The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient (Book 1)

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From the author of The Bride Test comes a romance novel hailed as one of The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018 and one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2018!

"This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive."-Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

"Hoang's writing bursts from the page."-Buzzfeed

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…


Stella Lane’s gaze jumped from her breakfast up to her mother’s gracefully aging face. A subtle application of makeup drew attention to battle-ready, coffee-colored eyes. That boded ill for Stella. Wh...

About the Author:

Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And then the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she…

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Loved It (41)
Liked It (22)
It Was OK (1)
Did Not Like (4)

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Loved It
cute romance , steamy

A delightful, light read with plenty of sex and humor, this novel is perfect for a lazy day. Absolutely loved it!

I like Michael and Stella, and their relationship is one of my favorites. Their personalities are very sweet.

10/1/2022 7:16:51 PM
Loved It
romantic comedy, dating

This book was read in one sitting by me.I found myself deeply invested in every single one of this book's characters.

10/1/2022 3:19:50 AM
Loved It
sweet, quick read

The most amusing duo I've encountered in a romance novel. As a rule, I don't pay much attention to family relationships in romances, but I found myself engrossed in this one. It's also quite cute. Breezy read.

10/2/2022 2:12:38 AM
Loved It


This novel has completely won my heart. That's a very heartwarming story of two misfits discovering one other.

10/5/2022 8:12:20 AM
Loved It
contemporary , rom com

After hearing how great this book was, I decided to give it a go. Oh my goodness, it was amazing! The writing was simple, and the mcs were likeable.

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10/5/2022 7:25:44 PM
Did Not Like

Honestly, I don't get all the fuss over this book.

Unfortunately, I didn't like the plot and had no emotional investment in the characters.

10/2/2022 6:05:56 AM
Loved It
steamy, funny

In a word: yes!

10/1/2022 7:31:27 PM

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