China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians #2
Steam Level: It’s Getting Warmer
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 fiance 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.Goodreads
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I loved Crazy Rich Asians, and China Rich Girlfriend was also a delight. China Rich Girlfriend takes place two years after Crazy Rich Asians, and we catch up with all of our favorites and some new characters.
Nick and Rachel are still the main characters, and they are still utterly adorable. We are also introduced to more of Rachel’s family, and I have to say I enjoyed that aspect of the story, especially seeing her interaction with Carlton.
While Rachel is the main event, by far, my favorite character is Astrid. Her story was very interesting, and I loved seeing her deal with Michael’s new success. I would love a book that focuses on her. She is such a strong character, and I admire her a great deal.
With these books, lavish spending is almost a character in itself. It is insane to hear about it. I am always aghast when they talk about all the spending on cars and clothes in these books! I hope that this book is also turned into a movie!
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