13 June 2018

Waiting on Wednesday | The Bride Test

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to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
(Similarly, Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.)

Happy Wednesday!

I read Helen Hoang's newly release debut novel, The Kiss Quotient, this week. It's a sweet and steamy romance with two well-developed characters—I really enjoyed it and want to read more from Hoang now.

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Title: The Bride Test
Author: Helen Hoang  
Expected Publication Date: 7 May 2019

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.

For what book are you waiting this week?
Let me know in the comments below.


  1. Anonymous13/6/18 10:20

    Great pick. I hope you get the chance to read it soon.

  2. I SO need to get around to reading The Kiss Quotient soon. I've heard great things! Here's my post: https://dreadbetweenthelines.weebly.com/home/cant-wait-wednesday-the-summer-wives-by-beatriz-williams

  3. This sounds really good ~ Hope you enjoy it a lot!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  4. I've seen Helen's new books on Amazon, and was just reading a review for it the other day. Not sure if I'll pick it up or not. However the covers are romcom bliss, and the stories sound really unique and cute. Hope you enjoy, Hallie!!

  5. I hadn't seen this new one from her yet. I still need to read her last book, but have heard fabulous things. I hope you love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings