When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi A laugh out loud heartfelt YA romantic comedy told in alternating perspectives about two Indian American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married Dimple Shah has it all figured out

  • Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
  • Author: Sandhya Menon
  • ISBN: 9781481478700
  • Page: 396
  • Format: ebook
  • A laugh out loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married Dimple Shah has it all figured out With graduation behind her, she s than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma s inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband Ugh Dimple kA laugh out loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married Dimple Shah has it all figured out With graduation behind her, she s 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.

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    • Kat O'Keeffe says:

      Super cute and fun! Loved the first half, but the second half felt a little all over the place. Overall, it was lighthearted and sweet and exactly what I thought it would be!

    • Emma Giordano says:

      If you were looking for your perfect cute summer contemporary romance novel . . . look no further.This book was honestly so wonderful. It was an absolute delight to read. It is adorable. It's laugh out loud hilarious. It'll give you alllllll the feels.As this novel follows to Indian-American protagonists who's parents have essentially "suggested" a potential arranged marriage between the two, I can't speak for the representation. I will say, I've only seen rave reviews from Indian reviewers and [...]

    • Tweebs♥️ says:

      I wanted to respond to everyone's comments but I didn't want to come off repetitive so I'll express my gratitude on here. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive ❤️❤️❤️ I don't have enough words to describe my love for y'all. Bless your souls ❤️❤️❤️In all seriousness, I never brought this bullshit onto my review to make the drama even bigger but I'm going to take advantage of this experience and help spread awareness.I admit, this experience was shitty. I never thou [...]

    • emi says:

      2.5/5 starsPeople: this books is the worst lol don't read it Me: hahahah it can't be that badMe: *is wrong*Usually, this was where I'd put a quote that I liked from the book, but the writing in this book sucked. But I don't wanna mess up the aesthetic of my reviews. So, yeah, you're stuck with that.So what even is the point of me being on this website if I don't even listen to the thousands of negative reviews on my feed that are there to guide me towards great books? Every single time someone t [...]

    • emma says:

      Oh my GOD, you guys. I know people have said this book is bad. I know pretty much every source I trust full-on hated this book. But, like, wow.Do you ever read a book and you’re almost impressed by how bad it is? This one is, like, genuinely written in the hopes of creating more diversity in the young adult genre and look at that. Girl hate!emmareadstoomuch.wordpressWow-ee. Almost enough to make me laugh if I weren’t already crying from hopelessness, depressed with the irrefutable knowledge [...]

    • sana°¤° says:

      EDIT: Please read my homegirl Tweebs review.So I just checked and realized I've been reading this for 10 goddamn days???? What the hell, it felt like fucking months. This booky'all this book was such a huge disappointment and I promised myself if it were to be one, I would draw bananas all over my exams. I was hoping to finish this cringe before my exams,,, but it's so gross, I legit dragged this one for like 10 fvcking days. Not gonna lie, this was actually somewhat fun and cute towards the beg [...]

    • Cait (Paper Fury) says:

      This is definitely one of the cutest books I've ever laid my eyeballs on. It's totally nerdy and full of adorkable socially awkward characters and so. much. delicious. food and features the absolute best romance. AHHHHHH. I've been looking forward to this book for ages, and I'm so glad it was everything I wanted. And I'm about as romantic as a dead slug, so the fact that I was squeeing???! You're going to want to read this, I 500% declare it true.The best part?! Both Dimple and Rishi are HUGE ne [...]

    • Cait • A Page with a View says:

      Ok this book is straight up precious.Dimple Shah's mother is constantly trying to get her to wear makeup, grow her hair out, and care more about her appearance, but Dimple is more interested in coding useful apps and has no interest in getting married anytime soon. Dimple's parents agree to pay for her to attend a summer coding competition because Rishi Patel will be there. The parents of both teens have agreed their kids are compatible, but Dimple's have neglected to mention himRishi is more tr [...]

    • Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

      You know what, I was about to force myself to finish this but no. Just no.DNFing it because I promised myself I would stop torturing myself.Dimple is pretty rude. Rishi had the biggest insta love feelings ever. App contest? what app contest? This is just Dimple hitting Rishi, them kissing and now there's a talent show?!It's not a horrible read, it's just pointless for me to finish it.

    • softlykaz says:

      oh no… looks like i’m… dnf-ing this… how inconvenient… oops… here i go, closing the book… i guess this has to wait… until i finish my tbr list… in three eternities and a half… that’s just how long it will take. sorry…● buddy reading FAILURE with: praya and maybelline

    • Warda says:

      [4.5]Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind. It is one of those books, one of those stories that I'm unable to review properly. It is, without a doubt, one of the best feelings to see yourself, aspects of your personality and culture, within a character. To find hope, inspiration and resilience in them and applying it to your own life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single page of this wonderful book!

    • maymay ☕ says:

      Ohhhh, do I got a rant for this book. When Dimple Met Rishi was supposed to be the book of my dreams. It was supposed to clear my acne and water my neglected plants. It was supposed to help get into a good university and build my self confidence. . .But the only thing it actually did was make me silently cry fake tears bc I wasn’t even invested in it enough to spend actual emotions on it:) :)Pros- Indian representation – I’m pretty familiar with the culture bc I’ve grown up around Indian [...]

    • LolaReviewer says:

      When Dimple met Rishi… things did not go well. See, Dimple and Rishi were promised to each other by their parents. Only, Dimple has no idea she was set up, while Rishi does. As you can guess, that is bound to lead to catastrophic, but also quite entertaining, events. Obviously, arranged marriages happen all the time, especially to young people of certain cultures, but I still found this story very original.That is why I read it, actually. It’s not a story that I can imagine happening to a lo [...]

    • Lala BooksandLala says:

      Oh the preciousness

    • Frankie Lovely says:

      2 starsFind this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely blogWell a lot of hype and rt of meh at best actuallyWhat I Liked There were moments in this book that were extremely cute. The concept was adorable. I loved Rishi and Dimple’s first encounter. I actually really enjoyed this book until one specific scene where it all went downhill fast for me (see below). I loved Rishi and I enjoyed Dimple when she was being the Dimple from the beginning of the book (more on this later). [...]

    • Kathryn says:

      I wanted to love When Dimple Met Rishi. I really did. I mean, romantic realistic fiction with two Indian leads rather than the standard, generic white couple? SIGN ME UP. TAKE MY MONEY. ALL OF IT. But here’s the funny thing about storytelling, to be an exceptional book you actually have to write an original plot. When Dimple Met Rishi starts with a promising premise: two college-bound, Indian-American teens meet at a summer app design program. Their parents have already arranged their marriage [...]

    • Ninoska Goris says:

      English - Español I changed my mind. When I started this book the first thing I thought was: another over hyped book and more of the same.And yes, it is more of the same but from another perspective and very well told. I loved it!The protagonists Dimple and Rishi are Hindu-Americans, with parents very attached to their culture of origin. They both just finished high school and will study at Stanford and MIT, but first both are going to a summer camp, Dimple to gain more insight from her applica [...]

    • Stacee says:

      July 2017: yep. I still love this book with a sickness. I absolutely loved this cover and after reading the synopsis, couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on it.I loved Dimple and Rishi. They're both so smart and so alike and different at the same time. She's sort of rebelling against the traditional ways of her family and he's all for it and I was captivated by reading them figure it all out.The plot for the story was delightful. I loved having them thrown into a situation away from home and be [...]

    • Jahanzaib Asim says:

      DNF AT 30% 1.25/5OKAY HERE WE GO.LET US VENTURE INTO A MESSY RANT WHICH IS GONNA BE COMPLETELY IN CAPS LOCK AND IDGAF ABOUT IT TBH Here's a short fictional story that express what this book was:The sound of YA fans squealing echoes throughout the world in single monotone scream, indicating the release of the extremely hyped and anticipated When Dimple Met Rishi. Everyone rushes to the bookstore, excitement vividly visible on their faces. They fetch a copy and dash to their reading spots only to [...]

    • Natalie Monroe says:

      UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME: I honestly think this book got published purely due to its diversity factor.Nothing else about it is appealing. NOTHING. Just the writing is enough to turn people off. It reads like the countless fanfiction you forced yourself through because a show's writers refused to make your ship canon, so now you have to wade through story after story of typos and grammar mistakes for resolution. But those authors aren't paid for their material. I'm the first to admit fanfiction is [...]

    • Christy says:

      4 stars!!! This book was simply adorable! So, when I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. I have dimples, and that has been a nick-name of mine for the longest time, so I felt like it was fate I pick this one up! When Dimple Met Rishi was a nice change of pace from the standard YA read. I loved both of the main characters and their story! Dimple Shah is an Indian-American teenager. She is independent, self-reliant, and knows what she wants in life. What she wants for herself and [...]

    • Korrina(OwlCrate) says:

      Well, that settles it. Dimple and Rishi are my new OTP.

    • Anne says:

      This was so fucking cute.I don't know how the modern American/Indian family functions, but I think this was a very sweet romance that (maybe) gave a peek into the inner working of some of those families. And that, to me (<--white bread) was kinda cool. There is not only so much room for other viewpoints and experiences in romance, but a really need for them, as well. So, this was an amazing breath of fresh air.The blurb tells you the gist of the plot, but it doesn't adequately explain how ado [...]

    • Prabh⚔ says:

      dnf @ 45% or something??Great! as if all of my anticipated reads weren't disappointing!I DNFed Flame in the Mist, and The Love Interest was a fucking joke. this should actually be renamed 'When Disappointment Met Prabhleen'thank god though that disappointment is not a big ass bitch like Dimple Shah. also thank god I'm not a cheese fest guy like Mr. Rishi Patel. THANK THE GOD. I am going to go to a gurudwara today to pray. Thanks Guru Granth Sahib for not making me into a cringe fest. :) :)so, li [...]

    • Carol (Bookaria) says:

      What a wonderful, refreshing book. The novel follows Dimple and Rishi, two young Indian-American high-school graduates that are attending a pre-university course before starting college. The interesting part is that Dimple doesn't know Rishi exists and at the same time Rishi shows up ready to ask Dimple to marry her. Hilarity ensues. One of the main themes of the novel is how the characters balance their own dreams with their family expectations and traditions. I loved both characters, well, tha [...]

    • Trina (Between Chapters) says:

      Very, very cute.I loved the dynamic between the two main characters. They contrasted and complimented each other so well, and Rishi is a too good for this world cinnamon bun. I loved the hate-to-love element and watching both characters question themselves. I loved how relateable the feeling of wanting to break out of family obligations and watching your life plans change was. There's also a good brother relationship here, which is refreshing since we get a lot of emphasis on sisters in YA.There [...]

    • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) says:

      I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in a book. If it's shocking to you, it's shocking to me too because I thought I was going to love this. It was one of my most anticipated releases and I was so excited to read an #OwnVoices story about teenagers of Indian descent. And for the most part, the elements of Indian culture and passion for your own heritage was my favourite part of the book. It delivered that, but that was the ONLY thing it delivered for me. So, let's just pros and cons ever [...]

    • Maureen says:

      4.5/5 starsTHIS. WAS. SO. CUTE.I loved this so much and it was so awesome to see a contemporary taking place within another kind of culture and another kind of people than are the usual or majority. Also FEMINISM. TAKES PLACE AT A CODING SUMMER CAMP. HOPELESS ROMANTIC AND SUPER NICE MALE LEAD. ALL OF THESE FACTORS MAKE IT SO GOOD. Also comics !!! I just love how much good stuff was packed into this book, and it was all approached in a natural way, not a shove down your throats kind of way.Basica [...]

    • Fables&Wren says:

      If you are needing some quirky girl and a love-struck boy to have a love story that keeps you giggling and grabs your attention (even if it is a little predictable), then you have come to the right book.This book breaks away from a lot of the stereotypes that are out there for genders. Example, the girl is the one who wants the relationship or the boy is the one who never wants to settle down or the boy is the generous with technology and the girl is the cute artsy one. I loved this book for wha [...]

    • alexandra says:

      i can't believe we've been blessed with a book that is equally cute as it is culturally diverse. i couldn't stop smiling while flying through this. :''')full review to come~~

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