I thought this was a GREAT idea for a top 10 Tuesday. Jerks… It takes a lot for me to actually recognize a character as a legitimate Jerk. And I know I don’t have 10 but that is how careful I am with my choice and WHY I think these people are my literary jerks. This has nothing to do with the author but the character themselves.
What constitutes a jerk to me? abuse, liars, cheaters, cruelness etc. and so for these 5 books that I totally didn’t like BECAUSE I felt the character was a jerk for one of these main reasons.
I have no problem with dark brooding characters who push away but aren’t abusers or cruel.
*Please remember this is my own opinion, if you feel differently, THAT’S OKAY!*
Reed Royal-Paper Princess by Erin Watt
This guy was awful and I didn’t care for the content in the book and even though this book has high rating on goodreads, Reed was everything I abhor in my male characters. He especially was cruel. He wasn’t just the untouchable, the dark and brooding, he was flat out awful in my opinion, all because he was sort of attracted to the main female character? no, thank you.
Kade Brothers- Fallen Crest High by Tijan
Okay the girl in this was pretty bad too, but these brothers were awful as well. They didn’t except the main female girl into their lives until she started doing all these illegal horrible things! Then they were like, “oh, okay you’re pretty cool. I guess you can be in our “cool” club.” They treated people in general awfully.
Travis Maddox- Beautiful Disaster
I have so many issues. Yes I know this book is well loved but this to me was the epitome of a toxic relationship. Travis was horrible and emotionally abusive. I get it, it’s all fiction but how many stories are real that are like this! Travis needs therapy. Serious therapy. I’m all of the good-girl-falling-for-the-bad-boy cliche and bad-boy-changing-his-ways cliches as well but this to me was an abusive relationship.
Kiera- Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
I’m all for forbidden romances. BUT I hate glorified cheating. And this is what it was. Kiera had everything. But to me she was so stupid! I get making a mistake but this was beyond that. She cheated and cheated with one guy and took forever to decide but continue to be a cheater till she could decide and they all lived happily, ever after. NOOOOOOOO!
Jack Derveaux- Poison Princess (whole Arcania Series)
I can’t begin to tell you, how much I despise this character. He was super abusive. Emotionally abusive. Yet, the character still chose him and fell for him. He pressured her and then guilt tripped her to the moon and back all the time! I LOVE the idea of this series but I hate it so much because of this one character.
Let me know some characters that you think are real jerks! I’d love to know!
Just remember this is my opinion. There have been times I’ve liked a character and a friend of mine saw them as “jerks” the same way I see these listed above are.