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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019, arcs

***ARC received for an honest review***

At first I wasn’t sure how I felt. I couldn’t identify with the characters - their cultures were unfamiliar, and they were both difficult to identify with. I felt uncomfortable as Esme struggled, as Khai pushed.

But I wanted more. I wanted what’s next. I wanted to watch these two strange people bloom and unfurl because it became abundantly clear they both had amazing just under the surface.

And then I was swept away. Esme’s determination to be the hero of her own story. Khai’s grappling with his feelings. I feel like they started this book like tiny little acorns - hard and green and bitter. And they finished it like towering oaks - strong and resilient and majestic.

I liked The Kiss Quotient a lot. But I loved this book. There was a core of sweetness and strength to Khai and Esme that is rare and lovely. Characters that felt scratchy and off in the beginning came to feel like home.

I am so excited for all of you to read this.

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Reading Progress

January 19, 2019 – Shelved
January 19, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
January 19, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 19, 2019 – Shelved as: arcs
February 17, 2019 – Started Reading
February 17, 2019 –
February 17, 2019 –
16.0% "Dissemblance."
February 18, 2019 –
February 18, 2019 –
February 18, 2019 –
February 18, 2019 –
February 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Well, we couldn't possibly be more different on this one! lol
I'm glad you loved it!

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