Take Xander from the Matched series. I know that Ky is the exciting love interest that Cassia wasn't meant to be with. But I think Xander is super hot. Why? He's been her best friend from the beginning, he was so excited that she was his match, he still stood by her even when she decided to run off with Ky, and now supposedly he has joined the Resistance because he knew it was the right thing to do! I know I'm the minority, but I definitely think he's the better pick.
Then there's Julian from the Delirium series. We were introduced to Alex at the beginning of the series, and the whole first book was dedicated to Lena and Alex getting together and falling in love. Fine. I just wasn't that into Alex, maybe because I had such a big crush on Kent, the wonderful love interest from Lauren Oliver's amazing Before I Fall. Then in Pandemonium, we meet Julian. Again, I'm probably the minority here (dodges food flying at her face) but to me, Julian was the more interesting love interest AND there were more sparks!
I just finished Venom by Fiona Paul and had the same issue. I don't want to give too much away but I can say there are two guys, one is the "bad boy artist" named Falco and the "boring" fiance, Luce. I love how Fiona makes Luce much more three dimensional, and I promptly chose him as the better option. But since I'm always on the wrong side of the fence, I won't be surprised if she ultimately ends up with Falco.
And let's not get into Fifty Shades of Grey. I was totally hoping that Kate's brother would come in and sweep Ana into a healthy relationship. But again, not so--he barely had any more screen time after the first book. Sigh. Instead she sticks with creepy stalker Christian who needs more than just a few years of therapy.
Are there any love triangles that you've been on the wrong side of?
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