A review by melissalaura
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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


I love the neuro and cultural diversity this novella has to offer.  I particularly enjoyed the aspects of Stella's personality that highlights aspergers/autism isn't a one-size-fits-all type of disorder.  Neurodiversity is complex and Hoang did well to represent this.  The characters are well thought out, I particularly loved Michael's family.  There's a good balance of smut and plot, it gets steamy in all the right places without getting off track.  I did however feel it was a little rushed, particularly nearer the end, and that some of it was a little predictable (I guessed who Michael's stalkery ex-client was before it was revealed).  Overall an easy, lighthearted read that keeps you hooked!  I'm looking forward to reading more from Hoang in future. 

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