(Crazy Rich Asian 3) Kevin Kwan-Rich People Problems-Doubleday (2017); 436 pages.
PROBLEM NO. 1
Your regular table at the fabulous restaurant on the exclusive
island where you own a beach house is unavailable.
HARBOUR ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS, JANUARY 21, 2015
Bettina Ortiz y Meña was not accustomed to waiting. A former Miss
Venezuela (and Miss Universe runner-up, of course), the exceedingly
bronzed strawberry blonde was these days the wife of the Miami autoparts tycoon Herman Ortiz y Meña, and at every restaurant she chose
to grace with her presence, she was always greeted with reverence and
to the exact table she desired. Today she wanted the corner
table on the terrace at Sip Sip, her favorite lunch spot on Harbour
Island. She wanted to sit on one of the comfy orange canvas director’s
chairs and stare out at the gently lapping turquoise waters while eating
her kale Caesar salad, but there was a large, noisy group taking up the
entire terrace and they didn’t seem in much hurry to leave.
Bettina fumed as she glared at the tourists happily savoring their
lunch in the sun. Look how tacky they were…the women overly tanned,
wrinkled, and saggy, none of them properly lifted or Botoxed. She felt
like walking up to their table and handing out her dermatologist’s
business cards. And the men were even worse! All dressed in old
rumpled shirts and shorts, wearing those cheap straw hats sold at the
trinket shop on Dunmore Street. Why did such people have to come
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