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The Kiss Quotient
The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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...
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TheSpineView
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#ArtfulAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#RomCom

Of the Rom-Coms I have read recently, this is my favorite.

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ulrichyumiodd
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Here‘s my advice: don‘t listen to romance novels. Pick them as paper books or ebooks. Never, ever audiobooks. Apart from some very uncomfortable listening, though, this was great. I love the representation provided by both main characters - and it‘s one of the few romance novels that I TRULY enjoyed over the years.

ShelleyBooksie Yes! Agreed. 4mo
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CynDC
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Mehso-so

Nice summer read. Something different then I expected.

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AileenRR
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Cute and sweet and simple. Sometimes that‘s exactly what I need 💖

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KellyK
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I‘m lounging on the couch reading… Missy Jo is lounging on me. Happy Independence Day! 🎆🗽🎆

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TieDyeDude
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@MoonWitch94 #thoughtfulthursday
📖 🤖🌗🛸👾🌌🚀
📖 I have been getting a little bored with contemporary fiction; it feels like there isn't much originality. Sci fi offers so many new options.
📖 I don't think I've ever been enticed by a title... Can't be sure, though...

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themonaisa
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🥲 I liked the concept and the incredible representation through Stella, but it really read like a Wattpad story. The sex-crazy guys; the language used; the innocent, cluelessly gorgeous main, etc. Wasn‘t for me; found myself skimming before deciding to just put it down.

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Lizthewiz
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Cute and salacious. Just how I like em‘! :) 🍑 🥰

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LoverOfLearning
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Okay I had noooo idea this book was that 🌶🍑🍆

But I LOVED it. I couldn't get through the audiobook fast enough. The story, the characters, the representation, the spiciness.

Perfect ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I can't wait to read the other books following the other members of Michael's family.

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catrionataylor
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Although the premise of this story starts a little strange to say the least, it‘s really well executed! I loved the rawness of Stella‘s character and how she developed throughout the book.

🌟🌟🌟🌟

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calmaxtra
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Mehso-so

18/52: The Kiss Quotient

Pulled out of my reading slump, yay!

This book for some reason was really hard for me to read. Like it took a while to get really into it because the plot was repetitive and irritated me at times. I love how well Stella was represented throughout the whole story, it sheds light on how autism isn‘t a disease.

#fiction #romance #litsy #thekissquotient #booktok #bookstagram
#fiction #

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TheLudicReader
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My #valentineswap book from @maich was fun to read. Stella, 30, hires a male escort, Michael, to help her get better at sex. Despite the fact that she‘s smart and beautiful, she hasn‘t had much luck because she has some quirks due to her autism. Take that out of the equation and you‘d still have a fun, smutty romp. I didn‘t get why they complicated things for the characters at the end; it seemed unnecessary. If you like graphic sex… 😂

maich I'm glad you liked it. ❤💕 9mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Cute book, little too happily ever after, but interesting. A bit spicy.

sprainedbrain I hadn‘t seen this cover before. 😍 9mo
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Moll
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This wasn't bad! I love that one of the main characters is autistic - that is probably what took it from a so-so to a pick for me as the character was written so brilliantly. Lots of the characters in general were very likeable too. I skipped through the (many) sex parts because they didn't really add much for me; they just made me cringe😂 On the whole, not a bad'un!

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Moll

#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

Feb wasn't as strong as I'd hoped movement wise (in part because I forgot my sports bra when I went to stay with my parents in Derbyshire lol and have now caught covid - fun!), BUT I still did 5 workouts, 5 yoga sessions and went on 4 dog walks😁 I also read 4 books which is mega for me!!

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Moll For March, I'm using the same list as Feb for #Bookspinbingo - @TheAromaofBooks - and want to read as much as possible, and my fitness goal is just to be as active as possible! 9mo
Moll Having Covid is not fun so a focus of mine is to really try to listen to what my body needs and do that! 9mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry to hear you caught COVID! 😩 Hope you feel much better soon! 9mo
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Moll @DaveGreen7777 Ahh thank you! I'm slowly but surely on the mend I think! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Great goals - hope you are on the right track now!!! 9mo
wanderinglynn You made great progress! 🙌🏻 9mo
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TheSpineView
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Cute story. I enjoyed this look at a character that has autism. The author did such a fabulous of showing that autism does not mean stupid and hopefully dispelling some myths. Good plot and really good character development. 4 ⭐

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peanutnine
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This was a sweet romance, with a bit of spice too 🌶️
Stella's autism causes her to dislike a lot of aspects of a relationship, like touching, kissing, or having a 'normal' conversation that's not about her econometrics job she loves. She hires an escort to teach her how to kiss, have sex, and be in a relationship. She doesn't expect to enjoy it. Michael is the sweetest man, I loved how careful he was with her boundaries ⤵️

peanutnine and always made sure she was comfortable with what they did.
The author herself is neurodivergent and did a lovely job of showing how everyone deserves love on their terms. #roaringwolf challenge - hearts and flowers @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
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Roary47 Sounds like an interesting read. I‘ll have to look into it. Thanks for playing! 😊 10mo
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Nutmegnc
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I heard a second story on NPR that was also amazing: “In between the stolen glances and witty banter, romance novels contain thoughtful discussions of everything from dating with a disability to sex and consent. Authors Emily Henry and Helen Hoang chat all things love and romance.” Check it out here! https://www.npr.org/2022/02/14/1080623058/romance-authors-reflect-on-the-genres-...

Nutmegnc This includes some valuable insight into why romance has been so maligned in the past…and I hope it‘s conversations like this that will help change that misconception!! (edited) 10mo
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Emilymdxn
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Reading the kiss quotient for the v casual, romance-themed irl book club me, @indiaro and @moll have started! On the train back to my parents to pick up some new glasses, first new ones I‘ve had in about 6 years so that‘s very exciting.

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Kshakal
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1. Sutton Fosters new book
2. I got my nieces a ton of new picture books for Christmas
3. Tagged

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

I tag anyone who wants to play!

Eggs Thanks a bunch for playing 🙏🏻 10mo
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Tera66
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#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView 📚

1. Books!!💌 📖

2. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

TheSpineView I need to read this one! Thanks for playing! 😍📘 10mo
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GondorGirl
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Somewhere in Kentucky...

hannah-leeloo Love it! 😍🐯 11mo
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DGRachel
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I don‘t have a physical stack, as I only own the tagged book and I checked digital/audio versions out from my library of the other three, but my goal is to read all four of these books from @katiekat311 #newyearwhodis list. I‘m really looking forward to them!

#NYWD22

monalyisha Love it! 11mo
katiekat311 I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! The library has 3 of the physical copies off your list. So excited to get reading! 🥰 11mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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It amazes me how much I have have read and learned about autism this year. I was tickled to discover only after I started this romance novel that the heroine is autistic. What a neat and refreshing perspective!

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keys_on_fire
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🎄🎄🎄🎄
How was I surprised at this steamy book when the book flap TELLS me a main character is an escort? 🤣🤣 I really enjoyed Stella and Michael and can‘t wait to read the next installments.

26 pts for TBR read and #WGWordSearch.
#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
@Clwojick

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ckittle019
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🌶🌶🌶 spicy but with characters that you come to really care about and root for. Loved this one!

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SarahBookInterrupted
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It was a light read and I really like that the main character was autistic. I also enjoyed that the love interest was a good person but with some personal problems as well. Their insecurities played off each other well in the story. I loved Michael‘s family so much and was glad they ended up being a major part of the story. I also liked how Stella‘s success was embraced. It was a predictable love story, but perfect for a light modern romance.

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janeycanuck
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A sweet, quick romance that was perfect for vacation - there was enough substance to make it feel like you weren‘t just inhaling air but was still light and frothy.

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marss
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“All the things that make you different, make you perfect.”

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veebib
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britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 13mo
veebib @britt_brooke thank you 💕 12mo
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Seeking_Serenity
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4⭐ It was good, but I don't have anything to say about it.

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xicanti
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I did a whole bunch of sewing and took a decent-length #audiowalk with the first 65% of THE KISS QUOTIENT. I like it so far, but I‘m also uncomfortable with how it feeds into the narrative that says everyone‘s bound to be totally into sex if they just find the right person. Stella‘s not asexual and that‘s fine, but ace folks DO exist and I wish the text at least acknowledged that. Maybe I just haven‘t hit that part yet.

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kyraleseberg
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Ooh this is funny & steamy! 🔥

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aroc
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Weekend vibes 💛

annahenke Loved this book 1y
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DebinHawaii
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#ConflictedWorlds #Disability

I enjoyed Helen Hoang‘s first two books with ASD main characters, so I got the third as one of my August #BOTM selections.💙💛❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!!! 1y
Eggs I had no idea about these books having ASD characters - great choice! 1y
DebinHawaii @Eggs Yes, one of the MCs in each book, plus the author is on the spectrum too, so it‘s cool to get that perspective in fun & sexy romances.🤗 1y
Eggs Oh yes I agree @DebinHawaii 1y
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KelsiTaylor
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Definitely one of my favorite couples in a romance book ever, they‘re just so cute. We love the representation for a autistic main character who is just so funny

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Bookwormjillk
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I don‘t usually read romance, but it‘s summer so I gave this a try. Happy to say I thought it was super cute, and I will read more by this author.

Kloves2read I am not a ROMcom reader either, but I actually loved this book! Such an Unique storyline and I learned about Asperger syndrome. It opened my eyes to their daily struggles and the condition itself. 1y
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HaleyG14
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I enjoyed this book. This was a cute but often steamy rom-com with a refreshing take by having an autistic main character and the male character being the escort. Think Pretty Women but add positive Asian representation, woman in STEM, and an autistic woman learning more about her own sexuality.

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Deblovestoread
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#JulyJourneys #NationalKissDay

Probably the easiest book to choose for today‘s prompt. 😘

Eggs Pretty 🍍 💋 🤗 1y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs 😊💋🥰 1y
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beaconhillbooks
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Mehso-so

Half of this book was light, fluffy summer read and the was a little cringe worthy but I did appreciate the fact the author‘s main character was autistic and an economist.
Helen Hoang is autistic herself; she writes that she discovered this as her daughter‘s pre school teacher approached her about her daughters diagnosis.

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Tera66
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#Maycharacters #Mathematical
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Stella Lane is on the autism spectrum and feels more comfortable with data and numbers than with men and lovers. She wants to be as successful with "relationships" as she is with crunching numbers though. So she hires the hero to help her learn and of course we get a happy ending!

Eggs Perfect! 🧮🥰👌🏼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this!! 2y
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Jody3
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The Kiss Quotient is a sweet but steamy debut novel with diverse, complex characters and an authentic and original plot.

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would! It‘s only the second romance book I‘ve ever read (not super into them generally), but I heard this one was really good and wanted to read it. I really appreciated the point of view of both the main characters! Overall, a great pick!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Rereading a favourite

CoverToCoverGirl I adore this book! 2y
Tera66 So steamy, but cute too. 2y
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Donatron
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Spicy, romantic, funny, relatable issues, on the spectrum.. loved it