China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend

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!

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22 thoughts on “China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

  1. I really need to read this series. I saw the movie a couple months ago and I absolutely fell in love with it. Though I’m not surprised you found this novel a little less interesting then the first. I find first novels are usually the best!

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  2. I’ve not read these books or seen the film yet but I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. Shame this one wasn’t as good as the first for you.

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  3. I just finished it and I was a little bit disappointed that it’s not as good as the first book. I still intend to finish the trilogy, so I hope the third book is better.

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