The Bride Test

The Bride Test

A Novel

Book - 2019
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Jove, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451490827
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hoa
Description: x, 300 pages ; 21 cm


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May 18, 2019

Autistic person bride, also other book by the same author

DPLSaraQT May 16, 2019

This was a fun little read, but the best part for me was the author's note at the end about the research she did for these characters, including long conversations with her own mom about her family's experience as Vietnamese immigrants to America during the Vietnam War. Highly recommend for book clubs.

May 12, 2019

So good! I absolutely love this author. Romance is not normally what I like to read, but I just love the characters in her books!

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Mar 13, 2019

I liked this, but was not over-the-moon about it. There is so, so much to like about this book -- autistic hero! immigrant heroine! great supporting characters! -- but I couldn't get all the way to loving this book, since I did feel that some of the loose ends weren't tied up satisfactorily, and I'm not sure I thought the core relationship was quite well-developed enough. I know Helen Hoang has a lot of fans, and I think her voice is a really welcome addition to the romance genre, so I think lots of folks with love this, even if I personally am sitting firmly at "liked".


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