I hope you all had a great and safe weekend, especially if you are somewhere that the weather is really bad. In Texas we have just been dealing with a lot of rain, but I would rather have rain than snow. I am so excited to review this book for you all today! The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, is the first book in an amazing new series.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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…”
When I started reading this book, I was hooked from the first sentence. Helen creates these characters that you just can’t help but fall in love with. She takes the reader into a heartwarming and steamy story where you won’t want to put the book down. I was reading at work, staying up late to finish, and contemplated not going to work so I could stay home and read. I was first introduced to Helen’s writing when I read The Bride Test, which is actually the book that comes after this one. Although, both books deal with different characters, you should read The Kiss Quotient first, because Stella and Michael are in The Bride Test, and you kinda know what happens to them.
In my opinion, we need more authors like Helen, who write about characters with Autism, because I feel like a lot of people don’t know what people with Autism go through, and Helen’s books will help you understand them a little better. I laughed, I cried, and I got embarrassed with the characters, that is how real Helen makes them. There will be a third book in the series that I can’t wait for, and you best bet I will be ordering it as soon as I know when it is coming out! Helen has easily made it to my list of favorite authors, and I can’t wait to see what her brilliant writing skills bring us next!
Go on a steamy journey with Stella and Michael and fall in love along the way!