China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Kevin Kwan, ... author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a ... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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 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"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385539081
0385539088
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 25 cm

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schambers77
Sep 28, 2017

Entertaining and spell bounding.....what a story, cant wait to get the next books.

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MauraDaly
Mar 09, 2017

This book is a lot of fun! It's a quick read that will leave you entertained.

bwortman Dec 03, 2016

As with the previous novel in this series, I was again surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. Filled with a wide cast of characters, most of whom are obscenely rich and who have an entirely skewed perception of morality and reality, it remains fascinating reading. While almost none of the characters really grow or change, the plot propels everything along at a wonderful clip and leaves you compelled to understand the various machinations of many of the characters that surround our central pair of Nick and Rachel. There's also the luscious descriptions of places, food, and fashions that while occasionally overwhelming give a true sense of place. And there's often a hint of snarky humour either in the text of the novel itself or in the footnotes sprinkled liberally throughout. If you enjoyed the first novel, you'll want to pick up this one.

tritonesub Dec 23, 2015

Wonderful sequel to Crazy Rich Asians. Characters are more fleshed out, and the deft touch of humor is still very present, as well as a sense of justice, making the story engaging and not just about making fun of... rich Asians.

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writermala
Sep 30, 2015

It is not surprising that Kevin Kwan's debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is being made to a movie. This book which is somewhat of a sequel is also hilarious. All the characters are "Weapons of Mass Consumption," and this makes for entertaining reading. The incidents highlighting obscenely rich purchases are interspersed with a story with all the mystery resolved at the end. Good lighthearted fun.

SchroederTribe Jul 07, 2015

Sequel to Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan's "China Rich Girlfriend" is another funny and engaging novel about the fictional lives of Asia's most wealthy. Kwan grew up in Singapore and knows and loves his subjects and has historically written non-fiction with an emphasis on fine art. His knowledge of subject and generally intelligence carries clearly through in these fun loving books.

multcolib_darceem Jun 02, 2015

So much fun! Hilarious, fashion-filled, over-the-top and yeah, a little frivolous and yet I really love these characters and am left with a deep craving for Chinese food. Crazy Rich Asians + China Rich Girlfriend are perfect summer reading!

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