I recently read a book in which the hero of the book had been through and thus was obsessed with school shootings. I could barely get through it. That’s a topic that I just don’t want to encounter in a romance novel. Other people don’t want to encounter politics other than their own in romance or they avoid books featuring billionaires who are obsessed with making more money. Still others gravitate away from overtly religious books or books whose leads are bonkers about their pets. (OK, maybe the latter is just me.)

How about you? Are there topics that you prefer to give a hard pass to when reading romance? And, if so, are there books that you love that are the exception to your rule?