Dear Helen Hoang, I loved The Kiss Quotient last year and was very excited to read your follow up, The Bride Test. Set in the same world as the earlier novel, The Bride Test is a Cinderella story featuring Diep Khai and Tran Ngoc My (who takes the name Esmeralda/Esme ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, As I enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, I was eager to read your follow-up contemporary romance, The Bride Test (It is not necessary to read The Kiss Quotient first; The Bride Test stands on its own).
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 ... more >
I took a look at my 5 star reads for the year and created my top 10 from that. I’ve decided not to rank them; it’s too hard to do and they were all fabulous books. Iron & Magic by Ilona Andrews. Magic Triumphs could easily have made this list ... more >
I love end-of-year reading lists so I hope our readers share their own favorite books of 2018 in the comments. Here are the 2018 releases I enjoyed most: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel is the story of three young women’s quest for empowerment — a Jewish ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, There’s been a lot of pre-publication buzz about your debut, The Kiss Quotient, and it sounded interesting and different, so I requested an ARC from the publisher. Stella Lane, a wealthy econometrician with Asperger’s, has struggled with her past romantic experiences. Sex has never gone well for ... more >