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.
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They’re back! The fun, over the top supporting cast that you loved from Crazy Rich Asians is at it again in the sequel, China Rich Girlfriend! It was nice in a way that Rachel and Nick got a more of a backseat story, since they are just too down to earth and normal. I want the crazies!
China Rich Girlfriend is a great second novel, because you get to catch up with all your favourites (Astrid, Kitty and Peik Lin) and get introduced to some characters (Carlon and Colette).
I wish the story was a bit more structured. It bounced all over the place and it was hard to keep the characters straight. Thankfully I watched the first movie recently, so all of the characters were fresh in my mind.
3 calculators out of a potential 5. Not as good as the first novel, but I still really enjoyed it!