Unrequited love. A lot of authors have written books about this particular subject matter. It’s one of the most common tropes used in romance novels. And no matter how many times we have read about unrequited love, we still couldn’t get enough of it. Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in us. Maybe it’s our own familiarity with these stories. Maybe it’s the hope that maybe the book that we are reading has the happy ending we wish we have had in the past.
Every one of us in a way fell in love with someone dear to us. With someone very close to us. Our best friend. Our next door neighbor. Our classmate. We all have experienced unrequited love growing up. No use in denying it. We all have. And reading these books not only helps us relive the innocent and sweet feelings of it, deep down in our hearts, we want the story for these characters to have that clichéd happy ending. We hope for the love one gives be reciprocated.