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An amazing end to a really wonderfully charming and hilarious trilogy. This was really the perfect ending to this series After China Rich Girlfriend I didn t think it could get any better Boy was I mistaken Intriguing, mysterious, hilarious, and addictive I am sad to let go of these beloved characters and their crazy family drama When Nick s grandmother, Su Yi, falls ill and it is apparent that she has not much time left, all her children and their children and their children descend on Singapore It s been five years since Nick or Rachel have been in Singapore since the events in Crazy Rich Asians Nick hasn t spoken to Su Yi in all that time But Rachel convinces Nick to visit her and to make things right with his grandmother before she dies In this book we learn about Su Yi s younger days Wow it was so interesting to learn about her and Singapore during WWII I listened to the audiobook of Rich People Problems and it was so well read The narrator did every single accent perfectly, read Chinese well and even did the footnotes without confusing me I 100% recommend the audio SPOILERS BELOW I WARNED YOU During this whole book I felt so sorry for Astrid and Charlie Obstacle after obstacle was thrown their way and a lot of the times I didn t know how they would make their way out What a shocker it was for me and all of Astrid s fam to find out that Su Yi helped Charlie plan their engagement The best part in this book was when Astrid shoved it in Eddie s face during breakfast But even after all the trials with their families and ex s, I am so glad for where they are now Kitty s drama was just as entertaining as everyone else s At first I really thought she was blowing things out of proportion with Collette that snake But after she tried to sabotage that dinner for Carlton who is bae I knew she is most definitely aware of what she is doing Which is scheming of course I was as happy as Kitty when Collette didn t get Tyersall Park Mwahahahahaahaa.Eddison Cheng stole the show for being the craziest rich asian I have never read about a greedy and delusional character like him before The lengths he went to secure his inheritance of Tyersall Park was just ridiculous Lying to his family, being extra nice to Su Yi on her death bed was appalling The crying and screaming at her funeral was so over the top I could not stop laughing And let s not forget about bribing his kids to join in on his moronic behaviour This guy deserves an award The mystery of who would inherit what was so nerve wracking I kept second guessing And damn I did not expect it to go like it did Best was that she only left Eddie a pair of cuff links I laughed my ass off during his tantrum In the end I was so sure Nick would end up with the house But I guess it all worked out.I was so sure the wedding at the end was Astrid and Charlie s Who would have guessed that Alistair and Peik Lin would get together I m so happy for them though and for preggo Rachel Is it strange to hope that Kevin Kwan decides to write another book in this series Pretty please Pre ReadWhat makes you feel better about your own family drama Reading about someone else s I ve got my popcorn ready My reviews for Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend These are so consistently fun Overall, the morbidish topic of inheritance gave me the creeps All the vulturing relatives, blechworthy I couldn t help laughing at the scene with Eddie and his toilet cubicle shoe adoration thingy Signing Eddie, crying Eddie, prostrating Eddie he overdid himself The death scene too sad, even for all the pathetic relatives and antics of most of them Astrid and Charlie finally so sweet Even for all the drama.The ob gyn performance left me in hiccups Q Eddie fondled the slick plastic badge as if it were a jewel encrusted amulet, personally bestowed on him by the God of Davos This badge distinguished him from all the pee ons at the conference He wasn t some PR hack, journalist, or one of the common attendees This white plastic badge with the blue line at the bottom meant that he was an official delegate c Q Taking the seat next to Piya on a velvet Ruhlmann settee, he whispered, So, I take it you had an IGWEL badge Piya was momentarily confused I m sorry, are your referring to Davos Yes When you were at Davos two years ago, what kind of badge did they give you The white one with the blue line at the bottom, or the plain white one with the hologram sticker I m afraid I can t remember what it looked like What did you do with it I wore it, Piya replied patiently, wondering why on earth her husband s cousin was so weirdly fixated on this badge I mean, what did you do with your badge after the conference Er I must have either thrown it away or left it in the hotel room Eddie stared at her in disbelief His Davos badge was folded and placed in a special pouch along with his prized Roger W Smith 6 watch and his precious sapphire and platinum cuff links He couldn t wait to get it framed the minute he returned to Hong Kong c Q if you aren t a Christian, what do you consider yourself to be I respect every god, she replied softly c Q My grandfather Shang Loong Ma s people were Buddhists, Taoists, Quan Yin worshippers, all that mishmash of religions you know, in that old fashioned Chinese sort of way c Q What a waste of time Jack muttered under his breath Waste of time Do you even know who my friend is Some silly model She s not just a model she s the wife of Colin Khoo No idea who that is And now the First Lady is about to arrive And it looks like Mozart came with her Oh my God, that s not Mozart, that s Karl Lagerfeld He s a very, very, very important man He s the Kaiser of fashion What the fuck does that even mean He is so powerful, he could simply flare one of his nostrils and have me banned from Chanel forever and I might as well be dead Please, please be polite Jack snorted I ll try not to fart in his general direction c Q Why the hell did you have to marry Dad, a complete nobody from Hong Kong Why couldn t you marry someone else, like an Aakara or a Leong Someone with a respectable surname Didn t you think of how it would affect your children Didn t you realize how it has fucked up my whole life YOU VE NEVER EVEN GIVEN ME A BUTT MASSAGE c Q Oh my God, Rachel, the president of China has come to pay his respects Much to their surprise, the next person to emerge was a tall, lanky college age kid with long, messy shoulder length brown hair, dressed in tight black jeans, steel tipped black boots, and a black tuxedo jacket A Chinese man in a pinstripe suit and a blond middle aged lady in a black dress with a pale green shawl draped around her shoulders emerged next, followed by a cute fair haired girl of about twelve Stranger and stranger, Q The Bride of Frankenstein just walked in c Q Good grief, they look like they are in some suicide cult c Q It was grand, and it was strange The Sultan of Borneo talked about the war and how my great grandfather helped to save his family He spoke in Malay, so everything had to be translated by this very perky woman Then my brother spoke, and he was so weird and stilted he sounded like the Manchurian Candidate c Q You know how invisible I try to be Well, I m wandering the streets of Singapore in nothing but a little linen shift and bedroom sandals, and no one s even noticing me I bet you re wrong I bet every guy on the street is thinking, who is that half naked babe c Q She looked in and saw Eddie lying on the floor in a fetal position, his head in Fiona s lap Fiona sat on the floor, calm as a piet , stroking his hair as he sobbed uncontrollably like a little boy She looked up at Jiayi, and the maid quickly closed the door c Q If it made for a slightly schizophrenic menu, no one noticed except the in laws c Q Well, my mum just screamed at me in a way I ve never heard before and ordered me to leave the country Otherwise, life is peachy How has your day been so far c Q This morning I walked outside into the garden and saw that all the rhododendron trees have bloomed overnight Suddenly they are bursting with flowers, in shades of pink I never knew could exist Blooms so thick, they brushed against my face as I walked through the garden weeping uncontrollably Ah Jit knew how much I loved these flowers He did this for me I know he did c Q the first thing she saw was a medical examination table in the middle of the room, the kind with raised footrests found in gynecological clinics You know, Rachel, I m an ob gyn in Brisbane, and if you have any medical concerns at all about your reproductive system, we can address them right now, Here, why don t you put this on and get on the table, and I ll perform a quick pelvic exam Um, I m quite all right, thanks Rachel began backing away from her.Reaching into her pocket, Jackie pulled out a pair of surgical gloves and began to put them on This will just take a few minutes Auntie Elle just wants to know how those ovaries of yours are doing c Q You want a prayer I ll give you a prayer Dear Lord, thank you for getting me the fuck out of here Amen c Q You know, it might sound clich , but getting away from it all has been a transformative experience for me I ve realized that so many of my fears aren t really my own They re the fears of my mother, my father, my grandparents I ve just unconsciously internalized them, and I ve let these fears affect every decision I make So a few people see me naked on a secluded beach in one of the remotest places on earth Who cares I m proud of my body, I have nothing to hide But of course, some voice in my head would automatically say, Astrid, put some clothes on It s not proper You re a Leong, and you re going to disgrace the family And I realize that most of the time it s my mother s disapproving voice I hear Your mother has always driven you half crazy, c Q I can acknowledge whenever my mother is reacting out of this fear, but the most powerful thing I ve realized is that I m not responsible for her pain c I received an ARC of Kevin Kwan s Rich People Problems from Netgalley and Doubleday in exchange for an honest review.In this third installation, Kevin Kwan brings back the magic I felt China Rich Girlfriend was missing Although to be honest, I could still do without Kitty I did not like her in the second book, and still felt like she was mostly unneeded mainly because there are so many great characters in the book who could have used the time given to her Back to the great parts of this book I continue to love the relationships between Rachel and Nick and Astrid and Charlie, and I loved that Kevin brought back Rachel s best friend too I also thoroughly loved getting the glimpses into Su Yi s history There is a whole lot of great drama, and definitely some laugh out loud moments mostly around Eddie and his ridiculousness And of course, there is the luxury these characters are afforded The beautiful vacation spots, the descriptions some times made me feel like I could be right there Well done Kevin Kwan I cannot wait to see Crazy Rich Asians when it hits the big screen and who knows.maybe we will get a fourth book in the future Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestGather round, friends Come sit at my table because I ve just put the tea on and I m about to spill it all over the damn place It took me two months to finish this series, and I have some major thoughts on how it ended and what Kwan did with some of the characters Each book in the series is a very different sort of story CRAZY RICH ASIANS, the best one by far, is like an underdog love story of the kind that was so popular in the mid 2000s, in which the plain read beautiful ordinary girl hooks up with the major hottie because he sees through her plainness to all the beauty that lies within read hot sex It ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger so reading CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND is necessary for closure, even though it isn t really a romance any at this point but one of those gossipy potboilers of the type that were popular in the 1980s, where rich people behave badly just because they can, and to hell with the consequences as long as you look good doing it.With the two previous books neatly adding closure to Rachel and Nicky s love story, I wasn t really sure what there could be left to address for them in RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS The quick answer is not much Apart from what I believe was a brief appearance in the beginning, Rachel basically disappears until around p.250 or so In RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS, the family matriarch who disapproved of Nicky s marriage to Rachel, Grandma Su Yi, has a heart attack and the entire family turns Tyersall Place into a circus ostensibly to care for her but with her last will and testament very much on their minds.Eddie, in particular, reminded me very quickly of how much I hated him with his maneuvering to keep Nicky barred from entering the house Eddie is basically human shaped garbage on legs Everything he said and did made me want to punch him The other relatives, too, sink back into their odious ways as soon as the question of money comes up Kitty, who had a Pretty Woman redemption arc in the previous book, starts up a rivalry with Colette Bing Colette is also human garbage on legs I almost warmed to Eleanor in the previous book because she did reunite Rachel with her father, but in this book her sleazy machinations to pressure Rachel into having kids were super creepy, especially when she invites her to a bible study group only to try to have one of her friends give her an ob gyn examination in a room they have set up just next doorcue horror movie music Astrid and Charlie are given air time in this book than Rachel or Nicky since their romance is the one filled with uncertainty now with both of their ex spouses making as much trouble for them as possible I did not like the Isabel subplot and Michael proved that he was even of a creep than I d imagined in this book I also didn t like what happened to Colette at the end of the book Isabel and Colette were both terrible characters, but I don t really like it when physical or psychological trauma is treated like justice There are better ways for characters to get their comeuppance.I did actually warm to Su Yi a bit in this book and the scenes with her were surprisingly touching I also liked Carlton s romance with Scheherazade although Scheherazade Really Oliver came off looking like much of a worm in this book, and I kept wondering what had happened to Connie Some people didn t like the fighting about what to do with Tyersall Place but I felt like that was pretty realistic and handled well, especially since it is true that because of property values something like that never would be or could be built again in Singapore Not everything needs to be bulldozed.RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS was a definite downgrade in terms of quality and felt like straight up trash than the smart, snappy CRAZY RICH ASIANS I feel like the author probably could have stopped at two book, or even the first book if he had written in that happy ending instead of padding Rachel and Nick s future out across two books and then throwing in a whole bunch of other random stuff about the family in for the lols as Rachel gets to know her dad This book felt entirely unnecessary but trilogies are in and I m guessing the author wanted to cash in on that as much as anyone It was the perfect thing to read while sick because it didn t require a whole lot of thought but I can definitely see why so many people who read this felt cheated or disappointed.3 to 3.5 stars Rich People Problems is the third installment in Kevin Kwan s humorous series titled Crazy Rich Asians This one was less funny and emotional but it was still an amazing read just in a different way Lots of resolution, some things coming full circle, plenty of surprises for both the reader and certainly for the characters It was an excellent addition and ending, I think to the series Note This series must absolutely be read in order Check it out My favorite quoteScientists talk about how we inherit health issues from our parents through our genes, but we also inherit this entire lineage of fear and pain generations of it i thiiiiink this is my FAVORITE of the series and that s saying something since this series itself is already one of my favorites Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan is a 2017 Doubleday publication.Hilarity and intrigue merge to create yet another wildly entertaining installment in this fabulous series As with the previous installments, a little time has elapsed, meaning there have been a few changes since we last touched base with all these zany characters Rachel and Nicholas receive word that his grandmother is suffering from congestive heart failure As the family begins to gather around her, Nicholas feels pressured from all sides to return home He finally agrees, but in the meantime Eddie is working hard hoping he will be the one to inherit from his grandmother s will, and Astrid is going through a contentious divorce as is her lover, Charlie Wu Kitty is still playing all angles, working to get all she deserves, or thinks she does , while engaging in a battle of wills with her step daughter What I enjoyed most about this installment was the background information provided about Su Yi, and the surprising turn of events that gives Nicholas the chance to finally understand his grandmother It s poignant, insightful, and very interesting but the irony OMG Hilarious But, never fear, all the fabulous clothes, food, and destination spots are described in vivid details, and there is certainly no shortage of drama The way everything came together in the end suggests this is the last installment in the series Boo I have really had a lot of fun reading about these insanely rich Asians and all their conniving, manipulative shallowness, as well as learning about their language, slang, and traditions But, the epic and wonderful love stories were at the heart of everything The characters evolved and changed beautifully, most of them finding contentment in one way or the other, which is very satisfying I have heard there was a movie in works based on this series, so at least I have that to look forward to Overall, this third, and last, book in the series is every bit as entertaining as the first two, but with a slight bittersweet tone at times But, the divine ending was all I could have asked for 4.5 stars ^Free Pdf ↿ Rich People Problems ↠ Kevin Kwan, Bestselling Author Of Crazy Rich Asians And China Rich Girlfriend, Is Back With An Uproarious New Novel Featuring A Family Driven By Fortune, An Ex Wife Driven Psychotic With Jealousy, A Battle Royal Fought Through Couture Gown Sabotage, And The Heir To One Of Asia S Greatest Fortunes Locked Out Of His InheritanceWhen Nicholas Young Hears That His Grandmother, Su Yi, Is On Her Deathbed, He Rushes To Be By Her Bedside But He S Not Alone The Entire Shang Young Clan Has Convened From All Corners Of The Globe To Stake Claim To Their Matriarch S Massive Fortune With Each Family Member Vying To Inherit Tyersall Park A Trophy Estate On Sixty Four Prime Acres In The Heart Of Singapore Nicholas Childhood Home Turns Into A Hotbed Of Backbiting And Intrigue As Su Yi S Relatives Fight Over Heirlooms, Astrid Leong Is At The Center Of Her Own Storm, Desperately In Love With Her Old Sweetheart Charlie Wu But Tormented By Her Ex Husband A Man Hell Bent On Destroying Astrid S Reputation And Relationship Meanwhile, Kitty Pong, Married To China S Second Richest Man, Jack Bing, Still Feels Upstaged By Her New Stepdaughter, Famous Fashionista Colette BingIn This Sweeping Tale That Takes Us From The Elegantly Appointed Mansions Of Manila To The Secluded Private Islands In The Sulu Sea, From A Kidnapping At Hong Kong S Most Elite Private School To A Surprise Marriage Proposal At An Indian Palace That Is Caught On Camera By The Telephoto Lenses Of Paparazzi, Kevin Kwan Hilariously Reveals The Long Buried Secrets Of Asia S Most Privileged Families And Their Rich People Problems