Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Published: May 30th, 2017 (Simon Pulse)
Synopsis: 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.
This is a perfect laugh-out-loud book. It was an absolute delight to read. The entire book is so cute – and more than a little relatable in some places.
Dimple’s mother is constantly attempting to get her to take care of her appearance and such but she is more interested in following her passion for coding. Rishi on the other hand is more traditional and very conscious of his duty towards his family and hence agrees to go along with his parents’ plan to see if he and Dimple are compatible. As per the plan, both end up at the same summer camp for web developers but little does Rishi know that Dimple’s parents have not told her anything about these plans. Saying anything more would likely give away the best parts, but Dimple and Rishi’s first meeting is just hilarious. The way the plot unfolds is more than a little cliched – but adorably so.
There was not one moment in the book when I was not thoroughly entertained. A perfect summer read!
Other reviews in this series:
Book 2: There’s Something About Sweetie
Book 3: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky