ponedjeljak, 1. listopada 2018.

Review: Helen Hoang: The Kiss Quotient

“When you love someone, you fight for them in every way you know how.” 
(The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang)
Would you agree?
The Kiss Quotient 
will prove you that love is stronger than any obstacle, that it is stronger than life itself.
The novel was published in June this year and it already has more than 4 stars on Goodreads. If you still haven't had the chance to read about it, welcome. Today we are going to see if love as simple as 1+1=2.

There are a few things we need to know about Stella: she likes her routine. She hates talking to unknown people because she always ends up saying things she shouldn't. And most of all, she loves math. 
(Just like the author of this novel) Stella has an Asperger's syndrome, day after day trying to live with the fact she is different. And it's not easy at all.
But Stella is brave and smart and does not intend to give up. Instead, she finds a male escort, a person who should help her get over her problem: to teach her how to become good at sex and relationships.
Nevertheless, things do not go how she has planned. Michael is human too, after all. And she likes him.
The two of them will prove love can be found in the strangest places when we least expect it.
But can it survive the judging and hatred of the unforgiving society?

I'm closing this novel with a satisfied *sigh*.

Can we learn how to be good at sex and love by practicing?
Should we just accept that there are people selling their body?
Are we one of those who judge others based on only a few minutes we have spent in their presence?
Could we honestly say we are openminded and acceptive towards other people, no matter what?

I will not be trying to answer the questions I've just asked both you and myself. I'll just keep sitting here, enjoying the quality and importance of things a "mare romance novel" is capable of asking.

If there's only one lesson we're supposed to remember after reading The Kiss Quotient, let it be that we should never judge people whose circumstances we haven't felt on our own skin.

Stella and Michael are two people living in fear. The sad thing is, they are both scared of us - the people around them, the ones they meet every day, the ones who can't resist our human need to criticize everything we don't see as our normal.
Stella is an exceptionally smart and successful, but in a way very odd young woman. That is why people often try to change her into something they know, understand and are able to accept. To run from the things she can't fight, she hides behind her work - equations, numbers, and math. Her life is just a sequence of numbers until she meets Michael. He is the only thing math cannot explain.
And what about Michael? Could we sincerely say, if we ever met a person doing what he does, we would see them as equal?

The thing I love the most about romance novels is the fact they are able to show every aspect of humanity; people who hide secrets, survive in spite their weaknesses, live to reveal their hidden potential. And all of it, we can find in this simple but magical book.

Since Stella has Asperger's syndrome, her symptoms may seem familiar to you. If you've been following this blog or reading historical romance, you've surely heard of lord Ian from the novel The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie. When choosing The Kiss Quotient, I remembered how much you guys loved the Mad Mackenzie so I immediately knew that the unique character that is Stella, will have you love this novel too. 

Was I right? 😃




1.0 -5.0

Hero: 5.0
Heroine: 5.0
Sexual tension: 4.5
Sex scenes: 5.0
Plot: 5.0
Dialogue: 5.0
Storytelling: 4.0
Story ending: 5.0
Secondary characters: 4.0
Humor: 3.0

Here you can find this review in Croatian.
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