READ. THIS. BOOK. (PLEASE?)
The Kiss Quotient is the perfect blend of sweet and steamy. is so deserving of every ounce of hype it has received thus far. I am not sure I’ve ever been so happy, and had such a lame grin on my face, while reading any other book. This was heartwarming, beautiful, and a treat to read and let me be clear: this is isn’t YA, so be aware that there will be a lot of graphic sex scenes, talking dirty and occasionally swearing.
Throughout the entire book I’ve realised that the author does an amazing job of building up this intense type of chemistry between the two characters, Stella and Micheal. She knows exactly how to tease us and leave us wanting more. Additionally it was a relief to read a book where sex is actually sexy and not just a form of manipulation used by characters to gain something. Also, the importance of consent is always at the forefront of this novel
Synopsis: This is an ownvoices novel about a high-functioning autistic woman who has succeeded in every aspect of her life, except for love, which leads her to seek lessons on how to be good at sex and relationships by an escort named Micheal.
Michael is mixed race - Vietnamese and Swedish - and did I mention he’s REALLY FUCKING HOT!.
But besides the steamy sex, the beautiful romance, and the lovely messages that are inside this book, my favorite part is that this book never shames Michael for being an escort, and it sure as hell doesn’t shame Stella for being on the autism spectrum. I never expect a fiction book to teach me anything, but this book gave me such a wonderful glimpse and perspective into some people’s autism. From overstimulation with lights, sounds, and smells, to the preferred clothing, to focusing everything into one thing, to the importance of schedules, lists, and reminders! This book was really insightful, and I loved that about it.
I would highly recommend people to read it.