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Romance Books with Autistic Characters



Today I tell you about some of the romance books I have read with autistic characters in them! I highly recommend these books and you couldn’t go wrong with …

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  1. Nayema’s Reads

    September 13, 2021 at 4:42 am

    love the representation! definitely going to check these out!

  2. Gretchen D

    September 13, 2021 at 4:42 am

    Paige ! Love this list!! Have you read any of Chloe Liese 's books? She was officially diagnosed with autism spectrum in 2019. Her Bergman Brother Series book 1 and 2 came out this year and has amazing disability rep. Book #2 specifically, always only you, is an #ownvoices book with autism portrayal! I think you'll enjoy it!

  3. Vamps Rock

    September 13, 2021 at 4:42 am

    I'm a fan of these stories too and have read and loved a few that you talked about. It's interesting that the majority of the autistic characters are the males in MF pairings. I have quite a few recs for you so buckle up…

    Talia Hibbert is another own voices autistic author too and A Girl Like Her and Untouchable, books 1 & 2 of her Ravenswood Series, are the ones I've read so far and have female autistics who are sisters (although in book 2 it is not stated on-page), and I think that the third in her Brown Sisters trilogy both of the MMCs are on the spectrum.

    The most recent one I've read is The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves which I loved, but it is set in the lead up to 9/11 which I think is a questionable narrative choice. Also, Spectre by Shiloh Walker (if you are a pet person like me, there is a big dog in that one too which is hella cute!) and another that isn't romance but has a strong romance element is Just A Little Bit Crazy by T.A. Ford (but you have to ignore the fluffy cover on that one because it is quite traumatic as she has mental health issues too) are more where the females are the autistic characters.

    More guy ones I've read are Reclaiming the Sand duet by A. Meredith Walters (YA), Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay book 1 in her Shades of Love trilogy, My Torin by K. Webster (this is not one of her 'dark' books but it does have some questionable content IMO), No Ordinary Love by J.J. Murray, Can't Escape Love by Alyssa Cole book 2.6 in her Reluctant Royals series, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley book 1 in her Mackenzies & McBrides series although because its a Victorian historical it's implied not stated on page, The Don Tillman trilogy by Graeme Simsion, His Pretend Baby: 50 Loving States, Oregon by Theodora Taylor. A MM one is In the Absence of Light by Adrienne Wilder.

    And two I've read that have autistic kids rather than either one of the couple are; Toward the Sound of Chaos by Carmen Jenner and Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann. With this one, the child is one of the only things I liked about that particular book. If not for him, I would have 1 starred it for a number of reasons – but I'm an anomaly there because she is an author that I now know just doesn't do it for me and loads other people loved it including the ones I picked it up from.

    So there you go. BTW I 'found' you from Bree last reading sprint a few days ago. I didn't know that Tillie Cole had autistic characters in that series of hers, I'm not generally into dark romance but I might have to give that series a go to get to those books. TFS 🙂

  4. ItsRachelC

    September 13, 2021 at 4:42 am

    I need to get The Hades Hangmen series. I love Tillie Cole and don't know why I havent picked that one up yet. Great list!

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