I started reading a new book last night. The writing is pretty good, and the sex is pretty hot. I should be really into it, nose buried in the pages right now. And yet, I'm not.
You see, here is the problem. The heroine in this book (a category from the Blaze line) is a flight attendant who is engaged, with the wedding a month away. Working her last international flight, she encounters a tall gorgeous Aussie (mmMmmm, good!) She then Encounters him in the airplane's restroom. Welcome to the mile high club! It's hot. There's light bondage. BUT... she's engaged! The H&h have that amazing instant romance novel connection, but she is already committed to another man. No way around it, she cheated.
As a reader I have my kinks (things that get me in a good way every time.) I also have my deal breakers. Infidelity is one of mine. I just hate it. It can make me turn away from a well written novel in disgust. Such behavior limits my ability to connect with the character. I just... can't.
Do you have this problem? Is there something else that is a deal breaker for you?