Thursday, March 4

Audiobook Review: China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Author: Kevin Kwan
Narrator: Lydia Look
Title: China Rich Girlfriend
(Crazy Rich Asians #2)
Genre: Chick Lit, Fiction, Comedy, Romance, Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 378 
Published: June 16th 2015
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

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 fiance 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. 

I could not resist when I seen this as available at my library as an audio. Yayy. Continue the craziness. 

A couple of years have passed. Rachel and Nick are about to get married. Rachel should be happy! But she still has not been able to find her biological father. Until....a meddling mother-in-law is able to find him and will draw Rachel and Nick into the Shanghai world of the super rich. Here she will meet bad boy Carlton, fashion-obsessed Colette, and Rachel's father. At the same time, Nick's cousin, Astrid, is soon to discover that there is a huge downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. 

Poor Rachel. She just wants to find her father who saved her and her mom. She wants to have a dad be there on her wedding day. Yesss, she finds him. But...she is dragged back into the world of the terribly rich and snobby. Granted she gets to meet Carlton who is a bad boy, but he does have a good heart, but still.....being the bastard child of a rich guy? That is awkward and makes a lot of enemies among those rich folk. 

I liked Carlton a lot. I want him to be happy. 

I adore Astrid. I want her happy too. That hubby of hers needs to go. 

LOLLL I love Kitty too. Curious to see what she has in store for us in book 3. She is a hooligan and I love it. Never change girl!

This had just as much crazy drama and crazy rich stuff as the last. This was just as fun. There is a lot of secrets and drama. I felt like there was more here in a way and I liked it. Esp with what happens at the end!!!!! DANGGGG!!!!! Curious to see how everything plays off in the last book. And yessssss, I do want to continue on with book 3. I have to see how everything plays out esp with Nick and his family. 

And Kitty! And Astrid! And even Charlie (gotta feel bad for him). And Carlton now too!

I need to see how this all plays out. I am addicted to these rich folk. It reminds me of a soap opera for sure....less cheesy....but still cheesy in a way. There is a lot of drama and secrets going on. And yessss some comedy, but this one felt a little more serious than book 1, which I think worked really well.

The narrator is good. I for sure will want to continue this series with the narrator. She does good with all the accents and people. It is a large cast and she makes it seem easy. 

All-in-all, this series is good so far. I am addicted. I can't wait to get my hands on book 3. I must knowwww! I for sure recommend this series so far. Read book 1 first though...there is a lot of drama and back story you will need for book 2 and I'm sure for book 3. I'll give this 5 stars. I liked this more than book 1. 

- #13 for Audiobook challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Arghhh, need to finish this series!!!

Jen Twimom said...

Oh, yea! I'm glad you enjoyed. Are they making this into a movie? I never read the books, but I LOVED the movie.

Carole Rae said...

B, yesss! Maybe we can do book 3 together one day ;)

Jen, I know they made the first one a movie? Not sure about another movie.