“This is such a fun read and it’s also quite original and sexy and sensitive.”–Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author
“Hoang’s writing bursts from the page.”–Buzzfeed
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 crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. 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…
Praise for The Kiss Quotient
“The Kiss Quotient had me under a spell the moment I met the hero. I was excited, in love, and couldn’t wait to get back to this book every time life forced me to put it down. A rare and riveting love story.”—Penelope Douglas, New York Times bestselling author
“An unexpectedly sweet erotic romance that left me with a huge smile on my face. I dare you not to fall in love with these two characters and their story. Helen Hoang’s debut is quite simply delightful!”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
Top customer reviews
The Kiss Quotient was marvelous!So what happens when you’re smart, have Asperger’s and your parents want you to get married and provide a progeny of grandchildren but you aren’t good at social situations or intimacy? Well, you hire an escort!!Stella Lane is in her thirties. She is very successful and driven. She’s an economist and a workaholic. She knows her limitations and having sex is one of them. She believes that if she can conquer her fears of intimacy, she can then be in a relationship.
Michael Pham is paying his mother’s hospital bills by using his body as an escort. He’s part Vietnamese and part Swedish. In other words, this combination makes him stunning. When his next job takes him to meet Stella, he can’t help but be grateful. She fits his hot librarian fantasy to a tee. After their first meeting, he knows he’s in trouble. He usually doesn’t see a client twice but this time he wants to make an exception.
I love Stella and Michael together. Michael was so patient and understanding. He was also great with his whole family. He had his own insecurities and fears. I liked to think that being with Stella helped him realized he was worth it. Stella was amazing too. She tried her hardest to face her limitations. It takes great courage to try something new when you’re so used to your routine and structure.
I can’t but fan myself at their sexy times. Let’s just say WOW is an understatement.
The Kiss Quotient was a wonderfully crafted novel. It’s uniqueness and fascinating characters sets it apart from the rest.
I found myself doing a happy dance after finishing it. The ending was just perfect! I’m crossing my fingers we get to see more characters getting their own books. Mrs. Hoang has plenty of material.
6 FANTASTIC STARS!!!!
OOOOohh YES! Did I find my favorite book of 2018 so far?? YES I DID! This book was so heart warmingly sweet that I just did not want to put it down! Stella and Michael are one of my all time favorite couples! Just too cute!
Michael was mint chocolate chip for her. She could try other flavors, but he’d always be her favorite.
Stella is a econometrician who spends all of her time at work. Due to her Asperger’s she has a difficult time dealing with people, especially those in large loud groups, so spending her days with numbers is much more her style. When her mother starts to pressure her into the marriage and children route Stella begins to panic. Sex has never been appealing to her and she feels as though she is not doing it right. So, she seeks out a professional.
Once a week Micheal is an escort and winds up with Stella as his client. He does not take repeat clients but quickly sees how vulnerable Stella is and decides to make an exception. The amount of time the two spend together heads to a much deeper bond then Micheal was originally planning on experiencing.
I loved everything about this book! While some of the plot was predictable, as this trope has been done before, it was completely new and refreshing with the cast of characters in the story!! I absolutely LOVED that this book was so inclusive and representative of different diversities!
Aside from the fact that I was thrilled with all the diversity, the story itself is SO CUTE. It’s one of those books that just has you smiling the entire time that you read it! I definately know that I will be reading this one over and over again. AND THERE’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER ONE IN THIS SERIES!! Literally can I get any more excited!!!!
Basically what I’m saying is that YOU HAVE TO READ THIS ONE! Up there in my all time fave list for sure!!
My ARC copy of the book was provided in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.