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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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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 4d
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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 💕 5d
Cinfhen Hahaha😂you just love Anne 5d
AutumnRLS Just got this the other day. Can't wait to read it! 5d
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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... 1w
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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 💜 2w
Karisa @BooknerdsLife It was spicier than I expected (especially book 1) but I found the characters/dilemma compelling. Hope you like them too. 😊 2w
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. 2w
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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 ... 🤗 1w
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? 🤔 1w
Karisa @BooknerdsLife Sounds like the first book is based on herself. The second is kind of a companion book more than a true sequel. 1w
BooknerdsLife @Karisa Awww that's interesting! Thanks! 🤗💖 1w
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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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hes7
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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! 2w
mabell I love the unexpectedness of travel - that in itself is entertaining! Though I‘m generally in the minority on this. 😆 2w
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. 2w
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. 2w
mcipher I hope you got to your destination safely! I did some airport waking myself this week for sure! 2w
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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.

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WanderingBookaneer
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AmyG Ha. I feel that way when on a plane. 3w
girlwiththeglasses Oh I‘m also reading it too 😍😍. 3w
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Kimberlone Or when it gets really sad and you start to tear up! 3w
rabbitprincess Ahaha that happens sometimes when I'm reading books on the bus 😅 3w
PatienceFortitude I blush like crazy 3w
jaimeisbionic I try not to smirk the whole time. 😏🤭 3w
Peaceful_Reader I‘ve been smirking all night and I can‘t put the book down.. 1w
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Bookjunkie57
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#HumpDayPost
1. Yellow roses and lilies of any variety are my favorites
2. Tagged. I read a lot of good books in June this won because it was the first 😂
3. I just finished season 1 of Good Girls and it is sooo good. Much deeper than I expected, but still funny and full of heart.
4. Maya Angelou or Langston Hughes Phenomenal Woman and Hey Black Child are two of my favorite poems

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2: This was a great story and SUPER steamy! I think I‘m still blushing. Really enjoyed the relationship between Stella Lane (great name!) and Michael.

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RaimeyGallant
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In this erotic romance, a successful woman with autism hires an escort to teach her how to be in a relationship. Hoang created the kind of story dream that's more decadent fairy tale than realistic, and I was addicted from chapter 2. If, like me, you find the first chapter a little shaky, push past it, and, like me, you'll be happy you did.

pythoness As an autistic person myself, I‘m very curious to see how this whole premise is executed, and might have to pick up a copy soon? Hm, hm. 1mo
RaimeyGallant @pythoness The author is, too. :) It feels like a genuine perspective to me. 1mo
pythoness @RaimeyGallant Oh, that‘s good to know! I‘m not usually one for romance novels, but autistic main characters (and, presumably, authors of said characters who are also autistic) are so rare that I‘m very definitely going to have to pick up a copy. Thank you for the info! 1mo
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RaimeyGallant @pythoness My pleasure. :) 1mo
Tameeka I may pick this up again. I couldn‘t get through the first chapter😬 4w
BiblioLitten This was the first book I read this year. Not a bad book to start off a year. ♥️🔥 3w
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Totally ♥️🔥 3w
jillrhudy Call me a Puritan but I got bored with all the sex. Maybe for some readers there's no such thing as too much? I see she has a new book out for those who enjoyed this one. 6d
CarolynM 👋Hi there, I've been missing you. Hope all is well.💕 5d
RaimeyGallant @jillrhudy Totally fair! I think I needed to live vicariously through the protag. :) 5d
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM You're awesome. I miss you and everyone so much. I'll post again soon hopefully. :) 5d
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KadeLexical
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Cute story, but they should give you a warning that it‘s quite pornographic 😉☺️😳

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Kayla.Adriena
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Hey ladies here are some possibilities I'm considering for my #lmpbc book choice. Let me know if you have read or are opposed to any of the above. I think the Amy Tan book may have some assault/triggers and I believe Florida is short stories. Please give your honest feedback 😊 @shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @ruskigurl16

julesG The Hedgehog makes a good book club book. (just saying 😊) 1mo
shellleigh33 I have not read any of these and they all sound good 😊 1mo
KatieDid927 @julesG One of my absolute faves. 1mo
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ruskigurl16 The Kiss Quotient is on my TBR. I would love an opportunity to read it. And I haven't read any of them. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Hedgehog would be a great discussion book! It‘s one of my favorites. But I‘m sure the others are good too! 1mo
Mamashep Hedgehog is the book that made me stop giving up on books I wasn‘t in to - I was half way through, thinking it was just ok and then something clicked. I ended up loving it and was so invested in the characters that I was in tears at the end. 1mo
Skeebies05 I was thinking the kiss quotient as well but the only one I have already read is Florida :) 1mo
Kayla.Adriena @Skeebies05 did you want to go with the Kiss Quotient for your pick? I'm leaning toward the Hedgehog based off all the feedback 😊 1mo
shellleigh33 I think the Kiss Quotient and the Hedgehog both sound good. I will be happy with which one that you pick and definitely be reading the other one in the near future 😉 1mo
Skeebies05 I‘m fine with hedgehog as well! 1mo
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annkuch13
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I really need to pick some of these up soon. I forget about them a lot when I'm picking a new read because they live in a different room than most of my collection.

annahenke Wow, that's a wall! 1mo
Megabooks 😳😍 1mo
Rachel.Rencher 😍😍😍 1mo
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Crewgurl The Kiss Quotient was so cute!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m glad to see someone‘s worse than me. 😂 I won‘t even admit how many unread books I own. Solidarity! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage SO many good ones in that pile!! 1mo
FlowerFairy The Chalkman is excellent! 1mo
ShyBookOwl Whoa! That's a good problem to have though 1mo
annkuch13 @Hooked_on_books Haha! Yes it's definitely a good problem to share. 😁 1mo
annkuch13 @Crewgurl It's definitely going to be the next romance I read! 1mo
annkuch13 @FlowerFairy I'll have to move it to the top of the tbr! 1mo
annkuch13 @ShyBookOwl It definitely is! 😁 1mo
marleed That‘s the way to build a wall! 1mo
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Meghan1
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I LOVED this book! I especially loved that it features an autistic woman. My son has high functioning autism and I feel like I have tendencies, but have not been diagnosed. It‘s nice to see a representation like this, that is quite positive.

annahenke You'll love Ths Bride Test as well by the same author! Also features an autistic male lead. 1mo
Meghan1 @annahenke I got that one in last month‘s BOTM box, too! It is on my TBR. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I really wanted to love this, because my daughter also has ASD and I love the representation in popular fiction as well. I really hated the over abundance of sex though—it felt superfluous to me and took away from the story. 1mo
Reviewsbylola Totally opposite of this, but I‘m currently listening to an audiobook memoir written by an autistic comedian. 1mo
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Meghan1
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Already almost halfway through this one and it‘s a lot spicier than I expected. I love it!

essayareayaitch Right? I was not expecting all the sex scenes. Still enjoyed it, can't wait until I get a chance to start the sequel 1mo
MaggieCarr @essayareayaitch the Bride Test is just as good, if not better. 1mo
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Amor4Libros
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I admit that I picked up this book because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about...Now I get it! I absolutely adored this story! 5 ⭐️

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Amor4Libros
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Saturday is off to a great start!📚

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ferskner
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I'm really loving what Berkley is doing with romance right now! They're adorable, diverse, and oh my they are steamy! A bit more than I expected and wanted, but I was still totally invested in the characters.

#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia #pop19 #bookbyanauthorwhosefirstandlastnamesstartwiththesameletter #readharder #bookbyoraboutsomeonethatidentifiesasneurodiverse @bookriot #readingwomenchallenge #bookwrittenbyasouthasianauthor @thereadingwomen

robinb I loved this one! 😊 1mo
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FeastingOnFiction
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If this wasn‘t the cutest damn story?!? Not to mention surprisingly lusty (😘😘)! And the characters were absolutely charming; you rooted for them and sympathized with them, and wanted them to win. Such a good read

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Bookjunkie57
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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mreads
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Lot's of #frenchkissingintheusa in this book. 😚 Went obvious for this prompt 😀

#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Love your graphics 💕💕💕💕💕and I heard this book is steamy!!!! 1mo
marleed Hahaha! 1mo
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KarenUK
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@RealLifeReading #alphabetbookishquiz
This was fun! But ‘K‘ is a tough letter!

kimba7 Totally agree, K is a tough letter. Great picks you have there 👍 1mo
Karisa I hear you! 😂 1mo
BarbaraBB Yay to Ishiguro 🙌💜 1mo
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petersonks15
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K is not the easier letter lol. I definitely had to check my bookshelves for this one.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Super steamy! I loved both the leads and their relationship. Helen Hoang has a real knack for love scenes, too - if you want to fog up your Kindle screen this is for you! There was one thing that bugged me, mild spoilers in comments.

WhatWouldJaneDo Phillip really should've been fired for workplace harassment. Even if their office had no policy against interoffice dating, going into your coworker's office (on a weekend when you're alone in the building, natch), waving around the condoms you left at the office (!) and then asking her if she's a virgin cause she seems uptight is not acceptable. That dude was a douchebag! 1mo
I_Like_Big_Books The sequel is great too! ❤️ 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @I_Like_Big_Books it looks great, definitely on my TBR now too 😁 1mo
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Lydiamansel
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Lots of heart but kinda cringey

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jpellet
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A sweet, steamy love story!

Kaylamburson I loved this one!! 1mo
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cariashley
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I‘m not the biggest fan of contemporary romance novels but this was good, with a very unique heroine (and hero, for that matter). It was a perfect vacation read. I took this pic on the balcony of our room with this gorgeous view of Dubrovnik. I‘m really sad to be going home tomorrow! #romantsy

Hollie Wow, what a view! 2mo
Tamra Amazing view! 2mo
AmyG Gorgeous view! 2mo
ShyBookOwl Gorgeous! 2mo
Dragon Great view! 😀🐉 2mo
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Crewgurl
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Well this was absolutely adorable! I‘m also excited to see its going to be at least a trilogy. I bought the second one today and can‘t wait to dive in! I‘ve also been in a huge reading slump, so I‘m happy to be able to get back into things.

CoverToCoverGirl Just added this one to my Audible library 😊 2mo
Crewgurl @CoverToCoverGirl yes!!! Let me know how you like it! 2mo
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TheRomantiCate
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It really is as good as everyone‘s been raving!! I absolutely loved it!! Equal parts sweet and steamy with such great characters and so much heart!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl I'm picking this on up from Audible based on your lovely review! Luckily enough it's part of a 2 for 1 sale, so I couldn't resist. 2mo
TheRomantiCate @CoverToCoverGirl it‘s such a good book!! Honestly, I wasn‘t expecting to love it as much as I did, but the chemistry between Michael and Stella leaps off the page and the steamy parts are very very steamy 😻 (it also didn‘t hurt that I was picturing Henry Golding 🤤) I think you‘ll love it too! Let me know!! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Will do! 2mo
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suzie.reads
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Awww I loved this ❤
You can't help but love the two main characters. Stella is just fab and it was a very honest portrayal of someone with aspergers.
I just pictured Michael as some sort of perfect sex God 🤣
Not for the faint hearted though. Very steamy! 🔥

#mmdchallenge for a book outside of my (genre) comfort zone.

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Amor4Libros
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Even though I am liking my other book I decided to start this one too! Been hearing so many good things about that I do not want to wait anymore.

Lovesbooks87 Loved, loved, loved this book!!! 2mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Finished this audiobook today. My friends suggested this to me and I really enjoyed it. If you‘re looking for your typical romance novel boy meets girl in unusual ways both fall for each other but think their issues are too big for the other to love . etc. this is the book for you. Quirky, dirty, fun.

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NeamhainHughes
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Finished in under 24 hours. I could barely put it down to go to bed last night. I adored the main characters and loved the pace and heat of the plot. Highly recommend.

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NeamhainHughes
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Just started this today and omg it‘s so cute and also just so good. This is the first time I‘ve been able to relate so much to a romance story too, yay autistic representation!

WhatWouldJaneDo Planning to pick this up as one of my vacation books in a few weeks, I'm so excited to read it! 2mo
NeamhainHughes @WhatWouldJaneDo whoo yay! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am 2mo
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CouronneDhiver
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Embarrassing Story: I sent this bookstore bestseller to @BiblioLitten anticipating a girlie, contemporary read, to take her mind off her move.

OOPS! 🔥🙈🔥🙈🔥 (Sorry, Archana)

So... I subjected us both to a steamy hot romance novel (the first one I‘ve ever read)

✔️ Representation
✔️ Consent
✔️ Female-friendly sensuality
✔️ Rom-com level sweetness

✖️ Plausibility
✖️ Repetition

Not my genre of choice, but I‘ll give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bklover 😂😂😂Now I want to read it too!! 2mo
Reggie I‘m glad this was a good surprise for you, I liked it too!! 2mo
BiblioLitten It did take my mind off the move! I don‘t mind a hot steamy novel once in a while. 🤗💕😘 2mo
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Lil_bookaholic
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This was one of my favorite books of last year. The romance was just so cute, I couldn‘t put it down!