Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I came across this book one day while I was in Target and it sounded so interesting that I decided to give it a try. I loved this book so much and knew I had to share it with everyone! The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, will draw you in from the very first page, and make you see what a mother will go through to see her son happy!
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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.”
Khai loves the way his life is, and doesn’t want anything to change in his perfectly structured life. But when his mom tells him that she found him a woman that will live with him, and he has to give the relationship a chance, Khai finds his world turned upside down. Esme just wants to take care of her family, and is very skeptical when she is approached by a woman, who says she wants her to marry her son. Esme decides to give it a chance, because it may lead to a better life for her family. However, when she arrives in America she learns that seducing Khai is going to be a lot harder than she expected. Can she get Khai to come out of his shell or will Esme fail? Can Khai learn to love someone else or will he be too stubborn to change his ways? These two people will take you on a journey of self discovery and have you believing in love again.
This story is told from Khai’s point of view and Esme’s point of view, which as you all know by now I absolutely love! I laughed, I cried, and I screamed. Helen takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster, but also allows you to see into a different culture as well. In this story there is no love at first sight, and it is an uphill battle from the get go. It makes the story more believable and relatable to the reader. The book drew me in and had me staying up late until I finished it, because I had to see what would happen next. If you love romance and getting drawn in by a story than you need to pick up this book as soon as possible!
Go on a journey to discover what it really means to fall in love!