This got me to thinking about love triangles. Now, to be honest, most love triangles aren't really love triangles. There's another guy, but usually there's no contest. The main character is clearly in love with one guy, and this other guy is just there to muck things up. But recently I have read two other series where the first love interest (not a boyfriend to start with, that's a whole other thing) turns out not to be the guy she ends up with. And you know how that happens? By turning the first love interest into a bad guy. One of these series is very well known and I could mention it, but I'm not mentioning any books or authors so I don't spoil anything for anyone. That one made me crazy. But then I read another series, and the first guy suddenly turns evil. I mean, EVIL. There is some explanation, but I was shocked. And so she ends up with some guy that was barely in the first two books (to be honest, I don't even know if he was in the first book).
Part of me thinks this is a good thing. Shakes things up. It's unexpected. But what annoys me is that it's because the first guy changes into someone else. Versus the girl just realizing that he's not the one.
So that leads me to my dilemma. Should I read this last book? I'm telling you, this guy is amazing. He is wonderful. And if the author turns him evil, I will be incredibly angry. But it's hard for me to know this and not read it and see how it all happens. This author has never even had a love triangle in any of her other series, so this was different to begin with, and then for this to happen. Help! What should I do?
And have you read many books where the girl ends up with a different guy from the first guy? Where she ends up with the interfering guy?
Posted by: Pam