The Bride Test

The Bride Test

3.85 (143,601 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.85 (143,601 ratings by Goodreads)

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Goodread's Big Books of Spring 2019 - Romance

'Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive.' Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist, on The Kiss Quotient

From the bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, 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 refuses to consider a relationship, 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. So when the opportunity arises to go to America and meet a potential husband, she can't turn it down. This could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go quite 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.

As Esme's time in the United States dwindles, will Khai let his head catch up with his heart? Will he find the strength to let go, and let love in?

'Refreshingly real.' Marie Claire on The Bride Test
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 226g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786499630
  • 9781786499639
  • 7,878

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Smart, honest, and achingly romantic, just as sexy as it is sweet. * Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six * [Hoang] has truly found her voice - an important, entertaining, skilful voice at that. * Independent Online * I loved loved loved The Kiss Quotient and had high hopes for her second novel... The Bride Test is fun. Hoang is a great storyteller. I loved the characters she created here... The sexy parts were sexy... I highly recommend this book. It's a fun read with substance and great writing. * Roxane Gay * Helen Hoang is a master of building characters that feel relatable. * Christina Lauren, author of Love and Other Words * Hoang's writing bursts from the page. * Buzzfeed * With serious moments offset by spot-on humor, this romance has broad appeal, and it will find a special place in the hearts of autistic people and those who love them. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review * Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive. * Roxane Gay on The Kiss Quotient * AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read! * Christina Lauren, author of Love and Other Words, on The Kiss Quotient * It's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It's funny, sad, poignant and impossible to put down. * Christine Feehan, author of Dark Promises, on The Kiss Quotient * I loved it. 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, author of Promise Not to Tell, on The Kiss Quotient * An absolute delight - charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for... Equal parts endearing and (very) steamy. * Buzzfeed, 30 Best Summer Books, on The Kiss Quotient *
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About Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang read her first romance novel in high-school and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome. Her journey inspired The Kiss Quotient. She currently lives in California with her husband, two kids and a pet fish.
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3.85 out of 5 stars
- 143,601 ratings
5 27% (38,281)
4 41% (58,469)
3 25% (36,556)
2 6% (8,147)
1 1% (2,148)
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