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The Bride Test

Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hrs
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,936 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

Winner for Best of 2019 in Audible Escape

Another winning charmer from Helen Hoang
"Helen Hoang blew us out of the water with her debut, The Kiss Quotient, so there were high expectations for this one, and she, along with narrator Emily Woo Zeller, did not disappoint. In this standalone sequel, Khai Diep (who we first met as a side character in Kiss), believes that romance not only isn't in the cards for him, but that it's just not possible due to his autism. His mother, undeterred, heads to her native Vietnam to find him the perfect girl, certain that Khai wouldn't turn away someone who's traveled so far. Esme Tran can't pass up the opportunity to start a new life in America, but her seduction plans for Khai are thrown off course by her complicated beau and her very real feelings for him. If you love an arranged marriage story, you're going to adore this nuanced and cleverly funny take on that trope."—The Audible Romance Editors

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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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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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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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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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NOT The Kiss Quotient, but still pretty good.

I loved the kiss quotient. This is not that or as good. BUT it is still a decent read. I really like Helen Hoang's writing style and I will definitely be reading whatever she comes out with next.

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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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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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Book heaven

I loved Kiss Quotient and there was a shadow of doubt in me that this book will not be as good. But it was lovely. Fighting for love, fighting with insecurities and demons. But still polite and kind to others. Importance of the family despite how annoying our family members may be. Bravo. Another great book!

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really enjoyed it

This was a super cute and sweet read. even though sometimes I didnt understand the chracters reactions or not being more understanding when it came to one of the characters, I still enjoyed the story. I also didnt like that the main character kept the huge secret that she kept while trying to get kai to fall in love with her and marry her. I really liked the ASD representation and it really helps you see the struggles someone like kai goes through daily especially when it comes go building close relationships. Over all I enjoyed this book. There were heartbreaking moments but also heartwarming moments. The story held my interest the whole time and I found it to be unique.

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it was a fun

I enjoyed it. I thought the characters were really interesting. I would have preferred more character development in situations over lussac's

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  • Karrie
  • 05-26-19

Loved it!

After reading "The Kiss Quotient ", I've been eagerly awaiting the next book... I was hooked from the very first chapter. Loved the writing, the narration... most definitely worth a credit!

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  • Riks
  • 09-02-19

Clever storyline

This book was everything! I can honestly say it's the best book I've read. filled with humour, emotion, tension and love. I couldn't put this down!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-25-19

A lovely read to restore your faith in love!

Helen Hoang is quickly becoming one of my favourite romance authors. Her next book will be an auto-buy for me. Hell, all her books from now on! Great representation and the cutest characters you ever did see. Highly recommend! 👌🏾

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  • Book addict
  • 05-19-19

Enjoyable listen

This was a good book, though not as strong as the first book in the series. There were some aspects that frustrated me, but way more that I loved, so it balanced out as 4 stars.

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  • Shannon
  • 01-16-20

Great narrator and amazing storyline

I absolutely adored listening to this book. Great narrator and amazing storyline. It really enthralled me. Esme and Khai were made for each other!! And the brief mention of Michael and Stella was beautiful. Next it's Quan's turn!!! Helen Hoang is an amazing author. I felt so many emotions and the book kept me interested right till the end.

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  • Elizabeth Hooker
  • 06-06-19

Excellent!

Loved every minute. 100 percent reccomend! well done Helen Hoang! So adorable, So realistic, All the feels!!!

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  • catherine
  • 05-23-19

LOL

I can't stop laughing while listening to the book. There was a balance of happy and sad events of the story. I enjoyed it since this is a different type of love story, the fact that Khai has autism and he is capable of falling in love also Esme who is a single mom found the love of her life. Somehow this story gives hope to all people who doesn't believe that true love exist. I am now a a fan Helen Hoang.