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TTT: Love Freebie


February 13: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)

Sometimes love triangles and conflicting relationships add tension to a story and add depth to the characters both together and separately. Other times they seem to lack chemistry and exist purely to grind my teeth.

Some Love Triangles Which Infuriated Me…

Alyssa, Jeb & Morpheus // The Splintered Series by A.G. Howard

Jules, Joseph & Mirabella // Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Khalid, Shahrzad & Tariq // The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Twylla, Lief & Merek // The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Kath, Cole & Ten // Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series by Molly MacRae

Alina, Mal, Nikolai & the Darkling // The Grishaverse Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo


A Couple I Just Didn’t Get…

Vika, Nikolai & Pasha // The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Alex, Rishi & Nove // Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova


And A Couple I Thought Really Worked…

Lada, Radu & Mehmed // And I Darken by Kiersten White

Ersel, Ragna & Havamal // The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

19 thoughts on “TTT: Love Freebie”

  1. I haven’t really read any of the love triangles on your infuriated list-though I can’t believe how many people are on your list for the Grisha series, this is making me wary of reading the rest of the trilogy! I didn’t get the Vika/Nikolai/Pasha triangle either, especially since I didn’t ship Vika with either of them! I will agree that the Lada/Radu/Mehmed one worked well and I liked that in the end of that book Lada chose herself, not that I know what happens in the rest of the series.
    My TTT:


  2. My problem with love triangles is that I ALWAYS ship the couple I’m not supposed to. Alina and The Darkling? One of my favourite ships of all time! Morpheus and Alyssa? Heck yeah, I want that to happen! I just find that the wrong choice is always the more interesting character, and why would I want to ship the protagonist with someone who was as boring as a brick?
    Great idea for a list!

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    1. Very true! I also think the ‘right’ guy is usually the whole ‘nice guy TM’ trope which I despise. Like Jeb drove me insane. Overprotective, controlling and jealous? Why is that even an option?


  3. I haaaate the Grisha one, because I HATE Mal! HATE HIM, forever and ever, amen. Lmao. But I agree with you on the And I Darken one – that is actually my personal favorite love triangle, because it’s so unique, and angsty, and it breaks my heart sometimes. (And I hate Mehmed.)

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