Saturday, June 17, 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hardcover380 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Simon Pulse
ISBN: 1481478680 

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 was such a delight to read. My heart felt full and squishy with happiness when I finished this book. This was a book that constantly put a smile on my face, made me laugh out loud, and made me feel the feels. I LOVED IT!!!!!

One of my favorite things about this book was the heavy elements of Indian culture. It was so interesting to read about modern teenagers and their take on their Indian heritage and culture. I thought the culture was presented in an informative, relatable, and honest manner. I loved reading about it! I also really liked learning about the two main character's families. They were both sweet and endearing families that made me laugh so many times!

Dimple was a unique, independent, hilarious, and strong-willed character. She didn't care what other thought about her, and I really admired that. Dimple was never afraid to truly be herself. She wasn't afraid to stand up for her beliefs, herself, and her loved ones. Dimple came off as a bit brash at first, but she eventually opened up and showed her kind and caring side. 

Rishi was an adorable cupcake. He was so goofy and sweet. He was so dedicated to his family, and it really warmed my heart. Rishi was also compassionate, loving, smart, and funny. I fell completely in love with him. I JUST WANT TO SMOTHER HIM WITH LOVE. HE IS TOO PRECIOUS AND KIND AND PERFECT. *hugs him forever*

The romance was so cute and well developed. Rishi and Dimple made such an adorable couple. I literally squealed out loud when they kissed for the first time. Their relationship felt whimsical and magical. RISHI AND DIMPLE ARE MY OTP. I WANT THEM TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. THEIR RELATIONSHIP BROUGHT ME SO MUCH JOY. THEY ARE PERFECT TOGETHER. 

Overall, I adored this book! This was a lighthearted, hilarious, and adorable book. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone. 

5 / 5 Fangs

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