Published by Simon Pulse on May 30th 2017
Source: A friend, Simon Pulse
A New York Times bestseller
The rom-com that everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
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.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon is amazing. I love Dimple and Rishi’s story. These two characters fit together so well. Dimple is headstrong and determined. She has a one track mind to win Insomnia Con. Her plans are derailed when Rishi shows up declaring her as his future wife.
Rishi is under the expectation that Dimple knows that he is coming to Insomnia Con. to meet him. Dimple knows no such thing. This begins a whirlwind of events that brought so much joy to my life. I really enjoyed Dimple and Rishi and all of their interactions.
Menon is a fabulous writer. I really got know these characters and they are developed so well. I really felt like they were my every day friends. The humor in this story is constant and amazing. I found myself drawn into this book and I didn’t want to leave.
Dimple is such a strong female character. I really enjoyed seeing that in a contemporary novel. Dimple is not afraid to go after what she wants and not conform to what anyone thinks. One of my favorite things about Dimple is that she is independent and unafraid to be herself. I love how true she is. She isn’t going to let anyone change her.
It is hard to pick something out of this book that I dislike, so the only feedback that I really have is that I would have loved to have more of the app design development as part of the story. Dimple is at Insomnia Con. to build an app and I would have liked to know more about her app and the process of her creating it.
This story is so adorable. You should definitely read it. Dimple and Rishi make for the perfect summer read.