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National World Lupus Day!! 10 Fiction books with Lupus representation :)

Happy World Lupus Day and Lupus awareness month! 💜🦋🐺This month is very close to my heart. I've included a list of books with Lupus represention. Some of which I have read (I list my recommendation by them) and some I can't wait to read off my TBR! Several are #Ownvoices :) This list was actually pretty difficult to curate. So if you have recommendations, PLEASE leave them in the comments section!!! ❤️ And if you've read any of them, please let me know what you think!

Love and all the spoons,

Brooke 🥄✍️

Title: Meet Fake

Author: Abi Sabina

Rep: Lupus, Food Intolerances

Genres: Sweet Romance

Recommend: Yes, such a wonderful sweet romance. The Lupus rep is ON POINT!!!!


How difficult could it be pretending to be in love with a virtual stranger?

I’ll do anything to get my trust fund on my twenty-fifth birthday, even if it means striking a deal with the new barista.

My parents think they can manipulate me into being the robot they deem acceptable to society by withholding my trust fund, but the joke’s on them if they think I’ll give in to their demands. I’m a Remington, which means stubborn is my middle name.

Sage is perfect for the role of fake girlfriend, but at some point, pretending to date her turns into real feelings that make me question every dream I’ve had.

Meet Fake is a fake relationship rom-com with sizzling closed-door chemistry full of laughs and heart. It's the second book in the Meet Cute Series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Title: Reel

Author: Kennedy Ryan

Rep: Lupus

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Rec: I just started this on audio, so I'll need to update this, but the narrator voice is AMAZING!


A Broadway actress has a chance at stardom when cast by a major Hollywood director, but the role of her dreams may cost her the love of a lifetime in this epic novel from "one of the finest romance writers of our age." (Entertainment Weekly)

For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine. I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night.

Canon Holt. Famous film director. Fascinating. Talented. Fine.

Before I could catch my breath, everything changed. I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood. From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone's lips when Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic.

But stars shine brightest in the dead of night. Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances beyond my control jeopardize my dream. Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?

Title: The Aloha Butterfly Kiss

Author: Brooke Gilbert

Rep: Lupus, Migraines, Amputee, Kidney Transplant, Emotional Abuse

Genres: Own Voices/ Sweet Romance


It’s love at first sniff for their service dogs, but certainly not for them. 


It’s not every day that a tourist gets washes up on shore at your feet, making such a grand entrance. And it’s just my luck, since I’ve sworn off women. But there’s something about this one that brings out the annoying, protective caveman in me. Suddenly, I’m carrying her back to my bungalow. It doesn’t help that her service dog seems to be falling in love with mine.


Just like that, I’m in the warm arms of the brooding surfer who picked me up from the sand after the powerful waves beached me. I probably should think this through better, but my Lupus is too angered to protest and the offer of his grandmother's services to treat my sun and sand burn is too good to resist. I’m quickly realizing that my approach to beach life is all wrong and Locke has no problems telling me exactly why. But what I wasn’t expecting was for my VRBO and his bungalow to be one and the same.

When two people are done with love, what does it take for them to open their hearts to fall for each other?

Title: The Paris Soulmate

Author: Brooke Gilbert

Rep: Crohn’s, Lupus, Mast Cells Activation Disorder, and Mental Health.

Genres: Own Voices/ Sweet Romance


A woman with a “no dating policy.” A mysterious, cocky British stranger. A dream trip to Paris . . . What could possibly go wrong? 



Goodbye bucket list, I  can't  even get on the airplane. As I wait at the boarding gate, I’m already second guessing my dream trip–the one I never thought I’d be able to take. Leaning over my suitcases from a wave of severe dizziness, I can feel my dreams slipping away. Suddenly, I hear a sexy British voice offering help.


As soon as I saw Christine’s photo, my life changed. I knew I had to meet her . . . I even agreed to all of her best friend’s outlandish requests: watch out for Christine while on her dream trip to Paris, be a ‘health bodyguard,’ and do it all without her knowing.. But I never realized what an enormous risk I was taking with my heart.


Christine has wanted to open her heart for so long, but this all feels too good to be true–even in the city of love. Colin justified all the requests so he could meet the woman of his dreams, but he's terrified when he tells the truth he will lose her.


Which will this British stranger lose first,  his secret or his heart?

Title: A Little Magic

Author: Lindsey Lanza

Rep: Lupus, Anxiety

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Rec: Sweet Childhood romance story!


Nine years to fall in love. Eight nights to learn the truth. One chance to rewrite the past.

Ellie Klein fled Vermont after graduating high school, and she hasn’t been back since. Not to see her overbearing parents nor her distant brother, not even to visit her temperamental cat and beloved dog. And most importantly, she hasn’t been back to see Theo Fox. Her first love and brother’s best friend has been but a distant and painful memory for the last seven years.

When Ellie’s travel site lands her back where it all began, her goal is to get in and out without seeing anyone from before. But life has other plans when she’s caught in a blizzard that leaves her seeking refuge in a cabin owned by none other than the infamous Theo.

Theo Fox has been winning collegiate hockey and NHL championships since Ellie disappeared, but all he really wants is a second chance with the woman he can’t stop loving. When she shows up unannounced in Vermont, he’s determined to find out why she left and never returned. And if he has a little magic on his side, how to get her back.

Told over the course of nine Christmas Eves and eight nights of Hanukkah, A Little Magic is a cozy, nostalgic story of young love, finding your voice, and the complexities of what it means to be a family.

Title: Chasing Down Her Highness

Author: Fiona West

Rep: Lupus

Genres:  Royal Sweet Romance


Princes aren’t used to being ghosted.

Edward has been patient. Five years. He waited for his best friend (and betrothed) to return home and fulfill the marriage contract they signed. But he can’t wait anymore. Embroiled in a war he fears he can’t win, he must ascend the throne ASAP with Abbie ruling beside him. If he can just reason with her face to face, he knows they can work it out… that is, assuming she’s more reasonable than she used to be.

All Abbie wants is a cup of coffee, her marriage contract voided, and a horse that doesn’t talk. Is that so much for a princess to ask? But when Edward tracks her down, her dreams of a simple, common life go poof. Now she must choose a life of freedom or one of duty. If only Edward wasn’t so dang alluring, the choice might be easier …

Can an insecure prince and a headstrong princess find enough common ground to fall in love?

Title: In Your Eyes

Author: Molly McCarthy

Rep: Lupus + Sjogren's

Genres:  Contemporary Romance


She needs health insurance. He needs a wedding date.

Two problems, one solution: she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend in exchange for legally marrying her.

Rapidly approaching age twenty-six, chronically ill Hannah Reilly doesn’t have a lot of options. She’ll be forced off her parents’ insurance on her birthday, and having Lupus and Sjogren’s means she needs top tier healthcare. While her freelancing job offers flexibility and a creative outlet, it comes at a steep price: no benefits. She’s not sure she can afford an insurance plan that’s not tied to a job on top of the prices of medication, rent, and more.

All hope seems lost until Caleb O’Connor–her old high school friend and the boy next door–returns to town and comes up with a plan that’s so outrageous, it just might work. Having sworn off love and marriage, Caleb has no problem getting married in name only in order to add Hannah to his insurance plan, and he’s willing to do just about anything to get his family off his back about finding a partner–even pretending he has one.

Their convoluted deal ends up working out well…maybe a little too well. Lines are crossed. Edges are blurred. Being forced to act like a couple arouses actual feelings, but figuring out what’s real and what’s not is no simple task. Can Hannah and Caleb detangle the layers of lies and deception that threaten to hurt not only them, but their loved ones as well? Or will it turn out their love is as fake as the rest of their agreement?

This book contains strong language and sexual content. The following topics are mentioned in some capacity: chronic illnesses (specifically Sjogren’s and Lupus), cancer, SIDS, loss of a sibling, loss of a child, infidelity (in the past, not one of the main characters).

Title: The Marriage Solution

Author: Stepanie Rose

Rep: Lupus

Genres:  Own Voices/ Contemporary Romance



My hot, fiercely protective best friend Landon just dropped to one knee in the middle of the Bellagio with the perfect solution to all my problems.

After an unexpected diagnosis and a run of bad luck, I’m officially down and out. That is, until my best friend of two decades offers me his name… and his health insurance.

We’re in Vegas for someone else’s wedding. The last thing I ever expected was a proposal of my own—especially from Landon, my rock, my closest friend even when we’re miles apart. He’s always been gorgeous, but except for that drunken almost-kiss back in college, the only thing between us is friendship.

What’s a marriage of convenience between pals? Besides, Landon lives hundreds of miles away. Nothing has to change.



I popped the question, put a ring on it, and slapped Julie’s name on my health insurance policy. Problem solved.

It’s supposed to be a marriage of convenience. However, when my job relocates me to New York and I move in with my wife I find out there’s nothing convenient about our arrangement.

It all seemed so simple until the Elvis officiant said, “kiss the bride.” The second our lips touched, nothing was ever the same.

Title: Something I'm Good At

Author: Caroline Andrus

Rep: Lupus

Genres: YA Romance


Will the boy who never gives up be able to win—and keep—the heart of the girl who is afraid to let people in?

Whether it’s mastering a new trick on his skateboard or sweet talking his way out of trouble, Kane sees things through to the end. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with Summer, the girl of his dreams, he’s convinced it must be fate, and he makes his move.

But Summer was recently diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, and is just trying to get through each day without drawing attention to herself. In an effort to keep her disease secret, she’s pushing people away, because nobody should have to deal with someone as broken as her.

Title: King of Sloth

Author: Ana Huang

Rep: Minor character w/ Lupus

Genres: Contemporary Romance


He'd never wanted anyone enough to chase them...until he met her.

Charming, easygoing, and rich beyond belief, Xavier Castillo has the world at his fingertips.

He also has no interest in taking over his family's empire (much to his father's chagrin), but that hasn't stopped women from throwing themselves at him...unless the woman in question is his publicist.

Nothing brings him more joy than riling her up, but when a tragedy forces them closer than ever, he must grapple with the uncertainty of his future—and the realization that the only person immune to his charms is the only one he truly wants.


Cool, intelligent, and ambitious, Sloane Kensington is a high-powered publicist who's used to dealing with difficult clients.

However, none infuriate—or tempt—her more than a certain billionaire heir, with his stupid dimples and laid-back attitude.

She may be forced to work with him, but she'll never fall for matter how fast he makes her heart beat or how thoughtful he is beneath his party persona.

He's her client, and that's all he'll ever be. Right?

King of Sloth is a steamy forced proximity romance. It's book four in the Kings of Sin series but can be read as a standalone.


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