The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient

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 ...

Details The Kiss Quotient

TitleThe Kiss Quotient
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews The Kiss Quotient

  • Emily May
    4 1/2 stars. Well, this book. I'm not even sure where to start. I guess I'll begin with an overview.The Kiss Quotient is a seriously sexy, fun book that has rekindled my interest in the romance genre. When it hits the spot, I LOVE a good romance, but I rarely find one that goes beyond cliches and instalove so I usually end up bored. Not with this one. Not one bit.It's the perfect blend of sweet and steamy. And let me be clear: this is not YA. The...
  • Lola
    I am… not impressed.How lovely that this is an #ownvoices novel. Stella is autistic, as is the author, and so, no one can say that it is not authentic.But the storyline is not, however, very realistic.See, Stella is bad at sex, or so she says. She’s also bad at relationships and human interactions in general. So she hires Michael, an escort, to teach her a thing or two.Or three. *suggestive eyebrows*I was entertained for the first fifty or so...
  • Melanie
    This was my pick for the June 2018 Book of the Month box!ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. “I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.” Friends, The Kiss Quotient is so deserving of every ounce of hype it has received thus far. I am not sure I’ve ever been so happy, and had such a lame grin on my face, while reading any other book. This was heartwarming...
  • Melissa
    Not exactly the wow-worthy read I was expecting.There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding this novel and I would say, rightly so—for one reason. With this story, Helen Hoang gives voice to a syndrome that until now, has been absent in the romance genre. Through her cast of endearing characters, she explores the importance of self-acceptance and the desire we all have to find that one person who makes establishing an intimate relationship feel ef...
  • Roxane
    The Kiss Quotient is quite the unexpected romance novel. Stella Lane is on the spectrum and wants to get better at sex so she can, hopefully, find a life partner and start the family her parents so very much want her to have. To get better at sex she hires Michael, an escort with a lot of debt and a few secrets but who, somehow, is exactly the man she needs. Of course he is! That's how romance novels work. But this is such a fun read and it's als...
  • Christy
    5+ Stars!!! There isn't much better as a reader than finding a debut novel that you have zero expectations for, and it blowing you away. The Kiss Quotient did just that. Helen Hoang wrote a book that is smart, sexy, made me laugh, and gave me just the right amount of feels. There wasn't one thing I would change about this story or the characters. I loved everything about it! Stella Lane is a thirty year old econometrician who is smart and succes...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Re-read 6/12/18: Hi hello I am still SO obsessed with this book. If you haven’t read it yet, PLEASE READ IT. You absolutely will not regret it. Original read 5/2/18: I am a swooney mess, oh my LANTA. I haven’t swooned this hard since Joshua Templeman. My heart is so happy right now, I can’t even. WHAT A ROMANCE.
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    lord jesus mama needs a cold shower
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    Attention please! This book is going to be a movie soon. OMG I can't wait to see Stella & Michael on the big screen. 😍😍😍For more info, pls read this article! ❤ of the best books of 2018 and THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ!!! :) I'm begging you, please don't miss out this beautiful story.
  • emma
    things about this that were very good:- the autism rep- the fact that while the author was researching said autism rep, she got diagnosed with autism- this is #ownvoices for autism and asian rep! yay! cool inclusion of vietnamese culture!- the female character is the moneymaker/works in STEM and the male character has less money/is a creative! employment gender role reversal.things about this that were not very good, for me, personally, sorry:- a...
  • Penelope Douglas
    I started reading this Friday night on a plane, and as usual, I suspected I probably wouldn't make it past chapter 3 before just putting on my headphones and opening up my laptop to write instead. Most of my readers know I don't read much romance anymore, not because it's not good, but because I write it all day, I kind of need a break when I'm reading for pleasure. So I veer toward other genres. It's like a hairstylist, you know? You think their...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    This book was so easy to love; I can see why it's getting all the attention it so richly deserves. The Kiss Quotient is the perfect example of own voices that we desperately crave more of. The author is more than qualified to write this story, and I really appreciate how she accurately portrayed the characters and also how she included a deeper aspect of understanding what Stella's parents have journeyed through as well. Highly recommend the audi...
  • Warda
    “I’m obsessed with you, Michael,” she confessed. [4.5⭐]I confess that I am obsessed with this book. These characters. I had problems breathing properly on several occasions. Why did no one prepare me for the amount of damn, steamy scenes were going to be in this book?!I could’ve died just by swooning, good lord.Stella is my hero. Michael is my husband. (Book-boyfriend is too short term) I need this man in my life. I’m liking that more...
  • Maddie
    I salute Helen on her first published book! A total winner!Watch this space, Helen is a going to be one of the top writers so if she writes I will read it!!The author created a book that is unique according to me, it felt real!!! The characters are perfect, I learned a few things about woman living with autism and that there is a few variations of autism.I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND ->Don't let the cover fool this is smoking hot!!
  • Meredith
    3.5 stars To sum up my reading experience of The Kiss Quotient, I would have to say it’s like, not love.I really wanted to love The Kiss Quotient. While I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. I think the hype ruined it for me, as I had mighty high expectations going into this. 25-year-old econometrician Stella has autism; she’s high functioning but has trouble with social skills and intimacy, amongst other issues. Her mother wants grandbabies and...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    10 perfect stars!Review & Excerpt at Of Pens and Pages. All the things that make you different make you perfect.” I am in love. The Kiss Quotient is a beautiful and realistic debut novel that breaks stereotypes, embraces uniqueness, and makes one think about their self-worth. It’s the kind of book that will make you smile, swoon, tear up, and think. I was on cloud nine when I finished it. It’s been a few days since I finished reading this b...
  • Tatiana
    The last time I enjoyed a romance novel this much was... hm, I think the word I am reaching for is NEVER. I am always looking for good love stories but rarely find them. This book scratched my romance itch just right. I pretty much loved it.So the setup goes like this. An autistic econometritian unable to form relationships and under pressure from her mom to start a family hires a male escort to teach how to “be good at sex” so she knows how ...
  • Elyse
    I’m completely mush over this debut. Author Helen Hoang moved me to tears ... ( embarrassing to say how much)...I found it so heartwarming- that even the word heartwarming isn’t big enough. A love story .... that I loved!
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    “I don't want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Asperger Syndrome - a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities Readers often criticize ...
  • Navessa
    I devoured this in a single sitting. And it was fucking delicious.For me, this book has everything going for it. It's dramatic, emotional, educational, complex, diverse, and hotter than sin. This is an own voices romance with a female lead on the autism spectrum, and the entire plot setup revolves around her commitment to becoming better at sex. Because, for Stella, being touched by another human is a tricky, sometimes highly unenjoyable experien...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    THIS WAS THE BEST. Michael reminded me SO MUCH of my husband and the romance was killer omg everyone go read this!
  • Natasha Polis
    This is said to be heartwarming but it took awhile to get there for me. This was an exploration of an autistic women's sexual awakening. Eye opening for me, but still extremely steamy and just a good romance.
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    well i promised myself i wasn't going to 5 star this, but then the author's note at the end made me cry like a lil bitchthis book was so excellent. like the blurb says, it's about a woman with autism who hires a male escort to help her with her own perceived social ineptitude. but honestly it's just a perfectly romantic story about two people who just really get and accept everything about each other.what did i like: almost everything but here's ...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    image: I'm sitting here talking to my book bestie who is attempting to write a review for this book as well and we both are a little intimidated by the task because it's hard to do it justice. So let me get one thing out in the open:READ. THIS. BOOK. I suppose I could end this review here but I need to explain how awesome this book is and why I'm demanding of you to read it. Even if you don't believe ME, check out the other reviews about THE KI...
  • Khadidja
    " I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe."You've got to admit that this was the most cute nerdy confession you ever heard.The Kiss Quotient is an outstanding, refreshing, cute, hot romance and i find that very hard to find. Stella is autistic. she's a sweet, intelligent, precious character whom i love like my own child , and if someone tries to harm her i will cut their fingers and shove them down th...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    I can’t tell you how many people recommended this book to me, and I have to say THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU for the push to read this one!! There are so many stellar reviews out there so I’m going to keep this short and simple. This book, god this book had a little bit of everything. The romance between Michael & Stella was a perfect blend of steamy and sweet as the plot kept you glued to the pages. Michael was all sexy and a smoking hot guy whil...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    5+++++ STARS I don’t want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.” There's only one way to summarize my feelings for this book, and that's to tell you that it's an ABSOLUTE FREAKING MUST READ. The Kiss Quotient was quite possibly the most charming, addictingly satisfying romance I’ve read all year! It was everything. ALL OF ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    This book didn't entirely live up to the hype to me, but I'm still glad I read it. Mainly, I think this book just lacked a spark. I can't pinpoint if it was the narration or the writing or the relationship's pace and circumstance, but I kept waiting for this story to grab me, but it hardly ever did. When I would put this book down, I really had no drive to pick it back up again, which is usually not the case with romance books. Maybe I'm in some ...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    4 1/2f your looking for a romantic, sweet & very steamy (seriously this is definitely an ADULT book) please kick up #thekissquotient by @helenhoang💋💕I fell in love with these characters and the plot and flew throughIt in a day! So addicting! So romantic and swoonworthy!!Also loved that our main character was autistic, we need more rep like that!Would highly recommend!⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2Also again this is a very mature adult book so definitely ...
  • Nat
    This must be my first romance read in years to come, but the premise behind The Kiss Quotient sounded like the right kind of light and steamy book I craved. The romance also indicates that a lot of the novel depends on feeling and less on rational thought, so the two constant moods I had during my reading experience - courtesy of the male lead, Michael Phan- can be summed up with these iconic vines: #1 For today's forecast; #2 bad boi's.Also: Wh...