A review by theworminbooks
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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


Okay, let’s start with the characters. Michael, Michael, Michael. Come home, the kids miss you. Because WOAH! a man dare I say. The treatment towards Stella and just the constant understanding and care was phenomenal. He understood Stella and her autism without reducing her to it and I just have to stan. Stella, my sweet Stella, was so wholesome and just grew so much as a person throughout this journey. I feel like she also grew to accept her autism and not see it as a hinderance in relationships, compared to the beginning. I honestly don’t care about anyone else but y’all were cute! 

Plot was just there. It kept me so engaged that I finished it in a day. The premises for their circumstances were fun and didn’t feel childish and idiotic (I’m looking at the Love Hypothesis right now). I genuinely felt like the characters all grew not only with one another, but as individuals. Something I hate is when there’s no plot outside the romance so the characters feel superficial (Hating Game rise because I’m looking at you). While the main focus was the romance, I loved that they had goals and loves outside of each other. 

Only reason I’m not standing by this as a five is that I feel like the ending was missing that “diaaaaaaaablo” effect. Whilst I loved everyone, I felt like the end was a little bit rushed and I wanted more details about what happens after the conflict is resolved. It was good fun but I wanted more of them at the end. 

Will be reading the second book of this series because Miss Hoang and that pen! That’ll do it!

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