May 2019 Indie Next List
“This follow-up to The Kiss Quotient is an incredibly diverse and fun story about Khai, Michael’s cousin from the previous novel. He is Vietnamese-American, autistic, and believes himself to be incapable of the emotions that matter. I would recommend this to those who enjoyed The Rosie Effect and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Hoang is making important waves, one sweet, sexy romance novel at a time.”
— Stephanie Csaszar, Books Around the Corner, Gresham, OR
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the pennyΓ but not important emotions, like love. His family knows betterΓ 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 canΓ t turn it down. Seducing Khai, however, doesnΓ t go as planned. SheΓ 's hopelessly smitten with a man whoΓ 's convinced he can never return her affection.