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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 important emotions, like love. 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. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who's convinced he can never return her affection.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Another fantastic book!!!

Helen Hoang has a way of making you connect with these characters and being so sucked in that you feel every emotion with them along the way!! I loved how this book had characters from The Kiss Quotient. The narrator was new to me, I thought she was so good and very believable. I totally recommend this book. ❤️

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cheesy and predictable but oh so enjoyable.

cheesy and predictable but oh so enjoyable. a guilty pleasure. I powered through it over a few days.

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You won't regret it!!

After reading The Kiss Quotient, I became an official fan of Helen Hoang. I wasn't willing to read The Bride Test at the very beginning as the summary didn't appeal to me and I loved the Kiss Quotient so much that I really didn't think The Bride Test could top it. Then, a few days ago, during my morning meditation, the title of this book suddenly jumped into my mind and I thought to myself maybe it's time for me to read it. I really enjoyed it a lot and I burst into laughter when I was reading about Kai's sex education!!! I would not say The Bride Test tops The Kiss Quotient but I would say they are equally good and you won't regret it!!! Can't wait to listen to the Heart Principle which is the story of Quang.

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  • Roz
  • 2021-01-27

a goodie :)

One of my favourite books, the narrotor is fantastic! love how diverse her character voices are, very easy to tell which character is speaking

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really enjoyable

The narrator had lots of sounds for different characters. I loved going on this journey of self discovery with the character.

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Good but

Strongly reminded me of the Rosie project and the Rosie results, with an exotik spin.Nice listen, the empathy displayed bu Kai seemed very unlikely however

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LOVE

I loved this book. Unique story line and captivating characters. I definitely had a book hangover after reading this one. I wanted more.

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Cheesy

Cheesy and fulfilling. The epilogue was a bit to much for me but if you want something easy and happy to read quick it’s good for that!

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A very interesting viewpoint

I chose this partly because the author has dealt with this subject before in a very beautiful and interesting way. Autism is something I don’t know a lot about. Great story. Very lovely performance. And the sex sparkled. That always adds some interest. But the story wasn’t about autism. It was a great play between two interesting characters.

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  • D
  • 2020-03-30

Amazing!!!!!

This audiobook was one of my best it was perfect. The person reading the story made me feel like I was watching a movie. Excellent 👍👍👍

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  • Marisha
  • 2019-10-06

Worst female lead ever

I wanted to like this book so much. The narration was amazing. And, to be fair, I really loved the male lead. He was unique and interesting and complex and you couldn't help but root for him. But the female lead was the WORST female character I have ever read about. The amount of time dedicated to her fixating on how disgusting and horrible she thought she was was unbearable. And her fixations would just pop up and disappear again whenever it was most convenient for the plot, but it was never dealt with or addressed. It made the main character absolutely unbearable. The story just wandered about and the characters just acted completely randomly without any rhyme or reason. DNF about two chapters from the end because I was just too fed up.

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  • kelly
  • 2019-07-20

Cute

It was a very cute romantic story. A little far fetched sometimes, but never the less very entertaining. Not as good as the kiss quotient. The narrator is amazing, I heard other books by her and she truly brings the characters to life, she is amazing at changing her voice!

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  • Kelly B.
  • 2019-05-08

Wonderful book!!!

I don’t think I can recommend this book enough and the author. It was a wonderful book with just more than romance. The narrator was amazing!!! Highly recommend if you love a good romance book. Almost finished it in one sitting.

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  • deedoux
  • 2020-06-16

Beautifully Done

This is the best story I’ve listened to in a while. While only being partially familiar with autism and Vietnamese culture, this story sucked me right in. Best character development I’ve across in quite some time. This author really strummed my heartstrings. I’d love to see more from her.

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  • A. Steel
  • 2020-05-26

not nearly as quirky or fun as

another of Hoang's books, which I adored. I could not get over the miscommunication and lack of communication hurdles. Not so much between the love interests but Kai's family not helping Esme understand how autism affected him. Sorry if names are misspelt.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-15

great story

i completely enjoyed the first half of the book but i felt it dragged a little towards the end. great storyline though. it was pretty funny overall

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  • Ingrid A
  • 2020-01-24

The best romance novel I've ever read...

...but I'm not really into the genre. I read it for a change of pace and I was interested in the non-typical characters (Vietnamese, Vietnamese-American, Austistic). It was an interesting and fun read, and quite steamy. I really appreciated the determination of the main-character.

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  • Lee Anne Martes
  • 2019-05-24

cute story

this was such a cute story! there were a few slow moments but overall a great read. i struggled a bit with the breathiness of the narrator in the beginning but that got better as the story went on.

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  • Deanna
  • 2019-05-09

5 stars

Helen Hoang will always be an automatic purchase for me after this book. I loved her first book The Kiss Quotant but I am going to say this book, The Bride Test, may be better.
Emily Woo Zeller did an awesome job narrating, I will be checking out her backlist.
Definitely worth a credit!

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  • Laura F
  • 2019-05-24

Great 2nd book

This was a good follow up to book one. While I didn't love Khai's story as much as Michael's (since it felt mostly the same), it was still a great story.

The narration was good and kept me wanting to listen

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  • sonia
  • 2020-04-20

Great book

I loved everything about this book. I liked it even more than the kiss quotient! Helen Hoang is so good and the performance was great.