I find Bride Test better than The Kiss Quotient in terms of plot, characters and even the smutty stuff. It was better well, I guess, in every aspect. Lol. This is not to say that this book isn’t smutty because it is. Just not quite as pornographic as its predecessor. Lol. Some descriptions are downright hilarious actually, it doesn’t even feel sexy. Just take a peek.
“F^(3, he was sporting an erection in his damned car. If he hit a speed bump, he’d probably break his dick in half.” Too funny.
But the plot and the characters are very enjoyable. Autism still plays a major part of the story and like in the first book, it’s also the main reason of the plot’s complication. This time, it’s the story of Khai (Michael’s autistic cousin) and his originally unwilling quest (thanks to his mom’s blatant meddling) for the perfect bride despite his claims that his is a heart of stone and that he’s incapable of love.
I liked how the Vietnamese culture is more highlighted in this novel and that the author decided to deviate from her original plan and instead make her main character Vietnamese because she decided it’s time to pay tribute to her mom by sort of telling her story through Esme or My’s character.
Considering this is still a chick-lit novel, it wasn’t free of cliches and cheesiness but they were maintained to a minimum, enough to make me swoon just a little. Lol