I loved this book so much that I was practically glued to it and couldn’t wait to get to it’s ending (to find out how the author brings the couple together, of course).
When I first got the book I thought it was going to be one of those simple love stories, you know the boy meets girl and they fall in love and live happily ever after, etc…
Actually it was none of that. It was way more than I expected, and that’s what made me love it (it wasn’t the fact that it bordered on being an erotica).
The plot is so great it got me so involved with the characters that I went through a rollercoaster of emotions with them. I laughed, I cried, I got irritated at the stupidity, I got frustrated at their lack of communication with regards to their feelings. Let’s just say it was a fun read.
Below are the few things that I enjoyed about the book:
Firstly, the girl (Stella) was the rich and smart one this time (which you don’t come across often in romance novels – as it’s usually the guy who’s rich and smart going after the girl).
Secondly, Stella goes out to find love in a very unconventional way (it’s funny because it’s something I can see myself doing – with good reason of course).
Thirdly, the guy (Michael) is an escort. (In what romance book is the guy ever a prostitute??? – the guy, not the girl!!)
Fourthly, I’m a sucker for plots whereby the characters fall in love despite the fact that one or both characters may think that their flaws are too drastic and places them at a disadvantage in finding love. It just reminds us that love isn’t about the insecurities you may have but it makes you secure in those insecurities.
I guess I love the fact that the book sends out the message that everyone can find love. Even autistic people too. They are still people and deserve to be loved as well.
Fifthly, I love how these two characters fall in love despite their different backgrounds and social status. Love doesn’t match people according to their financial status or education, etc… The heart cares not for that.
Sixthly, I was so touched with how Stella just wanted to be loved without the label of being autistic. She wanted to be accepted as herself and not out of pity because of her condition. I like how she is so adamant about how her diagnosis shouldn’t be a label that confines her or defines how she’s loved.
Lastly, what I loved the most was the fact that Stella came to realize that as long as she accepted herself as she is, she didn’t have to change herself for anybody nor settle for less or pity love, especially for a man. I applaud her for that revelation.
So thanks to Helen Hoang for such an amazing read. I definitely recommend this book as a must read (that is if you are a sucker for romance and don’t mind a bit of erotica).