Book Review: The Kiss Quotient

Posted on 05 June 2018

Disclaimer: ARC provided by publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'd read a lot of good reviews before going into this book so, my expectations were high.

The Kiss Quotient is a gender-reversed retelling of Pretty Woman with a heroine who has Asperger's and a hero who is half-Vietnamese (loved the Daniel Henney vibes). That's a lot of diversity going on right there. The supporting characters, especially Michael's sisters and cousins were hilarious.

The Kiss Quotient started off really well with the awkward Stella hiring an escort in order to improve her sex 'skills'. I personally liked the first half of the book much better than the second. We get right into the action. The chemistry between Stella and Michael is instant, and though it takes a while to melt her resistances, he gets there pretty quickly.

My greatest complaint was that the book came at love from a purely physical angle, centering heavily on physical chemistry rather than any emotional common ground. We don't know anything about Michael in the first half, which makes their attraction seem shallow. I did feel this was 'insta love'. However, considering this is Berkley Romance, it probably follows the expected trend. 

Overall, The Kiss Quotient is a good read- something you could devour whole on a lazy summer day. I liked the chemistry, good writing, and unique heroine. 

Overall, however, The Kiss Quotient was a good read- something you could devour whole on a lazy summer night.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


- Unique theme
- Overall good romantic development
- Good writing
- Likable characters


- Insta love

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