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The Bride Test

Hoang, Helen. Book - 2019 Fiction / Hoang, Helen, Adult Book / Fiction / Romance / General / Hoang, Helen, Adult Book / Fiction / Romance / General / Hoang, Helen 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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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.
"Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but he doesn't experience big, important emotions like love and grief. Rather than believing he processes emotions differently due to being autistic, he concludes that he's defective and decides to avoid romantic relationships. So his mother, driven to desperation, takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect mail-order 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 to marry an American arises, she leaps at it, thinking that it 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 believes he can never return her affection. Esme must convince Khai that there is more than one way to love. And Khai must figure out the inner workings of his heart before Esme goes home and is an ocean away"-- Provided by publisher.

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Fun Romance, with Thoughtful Parts submitted by sdunav on July 16, 2019, 5:51pm This romance includes lots of insight about being an immigrant, being neurologically atypical, and Vietnamese culture. Helen Hoang is an author to watch!

I couldn't put it down submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 20, 2020, 3:34pm Absolutely engrossing. This novel, both culturally engaging, romance, and dive into autism, hit all the right notes through first person perspectives from the main characters, as well as some third person perspective on family members who know and love them. I couldn’t put it down, and will definitely be reading more from this author.

d submitted by kscapellie on July 11, 2020, 9:10am read before good read interesting

Sweet and Sexy submitted by AGAPHD on August 3, 2020, 12:22pm Really enjoyed this! A super quick read that's equal parts sweet and sexy.

Engrossing submitted by russelan on June 20, 2022, 8:43pm I liked Hoang's first book The Kiss Quotient, but didn't feel the immediate urge to pick this one up. Once I started though, I couldn't stop and read the book in one day. I liked getting to know Khai and Esme. They felt fully fleshed out as characters. I liked Quan and was excited he was the lead in The Heart Principle.

Plot was just ok submitted by clk.9123 on August 21, 2022, 3:28pm An important step in romantic fiction, and romance in general, Helen Hoang writes another book with an autistic lead character. We need more books like this, with characters who are autistic, or immigrants. She wrote both of her main POVs really well, and I loved that she gave Esme the recognition that she could have a better life by being strong for herself and her family, and not needing to rely on a guy and marriage. The only reason I give it 3 stars instead of 4 or even 5, is because for me, the actual romance part was kind of corny - and perhaps its just not a genre wholly for me anymore, but it didn't speak to me. The rest was really well thought out and I'm happy that Hoang is normalizing intersections such as these ones with her books thus far. America can definitely use some shaking up in the mainstream fiction department and this goes in the right direction.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Jove, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 300 pages ; 21 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780451490827
0451490827

SUBJECTS
Mail order brides -- Fiction.
Autism -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.