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A steaming hot and beautifully tender love story, with an added element to appreciate and connect to. Stella Lane is a successful business woman in San Francisco, she has Asperger syndrome and has never had a relationship. Determined to learn how to be a good girlfriend with all that entails, Stella hires Michael a male escort, and the more time they spend together the closer they become. In 2016 the author was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (Asperger syndrome), and felt inspired to write ‘The Kiss Quotient’. Helen Hoang releases short sharp bursts of words and feelings, then allows them to settle, encouraging the storyline to build. Asperger syndrome is very much a part of this book, however it isn’t the sum of it, the connection between two people takes centre stage, with all that they have to discover about each other. ‘The Kiss Quotient’ is an intoxicating tale, it wraps itself around thoughts and releases stings of awareness, creating a feast of a read.
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.
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
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||5th July 2018|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance,|
Helen Hoang read her first romance novel in high-school and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome, Her journey inspired The Kiss Quotient. She currently lives in California with her husband, two kids and a pet fish.More About Helen Hoang