The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient #1

Helen Hoang

fiction contemporary romance
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

333 pages | first published 2018

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...

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lighthearted 88%
funny 54%
emotional 50%
hopeful 36%
relaxing 16%
inspiring 13%
informative 6%
reflective 5%
adventurous 4%
tense 2%
challenging 1%
sad 1%
dark 0%


medium 49%
fast 47%
slow 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 8% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

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