China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

By Kevin Kwan

  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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Description

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.
 

     On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fianc√© willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • This book is a "SWITHART"

    5
    By Ahjummonie
    ...although I'm not sure if the Ayalas' pronunciation of sweetheart is like that. Lol
  • China Rich Girlfriends

    5
    By Prudence1
    Excellent read for entertainment and exposure to obscenely rich culture abroad. Great weekend or vacation read. Tantalizing tidbits about Chinese aristocracy and generation x new money mushed into drama. Loved it!
  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book

    5
    By MAD & AGGRAVATED
    I cannot express just how much I loved this book and also his first book "Crazy Rich Asians". I could not put either of the books down. I tried to read as slow as I could so the I could drag out the enjoyment but that didn't work. I was obsessed with reading to find out what happens next.
  • Begging for more ASAP. I need a 3rd book

    5
    By Bribri60295
    Awesome book to the end. Kevin please make book 3!
  • Meh‚Ķentertaining

    2
    By Lotsoshoes
    Sequel not nearly as good as the first. Storyline is over the top and borderline ridiculous. I'd also say pretty predictable and under whelming.
  • Really fun read

    5
    By grace.yu
    As an ABC with relatives in China who have too much money for their own good, the series hits a little too close to home. But it's really great and such a fun read! Can't wait for the next one!
  • Home run

    5
    By Peggy Padelt
    Again he knocks it out of the park.. So wickedly funny.. His characters are so lifelike.. It's easy to cheer for some and boo for others.. Hope I don't have to wait two more years for his next one..
  • Fun follow up

    4
    By kelvinchennyc
    It is a fun sequel to Crazy Rich Asians but somehow the plot seems to be jumping all over the place and with too many characters. I think it would be great to focus on the plots of 4 to 5 main characters and trim the rest. Also the writing style seems a little off with multiple narratives jumping from a fashion blogger to one of the character's diary entries to news reports, versus from the author's point of view. Overall, it is a fun read, giving a glimpse into the over the top craziness of China's wealthy and the generation gap between the fuerdai (wealthy 2nd generation) versus their parents, which somewhat is similar to the Singapore crazy rich.

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