I read this in two hours in one sitting. Impossible to put down, Michael and Stella are the most compelling characters. They are flawed and so stubborn that you want to shake them until they see the truth right in front of them. With years of insecurities and failures leaving them almost emotionally stunted, it’s incredible they managed to have any relationship at all.
And, yes, Hoang can write smut. She’s a bit heavy on dirty talk and possession, but she knows what she’s doing.
I decided to reread The Kiss Quotient because I’ve postponed reading The Heart Principle for so long that it was a nice excuse to revisit these characters. The warmth of Michael’s home and his family is so inviting it’s impossible not to fall in love with them and this story. It’s still 3.5 stars for me, but I’m rounding up this time.