A review by racheyreads
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

challenging emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


For a romance, this book was beautiful, steamy and spicy!

The relationship between Michael and Stella was adorable and his affection for her had me falling in love with them as a couple. This would also be my first read featuring a person who is, in story, diagnosed with autism and I have found myself learning a lot from Stella as a character.

Though this book was spicy, I loved the dynamic they shared as a couple. Most romance novels really make you feel like a fly on the wall, witnessing verbal drawl of intimacy. However, Helen really brought these characters to life with her writing and I felt invested in their relationship. When they were happy, sad, awkward or troubled I felt it with them and the experience of the book was so much more than what I expected.

Definitely will be looking into the other books Helen has written, and if she has made the others just like this one I'm in for a treat!

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