Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Kiss Quotient


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... - excerpt from Goodreads



The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is her debut book and boy was I entertained. This page turner certainly highlights the brain of an autism character. In my years of reading romance, this was a first on a character that is truly unique. Firstly autism is something that is not widely talked about and often people misunderstood it, especially the person themselves. To be able to write about such a character, this author is trying to reach out to the world because she has it as well. It is not everything about autism but creating awareness is a good start.

Stella is one interesting character, with her flaws she dares to step out of her comfort zone, her norm life and then met him, just your regular escort? Not really, Michael is also full of surprises. I love how mysterious he is at the start which definitely makes up for reading non stop. Their dynamics and chemistry is what pulls you in, their touch and words keeps you going. Every time their meet, my eyes just goes wide because of excitement. The side characters enhances the main characters as it brings out a different side of them. Their interactions give a special flair to how real these people are.


The point of view alternates between Stella and Michael which giving us perspective on both of how they feel, how they react to each other, a page turning factor indeed. The plot is refreshing and fun most of the time, from the first time they met to every time, you just won't know what will happen as they are complicated people. I love how this book has mini plot twists that drives the characters mad while moving them forward in the story. 

Without giving away too much to spoil your anticipation, I highly recommend this to romance book lovers. The uniqueness of the plot and characters makes this a keeper. Anytime I want something with flair and hotness, this is definitely worth a re-read. Just one book is enough to let this author into my favorites, I am truly surprised and satisfied after finishing this to which it brings me to securing her next title ASAP. The next book will be reviewed soon and I can tell you this author is worth investing your time in.

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