The Kiss Quotient
Score: 4/5 Bookmarks
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (narrated by Carly Robins) is a pretty steamy read about an autistic girl who’s looking to improve her skills in the bedroom. I didn’t know too much about the book before agreeing to a buddy read with a few Bookstagram friends, and boy was it racier than I was expecting! It certainly made for a hilarious discussion within our group, as we tried to work out exactly what ‘porn star nipples’ actually were, and all agreed that we’d rather the author called her lady parts anything other than ‘her sex’.
I found the story to be really sweet though, and I liked the male lead immensely. He was supportive, empowering, and kind.
I listened to the audiobook and it was wonderfully narrated, which made me enjoy the book even more! In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I’ve already got myself a copy of the second book in the series The Bride Test. We’ll see if this one has me arriving to work blushing after listening to it on my commute!
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...