I’ve heard people rave about The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang for a long time and to be honest, I was interested, but not that interested considering my lengthy tbr. But then I was looking for books with the word “kiss” in the title for Valentine’s Day and decided I’d read it finally and I’m so glad I did!
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The Kiss Quotient is the first in a series, but can be read as a standalone. It’s a dual POV that follows Stella and Michael. Stella is a genius and successful econometrician. She’s also autistic so she is not great in social settings. She knows this and tries to do better. Michael is an aspiring designer, but his career has been put on hold due to family issues. In order to help pay the bills because of said issues, he’s put his handsome half Vietnamese, half Swedish looks to use and is a part time escort.
Stella wants to be able to date and be comfortable with sex and being the logical thinker she is, she decides to hire an escort to teach her. Enter Michael. Stella and Michael begin “practice dating” to help Stella be ready to date for real. Of course, real feelings develop, but Stella wonders if Michael really likes her or if she’s just a client and Michael thinks Stella could never really like someone like him.
I really liked this book and I found reading from Stella’s point of view as a character with autism was so different and interesting. I loved how patient Michael was with her and how their business relationship turned into real feelings for each other.
It’s not really a romcom, but more a really touching love story.
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