Ruby Recommends: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
When I first heard about The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang in February 2018, I knew immediately it would be a book of my heart. What is a book of my heart, you ask? Well, I will tell you.
The Kiss Quotient: A Book of My Heart
A book of my heart is...completely indefinable. I can't sit here and tell you that it has these qualities and those characteristics. It simply speaks to me, it makes me feel and it makes me feel more. A book of my heart will:
likely make me cry
definitely be re-read multiple times
involve romance in some way shape or form (I mean, duh)
But Back to The Kiss Quotient
The Kiss Quotient is an #ownvoices story about thirty year old Stella Lane. She has autism and her disorder makes her very good at her job (she's an econometrician - look it up) but dating difficult. Of course, her mother wants grandbabies so this prompts Stella to hire Michael Larsen, male escort and Daniel Henney look-a-like, to help her with things like: the sex.
A lot of kissing ensues.
You'll like The Kiss Quotient if you like:
- #ownvoices (the author, Helen Hoang, was diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder in 2016)
- gender bends
- specifically, a Pretty Woman gender bend
- really hot sex
- discovering that we have more similarities than we do differences (ie. we all just want to be loved, OK!)
- men performing stellar oral sex
- specifically, calculus
Seriously though, this story is high on the steam scale and still unbelievably sweet. Do you have a book of your heart?