Series: The Kiss Quotient Series
on June 5th 2018
Published by Berkley Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Much can be said about these characters and their individual story, so here is a bit about each of them. Stella is intelligent, brilliant actually, with a mind and soul that is too big for her own good. However, even if she wanted, Stella is not able to socialize and be “normal.” As we get to know Stella we also discover how difficult it is for her to be less analytical & logical. She can’t just simply allow herself to enjoy the simple things in life. Stella was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome a form of autism that makes it quite difficult to interact socially.
Michael is intelligent, sexy, has a big heart and love his family. He is also interested in fashion, he works at his family cleaners to help his mother, but due to her medical expenses, he has had to look beyond traditional work. As a male escort Michael has met a lot of women, he knows exactly what to do and how to make them feel, that may be the case with every other woman he has met, but his expertise and talents are put to the test when he meets Stella.
As these two characters get to know each other, the story slowly develops into a heartfelt and easy to love the narrative that is both enchanting and captivating. The way in which Stella and Michael connect is more than physical attraction. The author does a fantastic job by creating a story that explores not only the difficult aspect of Stella’s life, but it also gives us an inside look into her emotions, her sensibilities, and her struggles.
The Kiss Quotient is inspiring, it is heartfelt, it is beautiful. I can’t recommend it enough. Read it, it will fill your heart with hope & love.
Do I recommend this book? YES YES YES!
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