| Review | The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang

em terça-feira, 7 de agosto de 2018 |


I was kindly provided and e-copy of this book by Penguin International!

Hello book-nerds! How are you?
I'm sure you've all heard about this book, either good or bad, it kind of exploded all over the internet a few weeks ago.
As always, I'm late to the party, but well, here's my thoughts on this novel!
The Kiss QuotientSynopsis:
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...


Review:
So, if you have Internet and a Goodreads which you should have and can add me >> here, you probably know that this book has been surprising the community, mainly because it’s a lot sexier than you’d think.

In complete honesty, I was expecting a cute, fluffy romance where the struggles of our protagonist don’t matter because they love each other.

Well… I was wrong.

This book is very descriptive and very centred on sex. Stella, our main character has Asperger’s and is pressured by her parents to find a man. However, Stella doesn’t know how to act when with a man and so decides to hire Michael, an escort, so she can learn from the professionals.

I really like how Stella’s live revolves around mathematics and so she’s very rational, and through the book, although the falls in love and tries to resolve some of her problems, she doesn’t loose that. It’s not uncommon for characters to lose personality traits when in love, I feel, so it was nice to see that didn’t happen with Stella.

Do you ever feel that you are shipping a couple, knowing that they will probably end up together, but in the back of your mind there’s this little voice acknowledging how wrong those characters are for each other? Well, I didn’t have that feeling with Michael and Stella. Their relationship ends up being pretty normal, without dark sides or difficult decisions – mostly, there’s some, but you’ll have to read to find out about them.

I completely adored Michael. He’s so well-constructed and so complexed. His interactions with his family, his mom, his sisters. Everything. He’s gone to my TOP Male Fictional Characters for sure.

But my absolute favourite thing is, without a doubt, how the author handled Stella’s Asperger’s and the little struggles she goes daily. Because make no mistake, even though Stella does what she does to get a man, she’s a strong and independent woman that is not define by her disease.

An overall very good read that brings some refreshing changes to the Romance World.

Rating: 4 stars.
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