February 24, 2016

Worst Love Interests

Today is Wednesday. That means it's time for Top Five Wednesday. Today's topic is Worst Love Interests. I'm not sure what this is "supposed" to mean, but I'm going to call it characters who are not good for dating. In my dance group we call it Red Flags. You know, those things people do to let you know they do not make a good relationship partner. By way of example, here is one from my own rocky relationship past. Boyfriend's brother: "What's your girlfriends name?" Boyfriend: "I don't know I just call her baby."

  1. The first one that I can think of is Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. This is one bad bitch. While I admire her stick-to-it-ive-ness, I am not a fan of her attempts to manipulate people. She could have had any of the local gentlemen, except the one engaged to her sweet cousin. Blech.

  2. Next up, Edward Rochester. Yes. The one with the mad wife in the attic. I kind of get it. You're shackled to a woman who hates your guts and tries to kill you at every opportunity. You do the best you can and hire someone to take care of her as safely as possible. The problem is the secrecy. He knows he's inappropriate as a mate, but he tries it on anyway.

  3. Edward Cullen from Twilight. I know. I too am team Edward. I have been since I read it in like 2006. On the other hand, I recognize that sneaking into a girl's house to watch her sleep is Creepy with a capital C. And really that's just the beginning.

  4. Reyes Farrow from the Charlie Davidson series by Darynda Jones. Reyes Farrow is the Son of Satan. I'm pretty sure that is all that needs to be said.

  5. Agnes from Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. While I love this book, I can't help but point out that Agnes is not a good choice for a love interest as she is sentenced to be executed for murder. Especially since the man who seems to be hinting around that he might be interested is a priest.

Okay. Who do you think makes an inappropriate love interest?