Review: The Kiss Quotient

 

the kiss quotientBook: The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang
Published: June 5th, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis: A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. 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’m mad at every single person that read this before me and did not shove it in my face and tell me to read it sooner. This was adorable, steamy, and just fantastic. I loved every single character in this book.

There was a great arc for every single character and Helen Hoang wrote all of them so well that they never blended together. I never thought “wow this character sounds exactly like this other character.” I can’t even pinpoint my favorite thing about this book. I loved the characters, I loved the writing, I loved the dialogue, the pace, the side characters, the plot. I even loved the tropes!

I loved the diversity in this book especially. I love that Hoang did not shy away from talking about the struggles but also the triumphs of being autistic. If you want a funny, diverse book that is impossible to put down, this is the book for you!

The Good:

  • Literally everything
  • Especially the writing
  • Okay and the humor

The Bad:

  • Nothing
  • Okay the fact that it wasn’t 700 pages long

The Ugly:

  • Yeah I got nothing
  • Just read this book, okay?

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