A review by zoiejanelle
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


(another library audiobook rental) 

this was NOT The Heart Principle, but that’s okay. it serves its purpose.

truly full of gratuitous smut, this was very much a romance novel. after the half a dozen sex scenes, i understood why it was so popular. i wonder why the author toned it down so much for the next two books? this was spicy in every other chapter! 

overall a fun premise—who doesn’t love Pretty Woman? but Michael’s inconsistent character (and his weird, occasionally right occasionally wrong understanding of consent) was wild to me. Stella was fine, though her arc seemed rushed toward the end. 

fun read, but certainly not Helen Hoang’s best work. 

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