The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Publication Date: May 7, 2019 by Berkley
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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.
Helen Hoang is a treasure to the romance community. Her debut novel, The Kiss Quotient, is widely talked about in book clubs and romance groups in the Philippines. Having recently won the Goodreads Choice Award for romance, Helen continues to make her mark on the hearts of her Filipino readers.
Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House International, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang will have a Philippine blog tour!
The blog tour is from May 5-12, 2019. See the schedule below:
Athena D. @ The Book Junkie’s Blog
Treena @ wellreadmisty
Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads
Angelica @ Whimsy Wanders
Fay @ Bibliophile Soprano
Karlita @ Tale Out Loud
Alexia @ The Bookworm Daydreamer
Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven
Leslie @ Bibliophilekid
Kate @ Your Tita Kate
Cathrina @ Puggyreader Writes
Princess @ Princess and Pages
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Athena S. @ The Night Faerie
Elena @ The Queen Reads
Abigail @ Reading Flamingo
Jennifer E. Smith is a widely-loved author of Filipino readers. Since the success of her book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Filipino readers have supported her work.
Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House International, Field Notes on Love will have a Philippine blog tour!
The blog tour is from March 1-8, 2019. ARCs of the book will be passed around by the participants. NetGalley widgets for the book will also be sent to the bloggers in the tour.
This tour is open to Philippine residents only. Fifteen (15) book bloggers will be selected and notified via email. Please reply to the email within 48 hours – a new participant will be chosen upon failure to do so.
The sign-up form will close on February 4, Monday. The review copies will be sent to the participants shortly after.
Don’t miss your chance, click here to sign up now. ❤
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Publication Date: June 5, 2018 by Berkley
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Readers from the Philippines can get copies of the book from Fully Booked.
A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
Because I’ve already posted my review of The Kiss Quotient and I’ve also posted my interview with Helen Hoang, I thought it would be fun to write a What If post for The Kiss Quotient.
What would change if the book was set in the Philippines?
First of all, my deepest thanks to Helen Hoang for giving me the opportunity to host the PH blog tour for her book. ❤
The Kiss Quotient is definitely one of my favorite reads this year. Curious about what I think? Read my review here. ❤
Below is the tour schedule:
Eira @ Eirareads
Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven
Bea @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Mervilyn @ Merv Reads
Jessa @ Supercalireader
Mae @ Wanders Between Pages
Raf @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch
Kate @ The Backwards Bookshelf
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Bonus post from Bibliophile Soprano:
What if The Kiss Quotient was set in the Philippines?
Links to the blog posts will be updated, so check back on this page for more book reviews!
Thank you so much for supporting this blog tour and for spreading the love for The Kiss Quotient! Readers from the Philippines can get copies of the book from Fully Booked.
Join the giveaway below for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of the book! ❤
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
Publication Date: August 9, 2018 by Usborne Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy! I joined the blog tour hosted by Ate Erika from The Nocturnal Fey to help promote the book!]
Bookish friends from the Philippines can buy a copy of this book at National Book Store! ❤
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Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?
A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
Publication Date: July 31, 2018 by Avon Books
[I received an e-ARC for the blog tour. Special thanks to Pure Textuality PR and the publisher for the review copy!]
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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way…
New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.
Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project.
Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?
Second Wave Summer by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria
Publication Date: May 19, 2018
[I received a review copy from the authors (thank you, Ate Six, Ms. Tara, and Ms. Jay!) and I also purchased the book on release day. This is a review of the finished Kindle edition.]
All roads lead back to beachside music festival Summer Crush for another weekend of high waves, rock & roll, and the promise of summer romance.
On any given day, Michael Brian doesn’t need to do much to hit the right notes with a girl, but there’s something about this day—and something about this girl—that’s got him out of tune. (A Taste of Summer, Six de los Reyes)
Indie filmmaker Datu puts on his dusty event videographer hat for Summer Crush. But memories of a love he let slip away resurface from every corner of this surf town. Now what he thought would be an easy job just isn’t so easy anymore. (Rushes, Tara Frejas)
Corporate-highflyer-on-vacation Ringo has a question to which cookie bar boss woman Kris has the answer, if only they’d stop getting in each other’s way. (Ask Me Nicely, Jay E. Tria)
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You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria
Publication Date: November 4, 2017
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At 31, Kris’s dating life is starting to resemble a reality show. So when she strikes up a conversation with a nerdy but gorgeous stranger on the train, getting serious is the last thing on her mind. Been there, done that, and she has the emotional baggage to prove it.
At 24, Ringo knows what he wants—and when a train flirtation turns into a night he can’t forget, he knows he wants Kris. But it’s clear she has other plans, and they don’t include him. So when they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, it’s Ringo’s chance to turn up the heat, and convince Kris to take a risk.
In a new city, with someone new—the right someone—what could change? Maybe nothing. But also, maybe everything.
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
Publication Date: August 29, 2017 by Swoon Reads
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
[Review copy provided for the blog tour, special thanks to Giselle of Xpresso Book Tours and the publisher!]
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Danielle effed up. Big time.
Danielle’s plans for the future were pretty easy to figure out… until she failed senior English and her single college application was denied. Suddenly she’s in hot water with very few options, because honestly who applies to a safety school when their mom is a semi-famous “college psychic”?!
Determined to get her life back on track, Danielle enrolls in her hometown community college with a plan: pass her English class and get back into Ohio State and her mother’s good graces. Romance isn’t on her radar… until she reconnects with her childhood crush and golden-boy-next-door, Luke.
Between family drama, first love and finding her own way, Danielle can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Thankfully she has her friendship with the snarky and frustratingly attractive Porter, her coworker at the campus bookstore, to push her to experience new things and help keep her afloat.
One thing’s for sure: This time, failure’s not an option.