I would like to take a minute to thank my friend Terri over at Alexia's Books & Such. She has taken pity on me and has taken me under her wing. She is trying to get me to spread my wings and fly. Her assistance has been immeasurable, so thanks, Terri! I am a newbie and while I find I do have a lot to say, I have to find more people to say it to. So, I signed up for Feature & Follow Social Hop hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read.
This week's question: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.
My tell: I am in love with the Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck. [Warning: Spoilers] I can't wait until the next volume comes out in September, but I am also filled with trepidation. The story centers around Kelsey, who is trying to help two brothers break a centuries old curse that turns them into tigers for some of each day. There are mysteries to solve, dangers to face and love to find. She falls in love with Ren, the older of the two brothers and they are seemingly happy. However, in Book Two, Tiger's Quest, Ren is captured and tortured by another immortal who is trying to find Kelsey. When Ren is rescued, his mind is broken and loses all memory of Kelsey. He vows to make a fresh start with her and tries to love her, but he is under a spell that makes it painful for him to be in her presence. He basically throws her at his brother, Kishan, who is also in love with Kelsey. When Kelsey finally commits herself to Kishan, the spell on Ren is broken. He fights to get her back, but she is remaining fixed in her position. She feels she can no longer trust Ren to stay by her side as she knows he would leave her to save her. She has decided she wants someone who is more constant. So, she chooses Kishan. I really love the characters, but I can't remember being so angry at the end of a book that I wanted to throw it. Kelsey and Ren share a powerful bond that Kishan will never have with her, but because she fears rejection again at the hands of Ren, she decides to play it safe. Perhaps the greatest love requires the greatest risk, but I find the risk to be worth it. I hope in the end Kelsey will too, but I am not very happy with her right now.