The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

3.93 (371,619 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.93 (371,619 ratings by Goodreads)

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Goodread's Romance Book of the Year, 2018

A Washington Post Book of the Year, 2018
An AmazonBook of the Year, 2018
Cosmopolitan's 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018
Elle Best Summer Reads 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.

It's high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband - or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger's. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.

Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he's tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal.

The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind, and Stella discovers that love defies logic.

Heart-tugging, sexy and utterly joyful - The Kiss Quotient is a book for anyone who has been in love, or in lust...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 227g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9781786496768
  • 8,547

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Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive. Roxane Gay
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Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive. * Roxane Gay * AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read! * Christina Lauren, author of Love and Other Words. * I devoured The Kiss Quotient. It's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It's funny, sad, poignant and impossible to put down * Christine Feehan, author of Dark Promises. * I loved it. Hoang's writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships. * Jayne Ann Krentz, author of Promise Not to Tell. * An absolute delight - charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for... Equal parts endearing and (very) steamy. * Buzzfeed, 30 Best Summer Books * The Kiss Quotient had me under a spell. I was excited, in love, and couldn't wait to get back to this book every time life forced me to put it down. A rare and riveting love story. * Penelope Douglas, author of Bully. * Left me with a huge smile on my face. I dare you not to fall in love with these two characters and their story. Helen Hoang's debut is quite simply delightful! * Nalini Singh, author of Angels' Blood. * Charmed and connected with me in a way no other book has done in a long time. * Book Riot * Hoang knocks it out of the park with this stellar debut. The diverse cast and exceptional writing take this romance to the next level. * Publisher's Weekly (starred) * I loved it so much I want to hand it out to strangers on the street. I was mesmerised by this book, which manages to be steamy hot and sweet at the same time. * Attica Locke, Guardian * The smart and charming story of an autistic woman who hires an escort to teach her everything she needs to know about intimacy, and gets much closer to him than expected in the process. Hoang pushes the boundaries of the genre while also showcasing the possibilities of romance writing at its best. (NB: Too sexy for public transportation, unless you are feeling very bold.) * Lit Hub, Book of the Year 2018 *
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About Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang read her first romance novel in high-school and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was formally 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 California with her husband, two kids and a pet fish.
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3.93 out of 5 stars
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