A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.
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 to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, 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…
This was a book that has been absolutely everywhere! It was definitely the book hype that got me to pick this up at my local library and I’m not mad about it. It ended up being cute a good summer read!
Stella and Michael had great chemistry and I liked them together. Seeing Micheal get Stell to come out her shell was quite entertaining, but reading about them falling in love with each other was great!
“I’m obsessed with you, Michael,” she confessed. “I don’t want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.
It gave me the feels that I haven’t gotten from a romance in quite a while. There were some very sexy scenes between them but I loved the ones where they were realizing that their relationship was becoming more than just an arrangement.
“I love kissing you,” he admitted.
She trailed her fingertips lightly over his lips. “Does that mean I can kiss you?”
“You don’t have to ask.” She was the only one who ever did. Maybe that was why he was so crazy about her.
“I have permission to kiss you whenever I want?” She watched his mouth like what he said was too good to be true.
It had good diversity with Stella and her being autistic and Micheal being part Vietnamese and Swedish. And as much as I liked Stella, Michael was the star of this book for me! He was so patient with her and always stressed the importance of consent. The way he treated her had me falling for him pretty early on in this book.
Now, it was something that I can’t put my finger on that made me not give it 5 stars, but I don’t know why. It didn’t completely win my heart, but it did make me swoon! If you’ve been having your eye on this one then I recommend picking it up!