Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan/ posted in: Reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
on May 20th 2014
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When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor. On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
This book requires some major suspension of disbelief. You’ve been with a man for 2 years and somehow you’ve never found out anything about his family? You never Googled him and found out about him? You’ve never asked anything? Right.
I’d have been equally disturbed to find out that his family didn’t know that I existed even though we had been dating for two years.
But, if you let all that go, this is an entertaining book. Think of it as Danielle Steel set in Asia. Everyone is super rich and plotting to get richer except for the heroine who is above all that of course.