Title: The Kiss Quotient
By: Helen Hoang
Release Date: June 5th, 2018
Summary from Goodreads: 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...
Review: Another wonderful book from the Goodreads best books of 2018. I can see why this one was voted best romance, but I have to say I wasn't prepared for the main character. All the best romance books are the ones that can stand on their own without the sexy parts. The ones that have a good story behind them. This book was just that. A great story... but they sexy parts were good to :).
The one thing that caught me off guard was that the main character was autistic. I have an autistic son so I know all about how hard social interaction can be and this book really played on that. If this book wasn't a sexy book, I would be recommending it to my mom as a wonderful story about how someone with autism can make their way in this world that caters to the normal and shuns what is different. Loved this book.