Romance Fails in Fiction Tag

Hiya! How is everyone doing? I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

A big thank you to Birdie @ Birdie Bookworm and Icebreaker694 for tagging me for this and indulging my current Valentine’s posting. Please check out their awesome blogs after you’re done reading this post 🙂


The Rules:

  • Please PINGBACK to me at Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities. Or just Kate. And PINGBACK TO A SPECIFIC POST OF MINE.  I won’t see the post otherwise, and I’d like to see it.
  • You can choose ten romance fails from ANY media you like: books, movies, anime, manga, T.V shows, or Webtoons. You can even mix them up if you want.
  • You can choose funny fails or serious ones; for the serious ones, phrase it humorously. Remember, this is a fun tag! It’s not meant to be serious.
  • Mention who’s who in the fails. (I.E, who fails and who is the recipient of the failure). If there isn’t  recipient, per se, just state the couple (or non-couple).
  • Optional: Rank the failures from least extreme to most extreme.
  • 5 failures at LEAST.
  • Tag as many people as you want, but at least one person.


So to mix things up a bit and because the tag allows it, I decided to use couples from TV shows instead of books. Some are old, some are new, but they all left their mark in some way.

A bit of background: my ships don’t usually sail, and they’re usually non-canon. Why do I do that to myself? I don’t know. But that’s just how it is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Needless to say, this tag was very appropriate.

Please take your time staring at their adorableness. I’ll wait.

Cook and Effy


Are messed up couples the best, or what?

Bash and Kenna


A couple that worked a bit backwards but hey, I’m not complaining.

Nate and Serena


They were always so happy and you could tell they had so much fun together. Gah!

Bellamy and Clarke


They are the best couple and they’re not even a couple. THE WAY THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER THOUGH ❤

Roy and Thea

Roy Thea

Angst galore! How can you not love the whole class difference thing?

Scott and Allison


Aaahh young love. They grew together and became such strong individuals, ready to face anything. TOO CUTE ❤

**** (in order of appearance) ****
~ Skins ~ Reign ~ Gossip Girl ~ The 100 ~ Arrow ~ Teen Wolf ~


I Tag:

BookstormGirl Kiersten @ Once Upon a SpineCaro @ BookCheshireCatDenise Baer • Alice @ Lowlight Library • Becky and Rebeca @ Booknerd Addict • Sofii @ A Book. A Blog • Cate @ Midnight BlogEllyn @ allonsythornraxxMandy @ Book Princess ReviewsPanic at the Bookstore • Cassiopeia’s Moon • Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much • Olivia @ Olivia’s CatastropheSam @ Rivermoose BooksKester @ LILBooKloversSteff @ Little Booky NookThe Cozy PagesNada @ Early Bookish BirdsWeird Zeal • Leah @ Leaf’d


As always, no pressure to do this! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading and until next time!


Do you ship any failed couples? Do you recognize any of these? Let me know in the comments below! 。^‿^ 。


68 thoughts on “Romance Fails in Fiction Tag

  1. This was really a fun post to read 😊 Surprisingly (and I know this will probably come as a shock) I don’t even know all these couples. But that only means I have to catch up on more shows now lol.
    I always love the layout for these posts, you really put a lot of effort into this 😊😊 Thanks for yet another enjoyable read and watch 😊

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  2. Too cute! Gosh, I feel like I’m so behind the times. I don’t think I’ve watched any of these shows! I’ve been meaning to check The 100 out, but I think this was a book first, so I would like to read the book beforehand. Anyway, great answers and the couples do look pretty cute together!

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    1. Hahaha oh most of these are actually quite old… I do tend to watch them way after everyone else, though 😂
      I read the first two books and I have to warn you, they are completely different from the show. They don’t even follow the same plotlines. So yeah, both are enjoyable but I much preferred the show!
      Thank you so much 😊 And yeah, they’re the cutest ❤️❤️

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  3. OOOOOOH Bash and Kenna. Not a great start and a terrible ending, but at least they had something pretty good going on in the middle. I’m actually really sad they didn’t work out! I missed Kenna in the last season 😦 And I cannot WAIT for the day that Bellamy and Clarke become an actual couple. THEY ARE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER.

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    1. I knoooowww! What was that 😭😭😭 I was so heartbroken and confused… 💔
      YES THEY ARE!! Everyone knows it and they know it so I don’t get what the producers are waiting for to smack those two together! And they better make it ADORABLE because we’ve been waiting long enough and we deserve it!!


  4. Thanks for tagging me Sophie! I actually haven’t watched any of the shows you posted all the way through but I did watch a few episodes of Teen Wolf! I thought Allison and Scott were cute although Scott’s romances were much more interesting to me!

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  5. BASH AND KENNA BASH AND KENNA BASH AND KENNA. Literally, my favorite TV couple of almost all time? I just adored them together. Forced together after such a failure, but they made it work so good. So sad about their ending. :/ There is a Reign companion novel, though, that showcases their relationship super wonderfully if you ever need more of them. 😉 Wonderful choices, Sophie!! Thank you for tagging me as well, but I actually already did this one (I was surprisingly on it for once). Thank you, Sophie, and wonderful post! ❤

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      I still can’t get over how it all ended… Ugh, stupid show 😭
      OMG I had no idea!! Mandy, you’ve just made my day!!! I need to get my hands on that novel RIGHT NOW and cry all over my babies… THANK YOU ❤️
      Thank you so much! Oh I’ll have to go check out your post then 😀


  6. YES to Bellamy and Clarke!!! I am totally going to do this one, I have to put my thinking cap on though and think long and hard about it!! Thanks for the tag!!!!

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  7. OMG you literally did all my favorite couples!! LOVE Roy and Thea (Arrow 4 life!!) also I am OBSESSED with gossip girl (it will forever be my fav show) and I totally agree that Dan was not deserving of Serena in the slightest! Teen Wolf if another one that melts my heart! (so tragic what happens! ugh!) I literally love stiles so much!

    BTW just wanted to let you know I tagged you in my latest post! So when you get the chance check it out! Great post 🙂


    1. Oh yay!!! I’m so glad we share the same tastes 😀❤️❤️
      I loved Arrow and especially Roy and Thea’s relationship but I’m super behind on the series now and have no idea what happened 😂
      I didn’t watch too much of GG but the few episodes I did I was absolutely in love with Nate and Serena, and when I learned she ended up with Dan instead… Ugh.
      I know!! And I get that they had to do it because Cheryl wanted to leave but GOD did it have to be like that? *still not over it*
      Stiles is a ray of sunshine that we must protect at all costs ❤️❤️
      Oh thanks for letting me know! I’m not sure why I didn’t get a notification or if it just got buried underneath all the others but I’ll check it out ASAP 😊
      Thank you! ❤️


  8. I was scared to end up not knowing anyone on here, but then you popped up Roy and Thea! 😛 That was indeed an intense relationship. Although I got to admit that nowadays Thea sort of annoys me alot.. Then again.. A lot of the Arrow cast annoys me a lot hahah Awesome picks, Sophie! 😀

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    1. Hahaha good thing I added them, then 😛 But God, aren’t they the cutest?
      I’m super behind on Arrow so I’m not sure what’s going on anymore 😂 I just hope she goes back to being less annoying so we can all just enjoy the show.
      Thank you so much, Lashaan! 😊

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  9. Nate and Serena… I am SO conflicted about these ones ahah. I feel like they’d be good and have great chemistry, but on the other hand…. I don’t know, I’m not too happy to see them together, either?? I don’t know how to feel about them haha.
    Great post! 🙂


  10. This is such a cool tag! Loved your answers- and think you took it in a cool direction with TV characters 😀 Oh yeah I shipped Bash and Kenna! And I was so surprised Bellamy and Clark never sailed- that would have worked *so well*! And I was so sad about Rob and Thea and Scott and Allison (especially cos of what happened to Allison!)

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤️ Hahaha thought I’d diversify for a change 😛
      I don’t know why the producers have been keeping them apart for this long, and why they tease us so much 😭😭😭 Evil, evil creators. I mean, there’s no excuse! Especially if they’ve read the books (which I hope they did…)
      I know!! They were so adorable together, both couples 💔 Cheryl had to leave the show so I guess that’s why they went for that more “permanent” approach… But it still sucked! 😣

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    1. Hi Cale! Oh thank you so much, that’s so awesome of you 🙂 I’m honoured!
      I’ll try to do the post sometime soon but I have so many on my backlist already, it might take a while…
      Still, thanks again! And congrats on being nominated yourself! 😄


  11. I can’t remember if I commented yet or if I haven’t! But if I haven’t, I am so sorry I am so behind! I wanted to say thank you so much for the tag. Unfortunately I don’t know any of these ships here DD: I need to read more book!


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