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Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?
This is a great question. I dislike poor editing but I can tolerate it if I like the story. But if it's excessive and the storyline isn't making it worth the trouble of self-editing in my head, it affects my enjoyment of the book.
But a huge turn-off for me is cheating. I hate reading about cheating. If cheating is a big part of the summary, I'll usually avoid that book. The lies and deceit just frustrate me. I just can't justify it and if excuses are made, they aren't good enough. This is probably one of the reasons I'm not a huge fan of love triangles in books. I understand the temptation to like a couple of people for different reasons. But if the character is already dating someone, I'd rather see them have some self-control, honesty, and self-respect before they act on anything. On the other hand, if the book has negative consequences to the person doing the cheating, I have much more respect for that novel and can better appreciate its value. It's the books that sugar-coat cheating that I feel are unhealthy. (Um, sorry, I'll get off my soap-box now, lol.)