My June Book of the Month pick was The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. And I really enjoyed it! I put this in the fiction category, but it really should be in more of a romance / romantic comedy category.
Stella Lane is a brilliant 30 year old econometrist – she figures out algorithms for predicting customer purchases. Math is the thing that makes sense to Stella. She loves her job and has plenty of money. However, Stella really struggles in the romantic relationship department (or really most relationships). Stella has autism, which means things like touching, kissing, a lot of eye contact and most social situations really just aren’t her thing.
When her parents tell her that they would like to have grandchildren, Stella decides that she needs to hire a professional escort who can teach her what she needs to know. Michael is extremely handsome, and desperately needs the money. So he breaks his rule of no repeat customers to teach Stella. While each of them tries to keep the relationship professional, they each realize there is much more to it.
If you are looking for a good, light, little bit quirky summer read, this is a great choice. And even if the more romantic books aren’t your thing, I really encourage you to give The Kiss Quotient a try!
And if you are interested in signing up for Book of the Month, read more about my experience here. I highly recommend it if you love to read!