Book Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Synopsis
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.

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 to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, 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…

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Everyone I know had been talking about this book non stop and I had to see for myself what was all the fuss about. I was not disappointed at all. I am not a huge fan of smut in books and sometimes I even skip sex scenes in books because I cringe at some descriptions but this book masterfully did those scenes justice. They helped show what obstacles Stella wanted to overcome and it was realistic. 

Stella wasn’t defined by her autism and I loved that one of my favorite quotes was : 

“This crusade to fix herself was ending right now. She wasn’t broken. She saw and interacted with the world in a different way, but that was her. She could change her actions, change her words, change her appearance, but she couldn’t change the root of herself. At her core, she would always be autistic. People called it a disorder, but it didn’t feel like one. To her, it was simply the way she was.”

I feel like all the characters in this book were well rounded and the development between them all was just magnificent to me. I can’t even think of whole sentences right now to describe how much I loved this story. 

The plot was great, the character development was great.I can not stop repeating how wonderful I found this story to be and can not wait to read more from this author.  I highly suggest that you pick it up, if you don’t mind a little bit of smut sprinkled here and there. 

Rating : 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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