This book has been much reviewed here over at CBR and I probably won’t be adding much except: don’t read this at work. This book does not fade to black and you will feel weird about it. This is a book for reading at home while your partner is out of town and you are curled up on the couch with a glass of wine. That is the perfect scenario for The Kiss Quotient.
The plot boils down to – Stella is 30 years old, professional successful, and when she measures herself against her peers, seemingly behind in the dating department. Her parents want grandchildren and she has Asperger’s and she’s not sure how the two will converge. But she knows computers and she knows how to search and sort data so Stella finds herself an escort to teach her more about kissing and dating and all the areas in which she thinks she’s lacking. She’s beautiful, he’s handsome, sparks fly, and communication is terrible. Rom-com plot to follow.
It’s a sweet book. A little frustrating because some things feel more than a little contrived (the secret of the horrible client, for you) and it is one of those plots where if they just talked to each other, there would have been no misunderstanding. However I come to this book as someone who is neurotypical so my frustration may also simply be my lack of understanding. It’s a sweet, quick read, you won’t be disappointed. But you may be embarrassed to read it on public transportation.