Recommended by Morgan Mann, Community Relations Library Assistant, Door County Library
The Kiss Quotient is a heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that is part family and cultural dynamics, and part coming of age and sweet romance.
Stella, the protagonist, is a wealthy, successful woman who also happens to have Asperger’s. Analyzing data is easy, but handling the awkwardness of dating is hard, and her mother is pushing for her to find “the one.” To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella overanalyzes herself and hires a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.
In 2018, this book was a Goodreads Romance Book of the Year, Washington Post Book of the Year, Amazon Book of the Year and one of the Cosmopolitan 33 Books to Get Excited About, which means you will easily find it in the library.
And if you fall in love with the characters, you can find them again in the The Bride Test, touching on themes of mixed-race relationships and autism, as well as The Heart Principal, featuring a violin virtuoso whose burnout is soothed by a motorcycle-riding, tattooed businessman who’s about to see his star rise. All three romances by Hoang will keep you returning for more and warm the cold nights.
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