Are there TWO five-start reviews in one week?! What is Kayla thinking?!
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases—a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice—with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan—from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I actually put it down at page ten when some random smut popped up out of nowhere, but the stellar reviews had me give it another chance. I’m so glad I did!
First of all, the characters are so precious, and perfectly matched. I was a high school teacher for over a decade and worked with several students who were on the spectrum. The depiction of a character with Asperger’s is spot-on, and Stella is an absolute delight.
Michael and his family will also melt your heart as you read. They were a pleasant surprise.
Also, I don’t read a lot of romance, as you may know. When I do read romance, I often flip past the sex scenes. They just make me feel creepy, and they typically add nothing to the story. This is the first novel I’ve read where those scenes did actually add to the story and to the character development. Im still a prude, but the overall message of this novel is one I can get behind.