As soon as I finished Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, I had to move onto the second book in his trilogy: China Rich Girlfriend. I needed to find out the continuation of Rachel Chu and Nicky Young’s story. Also I had a desire to know what would happen to some of the other characters I had come to know in the story.
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle.
Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.
The second novel in the trilogy was as much fun to read as the first. I laughed at the craziness of it all, and enjoyed the extravagant nature of the new wealth in China. Once again the romance in the story is interwoven with humour and wit as Kwan describes the outrageous behaviour of those with far more money than they can spend in a lifetime.
Love, however, is not always easy and Kwan shows us this in his description of Astrid and her beau. And even though Rachel and Nicky are moving towards the altar, obstacles still stand in their way. What I enjoyed most in this novel is the continuation of the stories that began in the first. Not all problems are resolved in the end (there is a third novel in the series) but some are – and mostly to my satisfaction.
The second novel in the trilogy, China Rich Girlfriend did not disappoint me. My attention was kept throughout and I completed the story in 2 days. Definitely a perfect read for those who enjoy romance with lots of humour.
I give this novel ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019
(This novel was the 3rd in my book pledge for 2019)