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 scandal, 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 fiancée 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 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.
ISBN: 9780385682220
9780385682244
Characteristics: 377 pages ;,25 cm

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ambdizzle
May 17, 2019

Such a good book. The Kitty Pong storyline is so hilarious! Astrid’s storyline is entertaining. Rachel’s storyline is crazy. Can’t wait to read the third book.

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Bududo
May 13, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the trilogy. It is clear that the author is inspired by some of shenanigans reported in the press of wealthy and powerfully connected Chinese such as Jho Low and Bo Xilai.

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feyrerhys
May 06, 2019

This book was funny, scandalous and heartwarming. I'm not going to spoil anything, but i can't wait for China Rich Girlfriend to hit the big screen. It's a crazy good book.

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doeringjo128
Apr 22, 2019

This veered a little off from the first book and I missed some of the original characters. Otherwise still a decent book!

JCLHeatherM Mar 13, 2019

More money only leads to more problems for Rachel and Nicholas after a quick and intimate wedding ceremony. While attempting to mend fences with Nicholas' family, Rachel finally meets her birth father and has more adventures with Chinese society. Book two of 'Crazy Rich Asians' does not disappoint - with plenty of intrigue, scandal, and decadence. Be sure to look for the film sequel coming out in 2020.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Feb 24, 2019

I liked it better than Crazy Rich Asians. Quick read.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 30, 2018

This series is such good fun. I love having a window into a life style and culture so different from my own.

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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!

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Jun 02, 2019

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