China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Feeling incomplete because her unknown birth father cannot walk her down the aisle, Rachel Chu, on the brink of marrying one of Asia's richest bachelors, is brought into the elite circles of Shanghai by a shocking revelation.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385539081
0385539088
9780804172066
Branch Call Number: FIC KWAN, KEVIN
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 25 cm

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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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schambers77
Sep 28, 2017

Entertaining and spell bounding.....what a story, cant wait to get the next books.

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MauraDaly
Mar 09, 2017

This book is a lot of fun! It's a quick read that will leave you entertained.

bwortman Dec 03, 2016

As with the previous novel in this series, I was again surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. Filled with a wide cast of characters, most of whom are obscenely rich and who have an entirely skewed perception of morality and reality, it remains fascinating reading. While almost none of the characters really grow or change, the plot propels everything along at a wonderful clip and leaves you compelled to understand the various machinations of many of the characters that surround our central pair of Nick and Rachel. There's also the luscious descriptions of places, food, and fashions that while occasionally overwhelming give a true sense of place. And there's often a hint of snarky humour either in the text of the novel itself or in the footnotes sprinkled liberally throughout. If you enjoyed the first novel, you'll want to pick up this one.

tritonesub Dec 23, 2015

Wonderful sequel to Crazy Rich Asians. Characters are more fleshed out, and the deft touch of humor is still very present, as well as a sense of justice, making the story engaging and not just about making fun of... rich Asians.

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