T5W – Love Interests I Would Have Broken Up With

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha on Goodreads. This week’s topic is Love Interests You Would Have Broken Up With.

This topic was actually pretty challenging for me. I have a secret not-so-secret passion for trashy erotica. And these books more often than not are ridiculous and have absolutely garbage love interests. I have seen love interests mess with the MC’s birth control pills, break into their homes, stalk them, sleep naked under their bed or even stage a rape attempt. So I decided that it would be waaaay too easy to put them on this list. So I searched through my fantasy books. And even though I have a pretty impressive collection of characters I dislike, surprisingly very few of them are actually love interests. Maybe because they are so awful.


Yennefer – The Witcher


I know I am pretty alone with this opinion. But I dislike Yennefer with a fiery passion. I grew up on The Witcher and I feel very protective of Geralt, so that might be the reason – this woman didn’t treat him right. In fact, she didn’t treat anyone right. And I love a good, old, selfish character. But her behaviour was too much for me. If I were Geralt I would have dumped her ass in a second.


Pestilence – The Four Horsemen


Okay, I admit. I put this character here only because this whole book is so incredibly funny to me. But yeah, I am pretty sure that I would have broken up with AN ACTUAL PESTILENCE. I MEAN COME ON.


Mustang – Red Rising


Mustang is an amazing character. But she’s a shitty love interest. I am sorry, I just can’t imagine falling asleep next to a person whose loyalty I can never be sure of. She’s way too shifty for me. This whole thing with not telling anyone your plans works great as a plot device, but it’s doing much worse in a relationship.


Montes – The Fallen World


I am aware that it’s another Laura Thalassa’s book on this list. But that girl keeps on creating love interests that I just love to hate. Honestly, I don’t think that there is a person on this planet that comes with as much baggage as Montes. I don’t want to spoil this trilogy for you but just imagine a murderous, self-obsessed tyrant and you get a pretty accurate picture of who he is. Thank you, I’ll pass on this one.


Mal – The Grisha


I am not going to get into detail, because I really don’t want to spoil this series for anyone, but this guy gets worse and worse as the story progresses. And I was tired of him before the first book in this trilogy even ended. I just don’t see the appeal of someone who is threatened by the fact that you are powerful and only started to show interest in you, once you started to look hot. I mean, he was by Alina’s side since they were kids, right? He had plenty of time to make his move. Yeah, no thank you. In this house we only stan Nikolai Lantsov (and The Darkling – but in secret).



Do you know any of these characters? Would you break up with them as well?

27 thoughts on “T5W – Love Interests I Would Have Broken Up With

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  1. Hahaha I agree with you on Mustang!!! You would never know if she is going to literally stab you in the back or not. Oh and I would have loved if Alina and Nikolai ended up together….sigh.

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  2. Mustang! Oh I totally agree. I think their relationship could be so much more, but everything is so shifty (especially in RR) that is was hard to get behind. She’s definitely not a well developed love interest.

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  3. Hahaha Mal. Poor Mal. He’s so lame. But Yenn?! lol. She is pretty shitty as a love interest- but I’m pretty sure Geralt isn’t much better either. I always felt like that was what worked about them.

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