When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
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What a fun novel! This reminds me so much of Gossip Girl, but without the teenage drama. There was lots of talk about money – who has the most money, how much everything costs and what is everyone buying with their money.
My favourite part of the novel was that the focus wasn’t all on Nick and Rachel. I like them together, but they were too normal. I enjoyed the secondary characters – Astrid, Eleanor and Goh Peik. Sure they were a bit annoying and focused a lot on their money, but they made things so interesting. I liked reading their parts and seeing what would happen in their storylines.
I’m interested to read what happens in the next 2 novels and I will have to check out the movie coming out in a couple weeks!
4 calculators out of a potential 5. I enjoyed it – it’s trashy, it’s fun! It’s always nice to take a break and take a look into the world of the super rich!