- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (June 5 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451490800
- ISBN-13: 978-0451490803
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 281 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Kiss Quotient
“Hoang’s witty debut proves that feelings are greater than numbers, no matter how you add things up.”—People Magazine
“With a deft hand, Hoang crafts an honest and thoughtful look at the challenges Stella’s neuroatypicality poses while never losing sight of who Stella is as an individual, especially as her relationship with Michael evolves into something far beyond the scientific.”—Harper’s Bazaar
“Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient is an absolute delight—charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for.”—Buzzfeed
“Hoang writes Stella with insight and empathy.”—The New York Times Book Review
"Hoang does an amazing job of crafting a vividly romantic tale filled with depth, humor and a universal sense of humanity."—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author
“In just under 24 hours I devoured The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and it was AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read!”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“Clever, sexy and a breath of fresh air! The Kiss Quotient is intoxicatingly witty and romantic!”—Lauren Blakely, New York Times bestselling author
“I devoured The Kiss Quotient. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. It has everything—it’s funny, sad, poignant and impossible to put down.”—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author
“The Kiss Quotient is unexpected, unconventional and unputdownable. I loved it. Hoang’s writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships. Opening this book is like setting a match to a handful of fireworks—lots of sparkle, heat and energy.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“The Kiss Quotient had me under a spell the moment I met the hero. I was excited, in love, and couldn’t wait to get back to this book every time life forced me to put it down. A rare and riveting love story.”—Penelope Douglas, New York Times bestselling author
“An unexpectedly sweet romance that left me with a huge smile on my face. I dare you not to fall in love with these two characters and their story. Helen Hoang’s debut is quite simply delightful!”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
“The balance of humor, kindness, and honesty in The Kiss Quotient combined with the gentleness in Hoang’s style of storytelling charmed and connected with me in a way no other book has done in a long time.”—Book Riot
“Hoang knocks it out of the park with this stellar debut about an autistic woman who takes a methodical approach to learning about sex and accidentally gets a lesson in love...Hoang gives [Stella] tremendous depth as a character, never reducing her to a walking diagnosis. The diverse cast and exceptional writing take this romance to the next level, and readers who see themselves in Stella will be ecstatic.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
About the Author
Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome. Her journey inspired The Kiss Quotient. She currently lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.See all Product description
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Cannot wait for her next release The Bride Test!!
I will definitely be rereading The Kiss Quotient--and buying every subsequent book this author writes.
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 mixed race-hero – who works as an escort for an altruistic reason – and an autistic heroine who works in a STEM field. Not only is this novel refreshing in a #ownvoices and diverse way, but it's refreshing for the sole fact that, stripped down to the basics, it's the woman who is more successful, brainy, and has the cash to make her the perfect shiny package. Everything else isn't just a bonus but instead makes the fantasy feel like reality. The characters are layered, flawed, and perfectly imperfect.
The concept of this romance is adorable and the switched gender roles make it refreshing and fun, but the strength of Hoang's story is in her characters. Stella's personality is so vibrant. Her anxieties, her need for routine and dislike of overstimulation, none of these are blown out of proportion or used to create drama and that's all thanks to the author and her familiarity with Stella's circumstances. You feel for her, her uneasiness, her struggle, but you never pity her. She is strong and smart so unaware of the fact she isn't all that different from what is defined as ‘normal’ even if there are labels that apply to her and not others. Michael is a devastatingly sexy hottie with just enough baggage to make him feel unworthy of Stella but he devotes patience and possessiveness in equal measure in their every interaction. We also see a lot of Michael's family, his mother and grandmother, his various sisters, and his cousins Quan and Khai – the latter of whom is getting his own book. I can't wait to learn more about him – you'll understand why once you've read this one! — and I loved how the overwhelming family dynamics that were used to introduce them also reflected back so much of Stella's character, and just what it meant to have her particular autistic characteristics.
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