I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book since it came out last year. Now that I’ve read it myself, I can see what other people loved about it. And I can’t wait until the next book comes out in a few months.
I’m glad there are authors like Helen Hoang getting books out to readers. This book had so much in it that I haven’t found in other romances before. More diverse books are starting to hit shelves, but I feel that The Kiss Quotient is set apart from my recent reading list in many ways. In this book Hoang created a heroine with Aspergers trying to navigate the dating world. I loved Stella’s character and getting inside her head a bit in the various situations she’s in throughout the book. I feel that I could easily relate to the thoughts going through her head much of the time.
Michael was also a great character. He’s a Vietnamese-Swedish male escort/clothing designer. That’s a lot right? Michael is a great guy and I couldn’t picture anyone else being good enough to help out Stella in the ways that he did. While I’m sure it’s been done before, the escort/client fake relationship was a new twist on the fake relationship trope for me. Made me more of a sucker for the trope with the way Hoang wrote the book.
The Bride Test is the next book in this series and I’m going to devour it when it’s released. I’m expecting great things from Hoang after reading The Kiss Quotient. (No pressure Helen!)
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About the Author:
Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since.
In 2016, she was 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 San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.
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