The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"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 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.."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Jove, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451490803
0451490800
Branch Call Number: FIC HOANG
Characteristics: ix, 317 pages ; 21 cm

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Stella Lane has Asperger’s and fears she may never get over her intense dislike of kissing to form a true and lasting relationship. Enter professional escort Michael Phan. She’s in it for the instruction. He’s in it for the money to once-and-for-all get out of his financial bind. But, in the end,... Read More »

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As a person with autism, Stella struggles to connect with men in relationships. Feeling the pressure from both her mother and loneliness, she reaches out to a male escort to learn a thing or two about relationships. Suggested by Kaley.


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ColoReader
Jul 15, 2019

Very cute but very steamy.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 06, 2019

Steamy and fluffy modern romance with an autistic heroine. Hot, sweet, and touching all at once.

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Suellen1111
Jul 05, 2019

Excellent. Well-written with sparkling dialogue, lovable mains & secondary characters that add to the story, & some loving steamy sex. The plot is simple, predictable, believable & the Asperger's added an interesting dimension. Touching, steamy, full of heart!

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SCL_Elayna
Jul 04, 2019

A good and quick summer read- however, I would only recommend this book for mature readers.

ArapahoeLauren Jun 27, 2019

I enjoyed this book that was recommended to me by a coworker. The twist is that the woman in the story is the heroine who has a developmental disability and wants to overcome this to have a real relationship. Surprising, sweet, and steamy.

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Morcy
Jun 27, 2019

This book is really entertaining, light and funny. It's a different take on your typical Romantic novel, however it was still very enjoyable.
I loved the simplicity of the plot, whilst succeeding at portraying the reality of a high functioning autistic woman.
It had a bit too much sex for my liking, but I guess it made sense with the story.
I also loved being immersed in the Vietnamese culture and ways.
Highly recommended.

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Suellen1111
Jun 13, 2019

Excellent. Well-written with sparkling dialogue, lovable mains & secondary characters that add to the story, & some loving steamy sex. The plot is simple, predictable, believable & the Asperger's added an interesting dimension. Touching, steamy, full of heart!

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kwsmith
Jun 04, 2019

This book is self classified as a "modern romance" novel (the not-so secret meaning of those two words = plenty of steamy sex scenes). Stella, is a 30-year-old wealthy autistic numbers geek who doesn't know how to sex so she hires a super attractive high class male escort named Michael for "training purposes." After all that hot graphic sex, the entirely predictable thing happens between Stella and Michael. Does this in any way remind you of *Pretty Woman* with the gender roles reversed? Yes, indeed. The good news is that Stella, undoubtedly based on the autistic author herself, is a charming character so you can enjoy the story even if you know exactly what is going to happen because you watched "Pretty Woman" 46 times already.

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librarian2mytoes
Jun 01, 2019

Pretty Woman with the genders switched. And the Richard Gere-characteris an autistic woman. She hires him to help her get good at sex so she can stop hating dating and - quelle shock - they fall for each other. Lots of hot sex...really, the cover should have a classic romance novel cover with a shirtless hunk on the cover...but the plot is predictable, characters are shallow and the plot is full of convenient surprises (a minor character is secretly an MBA, we learn 7/8 in that one character conveniently has a huge trust-fund, I kept reading thinking it would get better or surprise me in some way. It did not.

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WoodneathKristie
May 20, 2019

I fell in love a little with both romantic leads, Stella and Michael, in The Kiss Quotient. They love K-Dramas, I love K-Dramas. They love martial arts movies, I love martial arts movies. They love consensual encounters based on mutual trust and fulfillment, I love consensual encounters based on mutual trust and fulfillment. This is the exact kind of story that should define the contemporary romance genre- plenty sexy and sweet, but consciously devoid of the trappings of rape culture and stale stereotypes. If you are looking for a fun "reverse Pretty Woman" romance story with a great #ownvoices twist, The Kiss Quotient is sure to be a welcome addition to your reading list.

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mckeett
Mar 04, 2019

He spread her thighs wide and took in the sight of her beautiful *****. Wet, swollen folds flushed deep pink and blossomed wide open for him. p.198

ArapahoeMaryA Oct 19, 2018

All the things that make you different make you perfect.

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