I've read very many MIlls&Boons and Harlequin romance novels in my early teens to mid twenties and I later came to realize that they all basically follow one plot. Girl meets boy, girl and boy hate each other, a conflict ensues and they realize they have feelings for each other, then the story ends with a wedding and happily ever after. The thing I found irritating is the formulaic plotting of the story, there are literally no surprises once you've read about six of these stories. Also in real life, people meet and have an instant connection in most cases. Does anyone else feel the same?