Title – When Dimple Met Rishi
Author – Sandhya Menon
Goodreads Rating – 4
My Rating – 5
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
This is now my favorite read of 2017. Dimple and Rishi are both so adorable and you can’t help but root them on. If you want a cute contemporary romance novel for this summer/fall this is this book for you.
Dimple is absolutely a great character, by page 5 she calls her mother out on her misogynistic views is fabulous. Her mother believes Dimple should settle down and care only about having a husband and keeping up her looks, while Dimple wants a career and a life outside the home.
Rishi is such a dork, as Dimple calls him. He is such a lovable sweet guy. The way he stands up for Dimple on more than one occasion is so sweet. He struggles with pleasing his parents and trying to find out what he wants to do with his life. He loves drawing comics and is headed for MIT for engineering, or so he thinks.
I can not speak for the rep in this book, but I’ve seen nothing but great reviews on this novel and highly encourage you to too. This Book had me googling words to learn more about the culture. I took a lot away from this book. it was such a fantastic read.
The only thing I really wanted more of was the app, Dimple is studying and doing all this for her career and loves it so much. I would have loved to have seen more of that incorporated into the novel. You only really see bits and pieces of them talking about design and what the app will do.
Overall this novel was a fantastic and quick read for me, I finished it in one sitting. It quickly had my attention and I couldn’t put it down. This was the perfect summer read for me and is now one of my favorite books.