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Publisher Description

From the author of The Bride Test comes a romance novel hailed as one of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018 and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2018!

“This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

Hoang's writing bursts from the page.”—Buzzfeed

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 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...

June 5
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Cskemp ,

Unrealistic conflict but a great read nonetheless

I liked the book until it got to the point of the conflict between the two main characters. It seemed like Michael was unrealistically hung up on his father and it didn’t are since. I loved Stella and Michaels relationship though and I won’t soon forget them.

hanncmar ,

Easy and Stimulating

I hate trashy romance and this is anything but. Stella and Michael’s relationship set me free and I love their character and background. I loved being able to see the autistic side of Stella’s life and that there wasn’t any sugar coating. This book make me feel.

狗娃2016 ,

2018 version Pretty woman great read

This is a 2018 version of Pretty woman, or a modern Cinderella story where both the leading roles were saved. I loved it and almost cried a few times. I feel for both Stella since I studied math. And Michael as an Asian. Just want to pint out some of the statistics detail is a bit off. I think Stella is
More of a data scientist and build machine learning model in current setting.

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