Tuesday, August 14, 2018

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon

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Published: 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Asian American, India
Hardback: 384
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Dimple couldn’t stop smiling.

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.

PeekAbook: back cover - auspicious start for this couple ;-)

Zombie sighting:
Wait, the Aberzombies?
-chapter 13, Dimple, page 86

My two-bits:

Fun summer YA romance read that takes place on the campus of San Francisco State University and includes familiar San Francisco sites.

This couple was cute with chemistry.

Plays with traditional versus contemporary Indian romantic relationships.


* part of World Reads challenge - India (here)


  1. This is one I have on my GR list. Glad you loved it, it sounds so sweet!

  2. I've heard great things about this one! Glad it's good!

  3. This one will definitely get read just a matter of when. Glad it was big hit.

  4. yayy! I'm glad you liked it too! Bummer I did the audiobook, I would've loved to see the back cover!!!!



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