The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Posted June 18, 2018 | 38 Comments

The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangThe Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher

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...

I absolutely loved The Kiss Quotient! I saw the book floating around and getting a lot of praise, but didn’t know the details of the story. I didn’t even read the blurb. It was just that feeling, ya know? Oh my gosh, even though I expected it to be good, I was totally surprised!

I completely adore the characters. Stelllaaaa! Sorry, I always channel A Street Car Named Desire when I hear/see that name. Anyway! What a refreshing and much-needed character she is. She was the biggest surprise for me because I wasn’t at all expecting her to have Aspergers. But her disorder does not define her. She’s a highly intelligent, successful woman who is determined to solve any problem she faces. I can’t tell how much I enjoyed getting her perspective. And Michael totally melted my icy heart with the way he treated Stella and his family. The chemistry between Michael and Stella gave me major feels!

This book was a total delight. It has a bit of a Pretty Woman thing going on with a twist, but way better. It took me through a range of emotions with a very touching, sweet, sexy, and at times humorous story. I can’t wait to read what Hoang writes next!


38 responses to “The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

  1. Yes, it does have that special vibe even if it wasn’t becoming a fast favorite read.
    Ha! And, I heard his voice when you put, ‘Stella’ like that. 🙂
    I hope to read this one soon.

  2. I just finished this last night and couldn’t put it down! I started it earlier in the day and read it whenever I got the chance yesterday, I loved it so hard!

  3. This is definitely a new favorite for me! I love how their relationship began and how they slowly started feeling actual feelings for one another. Michael is so protective of Stella and gets angry when she tells him about her previous sexual encounters. Dude was golden and just trying to do right by his family. Stella is comfortable with who she is, and she’s also determined to try new things despite how they make her feel. I loved the setting, the romance, the EVERYTHING about this book. I’m glad you enjoyed it, too! <3

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

  4. I have it, I want to read it, but I am not 100% sure I am feeling romance books right now *tears* it does look cute, so hopefully it can pull me out of that funk

  5. I was an engineering major in college, so the math thing grabbed me as soon as you mentioned it, LOL.

    I have a friend with Asperger’s, and he was the first person to wish me a happy birthday tomorrow (in Russian).

    Sounds like a good book!

  6. I do that too sometimes. Don’t even really know what a book is about but see reviews and go for it based on that feeling. Stella sounds like a great character, and it’s so good to see rep for something you don’t see often. And the whole books sounds cute!

  7. I’ve seen this one floating around Twitter a fair bit lately and wasn’t sure if it would be my type of read. It sounds absolutely delightful! I love diverse characterisation within contemporary reads when the marginalization isn’t the main narrative. The romance sounds so lovely. I’ll definitely be grabbing a copy. Neill review Christy, so glad you enjoyed it ♥♥♥

  8. I have been curious about this one, but to be honest I am nervous since its so hyped up right now since hyped up books tend to backfire on me. However, I will grab this up from my library. 🙂 Lovely review.

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