[Blog Tour] The Bride Test by Helen Hoang


The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: May 7, 2019 by Berkley

Genre: Romance

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Blurb:

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.

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The Bride Test PH Blog Tour


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:

May 5:
Athena D. @ The Book Junkie’s Blog
Treena @ wellreadmisty

May 6:
Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads
Angelica @ Whimsy Wanders

May 7:
Fay @ Bibliophile Soprano
Karlita @ Tale Out Loud

May 8:
Alexia @ The Bookworm Daydreamer
Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven

May 9:
Leslie @ Bibliophilekid
Kate @ Your Tita Kate

May 10:
Cathrina @ Puggyreader Writes
Princess @ Princess and Pages

May 11:
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Athena S. @ The Night Faerie

May 12:
Elena @ The Queen Reads
Abigail @ Reading Flamingo

What if The Kiss Quotient was set in the Philippines?


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: June 5, 2018 by Berkley

Genre: Romance

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Readers from the Philippines can get copies of the book from Fully Booked.

Blurb:

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?

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The Kiss Quotient PH Blog Tour


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:

September 16
Eira @ Eirareads

September 17
Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven

September 18
Bea @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

September 19
Mervilyn @ Merv Reads
Jessa @ Supercalireader

September 20
Mae @ Wanders Between Pages
Raf @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads

September 21
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

September 22
Kate @ The Backwards Bookshelf

September 23
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! ❤

Giveaway! ❤

[Author Interview] Helen Hoang


Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since.

In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT, which comes out in June 2018 with Berkley.

She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.

Helen is represented by Kim Lionetti of BookEnds Literary Agency.

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My Bookish Adventures: June Wrap-Up


My Bookish Adventures is a quarterly monthly recap of the things that happened to me and this blog. It includes the books that I have read, the reviews that I have posted, my TBR for the next month, life updates, announcements, and many more.

I decided to finally switch to monthly recaps instead of quarterly ones because I want to keep you updated, and let’s hope I get to maintain this!

Let’s do a little time travel? Check out my old recaps from 2014-2015:

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: June 5, 2018 by Berkley

Genre: Romance

[I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!]

 Amazon │ Barnes & Noble │NookBooks-A -MillionIndieboundiBooks│ KoboGoogle Play

Blurb:

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…

Book Trailer:

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