The Kiss Quotient

 
The Kiss Quotient
By Helen Hoang

Delightful, charming, and hot hot hot. This bestseller has gotten all kinds of attention, but I hadn't heard much about it until I read an article about diversity in the romance genre in the New York Times. The heroine of this story is autistic (Asperger's), as is Hoang, and brilliantly nerdy. The hero is a Vietnamese/Swedish male escort. The story incorporates both the meet-cute and fake relationship tropes, and is impossible to put down. Part of what makes this book so compelling, I think, is the tender care and compassion the hero directs at the sexually inexperienced heroine.