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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Genre: Romance | 352 Pages | Published: 01.2018 by Berkley
Book Jacket Synopsis:
A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases—a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice—with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan—from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
Purchase link: Amazon
Book Format & Source: Hardback purchase via Book of the Month.
Review & Thoughts:
- Overall great writing, wonderful story and character development. Great storyline, lovable characters in both Stella and Michael.
- Important themes and topics: disability (Asperger’s), infidelity, criminal parents, concern of inheriting a parent’s bad traits, mounting hospital bills, escorting, relationships, family dynamics.
- This was super steamy! A modern gender reversal of a Pretty Women theme.
- I enjoyed reading about Stella’s personality and the dynamics in her relationship with Michael as it progressed.
- I loved the author’s note about the journey of self-realization while researching to write this book and learning that she is not alone. There are people just like her. It’s nice to get the perspectives of someone who has this kind of diagnosis to better understand and treat everyone we meet with kindness.
- I’m all about diverse reads that provide a new perspective and of course, a good dose of romance!
Recommend for: fans of diverse characters and abilities, fake relationships, steamy romance.
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ – I loved this!!
Romance Steam Factor: R
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