Rachel Chu doesn’t know what she’s in for when she accepts her boyfriend Nick’s invitation to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. The two have been dating for years, but Rachel is apprehensive about visiting Nick’s home, because he rarely opens up about his life and family. When they arrive, Rachel is shocked to discover Nick is one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors — the heir to one of Singapore’s wealthiest families. Thrown into a world of private jets, marble mansions and catty girls, Rachel does her best to navigate, but Nick’s mother is determined to run her off the island.
Singapore native Kevin Kwan’s debut plays out like an extravagant romcom. Get swept into a culture of Rolls-Royces and ruthless high society in this lively page-turner. Based loosely on Kwan’s family, it shows what a mess money can make of things.