Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week, for Waiting on Wednesday, I’m featuring one of my most anticipated adult contemporaries of the year! I read the first book in this series, The Kiss Quotient, last year and loved it so much! I didn’t know that there would be a sequel right away, but once I did find out, I wanted a copy right away! Luckily enough, I received an advanced copy of The Bride Test, so I hope to read it ASAP!
“Can’t-Wait Wednesday [or Waiting on Wednesday] is a weekly meme hosted [by] Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.”
Title: The Bride Test
Author: Helen Hoang
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Berkley (Penguin
Date published: May 7, 2019
Note: This book is part of a series, and there are likely some spoilers in the synopsis below.
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.
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.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY WAITING ON WEDNESDAY POST! WHICH UPCOMING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE ONE THAT I PICKED THIS WEEK TOO? OR HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT IT BEFORE THIS POST? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!