WARNING: The following post contains mild spoilers. Read at your own risk!
Helen Hoang strikes again and ensures I devote an entire day to one of her novels. I stayed up until 2 am to finish this book, even though the ending was pretty predictable.
“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 30 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 …
As Michael and Stella’s no-nonsense partnership takes them out of the bedroom and into a full-time practice relationship, being together starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…”
Read This If You Love…
- Women in STEM
- A heroine who is also autistic
- Asian characters and culture
- Graphic sex scenes (sorry parents if you are reading this… yes, I read these types of books #NoShame)
How did other people get through their day when they missed someone like this?
Helen Hoang is honestly such a gifted writer. This is the second novel I’ve finished in one day simply because I couldn’t put it down.
I’ll confess that I’ve read The Kiss Quotient series out of order. I read The Heart Principle first and then The Kiss Quotient, which is the first book of the series. Thankfully it is a series that can be read out of order. I was wondering why when The Heart Principle came out, everyone was excited that Quan was getting his own story. As it turns out, Quan plays a supporting role in the other books, so it was nice to see my fictional crush (LOL).
Stella might be my favorite character in the entire series. I loved when she said that French kissing makes her feel like a shark getting its teeth cleaned by little fish. Quite literally laughed out loud at that part.
This book was quite predictable. As soon as Stella and Michael meet, and start their “practice relationship,” the reader already knows that they’ll likely end up together. Despite being predictable, this is a story with incredible characters, complex emotions, and an interesting plot that will make the reader swoon.