This is a follow-up to the author’s first novel, The Kiss Quotient. It takes place in the same setting with related characters, but is a standalone and doesn’t necessarily need to be read in chronological order.
I thoroughly enjoyed both books. From the first book, I learned about characters with high functioning autism. The second book taught me about the struggles of someone coming to the United States and trying to secure the means to stay and bring her family over for a better life.
There is a romance aspect to the story as well and one of the protagonists is also autistic, but I wouldn’t say that it was as central to the book as was character development and the formation of different kinds of relationships.