The Kiss Quotient by is an adorable and STEAMY romance!
About the book:
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 crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. 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…
Guys. I lost a bet and had to read a romance.
And I loved it.
But hohohohoholy crap was it explicit! Like OMG there’s no dancing around it, no clever euphemisms, no *hint hints* the characters just come out and say it.
So if you don’t want like some hardcore sex scenes this book IS NOT for you!
Moving on, I dare you not to fall in love with these characters. Michael’s family is just like my own: loud, always pushing food on you and there are like 812903184 of us cousins. Oh and a lot of us do look alike so good luck distinguishing us (just like Stella).
Speaking of Stella- I love that she fell for Michael (what kind of love story would it be if she didn’t…), but she realized that she doesn’t need him to live.
As for Michael, I saw him as a f@$kboy at first, then he really opened up and showed his sensitive side.
The plot is super predictable to me, but it wasn’t eye rolling inducing. I kept expecting a plot twist to happen (I read too many thrillers), but it was all positive.
I did curse the characters for their ‘blindness’. At several points I wanted to yell STOP IT! HE/SHE LOVES YOU!
The book itself is a quick read! At only 300+ pages, it goes by fast and you want more. I also loved how the chapters showcased both sides of the relationship. It was interesting to see both sides.
So John Chu, where you at?! This would make an adorable and perfect rom-com.
It’s Crazy Rich Asians, Always Be My Maybe, Pretty Woman and The Big Bang Theory combined.
P.S. while I loved it, I miss my murders, thrillers and intrigue. I’m still a thriller gal at heart.
as escort Michael Phan
Kelly Marie Tran
as algorithm specialist Stella Lane.
as Michael’s mom, Me.
Harry Shum Jr.
as the wise-cracking and sweet Quan.
as Khai, Michael’s autistic cousin
as Michael’s little sister Janie
as Stella’s co-worker Phillip