China rich girlfriend Rich Series, Book 2
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- ISBN: 9780385539098 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:||Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, 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 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...|
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 January #1
Crazy good fun with a smart social sting, Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians reveals New Yorker Rachel Chu's shock when she agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with boyfriend Nicholas Young and learns that he's stratospherically rich. In this follow-up, Rachel is now engaged to Nicholas, who's ready to ditch his entire fortune for her, and has had the shock of her life when she finally discovers her birth father. Crazy Rich Asians buzzed big; lots of promotion, including (no surprise) giveaways on the Hampton Jitney.[Page 71]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 May #1
Kwan's latest follows in the footsteps of his wildly imaginative Crazy Rich Asians but adds even more conspicuous consumption and over-the-top behavior. Readers will rejoin many of the author's amusingly charming (and some not so) characters and meet some new individuals as well. The book is resplendent with gorgeous description, whether it's various locales' natural beauty or man-made palatial homes, restaurants, and private jets. The dialog is always top-notch. There are many fascinating substories; for example, the lovely Rachel Chu finally finds her birth father. Also, former soap-opera star Kitty Pongânow Kitty Paiâhires Corinna Ko-Tung to "remake" her and becomes most respectable. A sprinkling of footnotes adds local expressions, insightful asides, and Kwan's own snarky personal comments. Among the many laugh-out-loud incidents are examples of the extreme cheapness of some of these ultrawealthy people and tidbits about their staff: "He tried to steal some of his Ah Ma's impeccably trained staff while in Singapore, but those servants were more loyal than the Nazis." The conclusion offers up additional shocks and surprises that will have readers clamoring for more. VERDICT Those who enjoy splendid writing and getting a glimpse at how the other half (probably much less than 50 percent) lives will delight in this book. [See the Q&A with Kwan on p. 65; Prepub Alert, 12/15/14.]âSusan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL[Page 63]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 October #1
Here, listeners will happily become reacquainted with down-to-earth Nick Young and his fiancÃ©e Rachel Chu. Rachel has never met her biological father, but sets off on a wild adventure in hopes of finding him in time for him to walk her down the aisle. There are many new facesâbad boys and It Girls aboundâand plenty of jet-setting adventure as the characters travel to glamorous locations including Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, London, New York, and Los Angeles. Most astonishing is the extreme stinginess of some of the richest people on the planet who look for the cheapest parking garage or "steal" an extra piece of cake from the church's coffee hour. Kwan's (Crazy Rich Asians) well-drawn characters and brilliant writing add to the surreal fun. Clever footnotes clarify unusual words or phrases, with occasional snarkiness adding humor. Narrator Lydia Look uses a very appealing conversational style and deftly captures wide-ranging accents, ages, and personalities. VERDICT A must for those who enjoyed Kwan's first gem, though it'll stand alone for those who are sampling him for the first time. ["Those who enjoy splendid writing and getting a glimpse at how the other half (probably much less than 50 percent) lives will delight in this book"; LJ 5/1/15 starred review of the Doubleday hc.]âSusan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL[Page 43]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.