The Bride Test

Written by:
Helen Hoang
Narrated by:
Emily Woo Zeller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
10 hours 0 minutes
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.
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Great Book! loved it, would love to see a series and see the brother find love too.

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Carolyn M.

This book is much deeper than the description gives it credit for. I like how you get to be invested in each characters journey individually and as a couple. My concern is that the 'hot' scenes are very graphic.

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Ingrid D.

Think chicklit and with this expectation it is a really enjoyable book. Nothing really surprising a happy ending makes an engaging story. Well narrated, nothing remarkable but nothing that irritated me either.

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Judi Jeanotte

This read made me smile. Though it dealt with some heady issues, arranged marriages, immigration, lost love, autism and fatherless children, it did so in a different angle than I was accustomed to beautifully. The characters were well developed. It took me a while to like the cadence of the narrators voices. I liked Kais but thought Esmis was too stilted at first, but I got used to it and ended up liking the nuance of her English.

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helen hoang romances >>>>>

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A light read.

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