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While most disability representation in romance is restricted to the historical genre, there has been a push in recent years for representation in contemporary romance. With the success of Helen Hoang’s 2018 debut The Kiss Quotient, many authors have followed Hoang’s lead and written books with disability representation, including neurodiversity, chronic illnesses, hearing disabilities, and physical disabilities. Enjoy the series listed below to broaden your romantic horizons.
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The Brown Sisters Trilogy by Talia Hibbert
In this fabulous and fun trilogy, three sisters with various interests and abilities find true love in the most unexpected of places. Each sister’s journey to love follows a new trope, including enemies-to-lovers, coworkers romance, and fake relationships. Hibbert writes the most endearing male leads- you’ll end each novel with a new book boyfriend!
The Kiss Quotient Series by Helen Hoang
After Helen Hoang was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016, she was inspired to chronicle her journey to love in her first novel, The Kiss Quotient. Hoang continues the series with two follow ups that represent other characters on the ASD. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and possibly even blush!
The Bergman Brothers Series by Chloe Liese
Chloe Liese believes that everyone deserves their own HEA (happily ever after). In her Bergman Brothers series, Liese write about 5 brothers and 2 sisters finding their happy endings. Her stories feature neurodiverse characters and represent #OwnVoices writing.