ARC review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Series: The Kiss Quotient #1
Rating: ★★★★★
Links: AmazonTBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Source: ARC from First To Read

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.

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 to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, 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…

First things first: I had this ARC for weeks (WEEKS!!!) before I finally started reading it. What’s wrong with me? If you have this book, please pick it up right now because it’s honestly amazing. I wish I had the funds to buy every romance fan on the planet a copy of this book because it’s just so well-written and witty and sexy and unique.

I think this book might have actually killed me. But anyway. Moving on.

I’ve never read about a heroine with Asperger’s before. I’ve also never read about a hero who moonlights as an escort. The grand total of books with heroes quite this swoony and romances quite this perfect is… very small. Just a handful, maybe. If Helen Hoang’s debut is this good, I can’t wait to read her sophomore novel.

How long do I have to wait for The Bride Test?