After reading Helens debut novel The Kiss Quotient last year and completely falling in love with the story I’ve been highly anticipating her next release. When we found out that it’s going to be set in the same world as TKQ but following different characters I was so excited!
Now let me tell you, this book didn’t disappoint. I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype and love I have TKQ but I adored The Bride Test just as much. It was so heartwarming and I instantly connected with the characters. I truly had such a fun reading experience.
The Bride Test follows Kai, Michaels cousin from TKQ, he is autistic and believes that he is incapable of showing real emotions to someone.
His mother wants him to find someone and have a family. She travels to Vietnam to scout potential wives for her son. This is where she meets Esme, and offers to pay for a trip to America in exchange with getting to know her son and see if she can get him to open up and seduce him….
The Bride Test is another solid, adorable love story from Hoang. I love the representation in her stories, from in depth storytelling about the characters cultural backgrounds to the autism rep, Helen is writing stories with such substance, and it’s important that these stories are told!
I can’t wait to read Helens next release. I’m so ridiculously excited for The Heart Principle (Quan’s book!!!)