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.
From the beginning, all I’ve heard about When Dimple Met Rishi is good things. People have loved this book, and since this novel is an #ownvoices novel, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy and see for myself what all the huh-bub was about!
I’ll be honest: I went into reading When Dimple Met Rishi with low expectations. What I got in return? An amazing first love-love story. I really enjoyed reading When Dimple Met Rishi.
There are two points in this novel. I didn’t think that I would end up enjoying the two differing points of view, but Menon has written Dimple’s and Rishi’s characters so incredibly well, and the way that their views are represented… It’s very.. Dimple and Rishi.
Dimple is a somewhat aggressive and a go-getter, while Rishi is a more laid-back soft-hearted human. What I think surprised me the most about their story is that Dimple and Rishi are such complete opposites that they fit so incredibly well together. Their separate personalities mesh so well. Dimple and Rishi are honestly great together. I can’t imagine them not being together honestly!
The beginning of the story was super cute and I don’t know why, but the beginning of the story kinda made me mad. Maybe it was because of how Dimple’s mother acted around certain people — this is honestly such a #mom thing though that I can’t complain all too much. My mom is a certain way with certain people. Hell, we’re all a certain way with certain people.
Another thing that was present throughout the novel were these hidden/implied messages. These messages were basically saying that oneself should always follow their hearts and such, instead of following your parents footsteps. Unless you want to do that, of course.
I honestly hope that there is another book written in this same story line, but in two different points of view! In my mind, the two new points of view would be from Rishi’s brother and Dimple’s friend.
I gave When Dimple Met Rishi, 5 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Have you read When Dimple Met Rishi? If you have, what did you think of Dimple’s a Rishi’s story?
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