In talking with H&H readers this week as many of us read Anne Calhoun's Uncommon Passion, a few people have said that they normally don't like that kind of book, but advance raves and Calhoun's past books persuaded them to give it a try. What kind of book is that? Not that it's a contemporary erotic romance, but specifically its characters—some mentioned they don't like reading virgin heroines; others said they shied away from military/cop heroes.
What elements do you normally shy away from in romance novels? And what books have taken your disliked element and made it work?