Sometimes an author manages to make me believe in and even like the heroine's choice although I expected and wanted the exact opposite. Then I applaud the author because it's not so easy to convince me of something I think is the wrong choice. But in this case the author didn't manage it at all. In contrast the more I read the more I wondered why the heroine chose the man she did. At the end of the book I wanted to shout at the heroine: "Why the hell did you chose that guy! He's so wrong for you!". Even though I enjoyed the first two books in the series, it's time to stop with it. The third book destroyed my believe in the heroine, her choices and the author's ideas.
What I just described is one of the reasons why I dislike reading a series in which a love triangle happens. I furthermore don't like a heroine who can't decide which man to pick and needs several books to make her choice. And when she makes the "wrong" choice I have a lot of trouble with reading on. When there's a "wrong" choice, one I can't understand and don't like, then the book or the series is finished for me.
When I discover a new book or a series and realize that there will be a love triangle, I normally remove the books from my wishlist immediately. I don't like the drama of love triangles but unfortunately they seem to be a big trend right now.
I know that a lot of people enjoy reading about love triangles (my mom for example) but I think that because I'm an anxious reader (read my definition of it here), I don't want the extra drama that's added through love triangles.
What do you think about love triangles in books? Do you like them? Or are you tired by them? How do you feel when the heroine or hero makes the "wrong" choice?