Book of the Month Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2018
Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.
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The Subscription Box: Book of the Month
The Cost: $14.99 a month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions)
The Product: Subscribers get to pick from a selection of hardcover books each month. Skip any month you aren’t interested in. Add up to two additional books for $9.99.
Ships to: US Only
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This month, subscribers picked from the following 5 books:
I’m reviewing The Kiss Quotient.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Retail Value $15
(FYI – the hardcover version of this book appears to only be available through Book of the Month)
Book Summary from Amazon:
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
Book of the Month doesn’t typically feature romance novels, so when I saw this was an option for June, it was a no-brainer! I should mention though, that while I love a good romance, I’m super picky and most books don’t live up to my expectations. Sadly, this one missed the mark for me as well. Looking at reviews online, it seems I’m pretty much the only person who didn’t love this book. It is getting rave reviews everywhere.
I’m having a difficult time pinpointing exactly why this didn’t work for me, but one of my issues was that there seemed to be some immediate Insta-Love, (or at least Insta-Lust), which is a pet-peeve of mine. (For reference, my favorite book in this category is The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.)
If you picked this book this month, please let me know what you think of it!
Verdict: The value of the Book of the Month subscription is great. The variety of new books offered is awesome and the prices are still better than Amazon for new hardcover releases. (UPDATE: this book isn’t available on Amazon as a hardcover, so that comparison isn’t applicable here, but it is for the other book selections this month.) If one book a month won’t cut it, you can also add-ons books from previous months for $9.99. I like that you also have the option to skip a month.
To Wrap Up:
What do you think of the Book of the Month subscription? Which book (or books) did you pick this month?