Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians #3)

Is it read-worth? I loved this book. It was the perfect way to wrap up the series. But I do have a lot of unanswered questions… maybe another book would help? I personally would not mind at all!

Summary (Spoiler Free)

When Nicholas’s grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed – the entire Shang-Young clan rushes to be by her bedside. In part, because some of the family members do genuinely love her. But many of them are fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park and are hoping that being by her side will put them in her will. Nicholas is even blocked from entering the park to make sure he can’t visit Su Yi! 

At the same time this is all happening, Astrid is caught in the center of a whole lot of drama. She’s desperately in love with Charlie Wu, but they’re being relentlessly tormented by his ex-wife and her soon-to-be ex-husband. Her reputation and her romance with Charlie are on the line. 

Meanwhile, Kitty Pong has married Jack Bing, Colette from last book’s father. She’s trying to rise to the top of society, but is encountering block after block after block due to her past behavior and Colette’s popularity in certain circles.

My Take Is…

I loved it! Kwan really hit his stride last book and I absolutely loved the way he finished this book.

Astrid, as always, was my darling. I loved her part of the story and I felt so BAD FOR HER with how often Michael and Isabella were treating her like garbage. I couldn’t imagine facing the attacks she had to!

And I really did love getting to know Su Yi. She was such a strong, powerful woman for her time and seeing her character really shine in this book was my favorite part. 

All in all, I’d give the series as a whole a four. The last two books really saved the first one and made it worth the read. And, on an even brighter note, I am so excited to see the movie!

But I Do Have Some Unanswered Questions… (Spoiler Alert)

Yet, there were some things Kwan just failed to address. Maybe you guys can help me with my unanswered questions?

  • What is up with Nick’s parents? I didn’t understand the point of the flashbacks to their fights and problems unless they were going to be explained (I know that it showed how Nick and Su Yi have a good relationship.) Did Eleanor cheat on Philip? Did they get a divorce or separate for a while? Is Nick truly Philip’s son or is it the man Eleanor cheated with?
  • How did no one know that they weren’t inheriting money? 
  • What happened with Fiona and Eddie in the bedroom? Did she hit him or did he just a mental breakdown? Their relationship was so confusing in general. Eddie was such a jerk the entire series.

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

Is it read-worth? China Rich Girlfriend was even better than Crazy Rich Asians. It was fun, exciting, and a super easy read! I really enjoyed watching Kevin Kwan progress as an author and I really enjoyed this book overall. So much fun!

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 2) by [Kevin Kwan]
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Summary (Spoiler-Free)

On the day of Rachel Chu’s wedding, a shocking revelation on the behalf of Eleanor Young reunites her with her father and transports her into a whole new world. There, she meets Carlton – a young man with a troubled past behind the wheel, Colette – Carlton’s celebrity girlfriend, and her father. 

At the same time that’s happening, Astrid Leong finds that her husband’s newly found financial success comes with a lot of downfalls. He’s a completely different man!


China Rich Girlfriend comes with so many plot turns and twists and is SUCH a fun read, even compared to the first book!

HE GETS BETTER! (Spoiler-Free)

My main selling point with this book is that Kevin Kwan’s writing style has hit its stride- finally. The first book, where I struggled to find myself emphasizing with the characters, was NOTHING like the second book.

I could relate to the characters!

And, beyond that, I loved the plot twists that made this book deviate so much from the first one. As with the first, my favorite part of this book was Astrid and Michael’s relationship. I just find Astrid so completely interesting.

But, unlike the first book, I wasn’t skipping pages to get back to them. 
I really thought this was a rather good book. It was hilarious, fun to read, and I could finally, finally, finally relate to the characters the way I wanted to!