Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Seeing this book often on my Instagram feed made me super curious to know what it was all about. Based on the cover and blurb, I figured it would be a cute romantic comedy. Boy, was I wrong. It was cute and a romance but oh my God, it was so hot it singed my fingers.
Let me explain. Stella Lane has Asperger’s – a developmental disorder where the person has difficulty interacting with other people and has a fixated set of ideologies or behaviorism. Due to that, Stella has a lot of difficulty in letting anyone touch her so having a normal relationship seems an impossibility. At the end of her wits, Stella decides to hire an escort to teach her the ins and outs of having a relationship.
Cue in Michael Phan. Picture me with hearts in my eyes. I LOVED MICHAEL. I loved how he was alternately baffled and fascinated with Stella. I loved what a complex equation of a person he was, with his own worries and failings and insecurities.
Watching Stella and Michael blunder their way through a relationship was a journey of many feels. Humor and sweetness and a surprising love with the heartbreak that followed it. What I didn’t expect in this romance was the heat level which was at once heartfelt and ooh, so sexy. The author’s writing was deep with a smooth flow that was a pleasure to read.