The lowdown from Goodreads
Publishing date May 23, 2017
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside–but he’s not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls. With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park–a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore–the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises. As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by his ex-wife–a woman hell-bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to billionaire Jack Bing, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a schoolyard kidnapping to a gold-leaf dance floor spattered with blood, Kevin Kwan’s gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets and rich people problems of Asia’s most privileged families.
I totally meant to have this review ready 2 weeks ago when Rich People Problems was published, but you know what? I wasn’t finished reading it. I’ve found that when I am Really Into a book, it takes me a while to finish it. I feel like that’s opposite of a lot of my reading friends. The thing is, if I’m Really Into a book, then I want to savor it, stay in the story & make it last. That’s exactly what happened with Kevin Kwan’s third installment of his Crazy Rich Asians series.
If you haven’t read the first 2 books, I think you need to. Sure, you will understand the story, you can get caught up, but Really you’re missing a hell of a lot of fun. I read (or listened to) Crazy Rich Asians & China Rich Girlfriend via audiobook & I LOVED them both. My daughter was saying, “Rachel-lah” for weeks after. This time I around, I opted for the ARC written copy & I missed my narration. If you’re into Audiobooks, these are fantastic. Okay, back to Rich People Problems.
I’m so happy to be back with the gang; Eddie, Nicky, Rachel, Araminta, Kitty Pong & more. I’m in dire need of a month-long getaway at Tyersall Park & I could definitely go for a Parisian shopping spree right about now. I loved that my main man, Nigel Barker from America’s Next Top Model & famous photo was featured in Rich People Problems. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but Kevin wrapped this storyline up perfectly & left the door open for book four. You are sure to see Rich People Problems everywhere this summer; it’s hilarious, entertaining & heartfelt. I fell in love with these characters years ago & I’m so happy Kevin brought them back to life. Don’t forget; there is a Crazy Rich Asians movie headed your way soon & I can’t wait!
Special thanks to Kevin Kwan, Doubleday Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.