Friday, November 16, 2018

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend
by Kevin Kwan

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Published: 2015
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: Chick-lit, Romance, Asian American, China
Hardback: 400
Rating: 5

Crazy Asians series:
Crazy Rich Asians
China Rich Girlfriend
Rich People Problems

First sentence(s):
London, 8 September 2012, 9:00 a.m. GMT
A red Ferrari 458 Italia crashed through the window of the Jimmy Choo shoe boutique on Sloane Street sometime between 4:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. last night.

Zombie sighting:
"Whatever we can't eat, we'll save for the zombie apocalypse..."
-chapter 2, page 172

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 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.

My two-bits:

This series continues to engage me and is perfect for Asian arm chair traveling. Includes views into both decadant and low-key (under the radar) rich living lifestyles.

I loved learning more and more of this world of rich and not necessarily famous people.


* part of World Reads challenge - China (here)
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