Book Review: The Kiss Quotient

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“Three sessions. That’s the most I’ll do,” he said.

It took her a moment to understand that by sessions, he meant lessons, but when she did, her heart sprinted so fast her fingertips went numb. He was going to help her. Could three lessons possibly be enough to perfect sex? There was so much she had to learn, so much she was bad at, but what choice did she have? Maybe if they planned out everything very carefully….

The Kiss Quotient
By: Helen Hoang
Publisher: Berkley
Purchased through: Book of the Month Club
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Why I Read It

I’ve been in something of a reading rut this month. I’ve been checking books off my to-read list without being drawn in which is unfortunate, because that’s the fun of reading for me. I like to be so absorbed that I forget about my surroundings, lose track of time, and feel like I can’t stop reading but then sad when I finish it.

The Kiss Quotient is the first book I’ve read lately that’s given me all the feelings.

This was my June Book of the Month Pick—in part because I want to read all things light and fluffy now that I’m on summer break—but also because this book would be right in my wheelhouse any time of year. It’s corky and romantic, which are basically my two favorite things in a book.

The Premise 

Stella Lane is a 30-year-old who has never quite got the hang of dating and sex, because she also happens to have Asperger’s. But when, Stella’s mother makes it clear that she’s ready for grandchildren, she decides that what she needs to get comfortable with dating is practice. (Because practice makes perfect, right?) With this sound logic, she decides the most practical approach would be to hire a male escort. Enter Michael Phan, the extremely handsome and talented professional romancer. They enter into a “practice relationship” that turns out to be anything but pretend.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Kiss Quotient”

The Girl Who Reads

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
Albus Dumbledore

Welcome, fellow readers, bibliophiles, bookworms, or any name for book lover that you may call yourself!

My name is Angela, and I am a Girl Who Reads. When I’m not teaching 4th grade, stumbling in a yoga pose, baking, or writing, you will most likely find me with my nose in a book. To be honest, you’ll find me reading before you find me doing most of those other things (minus teaching, because… bills).

About a month ago, my husband asked me a question that ultimately led to the creation of this blog. We were at dinner, and I was experiencing my usual bout of February blues. Something about the apparent endlessness of winter puts me in a mild funk between February and March. And Phil, preferring to fix things rather than just listen to me whine, asked me this question:

“What brings you the most joy?”

The answer seemed so obvious that I almost wasn’t sure why he was bothering to ask me.

“Reading.” I said, in a tone that very much conveyed: well duh, sweetheart.

“Good,” he said. “Do more of that then.”

And then returned to his pizza or whatever it is that we were eating. As if the solution to my feelings of listlessness and winter boredom could be so assuaged.

But here’s the thing….and don’t ever tell him I told you this….he was right.

After that conversation, I had the first meeting of a book club I’d started the month before. It was fantastic! I loved sitting around on a Sunday morning and discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine with a group of women.

However, I am not a bookworm that can be satiated by talking about books on a once-a-month basis. There are too many things to say about too many great books to be confined to one day a month.

That’s how Bibliofindings was born.

This will be a place where I will share my thoughts, generally in the form of reviews, about the books that I’m reading. It will also be a place, I hope, where I can read your thoughts on these books as well.

I look forward to sharing my first review with you soon!

Happy reading,
Angela