neuroatypical

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The Bride Test

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions - like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better, that his autism means he just processes emotions differ ...

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The Kiss Quotient

If you've been dialed into Romancelandia over the last few months, then I'm sure you've been hearing a lot of buzz around début author Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient -  and I'm here to tell you the book lives up to the hype. It feels a bit like a gender-swapped take on Pretty Woman, but in ...

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A Girl Like Her

Don’t you just love the simple pleasure of opening a book you know very little about and finding treasure within its pages?  Me, too.  When I read the blurb for A Girl Like Her, I was wary.  The heroine is alternately described as rude, awkward, and, according to everyone in town, bad news; als ...

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What to Say Next

A great contemporary YA, What To Say Next would have made my Best of 2017 list if I’d read it in time. As it is, you have a delightful treat in store for you if you missed this book last year. David Drucker is different. He doesn’t have Asperger’s since, as he can tell you, the new Diagnost ...

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Beard Science

Penny Reid’s Beard Science is awkwardly and wonderfully odd, and no carefully selected combination of adjectives can adequately communicate the mind-bending deliciousness of this thoroughly enjoyable book. The author's creativity beats to its own drum, and she's successfully written something diff ...

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Love on My Mind

Love on My Mind is a unique contemporary romance where the hero has Asperger Syndrome and the heroine is a cross between Olivia Pope and CJ Cregg. Adam Bennett is a tech world wunderkind, but puts the future of his company at risk because of his complete aversion to public relations. In a bit of su ...

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Twice Tempted

Twice Tempted is the fifth instalment in Eileen Dreyer’s Drake’s Rakes series, and follows neatly on from book four, Once a Rake. During the course of that book, twin sisters Fiona and Mairead Ferguson learned that their brother, Ian, had been killed following his unsuccessful attempt to assassi ...

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The Rosie Project

Hearing the hype surrounding this Australian comedy (that just happens to be a romance way off the beaten track), I quickly decided to give the audio version a try despite the fact that it’s the author’s debut novel and the narrator’s first audiobook performance. Told in first person by the he ...

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A Gentleman Undone

When I started reading A Gentleman Undone, I could tell almost immediately - within a page, really - that the writing was simply a cut above. It’s just that good. It’s not necessarily my favorite premise (war-scarred, ex-military hero meets and falls in love with life-scarred, ex-prostitute/curr ...

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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Narrated by Angela Dawe I wanted to shout “Score” and “Yesss!” and “You got it right!” as I started listening to The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, a favorite of mine and many other romance fans in print. I was guardedly enthusiastic when I discovered Tantor was releasing it in audio. ...