5 star reads - Courtney

(Audiobook) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


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…

This book is the most adorable book I’ve ever read. You couldn’t help but loving and rooting for both MCs. I have never read an entire book while smiling and laughing so much. The entire book is just filled with all the sweet romance and cuteness. This book was so hyped during the summer and it deserves it all and much more.

The kiss quotient is about a high functioning autistic woman who works as an economist. She has succeeded in every part of her life except relationships. Her mother is constantly putting pressure on her to get married and have babies now that she has turned thirty.

Stella hates that her mother puts so much pressure on her but she realizes that she really doesn’t have the piece of the puzzle yet. She hasn’t found someone to love and spend her time with. But the problem is, Stella thinks she is bad at sex because of her Aspergers. So she hires Micheal an Escort.

Micheal a Vietnamese Swedish heartthrob is such a sweet and adorable character. He is an escort because his mom is sick and medical bills are piling up. He usually doesn’t see a client more than the one time, so they don’t get attached. But with Stella he feels different, he doesn’t want to get hurt so his rule book goes out the window and he gives her lessons and helps her to gain confidence in the bedroom.

The sex scenes in the book are graphic but damn are they good. They are so steamy and graphic. Micheal is welcome in my home anytime. 😏 But if sex scenes are something you are not comfortable reading then definitely skip this one.

I appreciated this books for a lot of reasons. One you had an autistic character that was never shamed for being autistic. Two, Micheal was also never shamed for being an escort and doing what he had to do to take care of his mom.

And three, consent was always asked before Micheal ever touched Stella. He was always asking and telling her if she ever felt uncomfortable or wanted to stop to tell him and he would. I don’t know about you but as someone who has been harassed this meant a lot to me that he truly cared.

Overall I absolutely devoured and loved every minute of this book from front to back. This is the cutest romance novel I’ve read this year and is easily a favorite now. I can’t wait to read more of her books in the future. You can add it on Goodreads

Courtney 💛

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