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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi has been one of my most anticipated 2017 read and it’s a sweet, feel-good, happy book. Although predictable and sporting a few small hiccups, I enjoyed the story.

His lines were confident and sure, the emerging picture comical and twisted and breathtakingly mesmerizing all at the same time.


What I liked:

The sweet, quirky characters, the brother bond, and the setting.

The easy friendship that Dimple and Rishi fell effortlessly into, skipping most of the drama that usually goes into insta-love stories.

Getting a glimpse into Hinduism and the traditional aspects, especially as the characters are so proud of their heritage.

This wasn’t just an arranged marriage to Rishi; this was the rich fabric of history, stretched through time and space.


What I didn’t like:

The insta-love.

The story is not unique and very similar to Nothing But The Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley.

You’ve made me braver. It’s like you have this paintbrush, dipped in brilliant mauves and teals and golds…3 star



Title: When Dimple Met Rishi  When Dimple Met Rishi

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publication Date: 30 May 2017

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Source: Review copy


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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  — Abstract from Goodreads.com

The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.

Disclaimer: The quotes appear in my advanced review copy and may not appear in the final version.


  1. Olivia @ The Candid Cover

    I really enjoyed this one. I see your points and I do agree that there is some predictability to it, but the cuteness of the story and the characters won me over. I hope that your next read is more enjoyable for you. 🙂

  2. Georgiana

    I have heard only positive things about this book. Now I am a bit worried of insta-love, but also curious to see how the trope is being handled.

  3. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    This sounds like such a cute book! I hope the insta-love isn’t *too* overwhelming! And I haven’t read that other book, so I am good there ? I love the cultural aspects, and that the characters are so great. I need to read this ASAP! Great review ?

  4. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I loved this one so much! IT WAS SO SO CUTE! I actually thought it didn’t have instalove though haha. ? I loved Rishi though..such a precious and kind cinnamon roll. ❤

  5. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Oh, and I hadn’t heard about the instalove. That makes me sad.

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