The Bride Test
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The Bride Test

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From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart... Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions--like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better--that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can't turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. Esme's lessons in love seem to be working...but only on herself. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who's convinced he can never return her affection. With Esme's time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he's been wrong all along. And there's more than one way to love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 19.81mm | 290.3g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0451490827
  • 9780451490827
  • 13,307

Review Text

PRAISE FOR HELEN HOANG

"Hoang's writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships."--Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

"Compulsively readable." -Library Journal

"Hoang's writing bursts from the page."-Buzzfeed

"Hoang mixes sexy and tender with panache." -NPR.org

PRAISE FOR THE KISS QUOTIENT

"This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive."-New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay

"THE KISS QUOTIENT is the perfect balm for any reading slump and a wonderful palate cleanser for the summer. It also might just be the best book you read all year."-Bookpage

"Hoang's witty debut proves that feelings are greater than numbers, no matter how you add things up." -PEOPLE

"Hoang knocks it out of the park with this stellar debut." -Publishers Weekly

"A sparkling debut of a novel."-Entertainment Weekly

"A riveting, compulsively readable romance that brims with feeling and warmth." -Entertainment Weekly

"Hoang's debut novel is unputdownable, exceptional, and leaves a strong impression that won't wane anytime soon." -NPR.org

"An absolute delight - charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for."-Buzzfeed

"A vividly romantic tale filled with depth, humor and a universal sense of humanity."-Emily Giffin

"Hoang writes Stella with insight and empathy."-New York Times Book Review
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Review quote

PRAISE FOR HELEN HOANG "Hoang's writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships."--Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author "Compulsively readable." --Library Journal "Hoang's writing bursts from the page."--Buzzfeed "Hoang mixes sexy and tender with panache." --NPR.org PRAISE FOR THE KISS QUOTIENT "This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive."--New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay "THE KISS QUOTIENT is the perfect balm for any reading slump and a wonderful palate cleanser for the summer. It also might just be the best book you read all year."--Bookpage "Hoang's witty debut proves that feelings are greater than numbers, no matter how you add things up." --PEOPLE "Hoang knocks it out of the park with this stellar debut." --Publishers Weekly "A sparkling debut of a novel."--Entertainment Weekly "A riveting, compulsively readable romance that brims with feeling and warmth." --Entertainment Weekly "Hoang's debut novel is unputdownable, exceptional, and leaves a strong impression that won't wane anytime soon." --NPR.org "An absolute delight -- charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for."--Buzzfeed "A vividly romantic tale filled with depth, humor and a universal sense of humanity."--Emily Giffin "Hoang writes Stella with insight and empathy."--New York Times Book Review
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About Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome. Her journey inspired The Kiss Quotient.
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Rating details

69 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 61% (42)
4 17% (12)
3 4% (3)
2 9% (6)
1 9% (6)
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