Andrea Tang is a highly successful corporate lawyer, living in a great apartment, and has an active social life. Andrea seems to have it all and is living her best life, except for the one thing her family wants her to have…a husband and children. Working her way up the corporate ladder is hard enough in Singapore, but add in an office mate, Suresh, who drives her insane at every turn, just adds to the mounting pressure. It seems as if the stars align when Eric Deng takes an interest in Andrea at a chance encounter during a book club meeting. Eric is the epitome of the perfect catch. Eric is established and successful and it seems that all of her dreams and those of her family seem to be aligning. But are they? Is this the life Andrea truly wants? Will family and cultural pressure force Andrea into the life she has been told she has to have? Or will she take a chance on the unknown?
LAST TANG STANDING is exactly what every witty RomCom should be. It is hilarious, endearing, and will make readers stop and take stock of their own lives. The writing is brilliant. The plotline is expertly paced. The feelings are all too real. I loved the family dynamic woven throughout. We see the controlling mother, the over-bearing aunts, and a fun-loving cousin who goes against them all without a care in the world. Every relationship is carefully crafted and important to the overall storyline.
Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one's thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.
At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: She has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore's hottest clubs and restaurants. All she has to do is make partner at her law firm and she will have achieved everything she's worked for. And if she's about to become the lone unmarried member of her generation in the Tang clan--a disappointment her meddling Chinese-Malaysian family won't let her forget--well, who needs a husband, anyway?
Yet being the Last Tang Standing sends Andrea into a tailspin she wasn't expecting--and, for the first time, she begins to question the life she thought she wanted. When a chance encounter with handsome, wealthy entrepreneur Eric Deng offers her a glimpse of a future more lavish than she could have imagined, Andrea decides that giving Mr. Right-for-her-family a chance might not be so bad after all. So why can't she stop thinking about Suresh Aditparan, her annoyingly attractive office rival and the last man her relatives would approve of? With a battle waging between her head and her heart, Andrea can't help but wonder: In the endless tug-of-war between pleasing others and pleasing herself, is there room for everyone to win?