Autistic characters have become more common in recent years as the condition has risen to the forefront of national discussions, with depictions ranging from strikingly accurate to unfortunately reductive. Romance author Kari Lynn Dell's new book Tougher in Texas became a space to exorcise her very personal fears about perceptions of autism.
Sometimes a romance starts with honest to god love-at-first-sight. But other times, a pair doesn’t exactly start off strong. In the three titles we’ve chosen for you this month, each couple begins with mixed feelings, unsure if a fairytale ending is even possible. Fortunately for readers, the journey is oh-so-satisfying.
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