By Kevin Kwan
Series: Crazy Rich Asians #2
Published by Knopf Doubleday
on June 16, 2015
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 Girlfriendbrings 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.
I read and enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians a few years ago, and I had to see the movie adaptation when it came out. Right after my best friend and I saw the movie (which was fantastic), I knew that I had to read the rest of the series! Fortunately my BFF loaned me this book, and I started to read it almost as soon as I got home from the movie theatre.
This book was so fun! It also made me so hungry – there were so many descriptions of delicious food! I really enjoyed reading this and getting to spend time with characters I remembered from Crazy Rich Asians (especially Astrid!). And I was very excited for Rachel and Henry’s wedding!
This book was just as fun as Crazy Rich Asians and now I can’t wait to read the third book in the series, Rich People Problems.