[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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Heartstruck by Angeli E. Dumatol


Heartstruck by Angeli E. Dumatol

Publication Date: September 15, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Romance

[I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much, Flicker team!]

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Alexa Zamora looks as if she’s always been the beautiful and graceful center of attention. If you knew her in grade school though, you’d remember a sad little girl, who had lost her parents, and spent most of her time on the martial art arnis—a rough sport, not something girls were supposed to like. If you knew her then, you might have ostracized her for it.

She learned from this mistake, and has done her best to hide all traces of her sport and skill in a new school, and now she’s New Hope Academy’s It Girl. But transfer student Theo Guevarra, who happens to be her old arnis buddy and first love, arrives and makes her question the life she’s been living. How long can she keep up appearances, before it all falls apart?

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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! ❤

[Blog Tour] A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole


A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

Publication Date: July 31, 2018 by Avon Books

Genre: Romance

[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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Blurb:

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?

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Love at First Run by Angel C. Aquino


Love at First Run by Angel C. Aquino

Publication Date: April 30, 2018

Genre: Romance

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

Blurb:

After getting her heart broken, 23-year-old Diana Gomez is afraid to fall in love again. But when her office crush Paul invites her to join a running club with him, she goes for it.

What she doesn’t know is that to be a part of the club, she actually has to train for a half marathon—and that she’ll meet Joshua, the handsome club veteran who becomes her unofficial running buddy.

As if it isn’t hard enough to do speed work, interval training, and long runs after work and on weekends, she has to deal with her feelings for both boys and face her fears of falling in love.

Will she reach the finish line without getting herself (or her heart) injured? Journey with Diana as she reaches running milestones, overcomes obstacles, pushes herself to the limit, and discovers the strength within her…one kilometer at a time.

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A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole


A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Publication Date: February 27, 2018 by Avon

Genre: Romance

[Special thanks to Ms. Chachic of Chachic’s Book Nook for lending me her ARC! I’ve bought my own copy of the book, so this is a review of the finished copy.]

Blurb:

From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . . 

Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.

Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.

The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

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[Blog Tour] Second Wave Summer by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria


Second Wave Summer by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria

Publication Date: May 19, 2018

Genre: Romance

[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.]

Blurb:

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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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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