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Women's Fiction
Romance: Contemporary

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Helen Hoang

THE KISS QUOTIENT is a heartwarming, refreshing debut about a woman with Asperger's who hires an Asian-American male escort to help her learn how to be a good girlfriend.

It's high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband--or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger's. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to do hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.

Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he's tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal.

The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind and Stella discovers that love defies logic.

Helen Hoang read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome, Her journey inspired The Kiss Quotient. She currently lives in California with her husband, two kids and a pet fish.

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22. August 2017, quote
An unexpectedly sweet erotic romance that left me with a huge smile on my face. I dare you not to fall in love with these two characters and their story. Helen Hoang's debut is quite simply delightful!

Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

16. September 2017, quote
Brazil: Paralela/Companhia das Letras, Hungary: Publish And More Álomgyár Kiadó Kft


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