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β€œπ‘¨π’π’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆπ’” 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† π’šπ’π’– π’…π’Šπ’‡π’‡π’†π’“π’†π’π’• π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† π’šπ’π’– 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕.”

Goodreads rating - 3.91/5Β 
My rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 

Book tropes -Β fake dating

Its a heartfelt journey that introduces readers to the wonderfully unique world of Stella Lane. Stella, an econometrician with a brilliant mind for numbers, finds herself on a quest to navigate the intricacies of love, a realm she feels less equipped to understand. Enter Michael Phan, an escort hired to guide her through the nuances of relationships, setting the stage for a story that goes beyond conventional romantic tropes.
What makes this novel truly exceptional is its cast of characters. Stella, portrayed with authenticity and vulnerability, breaks away from the usual romantic heroine mold. Her neurodiversity is not a plot device but an integral part of her character, making her journey towards love all the more compelling. Michael, the charismatic escort with his own set of dreams and insecurities, brings a depth that goes beyond the stereotypical romantic lead.
Cultural elements are seamlessly woven into the fabric of the story, enriching the narrative. Stella's Vietnamese heritage and Michael's mixed-race background add layers to their characters, providing readers with a window into diverse cultural perspectives. This not only enhances the authenticity of the characters but also contributes to the novel's exploration of the beauty found in embracing differences within relationships.
It is a celebration of authenticity, a reminder that love is beautifully diverse, and it often finds us in the most unexpected ways.

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