Romance Winner: The Kiss Quotient

Not only is Hoang’s debut completely and utterly adorkable, The Kiss Quotient is one of those books you can’t help but talk about with everyone (it did convert a coworker, after all). Hoang has created such an inclusive, diverse, and sex-positive audiobook in a way that only an #OwnVoices author can. The insight and development of each character’s background and family is remarkable, and paired with Carly Robins’s narration, it made me feel as if I were a part of Michael and Stella’s story. They both had such realistic and unapologetic insecurities that felt authentic and raw, but still delivered the warm fuzzies as well. It’s truly the best of both worlds with its sexy bits and its undeniably cute, feel-good vibes. I can’t wait to hear what Helen Hoang has for us next. —Michael, Audible Editor