The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)

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 (The Kiss Quotient, #1)

TitleThe Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult, Fiction

Reviews The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    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.
  • 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...
  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stacee
    I had been seeing this perfect cover for a couple of weeks when I got the email from Berkley asking if I wanted a copy. Of course I jumped at the chance.I love love loved Stella and Michael. She’s so smart and sweet and he’s charming and talented. They’re both struggling with things and together they find structure and acceptance and love. And it could easily be the most adorable thing I’ve ever read.Plot wise, it was perfect. The book is...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤5 AMAZING STARS (THIS IS A MUST READ!!!)❤The Kiss Quotient is a heartwarming,sexy,sweet and fun read!I fall in love with the characters and the plot!Everything is perfect and the writing is fantastic!I seriously didn't expect to like it so much!From the first pages I have a smile in my face! I couldn't get enough of Stella and Michael!I love every minute of their relationship and I find the concept so brilliant!They are cute,funny and hot to...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    ★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★Perfection! I absolutely adored every single thing about this story, It's been a while since I sat down and devoured a book with such excitement, and I had a smile on my face throughout the whole book.Stella is a statistician, she loves numbers and order, but due to the fact that she has high functioning autism, she really has no idea how to navigate the tricky subject of sex and boyfriends.Enter Michael, an...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: The Kiss QuotientSeries: The Kiss Quotient #1Author: Helen HoangRelease date: June 5, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Authentically true characters elevate a good book to great, and Michael and Stella are as real as you can get. That's only a fraction of what makes The Kiss Quotient one of the most exciting and memorable books I will read this year. It's only May, and I know this to be a fact. I'm sitting here tryi...
  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW Sometimes you stumble on a new author that not only writes beautifully but brings to light a condition many live with. Something that you may or may not be familiar with but is so well done it opens your eyes and makes you want to shake the hand of said author and say “thank you”. Thank you for your words. Thank you for opening my eyes. Or maybe thank you for putting into words how I feel o...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    Fantastic and heartwarming debut novel.Review to come...✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3 starsI want to reiterate, 3 stars for me still means I liked it, this is not a negative review This is the story of Stella, a woman with Asperger’s who has trouble connecting with men romantically. When her mother begins to pressure her for grandbabies, she decides she needs to face her fears. To do this, she hires an expert. Or well, an escort. Stella hires Michael, a dreamy escort who seems very understanding of her needs. But he has some s...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    The Kiss Quotient is Helen Hoang’s debut novel, and she slays the heck out of it. I was hoping for a nice feel-good romantic comedy, but I feel like I won the lottery. This book is complete perfection—every single sentence.I adored everything about Stella: the analytical way her mind works and all her little idiosyncrasies; her determination; her openness; and kind, gentle heart. I know virtually nothing about Asperger’s, so it amazed me to...
  • nick
    MAY 2018 REREAD : Loved it even more second time around!4.5/5YOU GUYS. THIS BOOK WAS LIT. I loved absolutely everything about it and I'm so happy about that because it's one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I actually sacrificed sleep and read it in one sitting which hasn't happened in YEARS. I loved loved loved loved Stella (STEM GIRLS FTW!!) and omg, Michael! What a DREAMBOAT. The Kiss Quotient was tender, sweet and super super sexy (l...
  • Hollis
    I've rated this an A- for AAR which is equal to 4.5 stars.If you've been dialed into Romancelandia over the last few months, then I'm sure you've been hearing a lot of buzz around début author Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient – and I'm here to tell you the book lives up to the hype.It feels a bit like a gender-swapped take on Pretty Woman, but in addition to being sweet and sexy, it's also been modernized and updated with the inclusion of a mix...
  • Ari
    This book was EVERYTHING!!!RTC.
  • Gabby
    This was some cute shit. This is a romance that follows Stella and Michael. Stella has Asperger's and struggles with dating and sex because of it. So she hires Michael, who is a biracial (Vietnamese and Swedish) escort to help her learn how to be better at sex. I've seen this book being compared to The Hating Game, and it totally has that same cute vibe that The Hating Game has!This is an own voices story, because the author also has Asperger's w...
  • Bex |
    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it surpassed any expectations I may have had. The characters are amazing, the storyline is unique, and I had major feels throughout. I am finding it hard to believe this is a debut novel and I can’t wait to read more![full review to come!]
  • Eliza
    ★5 “sweet potato” STARS★Loved every moment of reading The Kiss Quotient. Looking forward to more from Ms. Hoang! RTC.  
  • TheBibliotheque
    "The world stopped.All was silence but for their hearts trying to synchronize their crashing."This book. Like, THIS FREAKINGLY AMAZING BOOK, you guys.Okay, bear with me right now because I feel like my head might explode with all the amazing things I want to say about this book. The problem is that I just literally finished it, after reading it in one sitting and you know what? I am all over the place. My heart is full on unicorn-riding-rainbows-...
  • FMABookReviews
    ❝Michael was mint chocolate chip for her. She could try other flavors, but he'd always be her favorite.❞ What an original, inspiring, transparent and enlightening read! The fact that this is a debut by Helen Hoang blows my mind! It is seriously good! The writing, plot line, and character development were superb. I loved every word.'The Kiss Quotient' is about a wealthy woman, named Stella Lane, who works as an econometrician. Her mother is pr...
  • Sheyla ✎
    We got a winner!!The Kiss Quotient was marvelous! So what happens when you're smart, have Asperger's and your parents want you to get married and provide a progeny of grandchildren but you aren't good at social situations or intimacy? Well, you hire an escort!!Stella Lane is in her thirties. She is very successful and driven. She's an economist and a workaholic. She knows her limitations and having sex is one of them. She believes that if she can...
  • Jaime Arkin
    The Kiss Quotient has become one of my favorite romance reads this year. It’s refreshingly unique and captivating and I couldn’t put it down. There was a lot of initial buzz about this one and so I was a bit afraid when I picked it up, but I’m so glad I did! Hoang has created such an amazing story here with characters that will stick with you even after you’ve turned the last page. Stella is brilliant and awkward and quirky… and has Asp...