China Rich Girlfriend
Book 2, Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy - A Novel
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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 fiancé 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.
Fun follow up
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.
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..
Really fun read
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!
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Jun 16, 2015
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 496 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy