Waiting on Wednesday [7]: China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

22674105 PUBLICATION DATE: June 16th, 2015
Knopf Doubleday


 

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.


When was the last time I’ve done one of these, you ask? Well, considering I’ve been blogging for a number of years and this is only the 7th time I’ve done one of these posts…I honestly cannot even remember.

My need for this book is dire. This is Kevin Kwan’s second book; his follow-up to Crazy Rich Asians. I didn’t even know there was an instalment until I saw some pretty lucky bloggers Instagramming their ARCs. After adding this book to my Goodreads shelves, I slaughtered a virgin goat and offered it to the statue of Libriosa (ARC-giving goddess). Hopefully, she’ll hear my prayers and grant me this wish.

What are you waiting on today?