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Helen Hoang

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While I won’t critique the main plot (since many elements came from the author’s personal experience), the chemistry between the main protagonists was missing. SO MUCH happened to Quan “offscreen” before the story started that he barely resembled the character we had known and grown to love in two prior novels. A disappointing book- should have been a stand-alone with a different or even altogether new male protagonist.
mimji | 42 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |
Despite sudden, startling fame as the result of a viral video, Anna and her violin have gone silent as she finds she's unable to play to the high standards she has set for herself. To rub salt in the wound, her boyfriend makes the surprise announcement that they're now in an open relationship. Nonplussed, Anna convinces herself that embarking on a series of one-night stands, something she would never previously have considered, is exactly what she needs right now.

I chose this book to read on vacation, and it was a perfect fit: a fun, refreshing, believable (important!), and (mostly) light-hearted escape. Enthusiastically recommended, in addition to the first two titles in the series.… (mere)
ryner | 42 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2024 |
I wish there were more than five stars to give :) I loved this book! Stella was so charming and sweet and I really liked Michael. I can't wait the second book in in the series!
Donderowicz | 165 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book immensely and I was sure I would give it five stars - right until the ending, which was, I'm sorry to say, quite horrible. It was like one of those crazy, silly comedies and I hated it, so finally I gave this book only four stars.

The story was simple and cute: Esme, a very poor girl from Vietnam, goes to the USA to meet and marry Khai. Khai is autistic and it's his mother who chose Esme as his future wife. He's not very happy about it at first, but soon he discovers that maybe it's not such a bad idea.

I really liked Khai, he was a sweetheart. He always tried to make people happy and he was so clumsy with people and kept saying and doing the wrong things. And the first sex scene was hilarious.

I didn't like Esme. She was dishonest, she didn't tell neither Khai nor his mother about her daughter, which was a huge lie. She kept hiding her thoughts from Khai, although both he and his mother asked her not to do this. She kept taking his things without asking for permission - for example his dead cousin's bike. She cut the tree in his garden with a kitchen cleaver, for heaven's sake, and she didn't even discuss it with him first. She run from him and didn't take his phone calls, she didn't seem to care, that he worried about her. She seemed very selfish and untrustworthy to me.

Still, I enjoyed the story and I'm happy I read it. I will definitely read the next book by this author.

From my blog: https://dominikasreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-bride-test-by-helen-h...
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Donderowicz | 96 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2024 |



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