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Title: The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2)
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Published May 7th 2019 by Berkley


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.

Source: Goodreads
Sometimes the things people do and believe don’t make sense. I feel most alive when I moght die. And you, you’re convince you don’t feel, and the responsible thing is to avoid people.

The Bride Test from the start already introduced me to a very interesting character, Khai. He was a type of character who seems to be composed and organized in everything. The schedules, routines, roundabouts and all that, he can lay it all neatly in his mind. He kept his heart tight as well. I just found myself diving into this brooding, black suit fanatic, and a tax-and-numbers eccentric man. Khai was a head turner, that's the greatest headline in The Bride Test.

Esme coming along to his organized life led him in a total disarray. Suddenly, things turn out differently and eventually she managed to enter Khai's 'stone' heart. One of the things to love about the The Bride Test was the authenticity of the characters. I was welcomed seeing some of the Vietnamese cultures and how it was to move to another country. I can already feel Esme's homesickness in Vietnam when she fly out.

Khai's mother Co Nga, is like a compass in this book. A mother simply knows by heart what is the best option for her children. She sees Esme's/My's pure intention to fall in love with her son, Khai. She knows the right directions to be exact.

The Bride Test wouldn't be complete with all the WEDDINGS you have to attend and see. From the ceremony, dance, exchanging of vows, Khai and Esme slowly sees what their hearts been truly wanting to have. Esme have fallen in love with Khai, but Khai had a battle on his own which he can no longer fight alone.

Khai and Esme's love was a series of setbacks and being drawn into it all over again. I was amused and obsessed with Khai's intention to make Esme happy and just to be by his side. Esme's love to Khai gave me roses and butterlies. A woman who discovered he has fallen in love with a man and who is willing to take a risk at everything, that's simply one of the best and rare kind of love anyone could ever get.

Quan, Khai's older brother, is the MVP here. I LOVED QUAN. He knows when to push the right buttons in Khai's in denial feelings for Esme. Well, maybe push Khai's heart on the edge. He's one of the game-changer in the book. Quan is a straight-forward man and a loving brother and another hottie in a whole package. He pushed Esme and Khai to believe and trust in their love, in what they had shared, and the lessons they had learned in their relationship. I was strucked with Quan's character to be precise.

Helen Hoang's The Bride Test is a kind of a love story of a couple wanting to open up gradually and discovering what they truly are. It's a romantic, sexy, with a slice of life scenery. Falling in love with the characters are so easy, I'm sure you will love them as much as I do.

About the Author:

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.

She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.

Helen is represented by Kim Lionetti of BookEnds Literary Agency.



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