The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang

This book is a solid 3.5. I picked it up because Nalini Singh, my heart writer, recommended it, and she never steers me wrong. The Kiss Quotient was no exception.

As the author describes, it is a reverse Pretty Woman. But it also a journey of self discovery for our heroine who is dealing with a disability no one can see on looking at her. That to me was the angle and story line that drew me in. She fell in love with our lovable hero, but she mostly grew in understanding, care, and trust in herself. Where she was unsure in the beginning of this book, by the end she was still her unique self, although now a version who was willing to stand up to everyone, including the man she loved to preserve her sense of self. That is a heroine to fall in love with and cherish and want in your inner book circle!

And the hero? Sigh…self sacrificing family guy who has his own journey to seeing and appreciating his self worth.

The book also gave some interesting side characters who made the story lively with some earnest giggles, as well as heartfelt moments when the tears flowed.

Given that I stayed up until 2 am to finish this one, I will describe it as a sweet romance that pulled me in and I will definitely be recommending it to friends.

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