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The Kiss Quotient

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Staff Review: "The Kiss Quotient" by Helen Hoang

★★★★

Stella Lane is a 30-year-old econometrician who is better at predicting customer purchase trends than dating. Stella is fine with this, despite her parents wishes for her to find a mate. As a person with Asperger's, dating does not come as easy to Stella as math does. In fact, Stella compares French kissing to a shark getting it's teeth cleaned by a fish. To please her parents, and a part of herself, Stella decides that she needs to practice dating. She will master the craft and then find her soulmate. Makes sense, right? As a woman who likes to get things done quickly and efficiently, Stella decides to hire an expert in the field: an escort. Michael is a charming and attractive man who is willing to take on Stella's proposal and her specially prepared lesson plans. After some lessons, Stella decides that kissing isn't so bad. Is she over her disgust of physical intimacy? Or does she just want to kiss Michael? Any fans of chick lit and romance will gobble up this fun, exciting read. Hoang creates a great cast of characters and a fun, yet relatable story. Highly recommended for fans of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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