China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan is a frothy ridiculous braindead book. Perfect patio poolside read for me. It is over the top snarky fun. The writing is good, the characters are rich in money and rich in ulterior motives, and the pacing is as fast as the jets these folks use from Singapore to Shanghai to Paris. Just zoom along with them and don't ask questions.
We met Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians. She's a professor, has a down to earth single mother, and is getting ready to marry Nick (an extraordinarily rich fellow with an amazing Singapore lineage.) But he loved Rachel enough to move to California with her and forego a lot of the family fortune (don't worry, he's still rich, and he does work).
back blurb - Then a chance accident reveals an identity and Rachel is drawn into the dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world of penthouses, exotic cars, and where people aren't just crazy rich...they're China rich.
This book is a sheer hoot. Perfect to end the summer - sip some bubbly and enjoy.