A review by mattiedancer
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-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? Yes


Writing: 3.5⭐️/5 
The writing shined at certain moments and at others, it felt forced and trope-driven. The dialogue suffered at moments as well, reading more like strained conversations than natural communication. That being said, some moments were very well written and kept me engaged until the end.

Characters: 3.75⭐️/5
I loved the inclusion of a woman with autism as the main love interest. The slow reveal of her autism felt nice as well, as the readers become comfortable with her “quirks” rather than just as a woman with autism. I think, while the main characters were intriguing, they did lack a bit of human quality to make them fully believable. 

Plot: 3.5⭐️/5 
The plot was fun, as long as you don’t think too hard about certain aspects. I felt the backstory of Michael’s dad was both withheld for far too long and also less significant than all the foreshadowing seemed to imply it would be. I did, however, love the handling of the fake dating trope, even if it started from a slightly ridiculous spot.

Who Should Read This Book? 
  • Fans of romance novels with a bit of heat
  • Those looking for a romance novel with a unique narrator

Content Warnings? 
  • Sexual content, ableism, sexual harassment, toxic relationship, toxic friendship, 

Post-Reading Rating:  4⭐️/5
Very fun to read.

Final Rating: 3.5⭐️/5

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