The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang features Stella, a very successful econometrist who happens to also have Asperger's. She is brilliant and financially secure but she knows she's missing a relationship in her life. Her parents are constantly pressuring her to meet someone and she knows she needs practice if she's going to navigate the social scene required for dating.
Stella decides she needs an expert for help and who better than to hire a male escort? She hires Michael, a good-looking escort with lots of experience, to teach her how to have sex. What starts as innocent attempts at lessons soon leads to a mutually passionate relationship. Michael however has one rule...never get involved with clients. As Michael and Stella continue to navigate their arrangement they begin to discover themselves and each other in ways they never knew were possible.
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one sitting and it was everything I wanted. First, it is STEAMY so if you are looking for a soul-warming romance novel you've come to the right place. Second, I ADORED the authors note at the end. Knowing that Helen Hoang also has Asperger's but wasn't diagnosed until into her thirties made the book so authentic. Lovers of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Rosie Project and A Man Called Ove will love this one but be prepared for the heat - it is exquisite!
Book Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕
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