When Dimple met Rishi, Sandhya Menon.

If you are looking for a cute, fun, summer contemporary read, then this one is for you. This book is cheesy in many ways, but if you love a good YA romance this will not disappoint you. It is a tale of two first generation Indian-American teens, Dimple and Rishi. The characters are well developed, and they are unique and relatable. It is definitely a delightful, hilarious and refreshing read.

Eighteen-year-old Dimple Shah has it all figured out. Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, her Mamma is obsessed with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” She has always disapproved how Dimple’s face was unadorned with makeup. She never understood Dimple’s aversion to makeup and fashion. Dimple had bigger dreams. Since graduation she has been waiting to start university soon, away from her parents, enjoying the freedom and working towards her dream app. She finds a summer program for aspiring web developers that will help her with her app and seeks her parents permission to attend the same. To her surprise they gladly agree, and Dimple thinks maybe she is after all wrong about her parents.

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. Being the eldest son, he has always believed it is his responsibility to make his parents proud. He is someone who’s ready to give up his passion just to make his parents happy. He believes in arranged marriage and respects his tradition a lot.  So, when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending this summer program, he is on board with the plan. Little did he know about Dimple’s plan. Rishi is all set to woo her.

Dimple and Rishi meet at the summer program. Their first encounter will make you laugh out loud. The book is definitely hilarious. So, does Rishi win her over? Does she find love in this old-fashioned guy? The rest of the book is about how they figure things out.

What I loved about the book is how both the characters evolve through the story. They support and strengthen each other. Dimple’s relationship with her dad, Rishi’s with his brother are so relatable and well written. I especially enjoyed the writing in this book. When Dimple met Rishi is an easy, fun and enjoyable read. It is just a simple story about love, passion and dreams. I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend it.

My Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (1 June 2017)
  • Language: English

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