Sex & Vanity by Kevin Kwan – 3/5 ⭐️
I absolutely adored the Crazy Rich Asian series & knew I wanted to read this one too! Although I didn’t love it as much, it was still a fun and easy read! I listened to it on audio & really recommend the audiobook. If you’ve been to Italy, it will give you all the feels and vibes. It made me want to go back asap and walk along the streets of Capri. I also enjoyed the fashion and wealthy lifestyle that is very much on display in this story.
Here is the goodreads synopsis: “On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have the view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can’t stand that he knows more about Curzio Malaparte than she does, and she really can’t stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin, Charlotte. “Your mother is Chinese so it’s no surprise you’d be attracted to someone like him,” Charlotte teases. Daughter of an American-born-Chinese mother and blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucy is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment, and ultimately herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world–and her heart.”