Ruth Kabbah is okay with being an outcast.
Between her autism, her comic book nerdery, and the whiff of scandal her small town can't forget, Ruth will always be Ravenswood's black sheep. Since she prefers silence and solitude to gossip and pub crawls, that suits her just fine.
Until Evan Miller comes to town.
Ex-military man Evan is gorgeous, confident... and he just moved in next door. Unlike everyone else in town, he doesn't seem to mind Ruth's crotchety ways or her cooking disasters. In fact, if Ruth didn't know any better, she might think Evan likes her.
But Ruth's been burned before, and some lessons are hard to forget.
She can't let her guard down, no matter how many home-cooked meals Evan brings over or how many awesome comics he reads. Because affection is temporary, trust is made to be broken, and the heat of desire is a dangerous thing to play with.
So why does this man feel so safe?
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..