Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE KISS QUOTIENT by HELEN HOANG @HHoangWrites #ContemporaryRomance @BerkleyPub

Title: The Kiss Quotient
Series: The Kiss Quotient #1)
Author: Helen Hoang
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Source: Purchase
Format: ebook
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release
Buy: Amazon

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang received so many rave reviews. I wanted to know why the hype, but I have to admit though I was a little wary at first.  I took the plunge after I saw that a few of my blogger associates loved it. I chucked caution to the wind and dived right into the story. I am glad I did.

If I had to use one adjective to describe this book, the term used would be stunning. This is by far my favourite book for the year. There is a plethora of reviews in the blogosphere for this title making it difficult not to say what has already been said about this book.  I will say this though, The Kiss Quotient is one of those books you need top pick up when you have nothing else doing, as the story will consume you.  Once you start, you will be hard pressed to put it down. The characters will weave themselves into your hearts to the point you will not forget them soon.

I loved Stella and Michael together. An unconventional couple, but perfect for each other. I loved Michael’s patience towards Stella even before he knew about her Asperger’s Syndrome.  Even after he found out it never changed how he felt about her.

I loved Michael despite him being an escort.  His decision to be an escort was not an easy, but he saw it as the only way out. I may not have agreed with his choice, but who am I to judge.

This story pushed the boundaries of my emotional capacity. I cried (which is a rare occurrence when reading) and I laughed as I rooted for these two. They both deserved happiness as they both had their share of pain and disappointment. The story fulfilled all my expectations. I cannot find anything about the book I did not love apart from the fact I wanted more from Stella and Michael.

If you have not read this book as yet I suggest you make the effort, you won’t regret it. I believe this book is a must read for fans of diverse romance.

The Kiss QuotientA 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...

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