The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
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 crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. 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…
This book took me by surprise. It was a slow start and was reminding me of Eleanor Oliphant. But as I got more invested in the characters it really picked up. It was a quick and easy read that I read in one day. I found myself getting emotionally attached to these characters and teared up quite a few times. My sister in law has Aspergers and I work with Autistic children at school so Stellas character pulled at my heart. I definitely don’t read enough books that include characters with ASD especially a romance novel. It’s human nature to want to love and be loved!! I admire the author for including her own story at the end of the book as well! I could tell in how well she wrote Stella that she knew how to write this character!
After finishing I automatically added the next two books in the series to my BOTM box for September! Can’t wait to read more from this author!