She's the town pariah. He doesn't give a damn.
In Ruth Kabbah's world, comic books are king, silence is golden, and human contact is a pesky distraction. She doesn't like people, which works out just fine, because the people in this small town don't like her. The exception to that rule? Evan Miller, her way-too-charming next-door neighbour…
Ex-military man Evan is all tattooed muscle on the outside—and a big, cuddly teddy bear beneath. He's used to coaxing prickly people from their shells, but he's never met a woman quite like Ruth. Blunt, sarcastic, and secretly sad, she's his exact opposite. She's also his deepest desire.
Soon, Evan's steady patience and smouldering smiles are melting Ruth's reserve. But when small-town gossip from her past begins to poison her future, she's forced to make a choice. Should she trust Evan completely? Or is her heart safest alone?
Please be aware: this book contains mentions of intimate partner violence that could trigger certain audiences.
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A girl like her.
This is a great story about the power those with autism possess.
While Ruth displays isolating behaviour, Evan is not that easily scared away and wants to get to know her. Trouble in the form of his boss’s son, who dated and treated Ruth badly but still wants her, even though he is married, causes friction from her as she pushes Evan away, but he refuses to go seeing her for the wonderful person she is. This is an interesting story I recommend people read..