Happy Contemporaryathon everyone! The Kiss Quotient is my first book completed for the readathon! This book can for fill three challenges, I like to double up, being a diverse read, new to me author, and 5 star prediction. Stella Lane is a brilliant main character with Asperger’s or high functioning form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although she is wizard at work, she’s lacking in the relationship and sex departments. So she decides to get professional help (Goodreads).
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My rating: 5 out of 5 star
The relationship between Michael and Stella is so wonderful. I never thought at any point they were cheesy or forced. I loved both of them; there were so many heartwarming moments. As individual characters, they were just about perfect. I felt like they were real people, very well rounded. I was fascinated while reading and learning more about Asperger’s because even though I have known a couple of people with it throughout my life, I didn’t know them very well. I loved Michael; he was so kind, thoughtful and family focus which was refreshing.
There were so many great themes in this! To start, the conversation of consent. It was so important for Stella and her growth to be asked before being touched. I think that’s a very significant conversation for everyone. Let alone the crucial aspect of communication in relationships. Second, the importance of family. Michael’s family was a joy to read. I loved the dynamic between the siblings. Even though Stella was uncomfortable at first, it was so rewarding to see her learn about families that are different from hers and getting a taste of Vietnamese culture.
As always thanks for reading!
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