BR: When Dimple Mets Rishi

Author: Sandhya Menon

Format: audible/hardback

Page Count: 384

Rating: 2/5

Summary: 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 thoughts: Am not much of a contemporary reader and this book is a example of why that is.


How fast the romance happened. It wasn’t a hate to like as I expected because I thought Dimple would put up more of a fight. Nope. Especially in the beginning where she’s like I don’t need no man and want to force on her app. And yet your holding Rishi’s hand and kissing him showed more than her actually spending on the app.

How the building of the app and how it’s done was put on the back burner for most of the book. Only being mentioned in the beginning a little in the middle and end. A unnecessary talent show had more pages then the actually reason Dimple was there.

How Dimple kept changing her mind about Rishi and him just being okay with it. Rishi is like a loyalty puppy and he just wants to make Dimple happy. But she gives and takes back and tells him constantly that they can’t be together. The hot and cold act doesn’t flow well with me especially if your hurting someone else by changing your mind so often.

Why the author makes two seemly strong girls talking about dimple and Celia who were excited for the con fall for guys so quickly. Then it’s all about how they feel for them and making them happy and I just become disappointed.

I hated Dimples reason to breaking up with Rishi. And since every contemporary has them breaking up and getting back together that isn’t a spoiler by saying that.

Things I Liked:

There are some quirky things that made me smile like Rishi’s brother is the typically little brother who likes to get under his brothers skin by not following his parents.

I also like the comic/drawing parts no again it has nothing to do with tech. However it shows Rishi’s passion and how deeply he loves what he makes. Also Celia was a cool character when she wasn’t hanging with those “friends” she made in the beginning. I enjoyed the family aspects though I would have liked them more present.

Other than that I was disappointed by this book especially how hyped it is. It’s just to romance base for me and wish there was a bit more of other elements to it.

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