The Kiss Quotient
Goodread’s Romance Book of the Year, 2018
A Washington Post Book of the Year, 2018
An AmazonBook of the Year, 2018
Cosmopolitan’s 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018
Elle Best Summer Reads 2018
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.
It’s high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband – or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger’s. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.
Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he’s tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal.
The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind, and Stella discovers that love defies logic.
Heart-tugging, sexy and utterly joyful – The Kiss Quotient is a book for anyone who has been in love, or in lust…
The smart and charming story of an autistic woman who hires an escort to teach her everything she needs to know about intimacy, and gets much closer to him than expected in the process. Hoang pushes the boundaries of the genre while also showcasing the possibilities of romance writing at its best. (NB: Too sexy for public transportation, unless you are feeling very bold.) * Lit Hub, Book of the Year 2018 * I loved it so much I want to hand it out to strangers on the street. I was mesmerised by this book, which manages to be steamy hot and sweet at the same time. * Attica Locke, Guardian * Hoang knocks it out of the park with this stellar debut. The diverse cast and exceptional writing take this romance to the next level. * Publisher's Weekly (starred) * Charmed and connected with me in a way no other book has done in a long time. * Book Riot * 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, author of Angels' Blood. * The Kiss Quotient had me under a spell. 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, author of Bully. * An absolute delight - charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for... Equal parts endearing and (very) steamy. * Buzzfeed, 30 Best Summer Books * I loved it. Hoang's writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships. * Jayne Ann Krentz, author of Promise Not to Tell. * I devoured The Kiss Quotient. It's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It's funny, sad, poignant and impossible to put down * Christine Feehan, author of Dark Promises. * AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read! * Christina Lauren, author of Love and Other Words. * Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive. * Roxane Gay *
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