Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient
by Helen Hoang
narrated by Carly Robins

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Published: 2018
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Romance, Asian American, Vietnamese
Paperback: 352
Rating: 5

The Kiss Quotient series:
The Kiss Quotient
The Bride Test
The Heart Principle -tba

First sentence(s):
"I know you hate surprises, Stella. In the interests of communicating our expectations and providing you a reasonable timeline, you should know we're ready for grandchildren."

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...


My two-bits:

Loved the portrayal of diversity in this story with sexy Asian American characters in steamy scenes. The gentle push and pull between the couple was just right.

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* Per Helen's website...
Film rights for The Kiss Quotient have been sold to Pilgrim Media Group, and Lionsgate has signed on to develop the book into a feature film!

* Listened to audiobook version.

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