China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author ofCrazy 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 Assch...

Details China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)

TitleChina Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)
Release DateJun 16th, 2015
PublisherKnopf Doubleday
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance, Humor

Reviews China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)

  • BingeReader
    Please tell me there is a third book! I need closure!!!
  • Roxane
    Another fun, soapy trifle of a novel. I wish these books had just a bit more ambition. Mostly it's extravagant descriptions of extravagant wealth with a glimmer of plot loosely holding everything together. The absurdity of Crazy Rich Asians is dialed way up for this second book in the series. It's just beyond. But again, lots and lots of fun.
  • Marianne
    Reading this, I can't help feel anything but disappointed. In Crazy Rich Asians, there was equal parts drama, gossip and brand name-droppings, but China Rich Girlfriend is just absolutely tabloid material. Some SPOILERS of course... For starters, Kevin Kwan turns his two main characters, Rachel and Nick, into two-dimensional beings who just exist in the book to give us a better-than-gossip-column eyes into the lives of China's Fu Er Dai (childre...
  • Julie
    China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan is a 2015 Doubleday publication.Another outstanding installment in this wildly entertaining series! As the story opens, a couple of years have passed since our initial introduction to these “Crazy Rich Asians”. Nick and Rachel are on the cusp of getting married, but Eleanor is still meddling and Rachel is still hoping to locate her long, lost father. Astrid’s husband's company has seen unprecedented succe...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    (So I know this review will seem like I'm ripping the book apart, and yes I think these books lack a lot, but I recognize that they have value! I would still recommend them, and despite what this review seems like, I do actually enjoy them and will be reading the 3rd book. It's just easier for me to put a finger on the things I disliked, while the things I liked were more ambiguous.)Sometimes when reading I found myself being fed up with all the ...
  • Sara
    I’m really enjoying this series. It’s fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is over the top entertaining. In China Rich Girlfriend, we follow Nick and Rachel two years after the events of Crazy Rich Asians. Nick is estranged from his family, and on the brink of marrying Rachel while still helping her in the search for her long lost father. A chance encounter between Nick’s mother and a Chinese playboy soon thrusts Rachel back into t...
  • Jennifer
    ★★★★I think I liked this one better than the first and you've gotta admit that's rare for sequels. Laugh-out-loud funny, educational in an urban dictionary kind of way, tons of drama, romance, and even a little bit of suspense/mystery this time around. It was amazing! My favorite quote:“People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to.” ★★★★½I think I liked t...
  • Kelly
    The review below is a general review of both of the first two books. Shouldn't really be any spoilers, but just so you know. Review originally appeared on my blog, Shoulda Coulda Woulda Books.Time on to-read: A year or more for the first book, second wasn't on it until I read the first.Reason for not picking up: Straight up perversity. The hype annoyed me. It seemed like a standard-issue chick-lit that happened to be set in Asia. And while I like...
  • Dianne
    I received this from the Goodreads First Reads program. Thanks to Goodreads and Knopf Doubleday for an advance reader copy of this book.Don't judge me, but I got a kick out of "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan and this is more of the same. Campy, over the top, name dropping silliness, I know, but good fun. This would be a great beach read or escapist fare between weightier tomes.If you didn't read "Crazy Rich Asians," you don't necessarily need t...
  • Lisa See
    A fun and adventurous sequel.
  • Megan Johnson
    Very rarely do I read a sequel that I enjoy more than I enjoyed the first installment, but for me this was one of those. It takes the characters of Crazy Rich Asians and puts them in situations that were even more enjoyable than before. It's got everything a good book needs - love, hate, poison, and MEGA RICH DRAMA. What did I think? While I found some of Crazy Rich Asians to be slow and less interesting than others, China Rich Girlfriend was ful...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    4 stars, didn’t like it quite as much as the first one but still super solid.
  • Dave
    Less enjoyable than the first, with not much of a plot, characters that serve as clothes hangers and pretty much the whole book being a tour of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in Modern China. There's a (desperate) attempt to inject some mystery at the end but it's hardly enough to save a plodding read. Only saving grace was a note written by an image consultant to a Chinese-born woman trying to hobnob with Hong Kong's elite.
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  • Mizuki
    China Rich Girlfriend takes the main characters from Crazy Rich Asians to China. The story is 'fun and game' and escapism with a lot description on good foods and expansive clothes. You don't have to expect much insight or criticism on China, its social issues (the food pollution, air pollution, the widening income gap, the lack of reliable public hospitals, the struggling workers and farmers, just to name a few) and its systematical inequality. ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Its been two years since Rachel and Nick went to Singapore on that disastrous trip to meet his family. While some members of his family embraced Rachel, others were less than cordial towards her. This, however, does not deter Nick from wanting to marry her. On the eve of their wedding in California, its none other than Eleanor (Nick's mother) that makes a grand apperance. Surprisingly she is not there to stop the wedding but to deliver great news...
  • Carol
    China Rich Girlfriend is a blast. *Backing up a step, I started with CRG. I hadn't read Crazy Rich Asians and CRG stood on its own, e.g., I wasn't lacking any necessary background material and also didn't suffer through 20 pages of material designed to catch-up a new reader. So . . . don't feel as though you can't pick up this novel because it's the second in a series. I enjoyed the structure of having a variety of plotlines and characters. I lik...
  • Syndi
    i am utterly disappointed. how come the sequel of this book becomes so bad?? the first book is hilarious with all that sarcastic jokes about rich asian. the second book seems to forced. yes there is still that sarcastic jokes about how rich asian lives. but... i found it a bit offending. the character of rachel is just unbelievable annoying. she is this perfect girl that everyone loves. i hate her. can not stand her anymore. what a pity.
  • Anmiryam
    The sparkle and gleeful playfulness of the first book has congealed into an overlong, over plotted and orgiastic mess of consumer idiocy in this second installment in the saga of Rachel Chu and Nick Young, Astrid Leong and others.Kwan should have stuck to the central Singaporean setting and his central characters rather than introducing a whole raft of new figures (too puppet-like to call characters) and multiplying his storylines. The saddest th...
  • Jaclyn
    So much fun to read! I didn't like it quite as much as Crazy Rich Asians, but it's still a fantastic ride. It also made me want to go shopping and eat Chinese food. On sale in June.
  • Monica
  • Larry H
    I'd rate this 3.5 stars.Full disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.Kevin Kwan's first book, Crazy Rich Asians , was a fun, campy look at the outrageous lives and foibles of people in Singapore who are richer than you probably can even imagine. There was drama, intrigue, gossip, scheming, and a whole lot of shopping and eating. Kwan has brought most of his characters back in China R...
  • Joy (joyous reads)
    Kevin Kwan is back with his instalment of what has easily become a perennial favourite book of mine. Crazy Rich Asians gave us a peek at how the outrageously rich Asians live. He skewered and ridiculed, enlightened and entertained us with their antics. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know there was to be an instalment until I started seeing lucky bloggers received ARCs of this book. I was lucky enough to receive a finished copy from the publis...
  • Joy
    - - - -I don't think it's a secret that I ADORED (x infinity) Crazy Rich Asians when I first read it. There are not enough words to capture the way I gushed about that book — I thoroughly apologise to everyone that had the book shoved into their hands. I demanded that you had to read it, but you can't say it wasn't worth your time. Everyone that I've recommended the book to has loved it just as much as I have, and I'm so glad because books lik...
  • Doubleday Books
    When publishing a book as deliciously fun as China Rich Girlfriend, there's always a bit of guilt involved: is the book anything more than a (spectacularly addicting) mindless pleasure? Kevin Kwan is as careful as he is funny, perceptive, and naughty, as he never lets his fabulously wealthy characters feel judged for their wealth alone. Instead, he casts doubt upon the wealth itself, updating the tale of Midas with luxury brands and high fashion....
  • Love Fool
    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.I seriously can't wait for these books to be made into movies, and I can't wait for part 3 to come out. I really enjoy these books, they are fun ...
  • Fiona
    This series is SO MUCH FUN!Speaking as a white woman of average financial origins, it takes brilliant writing and real love for the craft to write about these super rich people who are so alien to 99% of the planet - and make it so much more than an excursion into "Ooh- different!". At no point are the characters flat; while they're larger than life they remain at all times completely human. These books always leave me feeling good and they make ...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Crazy Rich Asians is a hit and miss read for most readers. There is a precise element in the storytelling that would either irk you or hooked you up. For me; however, this book triumphantly won me over. The sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, isn’t an exception. Once again, I fell in love with the glamour, and its preposterous humor. China Rich Girlfriend picks up two years after the events of Crazy Rich Asians. Nick succeeded in winning Rachel back...
  • Brenda Waworga
    Okay that was a little disappointing... i expected something more and engaging and i got repetitive and slightly boring storyI lost interest on every characters i love on CRAZY RICH ASIANS here except for Astrid and Charlie.. yes its still funny on some ways but the other half was just feel too forced, i even dislike the footnotes It was also a bit meh when the the conflicts on CRAZY RICH ASIANS seem like easily swipe away on this second bo...
  • Margaret Dilloway
    So you know how we all have stacks and stacks of TBR piles, but then a book comes out that automatically makes it to the top? That was this book. I fell in love with these characters and needed to know if Astrid & Michael had their happily ever after, if Rachel would find her dad and/or marry Nick, if Nick's mother would ever come around to giving Nick her blessing.You find all that out and more! This book tops the first with descriptions of opul...