“Distance was the promise of safety. “

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 380

Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐

Published: 30th May, 2017

Goodreads 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.

My Take

Rarely do I read YA but once in a while I like to indulge in a book, or two and this one didn’t disappoint. Here are 3 reasons why you should pick up When Dimple Met Rishi

1. The book is fluffy (in a good way) and light which makes it really easy and quick to get through. The book read like a cheesy romantic comedy and all the feels were there.

2. The characters are realistic and relatable. Dimple and Rishi’s banter is one for the books!!

3. Dimple’s strength shines as she challenges societal norms and standing by what she believes in and seeing her development through the book is quite the treat.

“Love just makes idiots out of people.”

When Dimple Met Rishi is a charming book, adorable, sweet and funny making it a great pick me up. Definitely recommend.

Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time. ☺