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…
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This review will be pretty short! I wasn’t going to post it here, and was going to post it as apart of an overall romance post later in the year. But I loved this book so much that I HAD to write this up.
I’ve been searching for a physical copy of this book for SO long. Every Target, every Walmart and a few Barnes and Nobles. And I CAN’T find it. Hopefully when this review goes up, I will have a physical copy.
I absolutely, positively LOVED this book SO much. Definitely one of my favorite stories of the year.
This won’t be a super in-depth review, and I’m just going to post the quick paragraph I wrote on Goodreads after I first read it :
This was so good! I’m so sick that I almost missed out on it because it was literally nowhere! NO ONE seemed to be promoting this book on my timeline! I bought it on kindle but I’m getting a physical. One of my favorite romances of the year. I literally found nothing wrong with this.
Well East Palo Alto was called the ghetto, and I’m pretty hesitant in accepting nonblack people using the term ghetto since it’s commonly used as an insult towards us, but I was enjoying the book so much I didn’t even care. I literally started reading this at 1 am and finished it at 6am.
The hero (Michael) was patient and understanding, and did not rush the heroine (Stella). There was no shaming of sex workers at ALL, Stella was very respectful of who he was and what he did. She was only a bit jealous of the women before her. Anytime someone did attempt to shame him (the end), she shut it down. One thing I disliked is how it showed him getting test results when he’s first introduced. you’d think he’d already know that before a Friday.
This makes me actually want to try out a few of the chick lit books that are being released. It was my favorite genre when I was in high school, and I’ve read nearly all of the big names, but I switched to romance after awhile.
I can’t believe i’m giving this five stars.