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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – ⭐⭐⭐

See the review for the first book in the series, The Kiss Quotient! Soon to be made into a movie!

Recommended: sure
For fans of a touching little romance, with a bit of Vietnamese culture added in, and per the author’s usual style, lots of very descriptive sex scenes (be careful reading in public!!)

Having read it, the cover tells more of the story than I initially realized!

Summary: Khai’s mother is fed up with his bachelorhood, and is determined to find him a wife, autism be damned. After a trip to Vietnam, My ends up coming back to California with a promise of deciding if she wants to marry Khai, or heading back home at the end of the summer if they decide not to. Khai is certain he can’t love, and with his particular ways and social difficulties, he withholds every bit of his stone heart. But My is determined to charm this sexy, intriguing man, whether he likes it or not.

Thoughts: I feel like this is a nice, simple story. I liked it more than the first in the series, The Kiss Quotient, but I’m probably rating it lower. The first book, I had no idea of the premise when I started reading it so it got a boost from me having legitimately no idea what might happen. With this one, I had known what it was going to be about, so there weren’t really any surprises and it was just a nice smooth ride through an easy happy story.

I adore Esme, and love the way the ending was handled. She’s a consistently strong and admirable character who fights for what she wants and deserves. The first five chapters had a lot of moments that made me laugh aloud in public while reading, which is always fun. I guess after that though, nothing really grabbed me, and so, three stars.


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