Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


Stella loved math, algorithms, and economics.  What she doesn’t love french kissing, loud noises and sex in general.  Her parents are pressuring her to get a boyfriend and give them grandbabies.  Stella thinks that she needs to get better at sex, and so she hires an escort to teach her.  When Michael Phan shows Stella that not all kisses feel like hark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish.

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This book has a lot more sex than I expected, and I am super okay with that


I love a great fake relationship trope.  I mean, we know how it’s going to end, right they are going to realize they have actual feelings for each other and fall in love.  So if you want to a surprise ending, stay away from contemporary in general.

I loved the character of Stella, I completely related to her.  All of her insecurities about sex are the same insecurities I’ve had, and probably many other women as well.  Stella is incredibly smart and enjoys her job and I loved seeing how okay with Michael was with her being a smart successful woman.

Michael was wonderful of course and I loved his family dynamic, what I didn’t love his father issues.  I understand that a conflict was needed, but this was a letdown.  I just didn’t care that much and thought it was a lame rationale for feeling less than, especially when Stella is so amazing!

Bottom Line

A feel-good book that I really enjoyed.

Overall: 4

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