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China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan


★★★★ ½

I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS.

Rachel Chu managed to (unwittingly) snag one of the most eligible bachelors – Mr. Nicholas Young, heir to an obscene fortune.

And they are ready to get married, expect one thing… she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. 

Rachel’s mother escaped an abusive marriage and never looked back, except to mourn the father (her rescuer, not the horrible husband).

All Rachel truly wants is to meet her real father and have him walk her down the aisle…and Nick’s meddlesome mother has finally decided to help rather than hinder.

“What do you mean, ‘boundaries?’ You came out of my vagina. What kind of boundaries do we have?”

Over the last thirty-ish years, Rachel’s real father became an extremely influential politician.

Rachel’s father’s wife is absolutely horrified a hot mess. insanely famous and is completely ready to sweep her sorta-sister-in-law off her feet.

“I don’t understand. How can a credit card ever be rejected? It’s not like it’s a kidney!” Colette laughed.

Meanwhile, Nick’s cousin and fashion icon, Astrid Leong, is havingher own troubles. 

Her husband has, for the first time, made a respectable amount of money…and she is learning just how far money can turn a person…

People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to.


It was everything I expected and more.

The sequel brought it to the table – I had such a fun time leaping back into this world.

I thought the whole Rachel’s father-is-a-millionaire was a bit of a stretch but once I made that leap, the rest fell into place.

The over-the-topness of Colette and her crew, and Kitty’s craziness made this book amazingly dishy and just the right amount of catty.

I also loved the seriousness of Astrid’s storyline this round. It was sobering and yet made the book so much more real.

All in all – loved it, recommended it and above all, fabulous.

Interested in this one from Kevin Kwan? Buy it here:  Amazon

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