Hi hello I’m back, you probably wondered where I went as I’m normally pretty on top of posting regularly. Basically I just changed jobs and had an essay due at the same time so I had a lot of stress and decided to put the blog on a mini hiatus.
Mild Spoilers for CRA ahead!
Also I’m sorry I listened to this on audiobook whilst driving and walking so didn’t take any notes on content warnings.
At the time of writing this I have finished the whole CRA trilogy and though I adored the whole thing China Rich Girlfriend was probably my least favourite of the series, mainly because of the focus as it’s not in Singapore so you don’t get as much interaction with Nick’s ridiculous family.
In CRG we meet Rachel’s side of the family who turn out to be super rich and as much of a mess as Nick’s family. I love Carlton, he was just such a well meaning dude. Colette is a nightmare and written so well in that role and the drama between the pair and Nick and Rachel is so good. But I just felt it lacked a little compared to the Singaporean drama.
We see more of Michael and Astrid in this book and man alive do I HATE Michael. He is just an all round terrible husband, father and human and he does not deserve the goddess that is Astrid. If you don’t ship Astrid and Charlie after this book then idk what planet you are on.
I think what pale in comparison to the others for me, with this book, is that it took a while for a plot to get going, like there was vague lines of it running throughout but it wasn’t until like two thirds of the way through that anything big started happening. It was just little arguments and fights. Even Kitty felt a little bit lacklustre.
That isn’t to say that I didn’t like this book. I think this whole series is the funniest I’ve read in a long time and I look forward to whatever Kwan writes next and want everyone to read it.