If you loved The Kiss Quotient, here are 9 books that all share some similarity, from the stubborn female leads, to the unexpected couples, to the will-they, won't-they excitement of a blooming romance.

9 Books to Read if You Loved The Kiss Quotient

May 13, 2020

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If you loved The Kiss Quotient, here are 9 books that all share some similarity, from the stubborn female leads, to the unexpected couples, to the will-they, won't-they excitement of a blooming romance.

9 Books to Read if You Loved The Kiss Quotient

May 13, 2020

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If you loved The Kiss Quotient, here are 9 books that all share some similarity, from the stubborn female leads, to the unexpected couples, to the will-they, won't-they excitement of a blooming romance.

The Kiss Quotient is a runaway bestseller. It’s by definition a romance, a kind of gender-reversed Pretty Woman. But the real magic of this book is in the unique characters and their even more unique romance.

If you loved The Kiss Quotient, here are 9 books that all share some similarity, from the stubborn female leads, to the unexpected couples, to the will-they, won’t-they excitement of a blooming romance.

Just a heads up, this post contains affiliate links—that means I get a small commission of any sales made from the links below, but the price is the same for you whether you purchase via my link or directly from Amazon 🙂

1. The Girl He Used to Know

Why You’ll Love It: Another Autism Spectrum romance!

Author: Tracy Garvis Graves

Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Romance

Summary: The Girl He Used to Know is the story of Annika and Jonathan—alternating between ten years ago when they were in college, first falling in love, and present day, rekindling the flame that was extinguished so suddenly all those years before.

Annika is a high-maintenance girl, although she doesn’t intend to be. She has special social needs and finds it hard to click with others. But when she meets Jonathan during her senior year in college, he seems to just get her.

They fall in love and have a wonderful relationship, until something tragically pulls them apart.

Now, ten years after college, they run into each other again, both having never lost those feelings from so long ago.


2. Daisy Jones & The Six

Why You’ll Love It: A compelling will-they, won’t-they love story

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction

Summary: Daisy Jones & The Six is the story of how one of the most infamous rock n’ roll groups rose to ultimate fame in the 60s.

Of course, it’s packed with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, but at its heart is a tender story of sacrifice, love and loss.

The Six was a rock n’ roll band who was making awesome music and having a great time doing it. Daisy Jones was a beautiful and wild girl, partying her way through the glamorous world of 1960s Hollywood.

When a music producer realizes that the combination of Daisy Jones and The Six is a formula for guaranteed success, no one says no to the smell of potential fame.

It turns out, the producer was right. When Daisy Jones joins The Six, they become the most famous rock band of that age. But with fame comes responsibility they aren’t equipped to handle. The group ends up splitting up at the height of their fame. And no one knows exactly why until now.


3. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Why You’ll Love It: Dysfunctional family unit and the lingering hurt of past family problems.

Author: Anissa Gray

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Summary: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is the story of three sisters—Althea, Viola, and Lillian—and their complicated lives.

Althea is the oldest, having raised her younger siblings, the other two girls as well as their brother. Althea had always been strong willed and focused; being made to step in as the family matriarch at such a young age further hardened that will.

But when Althea and her husband Proctor are arrested and sentenced to prison for seven years, the younger sisters have to step up to fill Althea’s shoes.

This story alternates between Althea, Viola, and Lillian, going through their current lives while also taking long looks back at their formidable years.

This is a strong story about family obligations, mistakes that grow more powerful than ever anticipated, and the complicated business of forgiveness.


4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Why You’ll Love It: A completely unique and endearing female lead

Author: Gail Honeyman

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Summary: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of a girl who’s socially awkward, seemingly mediocre, and stuck in a life-sucking routine.

But as the book goes on, Eleanor starts to reveal her quippy and extremely witty personality and her strange—and very interesting—views on life and people.

Moved by the idea of potential love, Eleanor starts to break out of her routine. In doing so, she gains so much more than she could’ve ever anticipated. But shaking up her everyday routine also stirs up some of her past and brings it to the surface.

The characters in this story are incredibly crafted and multi-dimensional and the pace and the anticipation of the impending storyline are just as amazing!


5. I’ll Give You the Sun

Why You’ll Love It: A story of unconditional love, regardless of past and current mistakes.

Author: Jandy Nelson

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: I’ll Give You the Sun is the story of twins Noah and Jude. The book is told from the alternating perspectives of the two, presented during different years throughout the story.

Sometimes they’re NoahandJude—thick as thieves and existing almost as one entity—and other times they’re Noah and Jude—distant, cold, and unsupportive of each other.

This is a book that boldly and expertly tells of the griefs of love, the excitement of hope, and the necessity of surrendering.


6. Eleanor & Park

Why You’ll Love It: A completely unexpected and unique character pairing.

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: Eleanor & Park is the story of two sixteen-year-olds, both consumed with the confusing, infuriating, and often isolated world of high school.

Eleanor notices Park right away, but she’s too shy and self-conscious to talk to him. Instead, she hides behind her shabby clothes and broken family life, trying to distract herself from the pull of her more-than-a-crush.

Park has figured out how to blend in, but he doesn’t really feel like he actually belongs. He knows he’s a bit different from everyone around him, but is too scared to admit it and, especially, to act on it.

Eleanor and Park slowly begin to communicate using music and comic books. When they finally gain the courage to speak face-to-face, they both fall head-over-heels completely in love.

Even though they both know that first love rarely lasts, they decide to take the chance—for each other.


7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Why You’ll Love It: Another book worth every ounce of hype!

Author: Maria Semple

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Summary: In Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Bernadette Fox, a shut-in house wife, goes missing suddenly, having escaped through a bathroom window.

Most of the PTA moms in her chic Seattle neighborhood are more than happy to see her go, but her daughter, Bee, and her husband are devastated.

Bee, certain her mother didn’t just desert them, goes on a quest to figure out what happened to her. Stringing together past emails and old letters, Bee learns of her mother’s astonishing personal history and uses the clues to figure out where she’s gone.


8. What Alice Forgot

Why You’ll Love It: A fun, light-hearted beach read

Author: Liane Moriarty

Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Women’s Fiction

Summary: In What Alice Forgot, Alice is a warm-hearted, down-to-earth woman who is married to the man of her dreams and pregnant with their first child—until she wakes up one day and finds everything is different.

She’s no longer calm and friendly, but now stressed and callous. The little baby she was carrying in her belly is now earthside and a pre-teen. Her beloved husband lives elsewhere, and she is working a job she has absolutely no interest in.

After finally accepting that she hit her head and forgot the last ten years of her life, she’s determined to get her old life back; even though this one is glamorous and established, she’s absolutely miserable.


9. The Bookstore

Why You’ll Love It: A strong-willed female lead

Author: Deborah Meyler

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Summary: The Bookstore is the story of British girl Esme living in New York City. She’s an art history student, loving her fast-paced city life and enjoying her independence as well as her steamy romance with her new boyfriend.

But then she finds out she’s pregnant. Prepared to tell her boyfriend about the baby, he breaks up with her just before she’s able to break her news.

She’s resolved to manage it all on her own, turning to a used bookstore on the UWS as a way to earn some extra money. But her part-time job soon turns into a full-time commitment as she begins to fall in love with the shop itself, the people who work there, and also the people who keep coming back to it.

Are there any other books you think fans of The Kiss Quotient would love? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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