China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art world scandals, 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 fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she has never known, won't be able to walk her down the aisle.
     Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel in to 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.

Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385682244
9780385682220
Branch Call Number: FIC KWA
Characteristics: 377 pages ;,25 cm.

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Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, 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 birthfa... Read More »


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darladoodles
Dec 12, 2018

A guilty pleasure that enlightens me on the ways the super-rich can find to spend all their money. So glad we got to see a good healthy dose of Astrid's story in this one. She is my favorite character in the trilogy. Looking forward to seeing more of her in the third installment. I do appreciate the point that is made in the book about the lavish spending of the rich. When they buy something, the money often goes into the pockets of hard-working people and helps them to have better lives. Food for thought. Speaking of food -- how are the people in these books able to stay thin?! The food sounds so good!!

IndyPL_JillL Dec 05, 2018

Kevin Kwan does it again! So much fun! Be sure to read all the footnotes as you go. They add so much snark to this fun read.

JCLStefanieE Nov 16, 2018

If you loved Crazy Rich Asians, this will be a real treat. Just as nuts as the first book, our couple visit China to find a whole new culture of crazy. Clever candy read - simply delicious!

TSCPL_Miranda Nov 07, 2018

A fast, fun read. Not quite as strong as the first in the trilogy--I found myself skimming past some parts to get back to the plot--but still thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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pohpoh
Sep 05, 2018

getting boring with excessive descriptions of crazy rich life styles. Still, I'll read the third book to seek conclusion. The third part of Jan Wong's book Apron Strings also describes the life style of crazy rich Chinese in mainland China. Her book is so much more entertaining and hilarious.

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Dream24
Aug 24, 2018

I only picked this book up because I was curious about it after Crazy Rich Asians 1. Boy was I disappointed. It was over the top snobby, pretentious and a lot more name throwing than ever!

Rachel and Nick are still as boring as ever. I still much prefer Astrid over anyone else in this story, just wish she had more scenes and that she had tossed her prick of a husband long long long ago! He is totally not good enough for her, especially when he suddenly became a millionaire and treated Cassian and Astrid so horribly!

So yeah anyways the story is about Rachel finally getting to reach her biological father....the day before her wedding!! Then we barely get to see much father and daughter moments because hey his wife is so scandalized that Rachel, the illegitimate daughter, could possibly ruin her financial and political plans for her husband and son (Carlton, who quite honestly seems like one of the few decent person around once he gets his act together). So Rachel and Nick, who were originally invited to spend the entire summer with her father and his family, is suddenly thrown around and left hanging with some rich snobby Chinese heiress and her cliques, along with Carlton, who is so nice to Rachel. Again, did not like much of the characters except for maybe Carlton.

Kitty's story... it was so so. It does show how pretentious some upper upper society people are in certain parts of Asia and how desperate people are to try and make it into that elusive circle.

There is something definitely missing from this book compared to book 1, it's mostly tabloid fodder material.... nothing truly as shocking as the world that book 1 first introduced us to. So yeah more millions and billions are thrown around in this book but the drama seems slightly toned down and some what predictable

ArapahoeTiegan Apr 11, 2018

Just as good, if not better, than the first book! However, I am finding myself way more intrigued by Astrid's story than by Nick and Rachel's - I'm hoping there is more of Astrid in book 3.

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lpreston214
Mar 05, 2018

I enjoyed this installment (2nd) even more than Crazy Rich Asians. Though there was plenty of descriptions of clothes, food, jewelry, private jets and fancy cars, there was a little more on the character side. We get to know Rachel Chu's half brother Carleton and his girlfriend Collette. We also meet Rachel's birth father as well as his wife. Nick's cousin Astrid is dealing with her husband Michael who has been transformed into a monster by being made super-rich thanks to Charlie Wu. I'll be moving on to installment 3. Can't wait to find out the answer to the all-important question. What happens when Shang Su Yi passes on? Who inherits Tyresall Park?

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kwsmith
Dec 03, 2017

This is the humorous sequel to Crazy Rich Asians. This time, Kwan aims his vicious satire towards the "new money" extravagantly wealthy Chinese mainland families. Once again, level-headed American-born Chinese Rachel proves her worth when she is confronted by powerful rich women of poor character. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next book in this sinfully fun series!

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mligh
Nov 24, 2017

2nd in series

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