Book Review — The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

  • Genre: Romance, Fiction
  • Published by: Berkley 
  • Date First Published: May 30th 2018
  • Number of pages: 323 pages
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This romance novel follows Stella Lane, an econometrician with Asperger’s Syndrome, on her quest to learn how to be in a relationship especially the sexual aspects of a relationship. Reader, she is looking to find someone to practice kissing with and to explore sexy times with. So Stella, the girl who feels comfortable with algorithms and spending hours with data, hires an escort to help her with this endeavor. She finds Michael, a gorgeous and fit Vietnamese and Swedish escort. Through a series of awkward and fun dates, Stella and Michael begin to defy logic, and the structure that Stella is used to begins to unravel.

Rating: 4/5 stars

This book is described as a gender-swapped Pretty Woman. It’s quirky, romantic, and steamy. If you enjoy the fake relationship trope, this is for you. I enjoyed being in the mind of Stella Lane and getting a unique perspective of how a woman with Asperger’s or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may navigate society. Some of the lines (especially the foreplay) between Michael and Stella made me laugh because it was so uncomfy and there were times where the conflict just didn’t connect— the emotions and inner thoughts didn’t match the logic in my opinion, but I guess that was the point. The sex scenes were quite enjoyable. I can’t wait to read the next two in the series!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!

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