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The Bride Test Reviews

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test

Helen Hoang

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Corvus
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781786499639

From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart...

3 stars out of 5
Clémence Michallon
8 Jun 2019

"a sweet romance that explores autism"

Hoang, who has herself been diagnosed with a form of autism spectrum disorder in line with Asperger’s Syndrome (which inspired her previous novel The Kiss Quotient), accomplishes somewhat of a tour de force in making us understand – and feel – both Khai’s and Esme’s perspectives. We know what information is being misinterpreted, and why these two people, who are evidently perfect for each other, also keep misreading each other. Hoang is an avid reader of romance novels, and it shows: she delivers a classic tale of will they/ won’t they, and the expertly handled chase between the two lovers is at times heartbreaking, at times frustrating, but always delightful. The novel is powered by several solid themes, too – not that the matters of the heart are inherently frivolous.