfect for each other. Best friends know each other so well and possibly even more than anyone else. They spend so much time together and they always have each other’s backs. They’re like a match made in heaven, right?
Well, I dislike this kind of relationship. Actually, I’m more open to it now that I’ve read a couple of books, but my gut reaction had always been to be skeptical about it. I think the reason for this is mostly because of the environment I grew up in and the relationships I’ve had. I’ve spent twenty years of my life growing alongside three brothers. I don’t have sisters. And for some part of my life, I gained three guy best friends. Two of them were from high school and the other one was from university. I got really close with these three guys, and there may or may haven’t been chemistry. At one point, they all started liking me, and it just felt really weird for me because they’re all like brothers to me. And I have brothers and I’m not into incestuous behavior. I know they’re not blood relatives, but it still feels like that to me. Needless to say, any attempt on romantic relationships with them didn’t really work out.
I guess I have my own reservations about this, but I have found a couple of books that I did like despite this trope. And there are also ones that I didn’t like. I’m not really sure when it’s okay or when it isn’t. Like most books, it all depends on the writing and the situations presented. It also depends on the characters and how they are with each other. I think I like it most when it’s just them and there is no one else. Does that make sense? It’s like there are a lot of fish in the sea, but they never really strayed away from each other. Yes, they also had reservations about the relationship, but the attraction was undeniable.
Here are some books that I liked with bestfriends-to-lovers relationships: (each image is linked to their Goodreads page)
To anyone interested to answer, what do you think about those relationships where they start out as best friends? Do you like it or dislike it? Do you know any good books that portrays this kind of relationship well? Do you have real-life stories where this happened? Tell me anything related to this topic. 🙂