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 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...
Stella Lane excels at all that she does. Already a wildly successful econometrician at thirty, her life is comfortable and in perfect order. Everything – except for her love life.
The most efficient solution would be to hire a professional to teach her all about the art of passion. But when she comes face to face with Michael Pham – her best intentions fly right out the window.
“Can I tell you where to kiss me?” she whispered.
Michael Pham is far more than just a pretty face. Beneath a gorgeous hard bodied exterior is a man that would do anything for his family. Even sell himself.
When Stella hires him for his services as an escort, he knows immediately that there is something extraordinary about her. She turns out to be the exception to his every rule and even though the odds are against him, he’s going to prove that all of his kisses belong only to her.
Which was actually one of her main weaknesses, and a defining characteristic of her disorder. She didn’t know how to be semi-interested in something. She was either indifferent . . . or obsessed. And her obsessions weren’t passing things. They consumed her and became a part of her. She kept them close, wove them into her very life.
The Kiss Quotient is one of those rare literary finds that exceeds all the hype! Helen Hoang’s debut novel brings to life characters that are as beautifully awkward as they are heroic. They make you laugh, make you think and give you the strength to embrace your truest self without regret.
With its poignant prose and irresistible story line, it’s a book that makes an indelible mark on your heart. And we think that the world be an amazing place if everyone tried to be just a little like Stella...
Excerpt From The Kiss Quotient ~
“You’ve watched Pretty Woman too many times. Kissing doesn’t mean anything, and it’s always best if you’re not thinking too much in bed. Trust me,” he said.
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.
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