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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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atla
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So during the #24in48 read-a-thon, I challenged myself to read a contemporary romance novel: Ayesha at Last. Someone should have warned me it was a gateway book. In the past 2 days, I devoured The Right Swipe (Alisha Rai - so good!) and The Kiss Quotient. All of these were smart, sexy, and diverse! I‘m excited to read more!

..but I feel lost in this newfound world of romance. What should I read next?

bookandcat Helen Hoang has a new one called The Bride Test! I also recommend Alyssa Cole and Jasmine Guillory books. Also 5d
atla @bookandcat Thank you! I‘ll definitely check out those authors :D. I already have The Bride Test on my library hold list but I may just buy it. I don‘t want to wait! 5d
KarenUK I loved this one 5d
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Rachel.Rencher
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Just sat through my first lecture of grad school! I've been going through syllabi and doing intro posts all morning, so now it's time to burn off some nervous energy. 😬

Btw, I'm in love with this book. Admittedly, it's a bit steamier and NSFW than I expected, buuuut that paired with Stella's quirks and Michael's sensitivity is making this a 5 star read for me. 😉

GingerAntics You actually have lectures? What are you studying? 6d
Rachel.Rencher @GingerAntics Yep! One class has them every Monday, my other classes are recorded and I watch them whenever. I'm getting my Masters in Education. 6d
GingerAntics Oh okay, that must be it. I thought once you got to grad level everything was either lab or seminar. 6d
Rachel.Rencher @GingerAntics To be fair, I'm doing a remote program for people that are already working as teachers. We do everything online and at night. Now that I type that out, it sounds like we're some sort of secret society. 😎 6d
GingerAntics lol I had a friend who did her M.Ed. entirely online. It definitely seems easier that way when you‘re actually working already. 6d
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Rachel.Rencher
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This bit made me laugh so hard. 😂

Mrs_Organized_Chaos I really enjoyed this book! 7d
Christy2318 😂😂😂 7d
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 this really seems like a cute book 7d
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Rachel.Rencher
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Just over here casually pretending it's not 100 degrees out while I light my "snuggly sweater" candle and curl up with a blanket while I blast the AC.

I'm taking your guys' recommendation of reading a quick book to get over this slump. I've heard reallyyy good things about this one, so I'm excited to dive in. ?

Lovesbooks87 I loved this book! 1w
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Look, I'm a simple white woman. I love pumpkin spiced lattes, universal healthcare, puppies, Christmas movies that are LITERALLY the same plot used over and over again, and stories where a prostitute with a heart of gold and their wealthy client fall in love.

I deadass went to the bookstore 3 chapters in on the audiobook and picked up my copy because Stella pulled a taser out on her first session. I'm going to abusively reread this.

SilverShanica Fun fact: the author discovered after she wrote the book that she herself is autistic. 1w
Tera66 I loved this book! Stella is a badass! 1w
cleoh This one was so good! Hoang‘s second book, The Bride Test, is even better! 1w
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Everyone has just RAVED about this book for the sexy time + own voices Asperger's rep and it's free via the Audible Escape romance subscription so I gotta give it a shot

emmaturi I really liked it! 4d
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Schnoebs
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A in Arithmancy NEWTs: 3.75⭐️

A cute story about a very numbers and detail oriented women who is worried her autism is keeping her from having a relationship. To solve this, she decides to hire a male escort to teach her about sex and how to act in a relationship. I really liked a lot of conversations Stella and Michael had and I loved how his day job worked well with her.

#magicalreadathon2019 #newts #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 I‘m using this for the book nominated for (but didn‘t win) the 2018 goodreads choice award. Even though it did with an award, it didn‘t win the Debut Author award so I‘m counting it for #52booksin52weeks lol 1w
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs It still counts lol 😘📚📖 1w
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Soubhiville
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Well, you all weren‘t kidding when you said this was seriously steamy!

I don‘t usually read romance unless it‘s queer, but I was interested in the autistic main character. I thought Hoang handled it really well. I enjoyed the progression of the relationship, but I certainly blushed a good deal while reading, even though I was alone in my car. Lol.

If you‘re into unconventional romance, I‘d highly recommend this.

RaimeyGallant Soooo steamy! :) 2w
BookFreakOut The audio for The Bride Test was very good if you plan to continue in the world! Different main characters, but another great unconventional romance. 2w
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Tera66
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(I stole this pic) This was such a fun, sexy, cute book. After going too hard on Murder podcasts I needed a sweet, cute listen to clean my palette. And this was charming.

K.Wielechowski Please tell me you‘re a murderino too! 2w
Tera66 @K.Wielechowski Yes I am! Murderino check in! I just overdid it last week, The Insomniac podcast pushed me over the edge! 2w
K.Wielechowski Been there! The Overdue podcast got me through. All about books that you should‘ve read lol 2w
Tera66 @K.Wielechowski I do most of the Book Riot podcasts, but Ill ck that one out too. Thanks for the rec!😊 2w
K.Wielechowski You‘re welcome! 2w
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cindymortiz
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I really enjoyed reading this book! I had seen it on a few lists, and heard about it in my book club. I liked how the author switched perspectives between characters- it gave me perspective on what romance for someone on the autism spectrum could be like.

Edit: I also loved the technical aspects of sewing/clothing construction/etc. that both Stella and Michael talked about!

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Schnoebs
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I‘m reading the Kiss Quotient, not Why Kill the Innocent. I just got to the parking lot scene at the gala and I realize my book print got screwed up!!!!! 😭 This is not ok!

#sad #misprint #dead #whyme #mpls #twincities

HOTPock3tt That‘s terrible!!! 😖 3w
Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt right? It‘s 30 pages of a completely different book. At least the library had the ebook available so I instantly downloaded that I‘m reading it till I can continue on in the physical copy (edited) 3w
LiteraryinLititz No way!! How maddening! 3w
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Bookjunkie57 That‘s happened to me once with an audiobook. Disc one was my book. Disc 2,3,4 (I stopped checking after that) we a completely different book. 3w
Schnoebs @Bookjunkie57 that‘s crazy!!! I‘ve heard about it happening to people but this was the first time I‘ve ever experienced it 3w
Bookjunkie57 @Schnoebs right! I thought I was losing my mind. 3w
Birdsong28 Contact the publisher and they should replace it as they did that for me with a book that had missing chapters. 📚📖 3w
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 thanks! Didn‘t know they did that 2w
Crimson613 Rip that happened to me once, i contacted the author and they helped me get it replaced 2w
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Schnoebs
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Started a mini book club with my friend who doesn‘t normally read. Since we don‘t read at the same speed we settled on a little over a month before we agreed to meet up on it. I started this last night we meet Sunday and I‘m having fun. I‘m tabbing this up a bit for our meet and it‘s weird for me because I‘ve never done that for a fiction but it‘s going well. Can‘t wait to read more!

#bookclub #romance #contemporary #mpls #twincities

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Thoroughly enjoyable

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Tiltedwhirled
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I really, really enjoyed the chemistry on the page between Michael and Stella. The plot certainly follows a familiar formula but it was fun.

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Bianca
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This number isn‘t entirely accurate since I forgot to pause the stopwatch at some point yesterday (subtract around 2 hours).

It was The Kiss Quotient most of the day. I didn‘t want to stop listening.

#24B4Monday

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Bianca
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I wasn‘t planning on participating in #24B4Monday because I have so much going on this weekend, but then I thought, “What better way to practice self-care than to read for fun?”

rachelm This is a great audiobook!!! 1mo
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Messiejessie
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There is so much to love about this book! The characters, their chemistry, the romance! And wow, it is STEAMY! The intimacy is just gorgeous. I adore Stella and Michael. I am now rushing out to buy anything else written by Helen Hoang.

I_Like_Big_Books I love both of her books. I also feel like Penny Reid‘s “Neanderthal Seeks Human“ has the same feel to it. ❤️ 1mo
Messiejessie Thanks - I‘ll look that one up! 👍 1mo
Meghan1 Wait until you read the next one!! 4w
DebinHawaii I really liked this one & The Bride Test too! 📚❤️ 4w
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Jennick2004
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Love, love, LOVE this book!! Best romantic story I‘ve read in ages, with some great erotic moments to keep things exciting. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

LaurenReads Her second book was great too! (edited) 1mo
Jennick2004 @LaurenReads that‘s next 💜 1mo
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Jennick2004
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I‘d really like to finish my book, but Kalli doesn‘t seem to think that‘s a good plan...

Dragon 😻 1mo
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Jennick2004
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Wow that‘s a twist!!
#PlotTwist

suzie.reads I loved this book 😍 1mo
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Jennick2004
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“If a woman purchased underclothes for a man, it meant she loved him.”
“If he stopped buying boxers now, it meant he loved her back.”

Oh Stella, you‘re breaking my heart!

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Jennick2004
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I am totally addicted...so glad I ordered the second book at the same time! Going to bed early to get more Stella and Michael!! 💜💙 #addicted

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Lkardos12
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Fifth #24in48 book down and a little over the 16 hour mark. Helen Hoang needs to write more books stat!! So amazing, and I loved the opportunity to read a Romance from a perspective that isn‘t always published 📚

24in48 She has a new one out, The Bride Test! It's great!!! 1mo
Lkardos12 I read that first 😭 so now just have to wait 1mo
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UwannaPublishme
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Uh-oh...I have to confess: I can count the romance novels I‘ve read on one hand. (if that!) Does Rainbow Rowell or Debbie Macomber count? I get most of my scandalous content from all the celeb memoirs I read. So please give me your rom-com recs, even if they might make my hair curlier! 🤣
#Hour18
#RomanceChallenge
#24in48
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24in48 There's so much in the world of romance to explore, you don't have to read things that make your hair curl! It's like choose your own adventure but pick-your-steam-level, LOL. Rom coms we love: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren, The Flatshare by Bet O'Leary, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell! 1mo
Clwojick Both those authors count! I‘d recommend Brenda Novak, or Dorothea Benton Frank. 1mo
Clwojick This one was cute too! 1mo
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PurpleyPumpkin I'm with you, romance is not my go-to genre. But how about something that may not be typical romance but would, I think, still fit the bill? I read the audiobook for A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue not so long ago, and I quite enjoyed it! 1mo
CouronneDhiver Even if they make my hair curlier... 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Amandajoy I don‘t read a lot of romance but have started exploring the genre more recently. This was one of the first ones I read and I loved it. 1mo
UwannaPublishme @24in48 Thanks for all this great info and recs! And I get to pick my own steam level? This genre will be quite fun to explore! 😂👍🏻 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Clwojick I so appreciate your recs. 🤗👍🏻 I didn‘t realize how vast this genre is. 1mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin This one sounds like fun! I will definitely check it out. Thx! 🤗❤️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme @CouronneDhiver You know us Curly Heads worry about these things! 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Amandajoy Thanks so much! A good title like this always woos me! 😁👍🏻 1mo
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biblio_ginger
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I'm almost at 8 hours for the #24in48readathon and started listening to this book because of my sister @LitDrivenGirl 's recommendation. It is fun! 😂 More sexy than I've read in awhile but nicely done. 👍

LitDrivenGirl Hehehe 😏😅 1mo
biblio_ginger @LitDrivenGirl yeah yeah 😜 1mo
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Riis_Books
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“If you can‘t stand being with a woman who‘s more successful than you, then leave her alone. She‘s better off without you. If you actually love her, then know the value of that love and make it a promise. That is the only thing she needs from you.”

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Riis_Books
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“Everything about him pleased her. Not just his looks, but his patience and his kindness. He was good. He was an obsession waiting to happen.”

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“This crusade to fix herself was ending right now. She wasn't broken. She saw and interacted with the world in a different way, but that was her. She could change her actions, change her words, change her appearance, but she couldn't change the root of herself. At her core, she would always be autistic. People called it a disorder, but it didn't feel like one. To her, it was simply the way she was.”

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Riis_Books
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I love Michael. He is the ultimate boyfriend. He is extremely handsome. He is thoughtful. He is smart. He is sweet. He is protective. And maybe not all time an awesome trade, selfless. No misunderstanding... I hate selfish people but if your guy is an all-time selfless, he might losses himself in helping the others and a girl does not want someone lost.

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Helen Hoang is my new favorite author.
If a book is receiving too much hype, I usually end up disappointed. But this is not the case. The Kiss Quotient is awesome. I'm not a fan of romances but this book is not only romance.I highly enjoyed reading it and I was always grinning. I loved this book from the first letter to the last. It brings an unique point of view. I wish there were more fictions this much refreshing. The Kiss Quotient was perfect.

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Jennick2004
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50 pages in and so far I want to both laugh and cry with Stella. And please, can we see a picture of Michael‘s amazing tattoo?!!! #PrettyPlease

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CorLie
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This was really difficult for me to read. A lot of the main character's hard/"bad"/uncomfortable moments and thoughts hit *way too close to home*.

It's a good read. And I recommend this one.

#ReadHarder2019
#ReadHarder - A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

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Jemgirl2014
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Now I see why this book was constantly coming up in my Litsy feed. "The Kiss Quotient" is deliciously good! Michael charmed me so much to the point where I wanted him to be my boyfriend! ? As for Stella, I have not met a heroine as sweet and true hearted as she. I just couldn't get enough of either of them! The secondary characters added to the beauty of this novel and I definitely cannot wait for Quan's story. I know it's coming. ?

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AmandaEve
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Had to take advantage of the #halfpricebooks sale this past weekend. I‘ve been on a #Goosebumps and #blackdaggerbrotherhood buying binge lately. 👻💀🧛‍♂️📚 Starting the fourth BDB book tonight! Also very excited for The Kiss Quotient and Outlander! #bookhaul

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j9brown
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion, I know!
I loved Stella, she was a unique and lovable character. But aside from her, this didn't transcend any of the romance tropes that make me roll my eyes. I would definitely recommend for romance fans in general, though. It's good. I think I was just hoping for something more.

IndoorDame Agree. I didn't love this one either 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Michael & Stella may be #lovefool(s) #lilithjuly.

(I may also be one as I read this book on Anne Hegerty's birthday!)

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@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Loved this one 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha😂you just love Anne 1mo
AutumnRLS Just got this the other day. Can't wait to read it! 1mo
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thelizflynn
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This was such a sweet romance novel! I loved every second of it, and the characters were all likable in a realistic way. Definitely want to read her newest book next! #romance #litsyAtoZ

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K.Wielechowski
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This was a really cute story. It was more graphic than I expected but I really liked that the MC was autistic. #litsytbrlist

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Peaceful_Reader
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I wanted to pick this for #BOTN choice but found it at the library instead. #supersexysummerread

Peaceful_Reader I finished this in two days - i liked the characters and it was steamy... 2mo
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Karisa
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Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed these first two books in The Kiss Quotient series. The characters are lovable and quirky. Light, fast (and yes, steamy) reads--perfect for summer. I devoured them both over two days. 🤣

BooknerdsLife Awww I‘ve been debating if I should get this one or not since it‘s not my favourite genre but seen so many good reviews! I might give it a try 🙌🏼😅 Thank you for the great review 💜 2mo
Karisa @BooknerdsLife It was spicier than I expected (especially book 1) but I found the characters/dilemma compelling. Hope you like them too. 😊 2mo
Karisa @BooknerdsLife Oh, and hearing that it was written by someone who has personally experienced ASD made me want to read it more. Her author blurb also said it was inspired by her own journey. 2mo
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BooknerdsLife @Karisa Hahaa that‘s why I‘m curious about book 1 too 😂 I mean how “spicy” can it get? 🧐 As long as it‘s written well with a good enough plot I won‘t mind it ... 🤗 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Karisa Ah yes, I‘ve read that about the author too 😊 but didn‘t know the book was inspired by her own journey! Was it the first book or both? 🤔 2mo
Karisa @BooknerdsLife Sounds like the first book is based on herself. The second is kind of a companion book more than a true sequel. 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Karisa Awww that's interesting! Thanks! 🤗💖 2mo
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Meglet
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Slow to review this one, but I really liked it. It‘s a fun, spicy, indulgent read that‘s still intelligent. LOVED how smart and capable Stella was, and the Pretty Woman vibe, and all the different characters. I highly recommend it.

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BeaG
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I got bored after a bit. I skipped through a majority of it and still knew what was going on in the story. I skipped and still knew Michael's issues, his mom and dad's issues. It was an easy read.

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I was supposed to be in Chicago by now, but thanks to some crazy weather, I‘m getting in some unplanned walking with a reread of this audiobook instead. 🤷🏼‍♀️ At least I don‘t need much to stay entertained. #bfcr2 #smallsteppers

Megabooks Wow! That is an empty airport! 2mo
mabell I love the unexpectedness of travel - that in itself is entertaining! Though I‘m generally in the minority on this. 😆 2mo
wanderinglynn That is an empty airport. And the great thing about airports is all the walking! 😀 I hope you get to Chicago soon with no further disruptions. 2mo
twohectobooks Oddly enough I am also going to chime in about loving walking around airports. So much good people watching and always a relief to stretch your legs after a long (or short!) flight. 2mo
mcipher I hope you got to your destination safely! I did some airport waking myself this week for sure! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Skeeterisme
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Not what I was expecting, but cute!

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girlwiththeglasses
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Funny. Sweet. Sexy. And cliche (a little bit) I really hate cliche stories but this book managed to capture my interest despite being cliche and predictable. Plus I‘d be lying if I said that this book isn‘t interesting at all, because it really is. It‘s a 4/5 for me

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Readswithcoffee
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I‘m about to leave an unpopular review and I‘ll blame my DNF on the fact I listened to the audio version. I LOVED the premise, but the details of the “lessons” grew tiresome. I ran out of time listening to my library version and won‘t bother checking it out again in order to finish.