When Dimple Met Rishi

I read this book as part of the 2019 Pop Sugar reading challenge but it had been on my radar for a while.  A few friends read it and enjoyed it and I was looking for something light and fun to read.   Honestly, I’m a bit surprised I enjoyed this book as much as I did and think that anyone looking for quick, fun, romance would like it as well.

Dimple Shah wants to be a programmer and for her parents to stop pressuring her to find a good husband.  She is more comfortable in jeans and no makeup than the outfits her mom buys for her and wants to spend her college years learning, not being set up in an arranged marriage.  Enter Rishi Patel.  He is looking for the ideal wife who will hopefully fall madly in love with him. When his parents tell him they have found a girl for him, who just happens to be attending the same coding conference, he is ecstatic.  But after a horrible first meeting, can he win Dimple over?  And has Dimple found someone who like her for being herself?

This is a classic tale of boy wants girl, girl doesn’t want boy, and then opposites attract and they find love.  This isn’t giving anything away, it’s very clear from the synopsis as to how this book will end.  The funny thing is, the predictably that would ruin other books didn’t ruin this one for me.   I found it so enjoyable and fun and I liked Dimple and Rishi so much that the formulaic story didn’t bother me at all. I liked that Dimple didn’t have to compromise who she is for love and that Rishi appreciated how strong and opinionated she is.  I was rooting for them the entire time and would love to see more of their story.  (Hopefully we get a glimpse of them in the upcoming book about Rishi’s brother!)  If I had one complaint, it would be the back and forth POV style writing got a little tiresome after a while but that is a minor issue I was able to overlook.

This was a quick, fun, low-angst book about being accepted for who you are and finding love in unexpected places.  I would recommend to fans of young adult books as well as fans of romance.

Favorite Quote:

“And then she smiled a smile so dazzling, Rishi tripped over his own feet.”

Author:  Sandhya Menon

Published:  2017

Rating: 4 Stars



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