Author: Helen Hoang
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
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!